Online School FAQs
What grades are offered by Indiana Gateway Digital Academy (INGDA)?
INGDA is an online program of the Clarksville Community School Corporation and offers full-time enrollment for grades K–12 for the 2021–2022 school year.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts/English, math, science, and history are core courses. There are other courses in the appropriate grade levels such as art, health, music, and world languages. High school students can choose from a variety of electives. And high school students can take career-focused electives through Stride Career Prep.
How do art and music lessons look in an online environment?
Art and music lessons begin online, and like many of our courses, there are then interactive age appropriate hands-on activities to complete offline. In elementary grades, students are shipped materials* or use household items to complete projects.
Does INGDA provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes, we provide the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed. These materials are sent to students directly* and are dependent on the student's grade level and their specific courses. High school students receive fewer materials than elementary and middle school students.
Can my child work at his or her own pace?
Elementary, middle, and high school students complete lessons in synchronous and asynchronous sessions and are expected to complete quizzes, tests, and other assignments in a timely manner. The specific schedule depends on the students’ personalized learning plan and class connect schedule. Class connect sessions take place at designated times during the week.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
We expect that students spend no more than 15 to 30 percent of their school time on the computer in grades K–5, 50 to 70 percent in grades 6–8, and nearly their entire school day in grades 9–12. Time online is spent working on asynchronous lessons, working in Class Connects with teachers synchronously, and collaborating with peers in engaging assignments and projects. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They help facilitate a solid education, they do not replace one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that includes a great deal of traditional books, workbooks, and instructional materials.*
Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?
The approach to the program is adaptable to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. K12-powered teachers work directly with parents and students to ensure proper placement into the curriculum.
How do students interact socially?
Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in virtual and in-person school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. Local students and parents can get together on a regular basis. There are also opportunities to join online clubs.**
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Depending on a child's Individualized Education Program, we can tailor our curriculum to meet your student’s needs. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office at 877.763.8552, to be in touch with our special education team.
Will anyone be coming into my home?
Typically, there are no home visits as part of the program, and it is highly unusual for staff to visit the home. In the event that an in-person meeting is necessary, meetings are set up at a public venue.
*Course materials vary by course and school; please check with your school.
**Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.