How It Works

High School

Who can attend?

The Insight Schools of California (ISCA) high school program serves students in grades 9–12 who reside in California.

What are the costs?

Because ISCA is part of the public school system, it’s tuition-free. Enrolled families receive the K12 curriculum, and eligible families receive a loaner computer and printer.

Working with Your Teacher

Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called “Class Connects.” Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction. Class Connects vary by subject and are scheduled by your teacher.

Expectations for Completing Schoolwork

At ISCA, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.

ISCA high school uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.

Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.

High school student working with her laptop


Attendance is logged Monday through Friday, but academic progress can be achieved during the weekends as well. High school students are expected to spend approximately 5–6 hours on schoolwork per school day.


Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.

State Testing

ISCA students must comply with all California-mandated testing requirements.