History

Indiana Virtual Academy, formerly the Ripley County Learning Network (RCLN), is an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation enabled through a Community Alliances to Promote Education (CAPE) grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Indiana Virtual Academy was established to achieve a “virtual consolidation” of Ripley County’s four school corporations as well as the Career Center in the county.

As a result of the success of the RCLN which was founded in 2002, the name was changed in 2005 to Indiana Virtual Academy opening its “virtual doors” to all Indiana high schools and students. Any student in the state of Indiana can take a course with Indiana Virtual Academy with the approval from the student’s “home” school.

In 2008, Indiana Virtual Academy was certified by the Indiana State Board of Education as an Interlocal Cooperative to allow schools to become members and have discounted tuition for students.

In 2011, Indiana Virtual Academy was approved by the NCAA as a non-traditional course provider. *Please note that NCAA approval does not apply to courses in our credit recovery catalog. Please contact the IndVA office if you have any questions.

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