Which grades are offered by Insight Schools of California (ISCA)?
ISCA offers full-time enrollment for grades 9–12.
What does it cost to attend ISCA?
ISCA is a public school program, so there is no tuition. We provide California-credentialed teachers and instructional materials. Eligible families receive a loaner computer and printer. 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 ISCA 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 into the online course, so the number of physical items delivered will be few. A loaner computer system is provided to eligible students.
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. High school students can choose from a variety of electives. Students can also access credit recovery courses.
Can my child work at their own pace?
High school programs provide flexible learning environments. Each 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?
ISCA specializes in addressing the needs of students who are struggling. We offer credit recovery courses and remediation counseling to help students get back on track.
How much time will my child spend online?
We expect that high school students will spend most of their time online. 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. Students can also join school and K12 online national clubs to connect with peers of like interests.
Who issues the diploma?
Graduating students will be issued a diploma from Insight School of California Los Angeles, Insight School of California San Diego, or Insight School of California San Joaquin.
Can my child apply to college after graduating from ISCA?
After graduation, students will not meet the entrance requirements to attend a four-year university. They'll first need to attend a two-year or community college in order to meet those entrance requirements.
When your child graduates, they will have a valid diploma received from a state-approved publicschool. With that diploma come all the records required for the two-year or community college application process: valid transcripts, public school SAT/ACT scores, teacher recommendations, school extracurricular activities, a student portfolio, and culminating project.
Does ISCA provide McKinney-Vento/homeless assistance and supports?
ISCA provides McKinney-Vento/homeless assistance and support for eligible families who meet the definition as defined below. If you think you may be eligible for help through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, please contact Melisse Burns, ISCA Homeless Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.421.8165.
According to section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2)), the term “homeless children and youths”—
- (A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence...; and
- (B) includes—
- (i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
- (ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
- (iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
- (iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
Children and youth are considered homeless if they fit both part A and any one of the subparts of part B of the definition above.