Carpe Diem Charter School is the first one in Indianapolis NOT chartered by either the Mayor of Indianapolis or Ball State University. Instead Carpe Diem was chartered by the state. Specifically the Indiana Charter School Board which is chartering schools across Indiana, including Indianapolis. Last August, Carpe Diem opened their unique “blended” school which combined in class and on line learning in a school build from scratch in the 2200 Black of North Meridian. Carpe Diem was founded by Rick Ogston, an Arizona businessman who brought business techniques to education and stressed personal learning plans for every student. Afternoons with Amos talked with Carpe Diem Meridian Principal Mark Forner about his school’s first year success where their high school students (the school is grade sixth to twelve) garnered near perfect passing scores on Indiana’s required high school Alegbra, English and Biology ECA Tests. Click Arrow to Hear Amos Interview With Carpe Diem School. Runs 14 Minutes ©2013 WTLC/Radio One.