INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hoosier Academies, a public charter school that offers a blended program (Hoosier Academy Indianapolis ) and a fully online program (Hoosier Academy Virtual School), welcomes students in grades K-11 to enroll for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. Now in its 8th year serving students across the state of Indiana, Hoosier Academies takes an individualized approach to learning by providing engaging online curriculum in conjunction with hands-on materials and instruction from Indiana-certified teachers.
Hoosier Academy Indianapolis, the blended program, includes in-person instruction for part of the week at one of the school's two Learning Centers. The remainder of the week includes coursework completed online.
Hoosier Academies emphasizes the importance of respecting each student's individual learning style. Whether enrolled in the blended or fully online program, Hoosier students are able to move at their own pace through the lessons. Thus, quick learners do not have to wait for a full classroom to catch up, and students who need to spend more time on certain lessons can do so. This ensures mastery of the curriculum, while encouraging advanced learners to move ahead and meet their full potential, helping eliminate boredom in the classroom.
"I knew my son would be an advanced learner when he was still at an early age, and I had concerns that traditional public school lacked the resources to sufficiently challenge him," said Dynelle Pelsy-Bowyer, whose son is now a junior at Hoosier Academies. "Online education allowed us the flexibility to move ahead at our own pace and explore Advanced Placement courses, such as chemistry and calculus, when he was ready."
Hoosier Academies provides core courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, art and physical education/wellness, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. High school courses are offered in multiple versions in order to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. The school also offers an advanced learner program and opportunities in STEM education.
"The Hoosier Academies community is focused on improving the way students learn in Indiana," said Dr. Byron Ernest, Head of Schools at Hoosier Academies. "Our teachers and staff act as true partners to parents – communicating one-on-one to ensure no student falls through the cracks. We approach education on a much more personal level, and being an online-based program helps us focus more on each student individually."
Throughout the end of March, Hoosier Academies will host a series of free bowling events in communities around the state, including Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, Highland, South Bend, Indianapolis and Evansville. Families interested in learning more about the program are invited to attend and meet with teachers and currently enrolled students. For more upcoming events and information about how to enroll, visit: http://ha.k12.com/.
About Hoosier Academies
Hoosier Academies, a tuition-free, public charter school authorized by Ball State University, offers a blend of online learning and face-to-face instruction through two statewide options for Indiana families: Hoosier Academies Virtual School, a K–12 online school, and Hoosier Academies Indianapolis, a K–12 "blended learning" school. With Hoosier Academies, families have access to the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's foremost provider of proprietary technology-powered online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. For more information about Hoosier Academies, visit http://ha.k12.com/.
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