When the new school year begins, IPS will offer full in-person learning for all students, Grades Pre-K–12. The district’s virtual option will be available only through our two Innovation partners — Paramount School of Excellence and Phalen Leadership Academy.

Here are the details on both: 

Full In-Person Learning

IPS will return to 100% full-time in-person learning for the 2021–22 school year. It is expected that students who attend in person will do so for the entire school year. 

Our hope is that all families will return to in-person learning so they can benefit from:

  • The many social and emotional benefits of in-person support from qualified staff and supportive peer students.
  • A newly adopted English Language Arts curriculum and the Imagine Learning supplemental learning acceleration digital platform.
  • Access to multiple academic programs, extracurricular activities and athletics that are available at their home school (consistent with the Marion County Health Department’s updated guidelines).
  • One-to-one technology, allowing all students to have access to their own electronic device to enhance learning. This will also enable short-term remote learning in the event schools and/or classrooms need to be closed and/or quarantined.
  • COVID protocols based on guidance from the Marion County Public Health Department that focuses on student, staff and family safety. You can access our 2021–22 school year COVID protocols HERE.

Virtual Learning Options

To provide options for all families, IPS has partnered with two high-quality virtual schools, Paramount Schools of Excellence and Phalen Leadership Academies, to offer instruction to students wanting a virtual experience.

Please Note: Families who enroll in a virtual learning partner school will be giving up their current IPS school seat. If the family would like to return to in-person learning, they will have to enroll in their neighborhood school or go through the Enroll Indy process to claim a Choice school seat based on availability at the time of re-enrollment to in-person schools.

Highlights of the two virtual options include:

For more details on the virtual options, click HERE.