Online School Graduation FAQs

Can I transfer credits in from a homeschool portfolio? From standardized exams?

Students may transfer in credits from any accredited institution. Students wishing to transfer in credits based on homeschool work or portfolios or course work completed at a non–accredited institution may petition Insight School of Minnesota to have the credits accepted.

Insight School of Minnesota reserves the right to refuse transfer credits from non–accredited institutions or for homeschool experiences. A home school packet is required to transfer home school credits.

Who issues the diploma?

Graduating students will be issued a diploma from Insight School of Minnesota and Brooklyn Center School District.

Can my child apply to college after graduating from Insight School of Minnesota (ISMN)?

Absolutely. When your son or daughter graduates from Insight School of Minnesota, he or she will have a valid diploma received from a state-approved public school. With that diploma come all the records that are required for the college application process: valid transcripts, public school SAT/ACT scores, teacher recommendations, school extracurricular activities, a student portfolio, and culminating project.

Colleges and universities over the past several years have begun to appreciate that independent study programs such as Insight School of Minnesota often do a better job of preparing students for college because of important time management and individual responsibility skills they impart. Colleges are finding students from programs such as Insight School of Minnesota make the transition into college more readily than many of their counterparts.

There are additional benefits for college–bound students who graduate from ISMN:

  • Students can choose from multiple academic options—Advanced Placement® (AP®) or Honors—designed specifically to help pave the way for college admission. These academic options offer the necessary courses, preparation, and challenges.