General FAQs

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?

Does ISMI provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

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.

What subjects will my child study?

Can my child work at their own pace?

What if my child is behind on credits or failing classes?

What is the attendance policy?

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?

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.

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.