Student Life

The Indiana Academy provides students a true college prep experience. Students have access to college level courses, excellent teachers, residence hall living, and an outstanding campus. Additionally, students are equipped with an education beyond the classroom. They develop life skills and leadership skills through a number of programs and community service opportunities. With these exciting opportunities, high standards of behavior are expected of all students.

Health Services

The Indiana Academy Nurse’s Office is located in Wagoner Hall room 155 and encompasses the healthcare needs of all Academy Students (illness/injury/medication/etc.). When necessary, our students also have access to Ball State’s Health Center. Our nurse’s office is staffed with two full-time registered nurses (RN). The nurse’s office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office phone number is 765-285-7360.

Mental Health & Support Services

The Office of Mental Health and Support Services (OMHSS) strives to provide students with the support and resources in order to help them achieve their personal and academic goals while at the Indiana Academy. Counseling services are provided by a full-time psychologist along with doctoral students in Ball State’s counseling psychology program.

Residence Life

All residential students live in Wagoner Hall, our four-story private residence hall. Each floor is staffed by several Academy Student Life Counselors (SLCs) who live on the floors and oversee students (approximately a 1 SLC to 22 student ratio.) All of our SLCs are full-time employees and have at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Safety, Curfews, and Check-Ins

9:00 p.m. Sunday–Thursday (first-semester residential juniors)
11:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday (all residential students)

  • Check-in twice per day after classes (first-semester residential juniors)
  • Sign in/out
  • Security cameras
  • Building locked
  • ID Cards scanned and required to enter building
  • Student’s ID cards restrict access to certain floors
  • Stairwells locked


  • No vehicles (residential students)
  • Room checks
  • Study sessions
  • Curfews and check-ins (see above)
  • ABCs—Visit our Student Handbook

Dining Services

  • Our students eat a la carte at the Tally in Ball State’s Student Center
  • Students can have microwaves, fridges, and food in rooms
  • Kitchen available for all student to use in Wagoner

Academy Campus Life

  • Develop life-long friendships
  • Personal growth
  • Interaction with Academy faculty & staff
  • Diverse population
  • Exposure to ideas and culture
  • Leadership opportunities with Academy organizations & activities
  • Participate in and attend athletic events

Wellness Programs

Wellness programs foster personal, intellectual, and leadership development. SLCs provide both education and social wellness programs on the following five dimensions:

  • Cultural
  • Diversity
  • Emotional/Spiritual
  • Physical
  • Vocational

Extracurricular Activities

  • Wellness programs
  • Social activities
  • Intramurals
  • Clubs
  • Special events
    • Kings Island Trip
    • Winter Dance
    • Prom
    • Lil’ Sibs and Carnival Weekend
    • Academy Awards
    • Club Fair
    • Talent Show
  • Participate/attend athletic events

Student Resources

Find out more information and resources by seeing what we provide to our current students, and make sure to check out the Student Handbook.