How It Works
How Online High School Works
Who can attend?
The GEO Focus Academy of Indiana high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in the state of Indiana. For juniors and seniors, students must be on track to graduate on time.
What are the costs?
GEO Focus Academy of Indiana is a private school. We provide Indiana-licensed teachers and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
|$7,000 full-year / $3,500 semester
|Loaner Laptop Fee*
Is there tuition assistance or financial aid available?
Yes, Indiana and GEO Focus Academy are committed to providing all children access to quality educational opportunities. Indiana's Choice Scholarship Program (voucher program) provides scholarships to eligible Indiana students to offset tuition costs at participating schools, including GEO Focus Academy. Learn more about the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program and the scholarship granting organization.
Our staff works with parents to submit scholarship applications to the Indiana Department of Education. Connect with an enrollment consultant for guidance.
What is my role as a parent?
In high school, students work more independently and take responsibility for their learning. A parent (or other responsible adult) serves as the Learning Coach to the teen. Teachers set the pace of instruction, but the Learning Coach provides oversight and help when needed.
Parent/Learning Coach involvement may vary per child and grade level. The initial 4–8 weeks can be intensive as families settle into a routine. High school students work more directly with teachers, but parent/Learning Coach involvement for approximately 10 hours a week is still essential.
Working with Your Teacher
While online lessons can usually be completed at any time of day, students will be required to attend live Class Connect sessions with their teacher(s) based on the student’s individual needs. During Class Connect sessions, students will receive direct instruction from teachers and have opportunities to interact and collaborate with classmates. In addition to regular, synchronous classroom instruction, teachers may offer support or small group sessions to assist in student learning. Parents/Learning Coaches are encouraged to contact their child’s homeroom teacher any time they have questions or concerns.
Expectations for Completing Schoolwork
At GEO Focus Academy of Indiana, 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.
GEO Focus Academy of Indiana high school uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade 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.
All students enrolled for the entire school year must attend 180 instructional days per school year. The total instructional days are prorated based on the student’s start date. The daily amount of expected instructional time for 6–12th grade is 6 hours.
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.
GEO Focus Academy of Indiana students must comply with all Indiana-mandated testing requirements.
*Financial aid available, awarded based on student need.
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