Indiana Connections Academy Recognized for Prestigious Counseling Program

Indianapolis, IN. (September 9, 2015) — Indiana Connections Academy (INCA), a statewide tuition-free K–12 virtual school, has received the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation. INCA is the only virtual school in the country to receive the award.

The RAMP designation is awarded to schools that align with the criteria set in the American School Counselor Association National Model (ASCA), recognizing school counseling programs and an exemplary educational environment. According to ASCA, the virtual school, founded in 2010, exhibits the highest level of school counseling professionalism.

“We are honored to receive the RAMP award and to be the only virtual school in the nation to do so,” said Melissa Brown, principal of Indiana Connections Academy. “This recognition highlights the measures we have put in place to ensure our students are receiving the support they require to maximize their potential.”

INCA also received the Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award by demonstrating a comprehensive and accountable school counseling and guidance program that is aligned to Indiana School Counselor and Student Standards, as well as national (ASCA) standards.

“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” said Jill Cook, assistant director of ASCA and RAMP coordinator. “This designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to continue to strive for success.”

RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals, who assess a school counseling program in 12 different areas of program expertise.

For more information on Indiana Connections Academy or to attend an upcoming Information Session, call 800-382-6010 or visit the school's website at

About Indiana Connections Academy
Indiana Connections Academy (INCA) is a K-12 virtual charter school authorized by the Indiana Department of Education that offers students statewide a high-quality, highly accountable, tuition-free, public education option. All INCA students participate in the award-winning national Connections Academy program that combines high quality resources from leading publishers with cutting-edge, yet easy-to-use, technology and hands-on materials. The school delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. INCA is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit Connections Academy and its parent company, Connections Education, are part of the global learning company Pearson (NYSE:PSO).