Eleven Fifty Academy plans to spend $5 million to move its headquarters from Fishers to Indianapolis, officials for the 5-year-old coding school announced Tuesday.
The academy said it will use a 25,000-square-foot space at 151 W. Ohio St.—across from the Indiana Statehouse—for its new headquarters while maintaining its current operations in Fishers.
The downtown space is expected to accommodate five classrooms and career development offices.
The academy also is making plans to offer classes at other sites around the state.
“We are thrilled to announce our aggressive expansion plans,” Eleven Fifty Academy President Scott Jones said in written comments. “With its substantial new funding, Eleven Fifty Academy is in a major growth phase and is therefore moving our headquarters to downtown Indianapolis, expanding upon our very successful operations in Fishers.”
Jones started Eleven Fifty Academy at his Carmel estate at 1150 W. 116th St. in 2014 as a not-for-profit coding school to help meet growing demand for experienced programmers.
Eventually, the academy grew out of Jones’ home and into coworking space at Launch Fishers. It has since outgrown its original space and taken over what had been cafeteria area for at Launch Fishers tenants. The school has been leasing additional temporary office space nearby as it looked for a larger home.
The not-for-profit academy offers introductory coding courses, specialized workshops and multi-tiered, advanced coding bootcamps.
As of March, 300 students had “graduated” from the academy. Officials said they hope to put 1 million students through the program over the next decade.