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SOURCE Insight School of Michigan

Innovative Online Public Charter School Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year

LANSING, Mich., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for the Insight School of Michigan, in partnership with K12 Inc., (NYSE: LRN), America's leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online and blended school programs for students in pre-K through high school, today announced the creation of a new, online public school which is now accepting Michigan students for the 2014-15 school year.  The school, which was authorized by the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees, Michigan's largest and one of the nation's most respected charter school authorizers, will offer students in grades 6-12 an innovative education through engaging digital learning experiences and individualized instruction.

"We are thankful that the Insight School of Michigan was approved and we are excited about the opportunity to increase access to quality education for Michigan children", said Michael O'Brien, Board President. "Insight School of Michigan will provide a high quality choice for families who are looking for a public school option designed to meet student's unique and individual learning needs."

"Every student in Michigan deserves access to a high quality education," said Cindy Schumacher, executive director of The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University. "CMU is excited to partner with Insight School of Michigan and to support their mission of helping students meet their individual potential."

As a public school, Insight School of Michigan will be open to all students in the state; however its emphasis will be on serving academically at-risk students who have struggled in traditional schools. The school's instructional model and academic strategies will focus on putting every student on a path to earning their high school diploma. Students will receive an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) that fits each child's unique strengths, weaknesses, learning styles and aptitudes.  Each student's ILP will map out a multi-year personalized learning strategy through a collaborative team process between the student, parent, teachers, guidance counselor, and advisor. K12-powered Insight Schools have provided graduates with amazing success stories including acceptance into top-tier colleges and universities, careers and life experiences.

The school will use K12's award-winning curriculum, technology and academic services which are accredited by AdvancEd, one of the world's largest education community and accrediting body. K12 Inc. is a Michigan-approved provider of online school programs and is currently partnered with 8 public and private schools within the state. Nationally, K12 is a company of educators with the largest network of online teachers, courses and academic programs that are used in over 2,000 school districts from coast to coast.

Certified Michigan teachers will provide instruction, guidance and support, and will interact regularly with students using innovative technology and web-based classrooms.  Teachers will also provide small group instruction, remediation and organize school field trips, activities, clubs, and events for students and families.

For additional background and a list of in-person information sessions, please visit InsightMI.net.

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