March 2017 News
Friday, March 10, 2017
Indiana Academy student Taylor Burhans is the only member of the Burris Gymnastics team, and she has just qualified to compete in the state championships on Saturday, March 11. See related story here.
Monday, March 6, 2017
The Indiana Academy has a close partnership with a school in Germany called St. Afra. Over the Academy’s spring break, several administrators, faculty, and students traveled to St. Afra to learn more about their school and develop an immersive cultural exchange with St. Afra for this fall semester (August–December 2017). This fall the Academy will be sending two of our students to St. Afra, and they will send two of their students to our school for one semester.
Academy students will live in their dorm in Germany and will stay with their German host family over the breaks. Although not a requirement, the parents of the Academy students going to Germany may also be the host families for the incoming German girls over our breaks.
Over the past 5 years, St. Afra students and teachers have visited the Academy several times, and Academy faculty and staff have traveled to St. Afra school several times as well to continue strengthening our established relationship with this German school for academically gifted students.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Our Science Olympiad Team recently competed in the Science Olympiad tournament at St. Joseph’s College in Rennselear, and they have qualified for the State Tournament being held at Indiana University on March 18th.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Indiana Academy recently received a planning grant of $30,000 under Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K – 12 Students. The aim of Lilly’s Counseling Initiative is to increase significantly the number of K–12 students in Indiana public school corporations and charter schools who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials, certifications, and degrees necessary for meaningful employment, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.
The Academy will use the grant for multiple counseling areas including student mental health, college and career advising, and professional development resources for Academy staff. “Having the best counseling department as possible is crucial with a school as unique as ours. A population of such high ability students combined with a predominantly residential school creates unique counseling situations,” said Dr. Vickie Barton, Executive Director of the Indiana Academy. “We are always looking for the best ways to meet their college and career counseling needs while also addressing their social and emotional needs.”
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family – J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli – through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly & Company. The Endowment is primarily committed to the causes of community development, education and religion and has a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and its home state, Indiana.
Friday, February 10, 2017
The following seniors have advanced to Finalist standing in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition:
Sidra St. Rain
Monday, February 6, 2017
Indiana Academy students recently served as Senate Pages at the Indiana Statehouse. In addition to touring the historical Statehouse which includes the House and Senate Chambers, the Supreme Court, and the Governor’s Office, pages had the opportunity to observe the legislative session directly from the Statehouse floor as well as meet and assist their senators with tasks.
View our Facebook photo gallery from the visit. Below are photos of our students with their senators.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The movie Break My Bones by Indiana Academy instructor David Haynes continues to garner attention from film festivals worldwide. It will next play in Amsterdam, Netherlands, at the IMAGINE Film Festival, and then, in October of 2017, it will play in Barcelona, Spain, at the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Four of our students were recognized by The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) for the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana. The students are: Brendan Bale, Conner Partaker, Julia Newbold, and Sarah Heffner. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four students currently in the 11th grade, based on their academic achievement. Each student will receive a Certificate of Achievement and the program’s College and University sponsors will receive a list of the students who indicated an interest in their school, along with the possible fields of study noted on their submission form.