2018-19 Visit Opportunities

Open Houses

The Academy will host an Open House gathering sometime during the spring semester on the campus of Ball State University. This is a relaxed format that allows you to explore at your own pace. Join us and learn all about the best public high school in Indiana!

Once we have our spring Open House date scheduled, detailed information will be posted on this page.

For more information, contact Jo Tuite () or Sadie Anderson () in the Office of Admissions.

Preview Days

Preview Days are held on designated weekdays throughout the school year. During a Preview Day students and families will tour the campus, sit in on a class, and talk with our administrators, faculty, and students.

Students applying to the Indiana Academy need to take either the PSAT or SAT as part of the application process. Most Indiana high schools administer the PSAT during the fall of the student’s sophomore year. You may use that score for your application, if it meets our minimum criteria of 1,000 (ERW + Math). Students may sign-up to take the PSAT or SAT with the College Board at www.collegeboard.org.

To download an agenda, click on the date of your choice below. The agenda is available in PDF format.

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Upcoming Preview Days
Monday, October 1, 20188:30 a.m.AgendaRegister Now!
Thursday, October 25, 20185:30 p.m.AgendaRegister Now!
Monday, November 12, 20188:30 a.m.AgendaRegister Now!
Thursday, December 6, 20185:30 p.m.AgendaRegister Now!
Monday, January 14, 20198:30 a.m.AgendaRegister Now!
Monday, February 18, 20198:30 a.m.AgendaRegister Now!
Thursday, March 14, 20195:30 p.m.AgendaRegister Now!

Looking for somewhere to stay?

You can stay at the Ball State University Hotel, or here’s a list of local lodgings.

Shadow Days

Shadow Days provide prospective students with the opportunity to be an Indiana Academy student for one day. Students are dropped off at 8 a.m., spending the day paired with a current Academy Ambassador: going to class, eating lunch in our dining facility, and experiencing what life is like at the Academy. Shadow Days take place throughout the school year. Please contact Sadie Anderson for details, or click below to register!

2018-2019 Shadow Days
Friday, October 19, 2018Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, October 26, 2018Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, November 2, 2018Friday, March 29, 2019
Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018

Virtual Visits

Online and in real time, learn more about the Indiana Academy and get answers to your questions.

Upcoming Virtual Visits
Monday, November 12, 2018Facebook Live: AthleticsRegister Now!
Chad Wlodarek, Athletic Director, answers your questions and discusses the IHSAA sports offered at the Indiana Academy.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018WebEx Live: Q&ARegister Now!
Learn how the Academy can help you achieve your educational goals, and how to apply for admission. Whether you’ve already applied to the Academy and attended a Preview Day or have just found out about us, we encourage you to attend and get answers to all of your questions!

Private Visits

If you are unable to attend a Preview Day or Shadow Day, you may be able to schedule a Private Visit. Private Visits allow prospective students and their families to meet privately with the Office of Admissions, attend Academy classes, and take a tour of our facilities. Private Visits are scheduled for a date and time that is mutually convenient. Please contact Sadie Anderson for more information or to schedule a Private Visit!

Enrichment Days

Enrichment Days are designed to offer students in the 6th through 9th grade the opportunity to spend the day exploring a single subject with some of our outstanding faculty. These programs are interactive and allow you to experience an Indiana Academy class. An optional tour of the Academy is offered at the conclusion of each Enrichment Day.

October 26The Pumpkin ProjectRegister Now!
Come celebrate National Pumpkin Day with us on Friday, October 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. This free youth enrichment program is open to any student in 6th-9th grade. We will be using science, math, and literature to learn all sorts of stuff about pumpkins! Students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin while measuring and collecting data to see how their pumpkin compares to others. Pumpkin seeds will be roasted and pumpkin whoopie pies will be made in the kitchen of the Ball State Allègre restaurant. We will then write some pumpkin poetry before heading over to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium to watch “Halloween Celestial Origins.”

SAT Prep Resources

The College Board

Khan Academy