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.”

INDA Programs

Indiana Digital Alternative School (INDA) uses quality curriculum from K12 designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them, allowing them to find their own path to success. Each online classroom offers engaging and relevant lessons that build on your child’s interests and abilities.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to INDA?

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?

*Course materials vary by course and school.