What grades are offered by the Insight School of Washington (ISWA)?
ISWA serves Washington students in grades 6–12. Stride Career Prep is available for grades 9–10.
What does it cost to attend ISWA?
ISWA is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Washington-certified teachers and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Families who qualify receive a loaner computer and printer. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes. We provide the textbooks and instructional materials needed to complete the program. These books and materials are sent to students directly. The amount and type of materials varies by grade and course. Generally, high school students receive fewer books and materials than middle school students due to the different course requirements. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided.
Does ISWA loan computers and printers?
ISWA provides qualified families with a loaner computer and printer. A parent or guardian (Learning Coach) must submit financial documents to prove their student's qualification when they request a loaned laptop.
How do I request a loaner computer for my student?
When the Learning Coach (parent or legal guardian) requests a loaner computer, they must provide financial information during the registration process to determine their student's eligibility.
If a family requests a laptop and is eligible, the Learning Coach may check their "My Info" tab two days after their student has been approved for enrollment with ISWA. If no status is listed, the laptop has not shipped and will not ship. The Learning Coach must contact Customer Support at 866.512.2273. The Learning Coach will receive a case number and must then contact their student's advisor (the homeroom or ORN010 teacher) to let them know they've requested a laptop and the request is still pending.
Two days after speaking with Customer Support and the student's advisor, if the Learning Coach's "My Info" tab still does not reflect shipping status, they should notify their student's advisor once again, and the advisor will escalate the issue to our operations manager. Once shipped, it takes 7–14 days for a laptop to arrive.
Please note, if a family does not financially qualify for a laptop, it will not ship even if they have submitted a request.
Chromebooks are not compatible with our systems.
How many students does ISWA admit into their program?
Students admittance is subject to capacity and the age and state residency requirements listed below.
What are the eligibility requirements to enroll?
Students must be residents of the state of Washington and must be 20 years of age or younger on the first day of the school year. Students who turn 21 while enrolled may remain enrolled until the end of the current school year. High school students must also be able to demonstrate completion of the eighth grade through official transcript or homeschool portfolios.
What information is required for enrollment?
We are a school of choice, so enrollment documents include a District Release Form (sometimes called a “Choice Form”), which requires a signature from the resident school district and a legal guardian. We also require proof of residence including the name of a legal guardian on the student account and the physical address of the residence. Documents we accept include:
- Utility bill (gas, water, cable, electric, phone land line)
- Car insurance statement
- Lease agreement
- Driver’s license
- Car registration
- Benefit assistance letters (food stamps, TANF, etc.)
What if my child is behind on credits or failing classes?
Can students enroll and begin classes at any time of the year?
Students can submit an enrollment application anytime during the year. Once approved, they can begin attending classes at the next scheduled start date. To help students ease into our school environment, we offer three start dates, called "cohorts," in the first semester. Students who begin in the second or third cohorts are assigned a lighter course load to ensure they start strong. Students in the second cohort are assigned four courses and students in the third cohort are assigned two courses. This helps students get used to ISWA's structure and sets them up for success.
What if my child has been expelled?
We will review each case based on records from your current or former school district. As a Washington public school, we may honor current expulsions from another district.
How do I request a transcript?
How do I receive information about my child's IEP or 504 plan?
For questions regarding Special Services (504 and Special Education), please contact:
Phone: 425.533.2700 ext. 2004