Dr. Olufowote talks shop.

In this video Dr. Joel Olufowote, Director of Academic Affairs, explains the Indiana Academy’s academic offerings.

The Indiana Academy is consistently recognized in Indiana and nationally as a premier educational institution for gifted and talented students. In the latest rankings for 2024, the Indiana Academy was rated as the #1 Best Public High School in Indiana. We also continue to be recognized as one of the best high schools in the nation with our 2024 ranking putting us in the Top 10 Best Public High School Teachers in America and in the Top 25 (at #21) Best Public High Schools in America.

More About Academics

13 AP Courses
34 Dual Credit Courses
395 . Mean GPA
95 % Attending 4-Year College
5 National Merit Finalists
43 AP Scholars

Statistical data from the Indiana Academy Class of 2023.

Greetings from Dr. Kavars.

Dr. Dain Kavars, Executive Director, gives an overview of the Indiana Academy.

Ambassador Josie

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!
Josie ’21

Meet Our Amazing Faculty

Our faculty are among the Top 10 Best Public High School Teachers in America, which is only part of what makes the Academy so special. Check out our Faculty Spotlight to learn more about some of these incredible educators!

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.

Humanities: English

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

Creative Writing

Critical Approaches to Literature

Ecohorror and Environmental Literature

Game Studies & Design

Global Cinema

Lost Generation Literature

Speculative Fiction

The Short Story

Tolkien’s Middle Earth and Beyond

Women’s Literature

World Literature

Writing Lab

Humanities: Social Studies

American History, 1492-1876

American History, 1877-Present

Appalachian Regional History

Elementary Microeconomics

Exploring United States Government: Political Theory and Practice

Exploring United States Government: The Constitution

History of World Religions

Survey of Economics

The American Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1850-1877

The West in the World

Humanities: World Languages

Beginning French 1

Intermediate French 2

Advanced French 3

Beginning German 1

Intermediate German 2

Beginning 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

AP Precalculus 1 & 2

AP Statistics


Differential Equations

Discrete Mathematics

Geometry 1 & 2

Linear Algebra

Multivariable Calculus

Precalculus 1 & 2

Quantitative Reasoning


Computer Science

AP Computer Science A 1 & 2

Computer Science II: Programming C++

Computer Science II: Programming Python

Digital Applications

Virtual Reality

Web Page Design

Science: Physics

AP Physics I

AP Physics II

AP Physics C

Physics I: General Physics

Science: Chemistry

AP Chemistry

Chemistry I: General Chemistry 1 & 2

Science: Life Science

AP Biology

AP Environmental Science

Biology II: Field Botany

Biology II: Horticulture

Biology II: Human Anatomy and Physiology

Biology II: Human Genetics

Biology II: Introduction to Nutrition

Biology II: Microbiology

Biology II: Molecular Genetics

Biology II: Zoology

Principles of Ecology

Science: Earth & Space Science

Galactic Astronomy

The Solar System

Science: Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

Projects in Engineering

Science: Research

Research Science I & II

Science Laboratory Assistant Apprenticeship

Arts & Publications

Advanced Chorus

Advanced Concert Band

Advanced Orchestra (Strings Only)

Social History of Art

Interdisciplinary Studies

Junior Colloquium

Senior Colloquium