Each year the Indiana Academy admits approximately 170 residential students to attend an intensive two-year program geared toward expanding their minds and stretching them academically. Students interested in applying to the Indiana Academy should do so during their sophomore year of high school.
Residential students live at the Indiana Academy during the school year and reside in Wagoner Hall – a residence hall exclusively for our junior and senior students.
What’s it like living in a residence hall?
While in residence, you will have a roommate and, together, you can arrange and decorate your room to suit your personality and needs. Roommates are selected in one of two ways – 1) if you know someone (or meet someone at a Preview Day or Orientation) that you would like to room with, you both can select each other or 2) you can fill out the roommate questionnaire and leave the pairing to us!
A couple of weeks prior to moving into the residence hall, you will be notified of your roommate’s name and given their contact information so that you can begin getting to know each other and making plans for your room and time at the Academy.
Whether a residential, non-residential, or international student, students come in as strangers but leave as lifelong friends.
What about the weekends and holidays?
Students can opt to stay in residence on weekends or go home. We are fully staffed on all academic year weekends, except for holidays and extended weekends when students must go home. Since student cannot have cars on campus, families must pick-up their student or make carpool arrangements for holidays and extended breaks.
What classes do we take?
All Indiana Academy students work toward the Core 40 with Honors diploma by taking classes taught by our nationally ranked faculty. Most of our classes are held in the Burris Laboratory School building (Burris is a K-12 school run by Ball State University) and are exclusive to our Indiana Academy students. Our curriculum offers a wide range of college-level, Advanced Placement (AP), and dual-credit classes. Students will be able to earn a significant number of college credits while at the Indiana Academy.
What is there to do outside the classroom?
You won’t be bored! We have special events every week, not to mention activities like student parliament, jazz band, anime club, science olympiad, ultimate frisbee, yoga, quidditch club, basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming…and much, much more. Students can also participate in IHSAA sports, intramural athletics, as well as a variety of other extracurricular activities.