Letter from Our Head of Schools
Dear Insight School of Indiana Community,
As head of Insight School of Indiana, a Hoosier Academies Network School, I am pleased to tell you about our online school, which offers students a fresh start through a different learning model that can set them up for success.
Our school is designed to work with students in grades 7–12 who are struggling—for various reasons—in their education. A struggling student may be one who has failed certain courses, is bored or turned off by school, misses school days, feels unsafe at school, or perhaps has received suspensions or been left back. Many factors can contribute to these struggles. Among them are learning issues, behavior issues, bullying, or a lack of effective alternatives at their school. Our approach is not to judge students or families, but to help them in ways that work.
We are an online school—but what does that mean? For most students, it means they attend school from the safety of home where they can focus on their studies without distractions, without peer pressure, and with the help of excellent Indiana-certified teachers, caring counselors, and a parent or other adult “Learning Coach,” who provides support. Daily structure and lessons are provided through a stimulating online school environment where classes meet together and learning progress truly happens.
Creating a high-quality secondary education program, while also ensuring high-quality instruction in the virtual classroom, can have long-lasting, positive consequences for students’ success throughout their school career and beyond. Insight School of Indiana will use the K12 curriculum to help build a strong foundation for students to become academically successful and well-rounded in an increasingly diverse society. My job will be to ensure the curriculum is implemented daily, while providing staff with continuous feedback and support.
I look forward to working with you and your student this school year.
Dr. Byron L. Ernest
Head of Schools