HOW IT WORKS
How Online School Works
With online learning, your teen can learn at home, or wherever there's an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using K12-provided books and materials.* State-licensed teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called "Class Connects."
What to Expect
What's my role as a parent?
You'll play an active and important role as your child's Learning Coach. You'll spend time each day to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to INDA?
Any student in grades 9–12 who resides in Indiana is eligible for full-time enrollment.
How many of my children can I enroll in INDA?
Because INDA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades 9–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend INDA?
INDA is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Indiana-licensed teachers, a computer, and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
As Indiana public school students, all students enrolled in INDA must comply with the state-required minimum number of 180 instructional days. As an alternative school in Indiana, students are required to spend three hours a day on academic work. Students can use evenings and weekends to accumulate these hours in a more flexible fashion.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
In high school, most of the school day is online.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, Stride K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
*Course materials vary by course and school.