ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Letter from Our Head of School
Dear Parents and Students,
As head of Insight School of Washington (ISWA), I’m pleased to tell you about our public online school’s mission and purpose.
While we accept students of all ability levels in grades 6–12, our school has special strengths in helping students who are struggling—for various reasons—in their education. A struggling student may be one who has failed certain courses, is bored or turned-off by school, misses school days, feels unsafe at school, or perhaps has received suspensions or been left back.
Many factors can contribute to these struggles. Among them are learning issues, behavior issues, bullying, or a lack of effective alternatives at their school.
ISWA offers a fresh start with a different model that can set up your student for success. Our approach is not to judge students or families but to help them in ways that work.
We are an “online” school, but what does that mean? For most students, it means they will now go to school from the safety of home, where they can focus on their studies without distractions; without peer pressure; and with the help of excellent state-certified teachers, caring counselors, and a parent or other adult “Learning Coach” to provide support. Daily structure and lessons are provided through a stimulating online school environment where classes can meet together and learning progress can truly happen.
In today’s world, it has never been more important for students to finish high school. High school dropouts have an unemployment rate 50 percent higher than high school graduates. But once a student succeeds in completing high school, he or she can consider moving on to other post-secondary schooling options: from community college to vocational programs to a four-year college.
We’re proud of the team of professionals and the entire program we’ve put together for deserving Washington students. We have impressive ways to personalize learning for your student, as well as provide social and emotional support. I urge you to review more details about how we help students succeed and get an overview of our outstanding curriculum, provided by Stride K12. Also, please check on our information session schedule—the best way to learn more and get answers to your questions.
Of course, if you’re ready to enroll, please do! If you choose to join us at ISWA, and I hope you do, I look forward to welcoming you to a remarkably supportive school that can help turn struggle into success for your child.
Head of School