SOCIALIZATION

 
Life is not just about academics. Students socialize with other incredible students through online clubs, in-person activities, and field trips that connect peers and turn classmates into friends.
Overview
 

Bringing Students Together

Connecting with other students at school and in the local community is a big part of what makes Indiana Connections Career Academy so enriching. Students from as far afield as Evansville, Carmel, Fishers, Bloomington and Hammond will love all the opportunities they have to make new friends and explore their passions. In addition to meeting with their fellow students in LiveLesson® sessions and collaborating with them on school projects, your student can join many other activities.

Our virtual clubs for students include STEM events and give your student the chance to meet up with students with similar interests. When available, in-person field trips in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend and elsewhere bring students together for great learning experiences. And the more flexible schedule gives your student time to play sports, pursue art, volunteer or do anything else they enjoy in their community.

Field trips
 

Exploring the World Together

There is so much to see and do all over Indiana. And our voluntary field trips give your student a chance to experience these amazing places firsthand. From historical sites to zoos, museums, the great outdoors and so much more, your student can go on adventures alongside their fellow students, exploring, learning and having fun together.

Clubs & Activities
 

Doing What Excites Them Most

What does your student love? Computer coding? Writing poetry? Playing chess? Maybe they want to try their hand at journalism. Or take part in a scientific experiment. Whatever their passion—whatever new interest they want to explore—they’ll likely find an online club that feels made for them. Through our clubs, your student can build on the skills they’re learning in class while making new friends and gaining social confidence. Our clubs even offer opportunities to compete in contests at local, state and national levels. Clubs are a wonderful way for your student to learn, grow and enjoy school even more.

Designed to spark student creativity by exploring two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, photography, and graphic design through techniques and styles associated with each medium. Students have the opportunity to create original designs and artwork, share their artwork with peers, learn about appropriate critique guidelines, and provide feedback to other club members. .

Offers a unique opportunity to learn from chess experts and enjoy playing chess with other students in biweekly LiveLesson sessions. Club members are encouraged to enjoy friendly competition through the use of an online chess gaming system. All club members are invited to participate in chess tournaments throughout the year.

Allows students who have an affinity for technology and gaming to explore and discuss gaming styles and genres, learn about careers in the gaming and technology industry, and share their original work in LiveLesson sessions. Individual and collaborative projects may include creating elements of video games and investigating internet safety and cyberthreats.

eSports Club members participate in monthly LiveLesson® sessions to enjoy interactive lessons in the surprising history, impressive present, and exciting future of e-sports. Students have the opportunity to get involved in one of several Connections Academy eSports league tournaments throughout the year, where the featured game is Rocket League, in addition to learning about marketing, shoutcasting, and other roles related to eSports. Club members are not required to play the game.

Founded in 2020 by Mrs. Tacosik, career and technical education (CTE) business and technology teacher, the Indiana Connections Career Academy chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an award-winning, student-led career and technical organization that inspires and prepares student members for college and careers. Members are given an opportunity to develop leadership skills through becoming a chapter officer, participating in a variety of community service and career-readiness activities, and attending and competing at conferences and workshops throughout the school year. INCC FBLA has had the privilege of competing in a variety of local, state, and national chapter challenges and conferences, and has earned chapter recognition and awards. Each year, our chapter officers create a program of work that focuses on fun, engaging activities that develop leadership skills through community service projects and programs.

National Honor Society is an organization dedicated to leadership and service. It is for students who excel, serve, lead, and are up for challenges. National Honor Society gives recognition to academic achievements and individual character. Through membership and service, students are provided with unique opportunities to prepare for college and future careers. To be eligible for membership, one must be in grades 10–12; have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and demonstrate service, leadership, and good character. Students must also attend meetings, participate in service projects, and volunteer within their communities.

Gross Science
Storytelling, Virtual Art Museum Field Trips
NASA News Flash
Financial Literacy/Money Smarts
Bring Your Pet to School
Snack & Chats
STEAM
Celebrating Diversity
Earth Day
Makers’ Lab
Mysteries of Math
Photography Showcase
Talent Shows

During the school year, the Connections Academy Clubs & Activities team offers a variety of events to provide opportunities for students to interact with other students, explore topics, and showcase talents. These special events occur during specified time periods and do not require club enrollment.

Some examples of special events include the Photography and Music Showcases, and Hour of Code (to celebrate Computer Science Week). There’s something for everyone in the online National Clubs & Activities program!

Graduation
 

Celebrating With Families

High school graduation is a big deal. And, at Indiana Connections Career Academy, we give it all the pomp and circumstance it deserves.

When your student graduates from our online high school in Indiana, they’ll gather with you and the rest of your family for a graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns and diplomas are all part of the day, giving your student the recognition they’ve earned before they move on to their next adventure, prepared to take on the world.

Community
 

Connecting on the Local Level

Whether you live in one of the many small towns or big cities of Indiana, your local community is a part of who you are. And that makes it a part of who we are too. All across the state, our community coordinators, Learning Coaches and students come together to volunteer and participate in community events. It’s a great way to be a part of your local community and your online school community.

Parents, in particular, perform a very important role, as they often play the role of the Learning Coach, keeping the student on track and regularly communicating with teachers.

Community

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