Dugger Union Community School
Equipping every student with the knowledge, confidence and character to succeed in school and beyond.
Grades Served: K-12
Year Opened: 2015
School Leader: Stephanie Kinnett (Grades K-6) and Darin Simpson (Grades 7-12)
Address: 7356 E County Road 50 S, Dugger, Indiana 47848-8101
Enrollment Info: (812) 648-7109
Board Chair: Kyle Foli
Grace College authorized its second charter school, Dugger Union Community School, which opened its doors in the town of Dugger, Indiana, southwest of Indianapolis.
The Grace College Board of Trustees approved a seven-year charter for the school on May 14, 2015. This charter with Grace will authorize Dugger Union Community School to be a stand-alone school, K-12.
The residents of Dugger and the surrounding area are fiercely dedicated to their children, the school and their way of life. In November 2013, the community learned that the Northeast School Corporation intended to close Dugger Elementary and Union High Schools at the end of the 2014 school year. Thus, the community came together to try to offer an alternative program that they believed would be in the best interests of their children. Hundreds of residents attended public meetings, and volunteers canvased Sullivan, Greene, Clay and Vigo counties to solicit support and donations that would go toward the establishment of a charter school. It’s been a collaborative effort that aligns with Grace’s mission.
The mission of Dugger Union Community Schools is to equip every student with the knowledge, confidence and character to succeed in school and beyond. Students will build a strong foundation of learning habits, critical thinking skills and knowledge to excel academically as they mature, allowing them to graduate as confident young adults who are college and career ready.