COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insight School of Ohio (ISOH), a tuition-free online public school for Ohio students statewide in grades 6 through 12, will honor its largest graduating class at a ceremony on Friday, June 3, at The Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, OH. About 100 students will receive their high school diploma as part of the Insight School of Ohio Class of 2016, which is approximately double the number of ISOH graduates in 2015. This year's graduates will be going on to attend colleges and universities such as Kent State, University of Cincinnati, Tri-C and Vantage.
ISOH is an education option available to students of every ability level, but possesses a competency in helping students who are struggling academically. With a unique and highly supportive approach, ISOH works with students and their families to help them overcome obstacles, including learning or behavioral issues, bullying, or a lack of effective alternatives.
"I chose ISOH because the traditional school setting was overwhelming, and I was struggling to keep up in an environment that was not conducive to my learning," said Sterling Serrano-Pollock, a graduating ISOH senior. "In the virtual classroom I am free from distraction, and able to work at my own pace to meet my goals. The individualized education plan and support from my teachers allowed me to get back on track and graduate this spring." After graduation, Sterling plans to pursue a degree in clinical psychology from Lorain Community College.
"Our teachers, administration and staff at Insight School of Ohio are extremely proud of all that the Class of 2016 has accomplished," said Amanda Conley, Head of School at Insight School of Ohio. "Our seniors have pushed themselves to meet their goals, despite personal and academic challenges of all kinds. These graduates are a shining example of the success that can be achieved with a strong work ethic, the right tools and support."
Julie Wilkes, a motivational speaker and award winning fitness instructor who has spoken at the US Chamber of Commerce, US Department of Defense and The White House, will speak to the ISOH Class of 2016 at the graduation ceremony. Julie, who was given a life expectancy of 12 years after being diagnosed with a heart condition, will share her thoughts on overcoming life's obstacles and the importance of working toward one's fullest potential.
ISOH offers students an individualized education tailored to each student's specific needs. A large variety of high school courses are offered to help assure that each student is taught at the right level. Credit recovery courses are available for students who need to catch up in a subject, as well as highly targeted remediation sessions to build specific skills.
To inspire students to work hard and succeed, ISOH combines engaging web-based lessons, live online learning sessions and support from experienced teachers and counselors. 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.
ISOH teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions and phone. Teachers also organize field trips and school activities to give students the opportunity to participate in events that help bring the school community together. Regional drop in centers are available for students who require additional assistance and will benefit from face-to-face instruction.
More information on the school can be found online here: InsightOH.net.
About Insight School of Ohio
Insight School of Ohio (ISOH) is a tuition-free online public school program authorized by Buckeye Community Hope Foundation that serves students in grades 6 through 12. As part of the Ohio public school system, ISOH 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 ISOH, visit InsightOH.net.
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SOURCE Insight School of Ohio