About Our School

Letter from Our Principal

Dear Parents and Students,

As head of Insight School of Minnesota, I’m pleased to tell you about our public, online school’s mission and purpose.

While we accept students of all ability levels in grades 6–12, our school has special strengths in helping students 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.

Insight School of Minnesota offers a fresh start, with a different model that can set up your student for success. 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 will now go to school from the safety of home, where they can focus on their studies without distractions; without peer pressure; and with the help of excellent state-certified teachers, caring counselors, and a parent or other adult who serves as a Learning Coach to provide support. Daily structure and lessons are provided through a stimulating online school environment, where classes can meet together and learning progress can truly happen.

In today’s world, it has never been more important for students to finish high school. High school dropouts have an unemployment rate that is 50 percent worse than high school graduates. And, once a student succeeds in completing high school, he or she can consider moving on to other postsecondary schooling options: from community college to vocational programs to a four-year college.


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Michael Miller