Destinations Career Academy
Your student can prepare for college and career with the Destinations Career Academy at INDLS.
What is Destinations?
The Destinations Career Academy at Indiana Digital Learning School (INDLS) is an innovative, tuition-free online program that combines traditional high school academics with industry-relevant, career-focused electives—giving students a jump-start on their college and career goals. While working toward their high school diplomas, students can choose from a variety of courses in these high-demand career fields: Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources; Arts, AV, Technology, and Communications; Business and Marketing; Education and Training; Health Services; Hospitality and Human Services; Information Technology; and Public Safety. Indiana-licensed teachers provide live online instruction and tailor teaching to student needs. Students can participate in career-oriented clubs, gain workplace skills, and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams in their chosen career path upon graduation.*
Career-focused courses are based on the knowledge and skills required for each career pathway in the following in-demand career fields:
- Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources: Careers in the planning, implementation, production, management, processing, and marketing of agricultural commodities and services. Learn more about Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources.
- Arts, AV, Technology, and Communications: Building linkages for entry level, technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of audiovisual, technology, and multimedia services. Learn more about Arts, AV, Technology, and Communications.
- Business and Marketing: Careers in planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives. Learn more about Business and Marketing.
- Education and Training: Careers in the planning, managing, and providing of education and training services, and related learning support services, for children in their early, formative years through elementary school. Learn more about Education and Training.
- Health Services: Careers in the planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. Learn more about Health Services.
- Hospitality and Human Services: Careers in the management, marketing, and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events, and travel related services.. Learn more about Hospitality and Human Services.
- Information Technology: Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Learn more about Information Technology.
- Public Safety: Careers in the planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, and protective services, and homeland security. Learn more about Public Safety
*Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who attend Destinations for at least two years will have further exposure to career readiness education courses to be prepared for certification testing.
Dual Credit at INDLS
Through Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College, qualifying INDLS students can take one course for high school credit, college credit, or both—tuition-free! Students in good academic standing may be eligible for one college course per semester. INDLS is committed to differentiating each students course and making use of the full available catalogs with our cooperating institutions.
For more information, please contact, Ahayne@indls.net.
2019 Job Shadow Week
K12 and Destinations Career Academies teamed up with businesses across the nation to give students the opportunity to explore different career fields while discovering their passions. Watch as our INDLS student, Dejah, experiences 2019 Job Shadow Week.
Destinations students can join the SkillsUSA chapter at INDLS. With curriculum that covers 130 job categories and more than 600 national partners—businesses, trade associations, and unions—SkillsUSA gives students the opportunity to:
- Practically apply what they learn in the classroom
- Take courses in addition to those offered in the K12 course catalog
- Participate in academic competitions
- Perform community service
- Connect with like-minded students who have similar career and academic interests
- Earn scholarships offered exclusively through SkillsUSA