Recently the traditional school model has been tested like no other time.
During this time our students have thrived.
Isn't it time your student receives an education that works?
Classes begin on August 17, 2020.
Seats are limited. Enrollment open now.
IATS students completed 93% of their courses last year?
To Aspiring Students and Supportive Families,
I want to thank you for considering Indiana Agriculture & Technology School as an option for your education. At IATS, our programs are designed to meet the needs of 21st-century learners. If these trying times have taught us anything, it is that our students don't need to spend seven hours a day in a classroom to learn. Our proven hybrid system combines the best of online education and marries it with practical and effective hands-on learning. We take our students out of the traditional classroom setting and introduce them to real life jobs in the field of agriculture or technology. Our students learn from professionals who have expertise in these fields. Students at Indiana Agriculture & Technology School will learn their knowledge through the curriculum and from there we want our students to transfer and apply their knowledge to real-world application. This authentic assessment asks students to use their skills outside the context of the classroom.
We are beginning our third year, and if anything is clear in this season of uncertainty it is that our program works. We invite you and your family to be part of this program and explore the possibilities that our school can offer.
Keith Marsh, Chief Academic Officer
Indiana Agriculture and Technology School is powered by a team of professional educators committed to ensuring each student is engaged and successful. Each student will receive instruction from fully licensed Indiana teachers.
Each Student will be assigned an SLA, who are Indiana licensed teachers that will guide students academically while providing personalized instruction using collaboration tools, through email, and over the phone.
Learning and development will also be empowered by Success Coaches and Concept Coaches who will tutor, provide answers to questions, and mentor students as they progress through their coursework.
Frequently Asked Questions
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We are tuition Free! We are a public charter school that is publicly funded through the state of Indiana so there is no cost to you. The only costs you would incur would be with our dual enrollment program with Ivy Tech or outside electives.
Our blended school provides students with the opportunity to spend a percentage of time doing their academic studies online and the majority of their time in a face-to-faceenvironment. Students will participate in live active sessions with instructors experiencing hands-on educational experiences on the 600-acre farm campus.
IATS serves grades 7–12 for students living in Indiana, and under the age of 22.
IATS will provide students with a Chromebook to access their coursework.
Based on your academic course schedule, students are required on average to spend one hour per course online on academic days.
No. Our courses are pre-recorded allowing students to work at their own pace. Our Student Learning Advocates monitor your student’s activity to make sure that they are active each day and are progressing through each course.
How do I Enroll?
CLICK HERE to go to our enrollment application. Once you complete the form, we will contact you to verify your enrollment, schedule a time for an onboarding meeting, where we can meet face-to-face, answer any questions you have, review our expectations, and begin planning out your student’s learning plan.
Each student will spend approximately one day per week at an active participation day (APD). Those days may be held at one of the school farm locations or may be held at another local agriculturally-based enterprise. The APD days are be being planned by region, so students and families will not be expected to travel to distant locations on a regular basis.
The sky is the limit! For on-farm events, depending on the coursework, students could be working with large and small livestock, greenhouse and horticultural operations, working with farm machinery and learning about agricultural systems and processes. There may also be opportunities to tour factories and farms and meet with notable leaders in the agricultural industry. Some APD days maybe FFA related and could include educational sessions at conventions, competing in contests with other FFA teams, or even attending a camp!
Each APD day will have a connection to current content in the coursework. The instructors will let you know if there is anything in particular that is needed for each day, but in general, comfortable working clothes like tennis shoes or boots (NEVER OPEN TOE SHOES), and jeans or appropriate shorts and t-shirts are fine. Project-related materials will be provided. Some APD days may be FFA related, and different clothing may be required for those events. Always remember to bring a smile and a good attitude to APD days!
While the instructors have tried to plan APD days for Tuesdays of each week to aid in scheduling, over half of the opportunities also offer a Thursday session. There will also be several locations of each APD offered, based regionally around the state. If, however, you are still unable to attend one of these scheduled APD days, simply work with your instructor on finding a way to include those educational hours into your planning. Supervised agricultural experience (SAE) hours are also included and may take the place of some APD days.
As a new school, we are undergoing the steps needed for formal accreditation through AdvancED, we are recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as an Indiana School, the courses offered through our Curriculum provider are accredited by AdvancED and are aligned with the Indiana Standards. Our teachers and Student Learning Advocates are Indiana Licensed teachers.
While we would like to say that our program is for everyone, sometimes it isn’t. But have no fear, if you decide that our program is not the right fit for your student, our credits will transfer to your new school.