FAQs

Basics

Is iForward new?

Not at all. Grantsburg School District has been providing online learning since 2002, when the school was called Grantsburg Virtual School. In 2007, we became Insight School of Wisconsin. In 2012 we became iForward. Through it all, the district has remained a statewide leader in online learning—one that continues to create innovative learning opportunities for students throughout Wisconsin. Many of our teachers have been with us ever since 2007 and are online veteran teaching experts!

Where does the name "iForward" come from?

"Forward" was adopted as Wisconsin's motto back in 1851. It expresses our state's continuous drive to be a national leader. In the same spirit, Grantsburg School District seeks to create individualized learning opportunities that prepare each student as they move forward in education and in life.

The more successful our students are, the more often we'll get to hear them say, "Thanks to my education, I am moving forward in the direction of my dreams."

How long has iForward offered online education?

The name 'iForward" is new. But the Grantsburg School District, which charters iForward, has offered online education since 2002. That's when we established the Grantsburg Virtual School, founded by a team of experienced educators and instructional designers who believed that technology can create transformative learning experiences. In 2007, the school was restructured and launched under the name Insight School of Wisconsin.

In January of 2012, the Grantsburg School District decided to return to the school's original vision (and nonprofit roots). Along with our new name (iForward), there are new educational opportunities. We've added career prep courses to help students get ready for the future. And for the first time, Grantsburg School District has opened enrollment to Wisconsin's middle school students.

Why does being a nonprofit matter?

iForward is a nonprofit institution because we believe in providing a quality education that delivers exactly what each student needs. Our students succeed because our students come first. Our nonprofit status allows iForward to maximize resources, so we can put everything we have into providing a great education ... without having to worry about profits or pleasing shareholders.

How much does iForward cost?

iForward is tuition free. We're a public charter school, and that makes attendance free of charge for all WI age-appropriate students.

Who is eligible to attend iForward?

iForward is for Wisconsin residents who meet the legal age limits for grades 6-12 established by state law. These are the same statutory requirements that govern all of Wisconsin's public middle and high schools.

Is a diploma from iForward different?

iForward is a Wisconsin public school governed by the Grantsburg School District. Your diploma would be no different than one from a traditional school. Students who have graduated from Grantsburg's online program have gone on to attend Wisconsin state universities, private institutions, technical colleges and Ivy League colleges across the country.

 

Enrollment

Is iForward really tuition-free?

Yes. We're a public charter school, and that makes attendance free of charge for all WI age-appropriate students. We may even reimburse some Internet expenses for qualifying families.

Who is eligible to attend iForward?

iForward is for Wisconsin residents who meet the legal age limits for grades 6-12 established by state law. These are the same statutory requirements that govern all of Wisconsin's public middle and high schools.

 

 

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