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Insight School of Washington

Public | 9-12 | 3200 students

Best known for our individualized learning plans and award winning curriculum.

 
 
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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 13, 2014

I transferred to this school in my sophomore year (about 4 months ago) and couldn't be happier. I was a Pre IB/honors student at traditional high school and haven't had any problems with the program. I had several reasons for switching to a online school but this really has been working for me. All of my teachers have a weekly class that I can attend, and they all have at least one other class a wekk available for students that need help. All of them have also been great about phone calls, emails, etc. I've never had to wait more than a hour or so to get a email back and I have always had my calls answered. Several times teachers have contacted me to offer their help, even if I wasn't particularly struggling, they just wanted to make sure I was aware help was available should I need it and that they wanted to check and make sure I was doing ok. Overall the school has been great, and the staff have given my everything I need to succeed. With 100% be returning next year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2013

My school is amazing. It truly has been the best fit for me and many other students. The teachers are all very nice and answering question as soon as they can. Although I am not in a true classroom or have met and of the students in person, I feel connected to them in the classroom. They, like the teachers, are very nice and helpful. I am so thankful for the opportunity that I have to participate in such an amazing organization. It makes learning at home entertaining and not so much a chore. No bullying goes on in the school system. which is nice compared to public school when I have experienced it from a point of view from my friends getting bullied. It is so wonderful to be at a school were you don't have to worry about anything like that and you can focus on your studies. Saying that, my grades have raised, not very much but that was because they were already high (A's) and now they are a high "A". I am going to stay at insight until I graduate. I will always cherish this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2013

A Student I transferred out of ISWA after the 2011/2012 school year, after attending for 3 years. The first two years were fabulous. ISWA was on the Angel Learning program. I had tons of course options, the homepage was very user friendly, the teachers worked with me, and I enjoyed how the courses were set up. For the 2011/2012 school year, ISWA was sold to K12 and was put on their curriculum. The teachers stayed, but the quality of courses decreased, in my opinion. It seems like there were more tech problems, less connection amongst the students, and I didn't like the new tutoring sessions as much. It has been a year since I transferred. On the previous program, I would have recommended ISWA in a heartbeat. Now, I don't think so. I'm glad I transferred. Note: This has been my only personal contact with K12. I have no opinion regarding the quality of their other offerings. This is only my opinion regarding ISWA on the K12 program. I do not mean to speak badly of K12 or of ISWA as wholes.


Posted June 2, 2013

Here are the REAL problems with Insight: 1) It's owned by a corporation that is after profits first, people second and 2) The teachers are sub-par, already retired, and don't care because they really don't have to; seriously! What to I mean by #2? Insight is a business. The senior rank the teacher the more money they get from the State of Washington/ the state's salary schedule. Google search "washington state salary schedule" and this is what a normal school district pays their teachers. Insight collects this money depending upon teacher rank and pays their teachers through cheaper contracts. Insight might pay that retired teacher or veteran, 16+year with a Masters Degree+ 90 credits $30,000 a year while they keep the other $30,000+ for corporate. If you're a young teacher, you're out of luck because you would lose money for the company regardless of your teaching ability. Young teachers = low salary draw from the state salary scale = low profit margin for Insight. Lots of retired teachers teach at this school who are collecting their pension while doing this part-time/full time from their condos in Florida and Arizona.


Posted April 23, 2013

The quality of education has dropped over the course of my attendance. Half of my teachers no longer offer formal lectures on the week's content. Instead, providing short recordings on how to complete assignments, or office hours where can ask for help. Students are learning the answers for for the assignment rather the concepts. When lectures are provided, the length is now 30 minutes compared to 1 hour before. Practice quizzes and questions asked are no longer part of the lectures. Since my first year of attendance, Insight has stopped having events every month in the Seattle metropolitan area. Insight only had a few student events last year, and none this year. As a result, students no longer have as many opportunities to meet their faculty and fellow students in person. During my first year of attendance, Insight offered a weekly video show which aired online highlighting other student's achievements, and personal interests. This helped to keep me engaged, and feel like a part of the school .Insight also used to have promotions where students could win prizes. The quality of the program has deteriorated , primarily due to the transfer of ownership to K12 two years ago.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2011

My daughter attended a "traditonal" school prior to Insight. At the time of her enrollment with Insight she was told that all of her courses would be accepted. Unfortunately, we were later told that one of the courses she took would not be accepted because of the time of year she took it. So, she was forced to take two courses in place of the one course they would not accept. The two courses combined were not as advanced as the one course she had taken. My daughter took AC courses (advanced curriculum), and the two courses she took at Insight were barely 100 level. The teachers at Insight are not ever available and do not provide any feedback as to what is expected of the students. Most of the teachers are from another state, and their job at Insight is a second one. It was not uncommon for a teacher to take a week to two weeks to respond to questions; even if it was pertaining to assignments that would be due prior to them answering. There are so many options available to students who are motivated and seek a less traditional method to completing their h.s. diploma. Most of the community colleges have free programs which guarantee their course(s) transfer to a university.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

I personally have a problem w/ procrastinating. I love to be able to stay at home and do school since the high school enviornment is just not good for me. I am currently piled up with late assignments and im about to freak out. If you enroll in this school be prepared to have 1-2 assignments per class a day. Sounds fine right. Until you miss a day and have four late assignments to do from each class. If you get behind its really hard to catch up. SO REALLY THINK HARD BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO DO THIS SCHOOL. And i would suggest to NOT take the running class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2011

Insight is a grand concept, but the overall product is a scam. The teachers are sub-par, curriculum mostly busy-work, and the credits DO NOT TRANSFER. The technology is faulty and the staff is overworked. It often took weeks to hear a response from the main office. And the degree is looked at by colleges as at level with a GED. It is a great choice if you need to get school out of the way without effort or learning, but the worst choice if you want to actually learn something...
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2010

I think that this school deserves a 5 star score because I am currently attending it and I really love the way my teachers attend to my needs and wants. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2010

This school was an excellent choice for my son. My son has always had a hard time concentraiting in school and for that matter didn't like it. He and I looked into Insight at the end of summer last year and were able to sign him right up without any issues. I have to say that we have had more personal contact by home phone, cell phone and email then we ever had at the public schools he went to before. We had an IMentor call on a weekly basis to give him encouragement and to just check in with him and give him that extra push if needed. The teachers were always available by phone or email if he had a question or if he was behind, they would contact him. We are both pleased with Insight and would recommend to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Insight is an amazing opportunity for me. I started when it first started and it has worked great since. I am graduating from Insight this year and I am stoked. I used to get D's and F's while now I get A's and B's and sometimes the occasional C. It isn't for everyone, but if you are motivated and you know you can do it. Then enroll at Insight! The only drawback is you don't have much face-to-face contact as you do with brick and mortar high school. Enroll today!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

It is my first year with insight. As soon as you got use to the program, it is actually better than the regular school. The staff members are always tries to motivate students and they always try their best to get in touch with them. OUR PRINCIPLE ROCKS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

Some things you need to know before you sign up for Insight school of Washington 1. you have to be self motavated 2. self dicaplind 3. orgonized 4. know how to figure out problems on your own. 5. it has more of a work load than a regular high school so it is not an easy way out. 6. it's not for every body
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

Hello. I am in my second year with insight. You get one unit a week for each class. Remember this is Highschool it has a higher work load. Your daugheter/son was probubly enrolled in too hard of a class. I love insight and I will be graduating on time. It is vary flexable, In an erlier post of another student she said the work load was the same. I do not agree because we get more of a work load because of our flexability. I do agree that it is not an easy way out. If you do not do your school work they will cut you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2009

Don't enroll in Insight. The workload is so heavy my 15 year old daughter spends 10-12 hours a day, 5-6 days a week and holidays trying to get caught up. There are 20-25 assignments given every week and the instructors are very out of touch as to how much time it actually takes to do them. There is a Time Spent Online' device that keeps track as to how many hours the student spends doing schoolwork. But it underestimates time spent doing school work by about 40% and so the teachers think that the student's workload isn't too bad . My daughter use to get A's and B's but with Insight get's D's and F's. If you want to homeschool, choose a different program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

I am very excited about Insight on-line school. I have met twice now with insight group. I feel that when my daughter starts & needs help, with all the resources they have, & they might be able to get back to them asap as promised, the Parents should be just as involved & contact them, The same exact thing happens at public schools, trust me been there done that. Now we don't have to worry about not enought time to show your student one on one on a lesson. Thank you INSIGHT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

I have been going to Insight for the last two years and its amazing the teachers are great and the Imentors are helpful. I love it because its flexible and you can do your schooling on your own time. I am also able to graduate a year early and I plan on doing that. I am able to spend time with my family and get good grades in school. Your success is totally based on you. Insight isn't for people looking for an easy way out its just as hard as a regular highschool. I chose to come to Insight because the schools in my area were never realy great. I went from being a D student in middle school to a Straight A student. I love Insight and I recommend it to anyone who wants to be in charge of their own schooling. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2009

Thank God for this wonderful online school! My daughter struggled in regular school and has been very successful now that she is doing it online.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

i have gone to insight school of washington for this school year and im soo not happy. I was a 4.0 student and when i started going here i only have ds and fs. I stuggle in math and its like when i ask for help nobody ever gets back to me. For the last 3 months i havent gone back to the class room. They havent called my parents of contacted me its like they really dont care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

I have been attending insight for almost one school year. Like other students and parents have said, this is not something for everyone. Before insight I was a A and B student. Now I work like crazy to just get a D. I feel the course books are the worst textbooks I have ever used. They give you very basic instructions. Leaving out the detailed instructions on how to get from point A to point C. In my local public school, all subjects had texbooks that were very detailed and instructive. While the online ebooks insight uses are not. When you get to quizzes there are some really tough questions that you need to answer. The ebooks vaguely describe some basic geometrical equations and therefore are useless on most of the questions in quizzes. I am quite usatisfied this semester and will be switching back to a local high school.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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n/a

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33%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

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n/a

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
44%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
37%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students26%
Female26%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low incomen/a
Not low income26%
Special educationn/a
Not special education26%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male62%
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low incomen/a
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students10%
Female9%
Male10%
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White11%
Low incomen/a
Not low income10%
Special education10%
Not special education10%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students31%
Female34%
Male28%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracial35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low incomen/a
Not low income31%
Special education29%
Not special education32%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students33%
Female24%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Low incomen/a
Not low income33%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students19%
Female16%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Low incomen/a
Not low income19%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students19%
Female27%
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White18%
Low incomen/a
Not low income19%
Special educationn/a
Not special education19%
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students19%
Female11%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White16%
Low incomen/a
Not low income19%
Special educationn/a
Not special education19%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

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Special educationn/a
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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Male26%
Blackn/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White24%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students13%
Female15%
Male9%
Hispanicn/a
White10%
Low incomen/a
Not low income13%
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

252 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

303 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students56%
Female59%
Male50%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low incomen/a
Not low income56%
Special education35%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female60%
Male42%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low incomen/a
Not low income53%
Special education29%
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 60%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 17%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Brick and Mortar Public School
Homeschool
Colleges most students attend after graduation Evergreen College
University of Washington
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jeff Bush
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Aventa Curriculum by K12, Credit Recover
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
More from this school
  • Insight offers students a defined advisory program where the students have a one-on-one weekly contact with their advisor to talk about their schooling needs. Whether that is to help with a certain subject or post high school goals, our advisors are available to assist their students.
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Students typically come from these schools
Brick and Mortar Public School
Homeschool

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Evergreen College
University of Washington
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
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2601 South 35th Street
Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Phone: (877) 900-5602

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