About Online Learning
How Online Learning Works
With online learning, your child can learn at home or wherever there's an internet connection while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities using K12-provided books and materials.* State-licensed teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called "Class Connects."
What to Expect
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What's my role as a parent?
You'll play an active and important role as your child's Learning Coach. Plan to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.
More About the Online School (OLS)
This easy-to-use platform has the tools you'll need to access school online. Parents and students use the OLS to:
Create schedules using built-in planning tools
Access daily lessons
Participate in live web classes and interactive discussions
Connect with teachers and reach out for extra help whenever needed
Join online clubs
Participate in virtual field trips
Stay up to date on school news and events
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend Insight School of Wisconsin (ISWI)?
Any student in grades 9–12 who resides in Wisconsin and is 20 years old or younger on the first day of the school year* and who meets the definition of "at risk."**
*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.
**State criteria for being At Risk Designated is taken from statutory language.
What does it cost to attend ISWI?
ISWI is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Wisconsin-licensed teachers and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
As Wisconsin public school students, all students enrolled in ISWI must comply with the state-required minimum number of instructional hours.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
How much time will my child spend online?
High school students will spend 80+ percent of their school time on the computer. Students also do hands-on science experiments, read novels, and complete math problems that are done without the computer.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. In addition to school-based clubs, K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
*Course materials vary by course and school.