General FAQs

What grades are offered by Insight School of Oregon –Painted Hills (ISOR-PH)?

ISOR-PH offers full-time enrollment for grades 7–12.

What subjects will my student study?

Oregon law allows seventh- and eighth-grade students to enroll in high school -level courses with Administrative and parental approval by passing those courses, students can apply the credits to their high school graduation transcript.

High school students take English, history, math, science, and life skills courses. Additional course offerings will include a sampling of two groupings of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses to explore careers of interest and provide a foundation for pursing post-secondary occupational certifications.

Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes. We provide all the textbooks and instructional materials needed to complete the program. These books and materials are sent to students directly.

Will my child have the same graduation opportunities as students in traditional public schools?

Yes, ISOR-PH is a public school in Oregon. Students can earn a diploma issued by the Oregon Department of Education based on successful completion and mastery of course content.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

At the middle and high school levels, students will spend almost their entire school day online.

Do you provide curriculum for special needs students?

Depending on a child's IEP, we can accommodate and modify instruction and tailor our curriculum to meet his or her needs. To discuss your child's needs, please contact our office and we will put you in touch with our special education team.

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my gifted/talented child?

Yes. Students have the opportunity to take more advanced courses. Learn more.

Does my child receive trade or industry certifications through ISOR-PH?

No. Students who attend ISOR-PH and successfully complete Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for at least two years will have gained enough exposure to prepare for certification tests or other credential-earning opportunities after graduation.

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, businesses), picnics, and other social events. We expect local students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. We are also exploring new ways to interact socially using the powerful reach of the Internet. The online Family Directory provides a way for families to network with one another in their region of the state. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed based on shared interests rather than on geography and place.

Will this program intrude into my home?

Home visits are not part of the program, unless you ask your teacher to come to your home (which is completely optional), and there are no cameras or other intrusions. ISOR-PH  was created to help your child obtain a first-class education and serve your family's needs. If you ever feel ISOR-PH  is not right for your child or family, you can withdraw at any time.

How do I enroll my student?

For information on beginning the application process, visit our enrollment section.

Can students do extracurricular activities in their resident district?

State law in Oregon allows charter school students to participate in district extracurricular activities. Districts may charge charter school students a participation fee or decline a student if the district program is full. Districts in Oregon do not charge charter school students a participation fee; however, districts may decline a student if the district program is full or if the district board policy has some unique language on participation.

Do Insight School of Oregon-Painted Hills students participate in Oregon State Testing?

As a public charter school, ISOR-Painted Hills does participate in annual state testing for 7th, 8th and 11th graders. You may opt out of state testing by reviewing and filling out the attached document and returning it to ISOR-PH’s Assessment Coordinator, Phil Burleson, at pburleson@k12insightor.org. Please call Phil at (541) 823-5010 x2014 if you have any questions or require any assistance returning the form.

2016-17 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests