How Online High School Works

Work Completion Expectation

Focusing on student learning and academic growth is paramount at Indiana Gateway Digital Academy (INGDA). While desiring to offer flexibility in our high school, we must also have accountability to offer every opportunity for student success. With this in mind, students need to recognize the importance of classroom pacing and published due dates and will need to complete their work based on those dates.

High school is a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade of 60 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success. Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions, along with completing coursework, will also assist with student success. We encourage students to follow their class schedule pacing, which is designed to help them succeed.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.


Attendance is logged Monday through Friday; however, academic progress can be achieved during the weekends as well. High school students are expected to spend 6 hours per course per week. A student who takes 5 courses and spends 6 hours per week on each one is devoting approximately 30 hours per week to his or her course work.

Teachers provide group assistance via online synchronous sessions called Class Connects. Students are expected to attend these sessions in order to meet with teachers and receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction. These sessions vary by subject and are scheduled by your teacher.


Our testing is purposeful, meaningful, and drives our instructional practices to serve the individual needs of your child.

State Testing

INGDA students must comply with all Indiana-mandated testing requirements.