November 2017 News

Academy Instructor Recognized As Outstanding Educator by University of Chicago

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cheryl Kellogg, a biology instructor at the Indiana Academy, has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

This distinguished award has existed for more than three decades at the University of Chicago, and first-year students there are encouraged to nominate an educator that has impacted their lives both in and out of the classroom. Robert Belin, a 2017 Indiana Academy graduate, nominated Ms. Kellogg for the award.

Ms. Kellogg has been a biology instructor at The Indiana Academy since 2006. She has a master’s degree in biology from Ball State and is a certified medical technician. She specializes in genetics, ecology, and AP biology at the Academy.

Japanese Instructor at the Academy Named a Rising Star

Monday, November 6, 2017

Indiana Academy Japanese instructor Clara Chi was selected by the Association for Indiana Teachers of Japanese for the 2018 Rising Star Award. The award recognizes extraordinary instructors with 5 or less years of teaching experience.

Ms. Chi has helped the Japanese department reach new heights during her short tenure at the Academy. She has helped students receive college credit by transforming Japanese classes into dual credit courses. Outside of the classroom, she is regularly involved with conferences. She helped the Indiana Academy place 2nd in the level 2 section at the 2017 Japan Olympiad of Indiana. One of Ms. Chi’s students won second place at the Chicago Consulate Japanese Speech Contest in 2017.

Ms. Chi will receive the award next year at the 2018 Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association conference.

Indiana Academy Recognized as a Top Dual Credit School

Monday, November 6, 2017

In recognition of the Indiana Academy’s efforts to provide Indiana students with access to and success in Dual Credit courses, the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) recognized them at a ceremony on Monday, November 6th at the Indiana Statehouse Atrium. Dual Credit courses are classes in which students earn both high school and college credit for classes. About 97% of Academy seniors take Dual Credit courses, averaging 24 total college credits. Only schools who had at least 30% of their students pass their classes during the 2015-2016 school year were invited to the event. The Academy was one of six Gold level schools (75% percent or higher; Academy is at 85%) out of 130 schools that were recognized at the 2017 Indiana Dual Credit Recognition Ceremony, and the Academy was the only school from Delaware County to receive this honor.