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School Mission & Vision

 

Introduction

This Insight School of Oklahoma Handbook sets forth some general guidance for parents and students enrolled in the Insight School of Oklahoma. Insight School of Oklahoma is a charter school and is subject to the rules and regulations of the Oklahoma Charter School Act and the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. Insight School of Oklahoma (ISOK) is an approved Alternative Education program for students in 6th-12th grade and provides programs for students who may be in poor academic standing or need additional support due to poverty, substance abuse, family needs, or psychological or physical trauma. Alternative Education programs must implement the 16 Research-Based Components according to 70 O.S. § 1210-568.
 

School Mission and Vision Statement

Insight School of Oklahoma (“ISOK”) will provide students who are struggling with their education an alternative academic program to help them stay in school, achieve a high school diploma, and be prepared for success in college, work, and life.

Insight School of Oklahoma’s vision is to provide at-risk students a fresh educational start in an innovative virtual learning environment based on collaborative partnerships, individualized instruction, high-quality curriculum delivered on and offline, community support, student-focused initiatives, and career pathways.
 
This full-service model will ensure that every student reaches his or her true potential in accordance with Oklahoma Academic Standards. ISOK believes that a virtual education program designed around a school effectiveness framework, combined with a strong commitment from parents or other responsible adults will boost student achievement, serve the unique needs of Oklahoma’s students and families who seek an alternative education program, and offer a new model for effective collaborative public education in the 21st century. The school’s success and impact are premised on these values.
 

Getting Started

Whether you are first starting with Insight School of Oklahoma or just reading through this guide as a refresher before beginning the new school year, the sheer volume of the material can often be daunting. You can always contact your student’s Community Family Advisor and he/she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
 

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Glossary

Asynchronous: Instruction that does not require students and teachers to be in a common place at the same time. Discussion boards are an example of an asynchronous type of instruction.

Class Connects (CC): The online synchronous meeting in the Platform where live class instruction, reviews, and tutoring take for each course.
 
Counselor: The students’ contact for academic needs and graduation requirements. The Counselor watches and tracks credits and helps with ns after high school.
Community Family Advisor: Your school advocate and regular point of contact for attendance and school issues.
 
K12: Insight School of Oklahoma’s primary curriculum provider.
 
New Online High School: an integrated learning platform which is used for parent and student access to online curriculum, courses, and advisory content
 
OLS: Online Learning System. Where Class Connect sessions are listed and K12: announcements are located.
 
Learning Coach (LC): A responsible adult who assists students and monitors their progress.
 
Office Hours (OH): A regular time set by teachers each week during which they are available to answer questions or assist students.
 
Synchronous: Instruction that requires students and teachers to be in a common location at the same time. Blackboard Collaborate (BbC) sessions are examples of synchronous interaction.
 
 
This information is from the Board-approved ISOK Handbook for SY 2020-2021.