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Located on the campus of Ball State University, the Indiana Academy is a nationally-ranked public high school. From amazing student life experiences to outstanding academic opportunities, take a look around and see why the most academically advanced high school students come here to prepare for college and beyond.Muncie, Indiana · 800-316-3163 · iaadmissions
The Indiana Academy is consistently recognized in Indiana and nationally as a premier educational institution for gifted and talented students. In the latest Niche.com rankings for 2021, the Indiana Academy was again rated as the #1 Best College Prep Public High School in Indiana. We also continue to be recognized as one of the best high schools in the nation with our 2021 ranking putting us in the Top 20 (at #19) Best Public High School Teachers in America and in the Top 100 (at #65) Best Public High Schools in America.
Statistical data from the Indiana Academy Class of 2020.
Dr. Smith breaks it down.
In this video Dr. Jeff Smith, Director of Academic Affairs, explains the Indiana Academy’s graduation requirements.
I chose to attend the Academy because I wanted a challenge. After researching what the Academy had to offer, I was excited to begin my journey. My home school didn’t offer Dual Credit, AP, or Honors classes. Now, at the Academy, I have almost two years of my college prerequisites completed!
- Courses Available at the Academy
All courses at the Indiana Academy are designed for high ability and high achieving students. Take a look through our current course catalog for course descriptions and graduation requirements. Also, be sure to check out the opportunities students get during our two-week long specialty course called “May Term” where students take unique classes, work an apprenticeship, or travel nationally or internationally.
Academic Writing: Argumentation
AP English Language and Composition
Critical Approaches to Literature
Introduction to Theater and Dramatic Literature
Literature of the Holocaust
Studies in the Novel
The Short Story
Humanities: Social Studies
American History, 1492-1876
American History, 1877-Present
Exploring United States Government: Political Theory and Practice
Exploring United States Government: Search for Democracy
Exploring United States Government: The Constitution
History of World Religions
Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1945
Survey of Economics
The American Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1850-1877
The History and Philosophy of Medicine I: From “The Ancient” to “The Medieval”
The West in the World
Themes in Ethnic Studies
Workers in America
Humanities: World Languages
Accelerated French 1
Intermediate French 2
Advanced French 3
Intermediate German 2
Advanced German 3
Accelerated Japanese 1
Intermediate Japanese 2
Advanced Japanese 3
Introduction to Korean Language and Culture
Accelerated Latin 1
Intermediate Latin 2
Accelerated Russian 1
Intermediate Russian 2
Intermediate Spanish 2
Advanced Spanish 3
Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry 1 & 2
AP Calculus AB 1 & 2
AP Calculus BC 1
AP Calculus BC 2
Precalculus 1 & 2
Precalculus for Advanced Placement 1 & 2
AP Computer Science A 1 & 2
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Virtual Reality
Web Page Development
AP Physics C
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
Physics I: General Physics
Physics II: Introduction to Engineering
Physics II: Modern Physics
Physics II: Projects in Engineering
Chemistry I: General Chemistry 1 & 2
Chemistry II: Forensic Science
Chemistry II: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
Science: Life Science
AP Environmental Science
Biology II: Cognitive Neuroscience
Biology II: Field Botany
Biology II: Human Anatomy and Physiology
Biology II: Human Genetics
Biology II: Introduction to Bioethics
Biology II: Introduction to Nutrition
Biology II: Microbiology
Biology II: Molecular Genetics
Biology II: Sport and Exercise Physiology
Biology II: Zoology
Arts & Publications
Advanced Concert Band
Advanced Orchestra (Strings Only)
Social History of Art
Introduction to Philosophy
- Student Life
Living it up with Mr. Douglas.
In this video Mr. Paul Douglas, Director of Residential Affairs, talks about the student experience at the Academy.
Academy Clubs 2020-2021
Black Student Union
KPOP Dance Club
Russian and German Club
Bring Change to Mind
Sip N’ Chat
Dead (and Alive) Poets Society
Asian Student Union
Women Advocating for Political Debate Society
LatinX Student Alliance
Tabletop Role Playing Games Club
Claim your Campus
Indie Music Club
Intersection Feminist Club
Rooting for You Club
I wanted to go to the Indiana Academy to meet people who had similar interests to my own. I wanted a more competitive education than I could have gotten at my old school.
Mr. Wlodarek talks sports.
In this video Mr. Chad Wlodarek, Athletic Director for the Indiana Academy and Burris, provides details about the combined Academy/Burris sports teams and seasons.
I chose to attend the Academy because it was much more flexible and offered a preparatory experience.
Justin ’22Residential Life
The Academy is a unique environment both inside and outside the classroom. Most of our students live in our residence hall, with 24-hour security and custodial Student Life Counselors (SLCs) on hand to keep everyone involved, encouraged, and safe. Hundreds of activities and opportunities are offered to our students throughout the school year, and living at the Academy provides a sense of community not available anywhere else.
Hear Ali’s Story
See more stories at academy.bsu.edu/stories.
Mr. Fetters on Service and Wellness
Mr. Bridger Fetters, Associate Director of Residential Affairs, explains the community service, Academy service, and wellness opportunities available to Academy students.
I was craving an environment where everyone had goals they wanted to achieve. I liked that I would be around like minded peers who had big goals and dreams just like mine.
Autumn ’21Meet the Admissions Team!
Dr. Jo Tuite
Associate Director / Head of Admissions
765-285-8109 · jtuite
765-285-3281 · nstoll
Admissions Office Coordinator
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Office email: iaadmissions
Telephone number: 1-800-316-3163, ext. 1
Fax number: 765-285-2665
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
Ball State University
Academy House — Office of Admissions
Muncie, IN 47306
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