– Indiana school offering online and blended programs launches option
for students struggling academically –
INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Hoosier
Academies, a public charter school that offers a blended
program (Hoosier Academy Indianapolis) and a fully online program
(Hoosier Academy Virtual School), will begin the 2016-2017 school year
on August 22. According to a spring 2016 survey conducted by Edge
Research, 92% of the families with students enrolled in the school
during the 2015-2016 school year felt that their child had benefitted
academically from the curriculum.
Starting this upcoming school year, the Hoosier Academies Network of
Schools will offer an additional online school option. Insight
School of Indiana will work with students in grades 7-12 to help
them overcome obstacles with a unique and highly supportive approach.
“Our focus is on helping different kinds of learners get a great
education,” said Dr. Byron Ernest, Head of Schools at Hoosier Academies.
“The new Insight School of Indiana has a special mission to empower
students who have struggled with their education in the past, for many
The Hoosier Academies curriculum is designed to adapt to each student’s
unique learning style. This allows the student to determine the pace of
the lessons, giving advanced learners the ability to move ahead more
quickly than they might be able to in a traditional classroom. Students
can also opt to progress more slowly through the lessons and concepts
that they find more challenging. This flexibility, combined with support
from Hoosier teachers and the student’s Learning Coach (typically the
parent or guardian), encourages a true grasp of the skills and material.
Hoosier Academies is open to all students in grades K through 12 who
reside in Indiana. The rigorous and engaging curriculum offered by the
school includes courses in language arts/English literature, math,
science, history, art and physical education/wellness, as well as
elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students.
State-certified teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and
interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms,
online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. As a public school
option, there is no tuition.
Hoosier Academy Indianapolis, the blended program, includes in-person
instruction for part of the week at one of the school’s two Learning
Centers. The remainder of the week includes coursework completed online.
Earlier this summer Hoosier Academies challenged enrolled families to
prevent summer ‘brain drain’ by offering currently enrolled students
free access to LearnBop,
a self-paced solution that simulates a one-on-one, personalized math
tutoring experience. The award-winning online program will continue to
be available free of charge throughout the fall and can be used
alongside the regular math curriculum to build math skills or prepare
for high-level exams.
About Hoosier Academies Network of Schools
Hoosier Academies Network of Schools, a tuition-free, public charter
school authorized by Ball State University, offers a blend of online
learning and face-to-face instruction through two statewide options for
Indiana families: Hoosier Academies Virtual School, a K–12 online
school, Hoosier Academies Indianapolis, a K–12 “blended learning” school
and the Insight School of Indiana. With Hoosier Academies Network of
Schools, families have access to the award-winning curriculum and tools
provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s foremost provider of
proprietary technology-powered online solutions for students in
pre-kindergarten through high school. For more information about Hoosier
Academies Network of Schools, visit http://k12.com/IN.
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