FAQs

What are the benefits of Nexus Academy and blended learning?

Blended learning’s holistic approach helps each learner thrive in the personal way that works best for them. With this combination of in-person and online instruction, students get both support and flexibility. And Nexus Academy’s safe, modern environment and specialized teachers (including Success Coaches) put a positive focus on learning to bring out the best in every student.

What is the curriculum, and what subjects and electives are available?

Our curriculum includes core subjects such as English, math, science, and social studies designed for multiple skill levels; advanced Honors and AP courses; and a wide selection of electives, including Art History, Engineering Design, and six foreign languages. All of our courses are taught with Nexus Academy’s proven personalized learning approach. Learn more about our curriculum.

When do students attend classes, and what is a student’s typical day like?

Students attend classes on campus from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30, Monday through Thursday. They also spend approximately 14 hours a week completing online lessons away from campus. Learn more about a typical day at Nexus Academy.

What is Nexus Academy?

Nexus Academy is a FREE public high school program with a “blended learning” approach. Our program features an engaging curriculum of core, Honors and AP, and elective courses that are taught online and in person.

What does it cost to attend Nexus Academy?

Nexus Academy high schools are tuition-free.

Do students need home Internet access?

You’ll need easy Internet access in your home for approximately 14 hours per week of online lessons that your student must complete away from campus. We recommend high-speed Internet access such as broadband for the best delivery of course materials and virtual classes.

Who is iLEAD Schools?

Nexus Academy of Indianapolis is partnered with iLEAD Schools, a cutting-edge network of 10 public charter schools throughout California and the Midwest. iLEAD Schools was one of the first charter programs to embrace the revolutionary project-based learning model, which challenges students to gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to authentic, real-life problems and issues. Schools in the iLEAD network truly strive to live up to the motto “free to think, inspired to lead.”

Is Nexus Academy of Indianapolis accredited?

Nexus Academy of Indianapolis is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Why do you refer to students as “learners”?

We are committed to instilling in young people a passion for lifelong learning that transcends simply going through the motions of getting through high school. Similarly, we refer to our teachers as facilitators because not only are they imparting knowledge, they are facilitating the learning process.

What is the campus like?

Our campus keeps the focus on learning: the safe, modern environment, open floor plan, and comfortable space lets learners collaborate with each other and feel supported by our instructors. The Campus Team Zone and classroom furniture is versatile and movable so students can work together or on their own effectively. Additionally, the campus is equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness center that students can access whenever they’re on site.

When does the school year start and end?

Please see the school calendar for start and end dates.

Does Nexus Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Nexus Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with families and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Nexus Academy provides students who have IEPs with related services that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team.
For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Nexus Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.
In accordance with federal law, the school assumes responsibility for the location, identification, and evaluation of students in our school community who require special education and related services. This includes students who are advancing from grade to grade, wards of the state, and children who are highly mobile, such as migrant and homeless children.
For more information about education for students who have disabilities, please contact the school leader.