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Subject: Insight Schools
Date Posted: 6/16/2009 1:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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Has anyone used insightschools.com?  I am checking it out for my grandson.

Thanks,
Irene

Subject: University of Pheonix
Date Posted: 6/18/2009 8:40 AM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
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Hi,

I know about a little about this. I haven't had any personal experience with the school, but I was looking into getting a an online degree at the University of Pittsburgh at one point. I spent quite a long time thoroughly investigating every aspect of the University. University of pheonix is a division of a huge company that owns a about a couple of hundred Universities. They offer legitimate, accredited degrees of many kinds. It seems like they have opened up their company to high school students. Many public school counties and or states are offering online pathways to getting elementary, middle school and high school degrees online. Public school boards have hired companies like "K-12" and "University of Pheonix" to administer these online programs for them. In my state "K-12" has been adopted in some counties by our public school districts. What I would do is call your county school district office and ask to speak to the department that is responsible for online courses. They have the information about how this program works in your county. I was excited about doing an online degree program.It was private, not public, but the same company. Unfortunately, it was the wrong timing for me. I have too much to do with my grandson. :)

If you would, keep me posted on what you find.

 

Thanks and my best to you and your grandson.

 

Elona

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 9:09 AM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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I just realized you are in KS.  I would look into the Lawrence Virtual School instead.  They use the awesome K12 curriculum.   Before I moved to IL, I was offered a job with the school as parent liaison.  We had to move for DH's job, so I couldn't accept it.  I'd been a contract worker for them for a couple of years before that.  The principal and staff are *amazing*.

lawrence.ks.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php

www.k12.com/lvs/

JC

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2009
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Elona, I will let you know how things work out.  I am going to check out the info from JC for Lawrence, as well.  

Thanks, ladies.

Irene