How It Works

How Online High School Works

Who can attend?

The Indiana Digital Learning School (INDLS) senior high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in the state of Indiana.

What are the costs?

Because INDLS is part of the public school system, it’s tuition-free.

Working with Your Teacher

Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connects”. Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teachers to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction.

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

At Indiana Digital Learning School (INDLS), student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.

INDLS high school uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade of 60 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

Teachers provide group instruction through online synchronous sessions called Class Connects. Students are expected to attend Class Connects, which vary by subject and are scheduled by their teachers. Attending these sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.

Student attending an online class


Attendance is logged Monday through Friday during a typical school week. But academic progress can also be achieved during the weekends. High school students are expected to spend six hours per course per week. A student who takes five courses and spends 6 hours per week on each one is devoting approximately 30 hours per week to his or her course work.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.


Our testing is purposeful and meaningful, and drives our instructional practices to best serve the individual needs of your child.

State Testing

INDLS students must comply with all Indiana-mandated testing requirements.