Clubs, Sports, & Activities FAQs

The early years are a time for children to explore and discover their world and learn the basics in school. But the basics must add up to something more than just a beginning—they should become part of a strong academic foundation for future learning. The elementary school program at Volunteer State Virtual Academy (VSVA) provides just that.

How do you offer socialization in an online school?

Insight School of Minnesota (ISMN) students are more than just classmates. They’re athletes, artists, volunteers, friends, and so much more. So even though ISMN is an online school, it’s important that we offer field trips, dances (even a prom), and a graduation ceremony among many other in-person activities. It’s all in support of an authentic public school experience that both teaches and socializes.

The courses that students take provide many chances to interact with other students through discussion threads and “virtual classrooms” where students are together at the same time communicating through two-way voice over IP, instant messaging, and application sharing.

Students have told us that they build great relationships with other students through the community–building opportunities we provide.

Will school dances be held? A graduation ceremony?

Yes, there will be dances and a graduation ceremony. Periodically, Insight School of Minnesota will hold field trips and events in different geographic locations throughout the state.

What about athletics and other extracurricular activities?

Does ISMN offer hearing and vision screenings?