Why become a partner?
Partnering with Indiana Online is easy and will give your students flexibility with their education. Read more below to see if Indiana Online can meet your needs.
For a student to be eligible to earn credit through Indiana Online, your high school must first become a partner by signing a Partnership Agreement. This agreement simply states the school permits the student to take courses through Indiana Online and the school will grant the credit and proctor the final exam. Indiana Online agrees to provide Indiana Standard-Based curriculum, an Indiana licensed teacher, and the content through a learning management system.
Indiana Online is a non-profit initiative of the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) that provides services to school districts. CIESC is just one of nine service centers across the state. For more information on CIESC- please visit the website at CIESC.org. Indiana Online is fully accredited through Cognia and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), however, Indiana Online operates as a supplemental program which does not award the credit for student’s work; the student’s school grants the credit.
Indiana Online offers over 100 semester long courses, including Advanced Placement and dual credit courses. All Indiana Online courses are developed and taught by Indiana licensed high school teachers within their content areas and meet or exceed the Indiana state standards. This is not a “computerized” or correspondence course. Indiana Online students have the unique opportunity to learn with students from different high schools across Indiana that represents different cultures and diversities. The student can work on his/her own time, at home, at school, or in a library. Indiana Online offers flexible enrollment with a new course session beginning monthly during August through March excluding December. The final exam(s) is required. You may consider using Indiana Online for special circumstances, such as a homebound student, scheduling conflicts, students wanting AP, dual credit or courses not offered by the high school.
There is no membership fee or initial cost to the high school. The school determines who is responsible for the payment of the courses. Some schools pay for a portion of the fee, while others pay nothing, making the fee the responsibility of the student. Upon your review and approval, please sign and return the Partnership Agreement and Counselor’s Contact form. The counselors’ emails are needed to enroll them into the system, allowing them to receive notification of a student’s enrollment pending their approval. This also enables the counselors to have access to the student’s progress and grades throughout the session, as well as final exam information and the final grade.
Indiana Online stands ready to partner with your district to offer this quality program in a cost effective manner. We welcome the opportunity to visit with you and/or the guidance counseling staff. Please contact us to arrange a date and time that is convenient for your schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Indiana Online at 317-759-5559. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your students!