Who is eligible to attend Insight School of Michigan (ISMI)?
Students seeking enrollment must be residents of the State of Michigan and at least 16 years of age. Students who turn 22 while enrolled and need additional education in order to receive a diploma may remain enrolled until they meet the graduation requirements or the end of the school year, whichever occurs first. Students must also be able to demonstrate completion of the eighth grade through official transcript or homeschool portfolios.
What does it cost to attend ISMI?
ISMI is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Michigan-certified 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.
Does ISMI provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes. We provide textbooks and instructional materials, which are sent directly to students. These books and materials are dependent on the student's grade level and the courses they're enrolled in. Most materials are fully integrated to the online course, so the number of physical items delivered will be few. A loaner computer system is provided to eligible students.
How does enrollment work?
Enrollment applications are date and time stamped and processed in the order in which the forms are received. If demand exceeds capacity during the specified open enrollment window, a lottery or other impartial selection process will be used to admit and/or place students on a waiting list for admission. The open enrollment period is at least two weeks and includes evening and weekend times. Detailed requirements can be found in MCL 380.553. Insight School of Michigan will not discriminate on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a disabled person, or any other basis that would be illegal, if used by a school district.
Visit our How to Enroll section for information on enrolling your student at Insight Michigan.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts/English, math, science, and history are core courses. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels such as art, health/PE, music, and world languages. Students can choose from a variety of electives and can also access credit recovery courses.
Can my child work at their own pace?
ISMI provides a structured yet flexible learning environment. The program includes weekly assignments, scheduled lessons and activities, and assignments with set due dates. Optional and required instructional sessions are scheduled throughout the week to support student learning. Students have the flexibility of creating a schedule that enables them to complete academic work and receive teacher support throughout the day.
What if my child is behind on credits or failing classes?
What is the attendance policy?
As Michigan public school students, all students enrolled in ISMI must comply with the state-required minimum number of 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 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, Stride K12 online national clubs help connect students with like interests and passions.
If my student has been expelled from another school, can they enroll at ISMI?
Each case will be reviewed based on records from your current or former school district. As a Michigan public school, ISMI may honor current expulsions from another district. Approval for enrollment will not be granted until the case is reviewed.