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

12 AP Courses
35 Dual Credit Courses
40 . Mean GPA
97 % Attending 4-Year College
3 National Merit Finalists
42 AP Scholars

Statistical data from the Indiana Academy Class of 2020.

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

Dr. Olufowote talks shop.

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

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

Academic Writing: Argumentation

African-American Literature

American Ecopoetry

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

Creative Writing

Critical Approaches to Literature

Global Cinema

Introduction to Theater and Dramatic Literature


Literature of the Holocaust

Modernist Literature


Shakespearean Comedies

Speculative Fiction

Studies in the Novel

The Short Story

Women’s Literature

World Literature

Writing Fiction

Writing Lab

Humanities: Social Studies

American History, 1492-1876

American History, 1877-Present

Elementary Microeconomics

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

Indiana History

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

AP Statistics


Differential Equations

Discrete Mathematics


Linear Algebra

Multivariable Calculus

Precalculus 1 & 2

Precalculus for Advanced Placement 1 & 2

Quantitative Reasoning


Computer Science

AP Computer Science A 1 & 2

Computer Applications

Introduction to Programming

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Multimedia Production

Visual Programming

Web Page Development

Science: Physics

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

Science: Chemistry

AP Chemistry

Chemistry I: General Chemistry 1 & 2

Chemistry II: Forensic Science

Chemistry II: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

Science: Life Science

AP Biology

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 Chorus

Advanced Concert Band

Advanced Orchestra (Strings Only)


Design Fundamentals





Social History of Art

Interdisciplinary Studies

Introduction to Philosophy

Junior Colloquium

Personal Finance


Senior Colloquium