General 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.

What subjects will my child study?

How do student participate in art and music lessons in an online environment?

Art and music lessons begin online, and like many of our courses, the students participate in interactive and age-appropriate, hands-on activities. In elementary grades, students are shipped materials* or use household items to complete projects.

Does INGDA provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Can my child work at their 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 will 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 9–11. 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 traditional books, workbooks, and instructional materials.*

Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my gifted/talented child?

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students will be invited to participate in 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 in their areas. Students can also take advantage of a wide variety of online clubs.**

Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?

Yes. As an online public school program of Clarksville Community School Corporation, students can earn a diploma through INGDA based on successful completion and mastery of course content as well as exams and state assessments.

Will this program intrude into my home?