« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public charter
Indianapolis, IN
Students enrolled: 2,749
Before care: No
After care: No

Enrollment Information:Find out about your options and how to enroll in Indianapolis schools. Learn More »

Contact this school

6640 Intech Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46278

School website
(317) 550-3188
(317) 295-8022
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Indiana Connections Academy address.
January 10, 2015
My son attended INCA and I am also a learning coach for a friend's daughter who is currently a junior. There are no supply lists - you receive so much material it's like having a school in your home. Yes, you must be responsible and put forth some effort, especially with the elementary grades. All the teachers are wonderful, caring, and quick to respond. Phone conferences are required with all students and only required for parents with children in elementary. Live lesson are also part of the experience. It can be confusing in the beginning but you will soon understand how everything works. Don't be afraid to try this school - just understand that homeschooling or online schools are not for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2014
I just want other parents to know that INCA is an online school that does give feedback quickly. It is easy to contact the teachers and they are very helpful! Also, the classes are not easy. It is much harder than my sons brick and mortar public school that he attended prior to high school. My son is completing his senior year at INCA. His four years at INCA have been very educational. He chose this school because they offered many different classes that our local public school didn't offer. He has taken marine science, criminal investigation, web design, computer programming and several other technology courses. There is a strong commitment needed along with great organizational skills. If your child wants to take exciting and interesting courses, INCA is a school I would recommend.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2014
I went into this program thinking all I would have to do is make sure that my son was doing the work. Boy was I ever wrong. 1) Their system is complicated and overwhelming. You will never get your work done because it never stops. I walked away feeling like I put in an entires day worth of work with no pay. 2) You will have to be on hour long phone calls with the homeroom teacher every week. You've ALREADY been communicating with the teachers all week, and now you are pressured to spend even more time. You are required to spend an hour listening to the teacher read off what she emailed you already. The teacher gives you homework too. 4) You don't realize how overwhelming it is until you've gotten into it. Once you've been accepted, you will then be asked to join another FB group that is closed, that no one else you can see. It's there you will find the REAL reviews, how overwhelmed every one is and how much they are frustrated. 5). If you thought the supply list was bad for public school, wait until you see theirs. Their supply list has 167 items on it.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
If I could give no stars I would. I was very unhappy the way things are done. Children are placed without consulting parents. When I questioned I was told they know what their doing and I have no say so. Yes they may be the Academic Placement counselors but I have a college education and am in the process of going for a masters and do not appreciate being talked to as if I am the child. This is my child and I have an extensive interest in my childs education and feel I should be consulted before decisions are made. If you want to participate in your childs education and want to be consulted, this is NOT the place to send your child to.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
INCA is great for families on the go, or those with busy schedules. It's also perfect for the child who excels at school, as they can work at their own pace. And it's great for the child who takes their time on work, for the same reasons! With the multitude of learning mediums, the variety keeps things exciting, and the children interested. The workload is a bit to adjust to at first, but really gives children of all ages and grades a real life look into what's coming in the future, and the job world. The curriculum is great, with many optional "extras," like foreign languages, music, drama, and more. They also have excellent programs for high school, and working with early college programs. The teachers care about the students success, and help with goal setting. Always reachable via phone, email, or video chat, your questions never take too long to get answered. We're very glad we gave Indiana Connections Academy a try, and plan to stick with them for many years to come!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
My daughter was having complications with students at our local school. She absolutely LOVES INCA. The teachers have always been there to give extra help and answer any questions that we might have. I will be sending my other two children to INCA as well.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2014
My daughter and I really enjoyed attending Connections Academy during the 2013-2014 school year. I chose Connections as my daughter was struggling in school and didn't have the one-on-one attention from her teachers. She has struggled this past year as well but her teachers at Indiana Connections Academy took time out to give her individual attention and gave her many opportunities to bring her grades. We definitely plan on continuing to attend Connections.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
I was going through a hard time struggling in public school academically and personally so i decided it was time for another option. i tried a blended school which i felt was good, but when distance was a factor, i switched to connections. connections does have advanced classes. i am nowhere near that, and they did have foundations classes available if you need that extra structure which was nice. the live lessons are helpful but if you watch the recording of them for one part of a topic, you may spend longer than necessary. messaging teachers is easy during the day, you should hear back within the hour. connexus is easy to use. connections is not a bad school and can be a great alternative. but the student has to be willing to learn and be willing to speak up for themself when they need something. if you think it will be easy and you can speed through it, you're wrong, but is it harder than public school? for me no. is it easy? no. its school with a personal advantage. parents do have to be involved because they are required to mark lessons complete and mark attendance hours. connections is what you make of it, and it can be a great experience.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2014
This is our first year with INCA and we are returning again next year. My daughter was struggling with math and I knew she could do the work, but it was frustrating for her in her regular class. I decided to try school at home to see how she did. She went from a D at her old school to an A- online. She loves the flexibility and so do I. The classes, extra activities, and materials are excellent, as well as the teaching. I really don't foresee us going back to a brick and mortar school anywhere in the near future.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
I disagree with those who say this school isn't for the intelligent child. I grew up attending public school as an individual with Asperger's. My high IQ meant I could cruise through the work in an public school format without ever actually applying myself. Now that my daughter is in middle school, I saw how she could come home with straight A's without actually doing any work. She wasn't learning how to properly analyze or pull information from a piece to put it to good use later. She also wasn't getting immediate feedback, so any past assignments were just that: in the past. Now we get immediate feedback, which she can apply to her learning, there is a lot more reading with online school and she is able to work at her own pace. Some days are rather short, because she does whip through the lessons, but then she has the time to take on extras not offered in the public school: digital art, french, sign language and chess, for example. It's an individual preference, but if you're a parent who isn't going to be involved in your child's school, then Connections is not for you.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
I learned of Connections Academy, long before they made it to Indiana. I inquired often in things I could do to get them in Indiana, for my special needs student and grand-daughter. By the time they made it here I had let her go to a special needs school to help her to excel but by this time, I was preparing to home-school another grand-daughter so we attended a call out. She was really excited and wanted to try it. Now for four years I and her other grand-mother has been her learning coach. I could not be more satisfied and pleased with the high standards and great teaching that she receives from this school. I believe they are above all of the Indiana school in curriculum and individual help. They provide a great opportunity for teachers to meet students and students meet students. Our grand-daughter does so much better in this versus brick and mortar. Wouldn't ever change a thing, they are the best of best.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
Two of my children started attending INCA last year. This is our second year and we love it. My children are thriving in the program they are more happy about going to school each day then they ever have. The teachers are awesome and very quick to help when you get stuck. The Live Lessons are helpful to. They are learning to be responsible for there own educations. I love the way they can work at there own pace and not be rushed through something they may not be getting right away.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
I have gone to a regular school for my whole school career and had not been doing as well as i knew I could. I wanted to try online and I went to K12 and instantly did not like it. After going back to public school, I thought online would be better but I had to find somewhere new and i ended up finding connections. I ended up liking it better than any school i had ever been to. It let me stay at my own pace but still earn my credits. The teachers are much more distant than in a regular school but they were still good with communication and live lessons. I ended up being able to graduate a semester early and i was pretty thrilled about that. It let me stay at home yet socialize which is good because i have somewhat of a social anxiety. I do reccomend it but it sure isn't for everyone.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2013
I absolutely love this school My son Has SPD and with this school we can do his work anytime anywhere . It works for us . He is learning at a pace that is just right for him and to see him get excited about learning is awesome . Thank you In connections academy I am so glad we choose you for our sons education I would and have highly recommended you!!!!! Love the teachers too!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
This is the fourth year my kids have attended INCA. They are doing great academically! We love the teachers and the support we receive.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
This is our 2nd year with CA and we love it! The kids like the flexibility and I like the curriculum. The teachers and administration is wonderful. The field trips are a blast and the kids being able to meet their online friends is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
My son struggles significantly with academics. Indiana Connections Academy afforded him opportunities, educational value, and academic assistance that he could not have received anywhere else. My family is so grateful to Indiana Connections Academy for providing my child with every resource necessary to achieve his goals and succeed academically. I highly recommend this school to every parent.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
This is the third year my son has attended INCA. He went from B's and C's in local public school to all A's right away and has never looked back. He is in 6th grade and is in Gifted and Talented Language Arts. We love the school and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
This is the best school. People say that the information is not as high as other schools. Not true it is good quality education.

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2013
We're very happy with Connections Academy. My daughter needed a personal learning plan. She tried magnet and private schools that, in the end, were a poor fit academically. Connections is giving her a chance to truly excel. This is a great program that tailors learning to the specific needs of the child.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
The 2012-2013 school year was my first year with connections. I have really enjoyed it. Most of my teachers were really cool and always responded if I had a question. Getting ahold of the school itself is sort of a different story. My mom has had a lot of issues getting in contact with administrative staff. Other than that the school is perfect for me. If you are thinking of online school keep in mind you are going to really miss your friends and the fun times you had in class. I still hang out with my friends and all that but only the ones I was super close to. You can make friends at connections but it is a little awkward if you are shy and having to email them and asking to be friends. So I have just stuck to the ones I have now. That is just me though. The courses aren't really that hard. Math is my worst subject and doing it online doesn't help at all. So if you are a student with the same issue I suggest going to live lessons and maybe getting a friend or tutor to help you out. I really love that I have so much free time. Over all the school is a good choice for people with issues focusing in class or people with social issues. I hope this helps. :)

- submitted by a community member
January 31, 2013
The teachers at Indiana Connections Academy are amazing! The teachers are always there, ready to help. The school has an assortment of classes and extra curricular activities to enroll your child in. Very many kids have excelled in learning, social skills, time management, and so many more things they will need to take to college with them. Right from middle school, this school teaches their kids about college, and even sometimes prepares them for certain things in college. It's not only a great school, but it also prepares high school students for college, as well of middle school students for high school.

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2012
Great school! I would like to add some things after reading the comments below. My daughter (3rd grader) went here last year and we did recieve regular books that any public schooler would get and lots of extras like things to do the science experiments with, novels, yoga dvd, and jump rope for pe. The live lessons (video chat teaching sessions) with the teacher were extremely helpful in backing up the lessons I was working on with her. The teacher was constantly reachable by phone or email and even took extra time with students at the end of live lessons as nescessary. Although it is a lot of work (for the parent), I highly recommend CA for any student.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
I love Connections Academy. It is the perfect fit for me. They have so many Honors and AP (Advanced Placement) courses, it's just great. I can t believe some of the other reviewers said it wasn't for gifted students, because I am living proof that it is. My teachers were great and they made sure I had what I needed. Also, they have a variety of clubs that are just great. Not to mention, this is one of the only free online schools in Indiana.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2012
This school is not a good fit if you have a child that is intelligent. School does not work with parents for course placement. Does not offer a variety of courses. Public school mentality hidden behind an online setting.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2012
This is just public school online. No more. No less. Underwhelming. Not a good fit for gifted children.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
We started CA this year. My high school-aged student loves it. I wish they would send paper books instead of forcing her to do everything online and so does she, but other than that, she seems to be getting an excellent education. Teachers are helpful and concerned. Curriculum is challenging. Grading system is fair, but challenging. So far, we love it. If they sent textbooks, I would up their score to a 5.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

About this school

Students throughout Indiana are thriving at Indiana Connections Academy (INCA), a tuition-free public online school. INCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.

Rolling deadline


Nearby homes for sale

Last modified: January 20, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Indiana Connections Academy
6640 Intech Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN  46278
(317) 550-3188
Last modified Indiana Connections Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Indiana Connections Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top