Diploma and Graduation FAQs

Can I transfer credits in from a home school portfolio? From standardized exams?

Students may transfer in credits from any accredited institution.  Students wishing to transfer in credits based on homeschool work or portfolios or course work completed at a non-accredited institution may petition Insight School of Washington to have the credits accepted.

Insight School of Washington reserves the right to refuse transfer credits from non-accredited institutions or for homeschool experiences. A home school packet is required to transfer home school credits.

The State of Washington requires all students to earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement or a Certificate of Individual Achievement, earned as students pass state exams. Students transferring from outside of Washington State should work with their academic counselor to see if other state scores can be transferred to meet Washington State requirements.

Who issues the diploma?

Graduating students will be issued a diploma from Insight School of Washington, a school of Quillayute Valley School District.

Can my child apply to college after graduating from Insight School of Washington?

Absolutely. When your son or daughter graduates from Insight School of Washington, he or she will have a valid diploma received from a state-approved, accredited public high school. With that diploma come all the records that are required for the college application process: valid transcripts, public school SAT/ACT scores, teacher recommendations, school extracurricular activities, a student portfolio, and culminating project.

There are additional benefits for college-bound students who graduate from Insight School of Washington:

  • Students can choose from multiple academic options—Advanced Placement (AP) or Running Start—designed specifically to help pave the way for college admission. These academic options offer the necessary courses, preparation, and challenges.
  • Colleges and universities over the past several years have begun to appreciate that independent study programs such as Insight School of Washington often do a better job of preparing students for college because of important time management and individual responsibility skills they impart. Colleges are finding students from programs such as Insight School of Washington make the transition into college more readily than many of their counterparts.

2017 Graduation & Commencement Ceremony Information

Insight School of Washington, Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Bellevue College ~ Building G (Gymnasium)
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007

All Seniors graduating in June 2016 and those who meet graduation requirements in January 2016 are encouraged to attend and be a part of our graduation event. The entire student body along with faculty, friends and family are invited to join us. There is no fee to attend, and graduates are not required to attend.


Seating at the Commencement Ceremony is on a first come, first serve basis. ADA Seating is available.

*If you or a family member require ADA seating, please be aware that we reserve the entire row of floor seating for our guests who cannot navigate stairs/bleachers. We ask that friends and family members sit in the bleachers behind those in ADA seating, so we are able to provide comfortable seating for all of our guests.

Timeline ~ June 17th

  • 9:30 am–10:30 am
    • All graduates planning to walk must arrive no later than 10:00 am
    • Check in and receive Commencement Envelope - lines according to last name
    • Individual Professional Senior Portraits by Olympic Photo Group (optional)
  • 10:15 am–11:30 am
    • Graduates gather in the gym for professional group photo
    • Rehearsal for Commencement Ceremony
  • 11:45 am
    • ADA seating begins
  • 12:00 noon
    • Doors open to guests
    • General seating begins
  • 12:15 pm–12:45 pm
    • Graduates line up in Building R
    • Graduate processional from Building R to Building G and are seated
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
    • Commencement Ceremony
  • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
    • Individual Professional Senior Portraits by Olympic Photo Group (optional)
  • 4:00 pm
    • National Honors Society Ceremony
    • Graduates who are being inducted into the National Honors Society walk to Student Union Building, Room C130B
  • 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
    • PROM, Building C
    • Prom will be in the Student Union Building, and is open to all ISWA students (all grade levels). We offer a side room for parents who would like to stay and prefer a quieter space (C120A).