Letter from the CAO
Dear Indiana Agriculture & Technology Families,
Welcome to the Indiana Agriculture & Technology School! We are excited you are interested in pursuing an education in our flexible, fully-online school, where students are given opportunities to realize their fullest potential and increase their love of learning as well as pursue a career opportunity.
Indiana Agriculture & Technology School will provide students with rich, engaging learning opportunities through the Edgenuity program, which is aligned with Indiana Core 40 standards. Students at Indiana Agriculture & Technology School are well supported by Indiana licensed teachers, Concept Coaches, Success Coaches, and our own Student Learning Advocates (SLA) who work cooperatively to ensure students stay on track, understand expectations, and can complete their courses on schedule. We believe in getting to know our students and providing them with a curriculum that meets their academic needs and improves their independence, communication, and self-advocacy skills.
Egenuity Teachers engage with students throughout each week to ensure they understand the material they are learning and to help resolve any confusion and clarify expectations as needed. Teachers grade student work and provide supportive feedback so students know just what needs improving and the areas in which they excel. Concept Coaches provide on-demand tutoring in core subjects, while Success Coaches help to motivate our students. The Student Learning Advocate will maintain daily contact with the student and his or her family, assist the student in choosing appropriate courses, monitor attendance and academic progress, and be available to meet with the student and family at one of the school’s Student Support Centers. This multi-layered approach to student support has documented results in increasing student achievement.
I am proud to be a part of the Indiana Agriculture & Technology School family knowing that our dedication to student success and robust learning experiences will benefit many students who desire a full-time online program of studies. I look forward to working with your family and wish you the best of luck as you begin your journey at Indiana Agriculture & Technology School!
All the best,
Keith A. Marsh
Executive Director/Chief Academic Officer
Education Redefined in Indiana.
Indiana Agriculture & Technology School is a Tuition Free On-Line Public School using cutting-edge virtual learning technologies blended with live hands-on experiences in agriculture, conservation, and environmental sciences.
Our Vision is to produce a workforce prepared to meet the challenge of accelerating change in every component of agriculture.
Our Mission is to provide a unique and interesting learning experience for students and to introduce them to the many opportunities and career paths in agriculture and related sciences in Indiana and around the world.
Producing a workforce prepared to meet the challenge of accelerating change in every component of agriculture is the primary reason why our school exists.
Middle School Core Coursework
Edgenuity Courseware™ for math, science, social studies, world languages, CTE, ELA, and electives are all designed to empower middle school students to successfully meet the expectations of Common Core and state standards.
Hear from a middle school teacher about Edgenuity coursework:
“I’m seeing students being pushed and stretched to their limits more so than we’ve seen before, and we definitely credit that to not only Edgenuity and the rigor that’s found there, but also in the model itself and the ability to leverage that technology to create small groups with teachers.”
Today’s middle school classrooms need rigorous, engaging learning tools that support students’ varied learning styles. Edgenuity provides online solutions that help students receive the instruction and practice they need to excel academically. Plus, with real-time data, customization, and management tools, teachers and administrators have the resources they need to intervene, motivate, and foster success…Read more from the Edgenuity Middle School Coursework Brochure.
Along with coursework that is flexible to meet the needs of your student, you can choose options here on the Indiana Agriculture and Technology School learning grounds that get your child ready for learning through real-life experiences. Classes are now open; enroll today to begin!
High School Core 40 Coursework
The path to graduation does not look the same for every high school student. That’s why Edgenuity’s online solutions can help students close learning gaps, recover credits, and meet graduation requirements. Courses can also help advanced students explore career interests, earn dual credits, and pursue Advanced Placement® options. Regardless of the path students take, Edgenuity can help to engage and motivate students, as they prepare for future success.
Your high school student will receive a varied education that meets all standards while providing flexibility, added options for enrichment learning, and extra support when needed. Exciting electives provide hands-on learning opportunities that will ignite your student’s interest and open up new future career potential.
Attainable Career Pathways Never Looked So Good
School isn’t just a requirement; it’s the gateway to your child’s future. When you enroll your student in IATS, you will be connected to a growing network of corporate and farming partners through the whole state. These career pathway options were chosen based on deep research and discovery into the growing needs of the workforce in the future, with a focus on projected industry growth here in Indiana.
Our certified guidance and career counselors work with you and your student to identify strengths, find hidden potential, and match the student’s interest to create an individualized academic plan that leads to success post-graduation. Ready to begin your journey?
Students that choose IATS Agriculture Pathways will be exposed to careers in modern agriculture that include biology, life sciences, environmental management, food and nutrition, human health, and engineering. The program is designed to offer career pathways through partnerships with agribusiness and corporations, offering career opportunities after graduation. Beginning in the 7th grade, students will participate in activities that expose them to many of the programs career pathways. At 8th grade and onward students will take Intro to Agriculture and diving indepth to their own pathways.
Something New is Ahead
Stay Tuned for Big Announcements
Coming Soon 2019
Drone Ceritification Program
IATS offers students the opportunity to follow a career in UAS. Through rigorus curriculm that includes learning the history, applications, safety standards, and recorded flight time, students will have the opportunity to earn their FFA part 107 License needed for commerical drone flying. For additional information and to pre-register for the fall semester please contact Thomas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.