Indiana Virtual High School from Home

Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC) is a tuition-free virtual high school that brings a high quality public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Indiana. INCC is a Connections Academy®-supported school. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.

Authorized by Ball State University

Authorized by Ball State University, the school is operated through a contract with Connections Academy of Indiana, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. The school is governed by an independent board of directors, Indiana Online Learning Options, Inc., and all board meetings are open to the public. Please review our scheduled meeting dates, agendas, and information about how to attend a meeting or make a request for public records.

The Virtual School Experience

We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Indiana Connections Career Academy’s full-time virtual school program helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.

Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:

Exceptional Teachers

The teachers are the foundation of the Indiana Connections Career Academy experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers are drawn to our virtual school in Indiana because they care about young people and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.

Individual Attention

Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of Connections Academy’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.

Parent-Supported Learning

When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their student's daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of our virtual school in Indiana.

Easy-to-Use Technology

Connections Academy’s user-friendly system, Connexus®, lets students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet with their teachers and classmates in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips. And the flexibility of the virtual school program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of Indiana Connections Career Academy or through Connections Academy’s clubs!

Stephanie Bost-Chi

Meet the Principal

Stephanie Chi

Stephanie Chi is the principal of Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC). She shares her leadership approach and goals below:

“As a leader, it is my imperative to challenge those around me to imagine even greater realities. There is a spark in me that drives me to make my organization better—to lead my colleagues toward a better version of our school, and of themselves as educators. Power is an elusive concept; leadership is a pragmatic one.

My pedagogy is based on facilitating meaningful experiences and deep learning. My leadership practices rely on the same approach. I seek always to share those things I already know and understand, and to continually grow my knowledge and understanding with the help of others. In the classroom, I learn from my students, and in my organization, I learn from my colleagues.

My responsibility is to provide the framework through which meaningful relationships can coalesce, and to guide the ideas generated through these relationships in a positive, constructive direction. Leadership is not an entity that resides in isolation; leadership must be distributed throughout an organization, and in order for such a practice to thrive, communication must be rich and ongoing.”

Education:

  • Master of arts, English education, Brooklyn College
  • Bachelor of arts, English literature, Michigan State University