How It Works
Hoosier Academy at Indianapolis is a tuition-free, statewide public charter school that uses the K12 online curriculum. Hoosier Academy offers blended learning.
In the blended learning program, students attend a Learning Center where they enjoy in-person instruction with a state-licensed teacher for part of the week, while the remainder of the weekly instruction is facilitated offsite with a Learning Coach. Materials are provided by K12 and shipped to both the Learning Center and to parents' homes, and include textbooks, CDs, and science experiment materials such as bags of rocks and dirt.† The Learning center is located in Indianapolis.
Licensed Teachers, Exceptional Teaching Tools
At Hoosier Academy, all students interact with one or more licensed teachers (the amount of time they do depends on grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers through email, telephone, and online meetings. Hoosier Academy provides each family with the materials necessary to complete schoolwork from home, including a wide variety of textbooks, CDs, videos, and hands-on tools and resources.† These materials complement the interactive, online elements of our program ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method for each subject matter. A computer, printer, and if necessary, an Internet stipend is available for families based on income.
Dedicated School Support System
Hoosier Academy provides a dedicated support system to both parents and students. In grades K–8, working closely with the teacher, a parent (or other responsible adult) serves as Learning Coach to the child, helping to facilitate his or her progress and working to modify the pace and schedule, as needed. Each teacher is state-licensed and trained in his or her subject area. In addition, monthly networking opportunities are provided through various events and outings, enabling the entire school community to keep in close contact with one another.
What About Kids with Special Needs?
Hoosier Academy is dedicated to identifying students who may be eligible for special education or related services. If a student is identified as in need of special services, the appropriate educational programming will be implemented. Find out how our Child Find Program works to identify and evaluate children with such needs.
How Do I Get Started?
See our How to Enroll in HA section for more information about the enrollment process at Hoosier Academy.