School Resources

We have a variety tools and resources to assist families. Here you'll find school policy documents, the parent/student handbook, and other helpful references to return to throughout the school year.

Student/Parent Handbook

The Student/Parent Handbook is your source for information about programs and services available to you as an Insight School of Minnesota family. You'll also find information about policies relating to our program, your school district, and the Brooklyn Center School District. Please bookmark this page, or download and print the document so you'll have it handy should you need to consult it.

Download the Student/Parent Handbook 21-22 [PDF]

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notice for Directory Information

Download the FERPA Notice for Directory Information [PDF]

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Download the FERPA Notification of Rights [PDF]

Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)

Download the PPRA Notification of Rights [PDF]


ISMN Identified for Support and Improvement under ESSA

Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan was recently approved by the US Department of Education. This new accountability system includes specific requirements for high schools. Starting in school year 2018-2019, any public high school with a four-year graduation rate below 67 percent overall or for any individual student group will be identified for comprehensive support and improvement.

Under Minnesota’s plan, MDE has identified ISMN as a school eligible to receive support from Minnesota’s Regional Centers of Excellence (RCE) and is formally identified as a school not meeting graduation rate requirements.

One of the requirements of schools who are identified is to complete a comprehensive needs assessment and a school improvement plan. The comprehensive needs assessment will help us identify where we our strengths and areas of challenge lie. This will be completed with input from all stakeholders, including students, parents and staff, through the form of surveys and focus groups. You will receive information on how you may participate in all of these through your school email.

From the comprehensive needs assessment, a school improvement plan will be identified and posted here once completed. It will be reviewed annually, updated, and new goals will be identified for each school year we do not meet graduation rate requirements.

If you should have any questions about MDE’s identification as a school in need of comprehensive support to improve our graduation rates, please contact our Head of School via the contact info below.

Mr. John Huber, M.S. Ed.
6120 Earle Brown Drive Suite #200
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Office: 763-656-2800 ext. 2001

MDE School Improvement Plan for ISMN [PDF]

Where Can I Find the Most Recent MN State, School Report Cards?

Under the ESSA, beginning with information from the 2017-2018 school year, report cards must be posted annually on district websites. (ESEA section 1111(h) (1) (A), (B)(iii) and (h)(2)(A), (B)(iii)). At the core of the Minnesota School Report Cards is the belief that all students can grow, and all schools can improve. While no student report card tells the full story of a child, no school report card tells the full story of a school. Education is far more than a single score or letter grade, but it is important that families and communities can see both strengths and areas that need support and improvement. Please find the state dashboard, here.