General FAQs

What grades are offered by Insight School of Wisconsin?

ISWI is available to eligible students in grades 9–12.

What subjects will my child study?

A full academic program for grades 9–12 is offered by ISWI. Learn more about our curriculum.

Does ISWI provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes, we provide the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed. These materials are sent to students directly* and are dependent on the student's grade level and their specific courses. High school students receive fewer materials than elementary and middle school students.

Will my child be able to work at their own pace?

High school students complete lessons in synchronous and asynchronous sessions and are expected to complete quizzes, tests, and other assignments in a timely manner. The specific schedule depends on the students’ personalized learning plan and class connect schedule. Class connect sessions take place at designated times during the week.

Will you be able to meet the needs of my academically gifted child?

The approach to the program is adaptable to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. K12-powered teachers work directly with parents and students to ensure proper placement into the curriculum.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

We expect that students spend nearly their entire school day on the computer in grades 9–12. Time online is spent working on asynchronous lessons, working in Class Connects with teachers synchronously, and collaborating with peers in engaging assignments and projects. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. They help facilitate a solid education, they do not replace one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that includes a great deal of traditional books, workbooks, and instructional materials.*

What does it cost to attend ISWI?

Since ISWI is a public virtual school, there is no tuition. However, students and families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper).

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in virtual and in-person school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. Local students and parents can get together on a regular basis. There are also opportunities to join online clubs.**

Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?

Depending on a child's Individualized Education Program, we can tailor our curriculum to meet your student’s needs. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office to be in touch with our special education team.

Will this program intrude into my home?

Typically, there are no home visits as part of the program, however, we care about all our families and in order to ensure we help our families be as successful as possible, it is essential that we can contact them. When phone calls, emails, and texts are unsuccessful and/or it is determined a family would benefit from in-person interaction, the school may conduct a friendly home visit to ensure everyone is safe and to help the family get back on track to success with our school. Home visits provide a way for schools to reach out to our school community and build a relationship of trust and respect. 

*Course materials vary by course and school; please check with your school.

**Opportunities vary by school; please visit your school page or check with your school counselor.