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Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Grows Career Prep Programs for the 2018-2019 School Year

August 28, 2018

EXTON, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2018--Students and teachers at Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (ISPA) will start the 2018-2019 school year on September 4, simply by turning on their computers. A full-time, tuition-free online public charter school entering its second year of operation, ISPA is open to students in grades K-11 throughout the state. The online school will grow to serve K-12 in the 2019-2020 school year.

ISPA provides each student with a personalized online learning experience. Students at all grade levels engage in a rigorous curriculum in the core subjects of math, science, language arts, history, art and music. High school students have the opportunity to take career focused courses through ISPA’s Destinations Career Program. The program introduces students to specialty trade skills through online career technical education courses in fields of business administration, health sciences and information technology, gaining them a valuable edge as they prepare for future careers and college.

“At ISPA, our priority is to prepare our students to future opportunities, and unlock their true potential,” said Executive Director Shannon McElwain. “Whether our students plan to go to college or enter in-demand career fields, the online learning platform and our dedicated teachers are here to offer a learning experience that uniquely supports each student.”

Pennsylvania-licensed teachers facilitate ISPA’s live, interactive online classes. To keep students on track, ISPA deploys a Family Academic Support Team (FAST). FAST offers integrated support to families, teachers and students, with the goal of improving attendance, engagement and academic outcomes. Along with community partners, FAST aims to prevent and eliminate the barriers that can leave students vulnerable to falling behind, before such needs arise.

Throughout the year, ISPA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social outings. Virtual clubs and student organizations also allow students to further explore their interests together in the online setting.

ISPA is accepting enrollment applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment and for a schedule of upcoming events, visit pa.insightschools.net or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

About Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (ISPA) is an online public charter school authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education that serves students in grades K through 11 in 2018-2019, adding   12th grade in 2019-2020. As part of the Pennsylvania public school system, ISPA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ISPA, visit  pa.insightschools.net.

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CONTACT: K12 Inc.

Emily Riordan, 703-483-7328

Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications

eriordan@k12.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY UNIVERSITY OTHER EDUCATION TRAINING

SOURCE: Insight Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

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PUB: 08/28/2018 09:00 AM/DISC: 08/28/2018 09:01 AM

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