MIDWEST CITY, Okla., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insight Academy of Oklahoma (ISOK), a tuition-free, online public school, announced today it is welcoming families with children in grades 7-12 to begin enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. The comprehensive education approach provided by ISOK focuses on providing struggling students with the academic, social and emotional support needed to reach graduation.
"In today's world, it has never been more important for students to graduate from high school," said Sheryl Tatum, Head of School of ISOK. "We understand that our students come from very diverse backgrounds and unique situations. At ISOK we offer students a fresh start with a different learning model so all our students can be successful."
ISOK combines engaging web-based lessons, live online learning sessions and support from highly-qualified state-certified teachers and counselors to create a unique educational experience for each student. Students take benchmark tests at the beginning of the school year to identify strengths and challenges, and the test results are used to develop realistic learning objectives and a comprehensive, customized plan to reach goals. For high school students, this Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) expands beyond academic objectives to include post-secondary goals for college or a career.
Kimberley Kelly, principal at Insight School of Oklahoma, states, "Social/Emotional development as well as academic success for students is a high priority at ISOK". The online curriculum is bolstered by a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program, as well as a Family Support Team to help students achieve success both academically and personally. In 2015, ISOK graduates headed to colleges such as Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Missouri, Southwestern Oklahoma State University and University of Texas.
"The relationships I am able to build with my students is unmatched," says Melissa Martin-Rathbone, a teacher at ISOK. "At ISOK, I can better support my students in the classroom and help them reach their goals."
ISOK also offers a proven remediation program that can quickly identify students' specific skill gaps and develop an individualized remediation plan to address them. Pre-tests and adaptive assessments identify each student's strengths and deficiencies at the outset. State-certified teachers then match curriculum and instruction to students' skill levels - whether they're on a developmental, remedial, or an enhanced learning trajectory. The program includes content for high-stakes exam readiness, so students can be thoroughly prepared for critical high school exams.
During the enrollment period ISOK will be conducting online and in-person information sessions throughout the state. Interested families are encouraged to attend to meet teachers, staff and other families and to learn more about the school and the award-winning online curriculum provided by K12.
For more information on ISOK, its unique support services and the enrollment process, please visit http://ok.insightschools.net/
About Insight School of Oklahoma
Insight School of Oklahoma (ISOK) is an accredited, full-time online public school that serves Oklahoma students in grades 7 through 12. As part of the Oklahoma public school system, ISOK is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ISOK, visit http://ok.insightschools.net/
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SOURCE Insight School of Oklahoma