Arsenal Tech get high-five welcome back to school

Students at Arsenal Tech got high fives from teachers and staff as they returned to school Monday.
High five rally to start school year
Students get free wi-fi device

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Students at IPS headed back to class Monday and students at one high school got an extra special welcome.

Several community groups gathered to greet students at Arsenal Tech with high fives as they got of their buses.

Also this year, the district has a new model for its high schools. Students can now choose the school that best fits their future goals.

"This is something that's been a long time coming for us, knowing that we've studied the labor market and preparing students for college and career is at the utmost importance for us," said IPS Supt. Dr. Lewis Ferebee. "(We're) excited about our high schools and looking forward to an exciting year for all of our students K-12."

The new options for high schoolers also mean transportation changes, including the use of IndyGo buses to help them get to class.

Students in Decatur Township now have access to Wi-Fi anywhere they go.

The district was awarded a $700,000 grant from T-Mobile's Empower ED program. It means every third through eighth grader will get a free "Mi-Fi" hotspot so they can expand their learning outside of the classroom.

Decatur Township is the only district in the Indianapolis area to be awarded the grant.