The first of many informational sessions on a tuition free online school was held Monday night in Brownsburg. The fully accredited virtual charter school is called Indiana Connections Academy. It began last year and served 280 students K through 8, but now already has 1,800 students K-12 for the upcoming school year.
Principal Melissa Brown says enrolled students take classes from their homes via the internet.
“We have children who struggle with their learning and need a little extra one and one help to we are serving five students who are training with USA diving, so they’re training for Olympic trials in June and they are doing their school with us,” Brown says.
She says their Indiana-certified teachers attend the informational sessions to discuss what to expect and also to conduct live demonstrations on how the school operates. Brown says they anticipate significant growth this year and they hope about 2,500 students will enroll before next school year.
Several informational, online, and parent to parent sessions are scheduled over the next few months across the state.