What grades are offered by Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ)?
ISAZ offers grades 7–12.
What subjects will my child study?
Language arts, math, science, history, are the core online courses. High school students also have the opportunity to engage with our Destinations Career Academy program which allows students the ability to explore Career Technical Fields of education.
Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?
Yes, we provide all the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed to complete the program in grades 7-12. These books and materials are sent to students directly. The majority of materials are fully integrated to the online course, so the number of physical items delivered will be few.
Can my child work at his or her own pace?
Middle school, and 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. All programs meet applicable statutes and mandates concerning academic progress and attendance as outlined by the State Board of Education.
How much time do students spend on the computer?
Students will spend approximately 5-6 hours per day engaged with the online platform, courses, and completing computer-based assignments. Offline work includes reading novels, research, and other activities that are still counted as attendance but will not occur in front of the computer.
Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?
Absolutely! We have a robust special education department with a team dedicated to providing an incredible educational experience to all students, regardless of disability. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with our special education team.
What is ISAZ policy on bullying?
Insight Academy of Arizona is committed to a safe educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and community members that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. ISAZ policy on bullying [PDF]
Since students do not go to a physical school building every day, how do they interact socially?
Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), field trips, and other social events. We expect local clusters of students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. Students also have the opportunity to interact with each other through online discussions, web-based live classes, and virtual clubs. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed that are based not on geography and place but on shared interests.
Will this program intrude into my home?
There are no home visits as part of the program, and there are no cameras or any other intrusions into your home. This school was created to help your child obtain a first-class education and serve your family's needs. If you ever feel that it is not right for your family or your child, please immediately discuss your concerns with your homeroom advisor or the school principal.
Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?
Yes, we are a public school in Arizona, so students can earn a diploma based upon successful completion and mastery of course content. We also hold an in-person graduation ceremony in late May each year where our students participate in a traditional ceremony, including caps and gowns!
How do I enroll my student?
Complete the ISAZ Online Enrollment Form. You will need to provide copies of the following documents with your student's enrollment:
- Birth certificate
- Records of immunization
- Proof of residence (tax record or utility bill)
- Prior year school report card or withdrawal form
- High school transcript (if applicable)
- Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
- PHLOTE (Primary Home Language Other Than English) Survey
The Enrollment Checklist at the beginning of the Online Enrollment Form will help you be sure you have fulfilled all of the ISAZ enrollment requirements.
How will I know when my student's enrollment has been approved?
The ISAZ Enrollment Processing Center will contact you, indicating that your enrollment has been approved or noting documents that are still needed to completely process your application. A representative will call you to discuss enrollment in the program and course placement.
Can students do extracurricular activities in their resident district?
This decision is made on a district-by-district basis.
How can I view the ISAZ annual financial report?
Visit the Arizona Department of Education's website, and select "PPEP and Affiliates, Inc. dba Insight Academy of Arizona" from the drop-down list.
How long does the school keep student records?
Insight Academy of Arizona follows the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records retention schedule. Special Education records (including placement records, referrals, evaluations, testing data and other related records) are destroyed 4 years after the fiscal year of final enrollment in the program. To obtain copies of student records for students who have attended our school, please call the office at 602.476.1320, requests for records can be faxed to 602.595.6874.