Indiana Online is the perfect solution for students in many of different situations. Some examples are:

  • Assist students with getting back on track for graduation.     
  • Take courses that may not fit into the student’s schedule.
  • Take courses that may not be offered at the student’s school, such as AP and dual credit courses.
  • Accelerated students may work ahead or take prerequisite courses.
  • Traveling students may enroll with Indiana Online to stay on track while away from their school of record. 
  • Homebound students may enroll in courses to stay on track, even if they are unable to go into the school building.
  • Many homeschool families are turning to online learning education as the foundation of their curriculum.

To learn about our Summer School Program check out our Summer School Communication page.

Please discuss the following expectations with your student, ensuring a clear understanding of the Indiana Online program’s instructional format.

  • The student has an active e-mail addressInternet access and possess Computer Skills
  • The student is Self-motivated
  • The student is an Independent Learner
  • The student has great Time Management
  • The student makes a Personal Commitment to the course

The school counselor’s approval of a student’s course registration verifies the following:

  • The student is enrolled in a participating school.
  • The school of enrollment will grant the credit upon successful completion of the Indiana Online course.
  • The counselor has discussed the expectations of the Indiana Online program and is recommending the student for the online course.

Parents are always encouraged to participate in the educational process of their children. We offer two different ways to stay connected with what your child is doing in their online course.

  1. Link to your student in our student information system.
    • Ensure the parent’s email address is different than the student’s email address.
    • During the account creation process, parent/guardian information is collected to create a guardian account. A detailed email is sent upon successful creation of the student account.
    • The guardian account provides access to the student’s information in the database, such as grades, course pace, enrollment status, etc.
    • You can pay for your student’s course(s).
  2. Setting up a Parent Observer account in Canvas.

The counselor approval is a required step of the Indiana Online registration process.

What the student can expect:

  1. Student meets with their counselor to determine if an Indiana Online course is an option for them.
  2. Student completes the online registration as a new or existing student.
  3. Student will need access to their email account to verify their email address.
  4. Once the student establishes an account in Indiana Online’s Student Information System and requests to be enrolled in a course, an email is generated to the selected counselor for approval.
  5. Payment can be made online by credit card or via check mailed to CIESC. Payment is due by the 1st day of the course. The student’s account will be deactivated if payment is not received.
  6. Student will receive an email notification upon the counselor’s approval.
  7. Student will receive a username & password when the term begins.
  8. The teacher will contact the student during the first few days of the course.

What the parent can expect:

  1. Parent will receive an email from Indiana Online once the parent information is entered into the student account during enrollment.
  2. Parent will receive an email when the student is approved for the course by the counselor.
  3. Parent will receive an email after the course begins with information on logging into their mentor account in our Student Information System to view grades, activity, etc.
  4. Parent will have access to view the student’s progress, grades, and the final score.

Regular Cost:

  • $250 for Central Indiana Education Service Center member schools
  • $260 for Indiana Education Service Center member schools
  • $275 for non-member schools
  • Summer School tuition may be different and is based on school district contracts with Indiana Online

Online textbook fees may apply. Additional course materials may be necessary and will be at the student’s responsibility to provide.  See the course description for course materials.

The student’s username and encrypted password are provided to student at the beginning of each term. The student’s login information is sent to the email account provided at the time of registration. Students must have an active email account at the time of registration in order to receive their login information.  We do not recommend using a school issued email account as those are typically blocked by the school.

The final exams are performance and evidence-based and are not proctored.  Students are eligible to begin the required final exam after all coursework is complete within the learning management system. Students should revisit all unit tests and the required course review prior to taking the final exam.

The courses are equal to 1 credit per semester and are awarded by the student’s school of enrollment.

Students are required to finish their course by the term end date. In the event an extension is needed, Indiana Online administration will review the need on a case-by-case basis.

No extensions are allowed during summer school.

  • Students may request a course change/drop in Genius any time before the term drop deadline posted on the Academic Calendar. During the school year, all course changes must go through the school of record counselor. Students must request to drop from the course by 11:59 pm ET during the drop period to ensure a score will not be reported to their school.
    • Refunds Self Pay
      • If a student drops the course before the course begins a full refund will be issued.
      • If a student drops the course before the term drop deadline posted on the Academic Calendar, they are entitled to a refund of the course cost minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Should a student choose to not complete the course after the drop period, no refund will be issued. A failing grade will be reported to the student’s high school.
  • Students are required to complete the course within the term’s timeline posted on the Academic Calendar.
  • No drops are permitted after the term drop deadline posted on the Academic Calendar.

Indiana Online reserves the right to cancel any course when enrollment does not meet an acceptable level.

All Indiana Online courses are accredited and designed according to Indiana State Standards. Content meets and exceeds the standards for each subject area.

Inappropriate (non-educational) use of the online course environment may result in removal from the course and/or other disciplinary action. This includes email, chat, discussion forums, and all other components of the course. Tools provided to students by Indiana Online are only to be used as they contribute to completing the online course. All tools are for “Educational Use Only.”

The principles of academic integrity – honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility – are vital to a successful course completion. Activities or intentions that interfere with these principles are strictly prohibited.

All stakeholders of the online course are expected to conduct themselves with the same level of respect, professionalism, and courtesy as they would in a classroom environment. Any and all communication that is conducted via phone, email, discussion board, or chat room must be done in an appropriate manner and tone.

Cheating involves submitting work in a written assignment or exam that is not the students’ own. Cheating includes:

  • Copying another student’s work.
  • Allowing another student to copy their work.
  • Having someone else complete work for them.
  • Using unauthorized material to help complete their work.

If the teacher detects cheating on a written assignment or exam, the teacher may recommend, depending on the severity of the cheating, that the student receive:

  • A reduced grade for the written assignment or exam.
  • No credit for the written assignment or exam.
  • A reduced grade for the entire course.
  • A failing grade for the entire course (forfeiting all course fees).

Plagiarism – If the student uses the ideas, words, or statements of another person or source to support their ideas, they must always give credit to the person or source.  If a teacher detects plagiarism in a written assignment or exam, the teacher may recommend, depending on the severity of the plagiarism that the student receive:

  • A reduced grade for the written assignment or exam.
  • No credit for the written assignment or exam.
  • A reduced grade for the entire course.
  • A failing grade for the entire course (forfeiting all course fees).

The syllabus of each course will cover the specific grading criteria. A letter or number grade will accompany each assignment returned to the student. Teachers may give feedback to the student on the assignment. The student must complete all required assignments and exams before a final score can be issued. Any assignments or exams not completed will receive a zero in the grade book.  Final exam(s) must be completed or the student will receive a zero for the course.  When the student has completed the course, the teacher will calculate and post the final score within the course for review. Indiana Online will report the student’s final score to the school of enrollment and student by the end of each applicable semester/trimester.

  • Students who need honors, homebound, home school, credit recovery, special needs, alternative learning, and potential drop-out students may benefit by enrolling in an Indiana Online course.
  • Indiana Online courses are developed and taught by Indiana licensed teachers. Courses meet Indiana State Standards.
  • Schools do not need to be a CIESC member school to take part in Indiana Online’s supplemental high school courses.
  • The school enters into an Agreement with CIESC with credits awarded by the school of enrollment.
  • The Guidance Director is asked to submit a list of the counselors and e-mail addresses for registration and report processing.
  • The student completes the online registration which is emailed to the counselor for approval before enrollment occurs.
  • Payment arrangements must be communicated to CIESC by the district regarding who is responsible for the cost of the course. An online credit card payment option is available.

If you have any additional questions not answered above, please contact us.