Administrative Frequently Asked Questions

Is IOA Right for this student?
The Registration Process
Tuition
Textbooks and Course Materials
Password and Login
Final Exams
Credit
IOA Incomplete Policy
Withdrawal
Course Cancellation
State Curriculum Requirements
IOA Acceptable Use Policy
Academic Integrity
Code of Conduct
Cheating and Plagiarism
Grading Criteria
Additional Facts for Counselors


Is IOA right for this student?

 

Please discuss the following expectations with your student, ensuring clear understanding of the Indiana Online Academy program’s instructional format.

  • The student must have an active e-mail address, Internet access and possess Computer Skills
  • The student must be Self-motivated
  • The student must be an Independent Learner
  • The student must be aware of their Time Management
  • The student must make a Personal Commitment to the course

IOA recommends that a student participate in only one course per semester.

The Guidance Counselor’s Approval of a student’s registration verifies the following:

  • The student is enrolled as indicated, in an Indiana public high school.
  • The high school of enrollment will grant the credit upon successful completion of the IOA course.
  • The Counselor has discussed the expectations of the IOA program and is recommending the student for the online course.
  • The Counselor agrees to proctor or determine a designee to proctor the final exam at high school of enrollment.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IOA office, 317-759-5559.


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The Registration Process

 

The Guidance Counselor approval is an imperative part of the IOA registration process.

  1. Student meets with their guidance counselor to determine if an IOA course is an option for them.
  2. Student completes the online registration.  http://www.indianaonlineacademy.org/register.aspx
  3. Payment can be made online by credit card or mail a check to CIESC.    Payment is due by the 15th day of the course. The student's account will be deactivated if payment is not received.
  4. Once the student establishes an account in the IOA student data base and requests to be enrolled in a course, an e-mail is generated to the selected Guidance Counselor for approval. 
  5. The student will receive an e-mailed notification upon the Guidance Counselor’s approval. 
  6. Students will be contacted by their instructor and will receive a user name & password a few days before the semester courses begin. 


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Tuition

 

Please refer to the school list to determine the cost associated with your school.

  • $275 for public school students
  • $295 for private or home school students


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Textbooks and Course Materials

 

Online textbooks in most cases are used. Students will be assigned a password that needs to be kept confidential. Online textbook fees may apply.  Additional course materials may be necessary and will be at the student’s responsibility to provide.


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Password and Login

 

The student’s user name and password is provided to student at the beginning of each semester. The student’s login information is e-mailed to the e-mail account provided at the time of registration.  Students must have an active e-mail account at the time of registration in order to receive their login information.


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Final Exams

 

The final exams are proctored at the public home school of enrollment.  Students must take the exam in person on the designated dates in a proctored environment.
All IOA students must pass the final exam in order to receive credit for the course.


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Credit

 

The courses are equal to 1 credit per semester and are awarded by the student’s home school of enrollment.


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IOA Incomplete Policy

 

Although an Incomplete policy is in place, students should still attempt to finish by the targeted semester dates. We want to remain flexible and allow for the many individual needs that exist for online students. However, there is a structure in place that will motivate students to finish in a timely manner.  Please note that student grades should not be penalized if an extension is required and approved. Instructors will also make sure to notify counselors when a student is given an extension.

Students can request a 1-semester extension based on the following guidelines:

  • The student must demonstrate that progress is being made toward eventual completion of the course. Students should work on their course at regular intervals and avoid long periods of inactivity.
  • Student coursework should be at least 40% completed. The instructor can make exceptions based on extenuating circumstances.
  • Students that do not make progress toward completion of the course during the semester will fail the course.
  • The student MUST send an email to their instructor making an official request based on specific reasons. The instructor and IOA Administrator’s approval is required for a 1-semester extension. An additional fee of $20 is required to be paid by the student before the extension is granted.


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Withdrawal

 

  • Should a student choose to withdrawal from a course within the first 15 days, there will be no penalty as long as they have contacted their instructor.  A “W” withdraw will be reported to the student’s high school as the grade.
  • Should a student choose to drop a course after the 15 day withdrawal period, no refund will be issued.  A failing grade will be reported to the student’s high school.
  • IOA students must complete the Student Training Unit and at least 12% of the course assignments within first 15 days of enrollment.  Students who do not meet this requirement within the first 15 days will be automatically withdrawn from the course, and a Withdraw will be reported to their school of enrollment. 
  • Students must have at least 40% of the course assignments completed by the midpoint of the course (8 weeks during fall/spring - 4 weeks during summer).  Students who do not meet this requirement will be placed on Academic Probation and reported to the school as well as the parent/guardian. Students are required to complete the course within the session’s timeline (See the academic calendar.)


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Course Cancellation

 

Online Academy reserves the right to cancel any course offerings listed as being “offered” when enrollment does not surpass an acceptable level.


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State Curriculum Requirements

 

All IOA Courses are accredited and designed according to Indiana state standards. Content meets and exceeds standards for each subject area.


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IOA Acceptable Use Policy

 

Inappropriate (non educational) use of the online course environment may result in removal from the course and/or other disciplinary action. This includes email, chat, discussion forums, and all other component of the course. Tools provided to students by IOA are only to be used as they contribute to completing the online course. All tools are for “Educational Use Only!”


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Academic Integrity

 

The primary purpose of the Indiana Online Academy is the pursuit of knowledge.  As such, the principles of academic integrity – honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility - are vital to its success.  Activities or intentions that interfere with these principles are strictly prohibited. Read more


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Code of Conduct

 

You, your instructor and the other members of your online course are all expected to conduct yourselves with the same level of respect, professionalism and courtesy as you would in a classroom environment.  Any and all communication that is conducted via the phone, e-mail, discussion board or chat room must be done in an appropriate manner and tone.


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Cheating and Plagiarism

 

Cheating involves submitting work in a written assignment or exam that is not the students’ own. Cheating includes

  • Copying another student’s work.
  • Allowing another student to copy their work.
  • Having someone else complete their work for them.
  • Using unauthorized material to help them complete their work.

If a course instructor detects cheating on a written assignment or exam, the instructor may recommend, depending on the severity of the cheating, that the student receive:

  • A reduced grade for the written assignment or exam.
  • No credit for the written assignment or exam.
  • A reduced grade for the entire course.
  • A failing grade for the entire course (forfeiting all course fees).

Plagiarism - If the student uses the ideas, words, or statements of another person or source to support their ideas, they must always give credit to the person or source.  If an instructor detects plagiarism in a written assignment or exam, the instructor may recommend, depending on the severity of the plagiarism that the student receive:

  • A reduced grade for the written assignment or exam.
  • No credit for the written assignment or exam.
  • A reduced grade for the entire course.
  • A failing grade for the entire course (forfeiting all course fees).


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Grading Criteria

 

The introduction section of each course will cover the specific grading criteria. A letter or number grade and instructor feedback will accompany each assignment returned to the student.  The student must complete all required assignments and exams before a final grade can be issued.   When the student has completed the course, the instructor will calculate and post the final grade within the course for review.  IOA will report the student's final grade to the high school of enrollment by the end of each applicable semester.

Grading Scale


A+

97– 100

A

93 - 96

A-

90 - 92

B+

87 - 89

B 83 - 86
B- 80 - 82
C+

77 - 79

C 73 - 76
C- 70 - 72
D+ 67 - 69
D 63 - 66
D- 60 - 62


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Additional Facts for Counselors

 

  • IOA provides course for Honors, homebound, home schooled, credit recovery, special needs, alternative learning, and potential drop-out students. 
  • IOA courses are developed and taught by Indiana licensed teachers.  Courses meet and exceed Indiana State Standards.
  • The school enters into an Agreement with CIESC with Credit being awarded by the school of enrollment.
  • The Guidance Director is asked to submit a list of the counselors and e-mail addresses for registration and report processing.
  • The student completes the online registration and is sent directly to the Guidance Counselor for approval before enrollment occurs.
  • The Guidance Counselor is responsible for acting as a liaison in organizing supervised computer-based final examinations on specified dates.
  • Payment arrangements must be communicated to CIESC by the district regarding who is responsible for the expense of the course.  Credit card payment option is available for the student online along with the online registration.


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