New Tuition-Free Online Public School Approved to Serve Pennsylvania Students in Grades K-10
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new tuition-free, full-time online public school, Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (ISPA), is now enrolling students from across the state for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. ISPA will open this Fall on September 5th, serving students in grades K-10. In 2018-2019, the 11th grade will be added followed by 12th grade in 2019-2020. Enrollment information can be found at http://pa.insightschools.net/how-enroll.html.
“Our vision is to ignite a desire for learning in every student, and help them achieve both academic and personal success,” said Diana Moninger, Board Member of Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. “Insight Pennsylvania is committed to offering Pennsylvania families a high-quality and innovative public school choice that is accessible to all regardless of where they live.”
Students enrolled at ISPA will learn outside the traditional classroom. The rigorous and engaging curriculum offered by ISPA will include courses in English/language arts, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as some electives.
The school will initially offer two exploratory Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and will offer an entire CTE program option for students in the coming years. The CTE program is designed to help young people develop the knowledge and skills to acquire high-demand, high-paying jobs in fields, such as health care, information technology, energy, manufacturing and agriculture. As ISPA adds grades, it will offer additional CTE courses designed to expose students to a wide variety of college and career options, prepare them for valuable certification examinations, and provide hands-on, work-based experience opportunities, all while earning credits toward high school graduation.
“We want to see every student who selects Insight Pennsylvania prepared for the next stage of their lives, whether it is pursuing a career, higher education, military service, or another phase of their educational journey,” said Moninger. “Our school will offer students a fresh educational start through a full-service learning model designed around individualized instruction, high-quality curriculum, student-focused support initiatives, and a commitment to ensuring every student reaches his or her true potential.”
ISPA’s state-certified teachers will provide instruction, guidance and support, and interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms with online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. Teachers will work in close partnership with parents or other responsible adults who serve as learning coaches for the students.
ISPA will also provide every student with an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP), which is informed by teachers who work with students to make sure the lesson plans are based on the student’s needs and the progress the student has made to date, as well as the student’s personal interests and college and career aspirations.
ISPA is governed by an independent, nonprofit charter school board made up of Pennsylvania parents, educators and community leaders. The nonprofit board, which was awarded the charter from the PA Department of Education, oversees all operations of the school and sets school policies.
ISPA is partnering with K12 Inc., America’s leading provider of K-12 online and blended school offerings. The school will use K12’s interactive curriculum and academic services. K12 Inc. is accredited by AdvancED, the world’s largest education community.
Parents interested in providing their child with an innovative, technology-enhanced education experience may consider enrolling in ISPA. For more information on enrollment, and in-person or online information sessions, please visit pa.insightschools.net/events-calendar.html.
About Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (ISPA) is a tuition-free online public charter school authorized by The Pennsylvania Department of Education that serves students in grades K through 10 in 2017-2018, adding 11thgrade in 2018-2019 and 12th grade in 2019-2020. As part of the Pennsylvania public school system, ISPA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ISPA, visit pa.insightschools.net.
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