In today’s dynamic educational landscape, many parents choose online learning as a valuable option for their children’s education. Insight PA Cyber Charter School, a tuition-free for families, public charter school serving students across Pennsylvania, empowers parents and Learning Coaches, to actively participate in their child’s educational journey. What’s a Learning Coach? It’s a trusted adult, often a parent but doesn’t have to be, who commits to being available to a student to assist them during their virtual school day. Here’s a practical guide for parents and Learning Coaches on effectively supporting their students enrolled in this innovative school.

1. Embrace a More Active Role

Learning Coaches play a pivotal role in their child’s education in the virtual classroom. They have the unique opportunity to witness firsthand what children are learning and provide essential support. As a Learning Coach, you can step into the roles of tutor and mentor, offering guidance and motivation to help the student overcome academic challenges. If the student learns better in a certain way or needs a personalized approach, you can collaborate closely with teachers to modify their education to meet their individual needs.

2. Explore New Educational Opportunities and Community Engagement

Insight PA Cyber Charter School offers a high-quality education that provides exciting opportunities for your child and family to engage with a vibrant community. You can participate in in-person and virtual community engagement events and take advantage of career tech programs and college courses available in our high school. This holistic approach ensures that your child receives an outstanding education and becomes part of a thriving and supportive educational community.

3. Embrace Choice and Individualized Support

Insight PA offers many unique advantages. Freed from the confines of specific school districts, families can reside anywhere in Pennsylvania while still accessing our exceptional education. Whether learning new languages, exploring creative passions, diving into scientific inquiries, or engaging in career-focused technical training, Insight PA empowers families to unlock their children’s full potential. It’s about nurturing individuality, fostering a love for learning, and guiding students toward a brighter future.

4. Foster Quality Family Time

Unlike traditional schools, where parents often miss out on crucial moments due to long school hours and, often, long bus rides, virtual schooling at Insight PA offers the opportunity for more quality family time. You can plan family activities, enjoy more meals together, and strengthen your bond with your child. With Learning Coaches having a better understanding of the curriculum and being actively involved, the entire family becomes a part of the educational journey.

5. Support Independence in High School

In high school, students complete most of their work independently, but continue to have  a Learning Coach to support their success. As a Learning Coach, your role includes helping the student stay on track, monitoring the completion of lessons and assessments, and communicating any challenges with teachers as needed.

Online learning at Insight PA Cyber Charter School is collaborative, giving Learning Coaches a unique opportunity to be intimately involved in a child’s education. While it requires a time commitment, it’s ultimately an investment in a child’s future and a partnership that can yield remarkable educational outcomes. Embrace the advantages of virtual learning and enroll now to take this exciting tuition-free for families educational journey together. 

About Insight PA
Insight PA is an engaged, connected learning community serving K through 12 students across the state of Pennsylvania. Our tuition-free (for families) online public school offers a personalized and flexible learning experience, options from dual enrollment to career pathway programs, removing barriers to education, and giving every student the opportunity to learn in a supportive, engaging environment. We offer a curriculum that is comprehensive, compelling, and representative of our diverse community so that students are motivated to learn. Insight PA students become strong problem solvers, critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens, developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to pursue their goals and achieve their full potential. Join us — We’re now enrolling!