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Indiana Academy of Science, Math & Humanities

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Posted January 3, 2014

I graduated in 2003. Got a great education and met my wife here. My home high school was terrible. Indiana Academy is the only reason why I a) have traveled extensively in Asia and the US and b) am currently in medical school. It's a shame that it costs money to attend now, but I'll give back once I pay off my student debt.


Posted December 18, 2013

I attended the academy and it was most definitely the best two years of my life. I was constantly challenged by the unique and interesting classes, and made to think in ways I had never thought possible before. Not only is it a great school academically, the experience of the Academy is the best you could ever offer your child. I formed the strongest friendships here, and became exposed to so much different culture and people from all walks of life. When you graduate the Academy, you not only graduate with an honors diploma, but also with a very open mind and a skill set you could not have developed anywhere else. The teachers and the students here are so unique because teaching or being a student is not just their 'job' it's their passion and their life. As a student, it was Ana amazing feeling being surrounded by other students who care so much about school and education.


Posted October 2, 2013

Indiana Academy is a unique experience that will challenge your student to excel. Most of all, it will teach lessons that prepare students for the rigors of college & the professional world. Already smart teens will be challenged to develop skills & competencies such as time management, initiative, flexibility, teamwork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

Do you have an exceptional child who has a constant need to be pushed academically? Indiana Academy was the perfect place for my son to be pushed academically by taking classes like Discrete Math, Introduction to Engineering and Research Methods of Computer Science to prepare him for his dream of becoming a Computer Science Engineer. He is pushed by the teachers and his peers. This unique environment of high standard academics and highly motivated students make Indiana Academy an exceptional school. Best decision we made for our son's future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

Indiana Academy of Science, Mathematics and Humanities is the best thing that could have happened for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

The Indiana Academy is absolutely one of the best things that has ever come into my daughter's life. The staff is positively amazing - teachers are challenging yet encouraging, administrators caring and supportive, and the Student Life Counselors are fantastic. IASMH provides such a wonderful opportunity for intellectual and personal growth, and also provides a wide array of extracurricular and volunteer opportunities. Truly an outstanding experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The Academy is the first school my child has felt at "home" it. It was and still is so hard to send he,r but I have never seen her so happy or so engaged. I wish I could be a highschool student all over again and attend myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Growing up as a GT student, I likely would have failed out of college if it hadn't been for the study skills and self-discipline I learned while attending IASMH. The ability to learn beyond the classroom by being completely immersed in the environment as a residential student also contributed greatly to my future success. Teachers there are passionate about teaching, and do their best to encourage that above and beyond any of the requisite standardized testing. Students were taught how to *learn* and how to keep a voracious appetite for learning, instead of rote information regurgitation. While the school and environment truly aren't for every student (several of my classmates ended up returning to their home high schools), I would encourage all parents of middle-school-aged children to start the research process with their kids to determine if the Academy could be the right fit for them.


Posted September 26, 2013

Without the Academy, I would never have gone as far in my education as I have. The faculty are stellar, creative in their lessons, and encourage critical engagement- particularly in the humanities. It is academically challenging, if you let it be, and you will be friends with the students there for life. Some of the best education Indiana has to offer!


Posted September 26, 2013

Attending IASMH was probably the most difficult decision I've ever made. It was my first life choice, and I thank my parents for letting it be my choice and mine alone. That said, it is the best decision I could have made for my education and my own personal growth. I learned about myself: I learned what was truly important in my life, my boundaries, and the extent of my ambition. I learned to appreciate the beauty of diversity: I made friends with people I might not have given a second look otherwise, and I learned the difference between tolerance and acceptance. I learned to be a contributing member in an amazing community. Today, I am leagues ahead of most of my class at Indiana University, and I will graduate a 5 year program in 4 years with two degrees (BS of Math and MS of Education)-a feat I could not accomplish without having attended the academy. If you are, or someone you know is given this opportunity, consider it or encourge him/her to. I promise you that the experience is well worth it! -SRG, Class of 2011


Posted September 26, 2013

As a parent who did not do well in school as a child and college was not an option. I was struggling with how to make sure my son who is a high academic achiever and a first generation college grad would be able to get the education he needed and keep him on the path to success. The academy answers my questions and have proven to be everything my son needed when it came to his education and I feel very comfortable that he is in good hands. Anytime I have a question...whether for dorm life, education, health, billing etc. I call and get an immediate answer. All around a great school with great teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The Indiana Academy has been an amazing opportunity for our children. Our son left a teenager last year as a junior, and came home a sweet young man! He is driven to excel, and is enjoying learning! Our daughter is attending this year as a junior, and already loving it as well! Being with other students equally driven really helps keep them motivated. They are great resources for each other, making really good friendships. The teachers are above average, class sizes smaller than most public schools. They know the students on a first-name basis. Upon graduating most Academy students earn several scholarships to continue their drive for success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Attending this school was the best decision I ever made. I would recommend it for any student who has ever felt that their current school does not challenge them or that they do not fit in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2013

The Academy was the greatest decision I have made in my short lifetime. Before the IA, I never felt challenged or very involved in any of my schoolwork, I didn't have many very good friends, and I felt isolated in my conservative hometown. When I left home for Muncie at 16, I was terrified but excited. After graduating in 2012, I can easily say this was the ONLY place I needed to be for my high school career. The teachers are absolutely incredible and have been the best in my educational career, including college. I would never have been as prepared for college without the Academy, and I wouldn't have made the same strong friendships. Living away from home isn't for everyone, but I was certainly ready for it. I will always wholeheartedly support the Academy, because it made me proud to be the person I am and ready to take on the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2013

IASMH was the absolute best school I've ever attended. Not only is it the best high school in the state - learning there is truly a great experience as opposed to other totally regimented schools where the only things that matter are standardized test scores - but it also fosters an open, non-judgmental environment that provides the kind of emotional and mental security and room for growth that is usually lacking in typical high schools. Without IASMH I would not have become the person I am today and I most definitely would not have gotten into such an amazing university. It's difficult to be away from home, but in the end it is absolutely worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2013

Our daughter graduated from the Academy in 2012. Although she had been in advanced/honors programs at our home school, she was never really challenged until she entered the Academy. Although she had always been a good student, the academy taught her to think critically and to study more effectively. She was well prepared for college, entering (after receiving a full tuition scholarship from a private university) with enough credits to qualify as a sophomore. It was difficult for us to have her away from home for her last two years of high school, but it was absolutely the best choice for her. She is still in contact with many of her classmates and teachers and has been encouraging her younger brother to apply.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

As a former student I can say that the Indiana Academy was the best decision I ever made in my life. I learned so much there, and not just in the classrooms. It is a school that encourages you to be open minded and embrace learning. I look back to my time there and see it as a turning point in my life. I will forever be indebted to the staff and teachers there for all of their hard work and the amazing life lessons they shared with me. It really is the best school in the state of Indiana.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2013

This has been the best educatioal experience for our son. The scholarships that he has been getting have been a dream come true. IASMH has taught our son responsibility in study habbits and living that has made him ready for his future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

Academically, the Academy is the state's best high school. It is a great experience and learning environment. I highly recommend it for students who want a challenging environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

One of the best residential high school in the state.Very suportive teachers that has the time and the interest to meet personally with the students, a very strong curriculum, a gifted student group and many travel abroad summer opportunities and internships. My child thrived in this school. But you have to be self motivated and willing to work hard.
—Submitted by a parent


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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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Source: Indiana Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".

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Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

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95%

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64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

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4%

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First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
3.1
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2.6
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Average number of units completed in first year2
30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


Enroll in college for a second year3

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91%

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75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 73%
Asian 6% 2%
Black 6% 12%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 8%
American Indian N/A 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/A5%
Special education 2%N/A15%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A47%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2010-2011

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Foreign languages taught
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  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr David Williams
Fax number
  • (765) 285-8986

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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301 N Talley Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
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