How It Works (Grades K–5)
Hoosier Academy at Indianapolisis a blended learning program serving students in grades K–8. Students attend the Learning Center, where they enjoy in-person instruction with a state-licensed teacher for part of the week, while the remainder of weekly instruction is facilitated off-site with a Learning Coach.
Because there is an in-person requirement, families across Indiana are welcome to enroll at Hoosier Academy at Indianapolis as long as they are willing to transport their student to the Learning Center on scheduled days. Learn more about the Learning Center by attending an In-Person Information Session.
Understanding the K–5 Program
K–5 students interact with one or more state-licensed teachers (depending on their grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers. Everything students need for in-classroom instruction is provided at the Learning Center. For the offsite portion of the program, each family receives boxes of materials, including a variety of textbooks, videos, and other hands-on tools and resources.† These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method available for each subject.
Hoosier Academy provides a dedicated support system to both parents and students. Along with the physical materials and online school, students can access synchronous instruction from one of our state-licensed teachers, utilizing the highly interactive software program, BlackBoard Collaborate. Families experience the classroom coming alive in their home right through the computer screen. No one ever feels alone. 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 offsite progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed. Families should be prepared to spend five to seven hours per offsite day on schoolwork and activities in order to be successful at Hoosier Academy.