A department of Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC), Indiana Online is
the largest nonprofit online supplemental course provider in the state. In partnership with over 300 schools statewide, Indiana Online offers a wide variety of online courses throughout the year and over the summer serving grades 5-12. There are over 165 courses and enrollments have grown to over 34,000 annually.
Over 90% of Indiana Online’s courses are developed by Indiana licensed teachers utilizing the expertise of our Instructional Design team. All courses are taught by Indiana licensed teachers, teaching within his or her content area of expertise. Each course is designed to meet the Indiana State Standards, is approved by the NCAA, and includes interactives with rigorous content. The Advanced Placement courses offered have also been approved by the College Board.
Projects and Highlights:
- Professional Leadership – Highly trained Indiana Online staff provide presentations and learning opportunities to local, state, and national audiences. Our goal is to help all our teachers become more effective online facilitators with course offerings focused on accessibility, assessments, course technology, instructional materials, and learner interaction.
- Course Access – Indiana Online was selected as one of seven online programs that provides online courses as part of the Indiana Course Access Portal (iCAP). iCAP, a program offered through the Indiana Department of Education. This program is designed for Districts/Schools that need specific online courses for a variety of reasons focusing on World Language, CTE, and Advanced Placement.
- Dual Credit – Indiana Online currently has a partnership with Ivy Tech and Trine University to expand opportunities for students in the state.
- FlexED – Indiana Online has two models of FlexED: FlexED-T and FlexED-C. If a District/School elects the FlexED-T program, Indiana Online provides curriculum hosted on Indiana Online’s learning management system. With this program, a certified teacher is provided for each course section who is teaching within their content area. Indiana Online also keeps in close contact with the school’s appointed liaison for these courses. FlexED-C allows schools to lease Indiana Online’s content for the school’s teacher to moderate with the assistance of a mentor teacher.
- Full-time Academy – The Academy program was developed to help Indiana Districts/Schools provide a high-quality, full-time virtual option for students in grades 5-12. Employing over 30 full-time and part-time teachers to deliver instruction to students in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, the Academy provides a unique, flexible, and personalized approach to student learning. The Academy allows Districts/Schools to enroll students who wish to receive their education in a virtual setting but remain a part of the school community.
- Tutoring – Indiana Online provides tutoring services to students in grades K-12 in an online synchronous format using Zoom for Education. The tutors are employees of the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) and are licensed Indiana teachers. Communication and tutoring sessions are logged, as well as benchmarks identified and progress captured for all stakeholders, including the student’s school of record, to review in real-time.
- Wraparound Services – Indiana Online offers a variety of wraparound services to its partner schools. The Student Services team is composed of two Registrars and three Student Success Specialists who assist Districts/Schools in getting students registered and monitoring success as well as utilizing an intervention protocol for those students who are struggling. Our onboarding website helps students prepare for a successful experience. One of the Student Success Specialists strictly offers support to students with accommodations.
- HELPme – Indiana Online partners with STOPit Solutions to offer the HELPme app and website to their students. Delivered on a highly configurable mobile platform, HELPme provides support and resources to students, families, and staff using a customized interface. Students are able to find resources in their county, access a crisis helpline, or submit an anonymous report.