How It Works

How Online High School Works

Who can attend?

The Indiana Digital Alternative School (INDA) high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in the state of Indiana.

What are the costs?

Because INDA is part of the public school system, it’s tuition-free.

Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connects.” Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teachers to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction.

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

At INDA, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.

INDA high school uses a combination of semester classes—where students are required to earn a passing grade of 60 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons—and mastery-based classes to let students progress at the pace that’s best for them. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

Teachers provide group instruction through online synchronous sessions called Class Connects. Students are expected to attend Class Connects, which vary by subject and are scheduled by their teachers. Attending these sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.

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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.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.


Our testing is purposeful and meaningful, and drives our instructional practices to best serve the individual needs of your child.

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