How It Works
Curious 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.”
Insight School of Kansas (ISKS) uses quality curriculum from K12 designed to let students find the learning style that works best for them, allowing them to find their path to success. Each online classroom offers engaging and relevant lessons that build on your child’s interests and abilities.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many of my children can I enroll in ISKS?
Because ISKS provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades 7–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend ISKS?
ISKS is a public school, so there’s no tuition. We provide Kansas-licensed teachers and instructional materials. Families who qualify receive a loaner computer. 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 Kansas public school students, all ISKS students must comply with the state-required minimum number of attending 180 instructional days.
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 doesn’t coordinate with the school calendar.
How much time will my child spend online?
In middle school, students spend more than 50–60 percent of their time online. By high school, most of the school day is online.
*Course materials vary by course and school.