SOURCE: Insight School of Colorado

July 08, 2008 20:34 ET

Online School Sends High School Students on the Right "Pathway" to College

Insight School of Colorado Students Can Earn College and High School Credit Simultaneously

JULESBURG, CO--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - High school students enrolling in the Fall 2008 semester at Insight School of Colorado can earn college credits while simultaneously earning high school credit -- all online.

Insight School of Colorado, a full-time, diploma-granting, online public high school, offers college credits to its students through the Pathways Program at Axia College of University of Phoenix.

Pathways Program courses are offered 100 percent online; take nine weeks to complete; and count for three college credits and one Insight credit. Currently, there are twelve Pathways courses that students can choose from, including Environmental Science, World Literature and Philosophy, to name a few. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must be a junior or senior in order to earn college credit.

"By teaming up with Insight Schools, Axia College of University of Phoenix offers the Pathways Program to better prepare students for the rigors of college by taking college-level courses in high school," said Keith Oelrich, CEO and Founder of Insight Schools.

Insight School of Colorado provides these college courses tuition-free -- just as traditional public high schools do.

Other benefits of earning college credit while in high school include:

--  Students can get a jump on their college careers and save on college
    tuition costs at the same time;
--  Having college-level courses on a student's transcript shows students
    can perform at a higher level, allowing the student to stand out in the
    college admissions process; and
--  Students can determine as early as a junior in high school what
    college courses they enjoy and what higher education path they might
    pursue.
    

This is just another way Insight can personalize a student's education. Insight offers more than 120 courses -- ranging from Foundation course work to Advanced Placement -- to meet the needs of students with different backgrounds and aspirations.

Insight also stands apart from other virtual schools by offering the highest level of support through the unique "iMentor" program, which provides certified instruction, leading-edge technology, parental tools and 24/7 on-demand academic and technical help. Each Insight student is paired with an adult iMentor, a personal coach and learning advisor. iMentors check in with their students by e-mail or phone frequently and will review the student's progress. They help the student with online learning strategies, match the student's interests with their education and provide students with post-high school planning.

Enrollment process for Insight School of Colorado is currently underway. To find out more about specific dates and times or more information about Insight School of Colorado please visit www.insightcohs.net or call 800-705-1528.

About Insight School of Colorado

Insight School of Colorado is a fully supported diploma-granting online public high school in Colorado. Insight School of Colorado is tuition-free for Colorado residents and is made possible through a partnership between the Julesburg School District and Insight, Inc. Insight students learn in a personalized setting where they have access to 120 online courses, significantly more than any other online high school in Colorado.

About Insight Schools, Inc.

With eleven schools in operation, Insight Schools, Inc. is the nation's largest network of tuition-free, diploma-granting, online public high schools. To learn more, call 800-975-8006 or visit www.insightschools.net. For more information about online learning in general, visit the North American Council for Online Learning at www.nacol.org.

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