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2 Who we are Insight School of Ohio (ISOH) is an online community school (eschool) serving students in grades 6 through 12. Insight School of Ohio announced publically on July 2, 2014 that the new online public school was approved by the Ohio Department of Education to begin serving students in the school year. The school offers students an innovative education through engaging digital learning experiences and individualized instruction. As a public school, ISOH is open to all eligible students in the state; however its emphasis is on serving academically at risk students who have struggled in traditional schools. The school's instructional model and academic strategies focus on putting every student on a path to earning their high school diploma. Insight School of Ohio is governed by the Buckeye Urban Education Solutions (BUES), a non profit board comprised of Ohio parents and community leaders. BUES is responsible for establishing the school's policies and overseeing its academic, operational and financial performance. Aaron Ockerman, Chairman of BUES, said, "We're very pleased our school received approval from the Ohio Department of Education and we are excited about offering a unique public education program in Ohio to help reach students where they are. We believe our school will make a difference, especially for struggling students. Our school will use high quality digital learning programs and skilled teachers to effectively deliver individualized instruction that meets students needs, and gives them confidence to succeed." The school is authorized by the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, a not for profit organization that sponsors over 50 community public schools throughout Ohio. The organization's mission is to create and support new opportunities in housing, education and community outreach for seniors, struggling families, underserved students and misdirected youth. Teachers at Insight School of Ohio provide instruction through digital learning technology and interact with students regularly. They also meet with students at locations across the state for one on one or small group instruction, remediation and interventions, testing and assessment, and school activities. The teachers utilize the award winning curriculum and tools provided by K 12 Inc. the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs to help the individual learner. Students receive an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) that fits each learner's unique strengths, weaknesses, learning styles and aptitudes. Each student s ILP maps out a multi year personalized learning strategy through a collaborative team process between the student, parent, teachers, guidance counselor, and advisor. Insight School of Ohio s vision is for each student to achieve their personal best in an environment that eliminates barriers to learning and tailors education to a student s goals and abilities, helping to graduate college and career ready.
3 Letter from Head of School Dear Parents, Students and Stakeholders: As head of Insight School of Ohio, I'm pleased to tell you about our school's mission and purpose. While we enroll 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 Ohio offers a fresh start, with a different model that can set up a student for success. Our approach is not to judge students or families but to help them in ways that work. Insight School of Ohio enables student to 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 and a caring Family Support Team to provide support. Daily structure and lessons are provided through a stimulating online school environment, where peers meet together and learning progress can truly happen. It has never been more important for students to finish high school. High school dropouts have an unemployment rate that is 50% worse than high school graduates. And, once a student succeeds in completing high school, he or she can consider moving on to other post secondary schooling options: from community college to vocational programs to a four year college. We're proud of the team of professionals and the entire program we've put together for deserving Ohio students. We have impressive ways to individualize learning for your student, as well as provide social and emotional support. Each day I look forward to serving the staff and students of this remarkably supportive school that can help turn struggle into success for every learner. Sincerely, Amanda Conley Head of School
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8 InsightSchoolofOhioGraduatingClassof2014 Withgreatenthusiasmandpride,membersoftheboardandstaffhonoredthefirstgraduatingclassofInsightSchoolofOhioon June13atWestgatePark,Columbus.Threeoftheeightgraduateswereabletoattendthecommencementceremonyonthe beautifulfridayafternoon.theceremonybeganwithatraditionalprocessionto PompandCircumstance. Theparents, siblings,grandparentsandotherrelationsofthegraduatesstoodtowelcomethegraduates. Eachgraduatewasgivenaflowertohonorthepersonin theaudiencewhosupportedandencouragedthemto earntheirdiploma.agrandmother,fatherandsister werehonoredwiththeflowerandanappreciatinghug whilerascalflatts MyWish playedinthebackground. Emotionsofreflectionandgratitudequicklyturnedto anticipationandexcitementasthepresentationofthe Classof2014activitiesprogressed.PharrellWilliams Happy providedthetunefortherecessional. TheeightmembersofthefirstgraduatingclassofInsightSchoolofOhiohavediversecollegeandcareergoals,reflectingthe diversestudentbodyofinsightschoolofohio.thegraduates plansincludeattending4 yearortechnicalcollegetostudyhealth andhumanservices,earningastatelicenseinaspecificpublicserviceandcontinuingtoworkandbuildalandscapingbusiness.
9 Who we are Buckeye Urban Education Solutions Board Members: President Aaron Ockerman Director Brian Keith Director Ellen Cahill, Ph.D. Director Eric Hausen Director Jason Bland Director September Bland Administration and Support Staff: Amanda Conley, Head of School Ann Sommers, Operations Manager Cassandra Hannah, Registrar Lauren Johnson McElroy, Compliance Coordinator Family Academic and Support: Beck, Matthew, Family Success Liaison Bolden, Lateisha, Family Resource Coordinator Cattell, Norm, Academic Advisor Cowell, Louise, Academic Advisor Dortch, Tierra, School Counselor Fox, Adam, School Psychologist Grigsby, Nicolya, School Counselor Hann, Joshua, Family Success Liaison Palmer, Amber, School Counselor Recker, Karen, Academic Advisor Reed, Devin, Family Success Liaison Stevens, Candace, Academic Advisor Terrell, Brittney, Academic Advisor Thill, Jennifer, Academic Advisor Teachers: Adomitis, Holly, MS Social Studies Teacher Albain, Mahailey, HS English Teacher Asher, Amy, HS Social Studies Boardman, Bruce, HS Technology Teacher Chapdelaine, Amanda, HS History Teacher Christy, Lisa, HS History Teacher Conner, Miriam, HS English Teacher Dawson, Ron, HS Science Teacher Day, Angela, HS Math teacher Duncan, Colleen, HS English Teacher Germann, Eric, Intervention Specialist Gioffre, Patrick, MS Science Teacher Gunder, Michael, HS Science Teacher Harris, Diane, HS Math Teacher Hopkins, Kimberly, HS Math Teacher Hostetler, Amy, MS Math Teacher Kennedy, Megan, HS Science Teacher Lairson, Clarissa, HS Physical Education Teacher Lyons, Michelle, Intervention Specialist Miller, Megan, Intervention Specialist Moore, Wayne, HS English Teacher Parks, Regina, HS Math Teacher Ruck, Lena, Intervention Specialist Sanders, Michelle, Intervention Specialist Sliger, Elizabeth, MS English Teacher Smith, Remi, HS Math Teacher Speller, Eileen, Intervention Specialist Strater, Amanda, HS Social Studies Suttles, Leanne, Intervention Specialist Tanner, Caryn, Intervention Specialist Terrell, Marla, Health and PE Trapp, Erica, HS Art Teacher Vaughn, Jennifer, Intervention Specialist Williams, Constance, Intervention Specialist
10 Financial Data Sources of School Revenue State Funding $ 3,036, % Federal Grants $ 180, % Other Miscellaneous $ 6, % Total Revenue $ 3,223, % Expenses Salaries $ 652, % Fringe Benefits $ 181, % Purchased Services $ 2,080, % Materials and Supplies $ 293, % Other Expenses $ 15, % Total Expenses $ 3,223, % Surplus/(Deficit) $ 0 * Amounts included in this report are unaudited and subject to change. Expenditures Related to Classroom Instruction Teacher Salaries, Benefits & Education Related $ 1,025, % Expenses Student On Line Curriculum $ 1,027, % Student Computers, Internet and Technology $ 519, % Student Instructional Materials $ 222, % Pupil Support Salaries, Benefits & Education Related $ 219, % Expenses Special Education Services $ 29, % Total Expenditures for Classroom Instruction $ 3,043, % % Classroom Instruction Expenditures to Total Expenditures 94.4%
11 ISOH is a Community eschool, which is funded by public sources and independently operated by a board under a charter granted by the Ohio Department of Education on July 1, ISOH is managed by K12 inc. and authorized by Buckeye Community Hope Foundation. Authorizer Statement Per requirements in Ohio Revised Code (D)(2), as the Authorizer of Insight School of Ohio, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation monitored and evaluated the academic, fiscal, organizational, and operational performance of Insight School of Ohio for the school year, and found the school to be substantially compliant and determined the school to be educating its students in a manner consistent with the school s mission. ISOH Anti discrimination Policy ISOH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin, that any person(s) be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination. ISOH does not discriminate on the basis of sex, that any person(s) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity for which ISOH is responsible. Additionally, no otherwise qualified handicapped person(s) shall, solely by reason of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which ISOH is responsible.