How It Works
Curious about how online learning works?
With online learning, your child can learn at home, or wherever there’s an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They’ll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using K12-provided books and materials.* State-licensed teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called “Class Connects.”
Indiana Gateway Digital Academy (INGDA) uses quality curriculum from K12 that’s designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them, allowing them to find their own path to success. Each online classroom offers engaging and relevant lessons that build on your child’s interests and abilities. Plus, high school students can prepare for life after graduation with Stride Career Prep.
What’s my role as a parent?
As Learning Coach, you’ll be able to take an active and vital role in your child’s education. Plan to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child’s legal guardian cannot fill this role, you may choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to serve as Learning Coach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend Indiana Gateway Digital Academy (INGDA)?
How many of my children can I enroll in INGDA?
Because INGDA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for all grades, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.*
What does it cost to attend INGDA?
Because INGDA is a public school program, there is no tuition. We provide Indiana-licensed teachers and instructional materials. Families are responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
How much time will my child spend online?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades K–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time on the computer, while students in grades 3–5 spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.
How do students interact socially?
*Course materials vary by course and school.