SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 300 high school students will celebrate their graduation from the online public charter schools Insight Schools of California this week. ISCA helps high school students who struggled to find success in a traditional brick-and-mortar school setting get back on track. Due to the large graduating class, ISCA will hold four in-person commencement ceremonies, with two in Brea on June 19, one in Riverside on June 20, and one in Tracy on June 21.
ISCA serves students in grades 9-12 who reside in many counties in California, including Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura.
The experienced California-credentialed teachers and professional school counselors at ISCA assess where students are academically deficient, then work closely with them and their parents to create individualized learning plans that map to each student’s unique academic needs, personal interests and college and career goals.
“The Class of 2018 is proof that education is not one-size-fits-all,” said Kimberly Odom, head of schools at Insight Schools of California. “Our graduates have shown amazing perseverance in reaching this goal, and I am so proud that we were able to play a role in their lives to help them achieve this milestone.”
Student speakers Stephanie Jimenez and Rebekah Lehrman will address their classmates at the morning ceremony in Brea on June 19, while Raylene Trujillo and Emily Carillo will deliver remarks in the afternoon. On June 20, Aaron Fuentes and Naomi Gutierrez will speak in Riverside, and finally, Michelle Cruz and Nia Ruth will address their fellow graduates on June 21 in Tracy.
All of these students have overcome obstacles to reach graduation. Jimenez suffered an injury in a car accident which prevented her from taking stairs in her brick-and-mortar school. After enrolling at ISCA, she discovered that she learned better in the distraction-free environment of her online classroom. Gutierrez and Lehrman are both graduating early as juniors. Gutierrez intends to enter the U.S. Marine Corps, where she hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps to become a military police officer.
In addition, Richard Matulia, CEO of HighMark Digital and board member for Burning Bush Moments, will serve as the keynote speaker in Tracy.
Students choose online school for a variety of reasons, including a safe learning environment, advanced learning options and the ability to support extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.
Media is welcome to attend the commencement ceremonies. Details are as follows:
Insight Schools of California Graduation Ceremonies in Brea
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Brea Community Center
695 E. Madison Way
Brea, CA 92821
Insight Schools of California Graduation Ceremony in Riverside
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Community Center
2060 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
Insight Schools of California Graduation Ceremony in Tracy
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 11 a.m.
Teranishi Event Center
31400 S. Koster Road
Tracy, CA 95304
About Insight Schools of California
Insight Schools of California (ISCA) are full-time online public charter schools for students in grades 9-12 who are behind in their education or need additional support to graduate from high school. The schools are available for students in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura counties. ISCA uses the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. Families do not pay tuition for a student to attend an online public school. Common household items and office supplies like printer ink and paper are not provided. Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs. Learn more at http://ca.insightschools.net.
Jessica Schuler, 571-405-2211