Joining HS Insider

Start posting your stories on HS Insider in four easy steps:

 

Step 1: See if your school is already participating

Check to see if your school is already a part of the HS Insider network by looking for your school’s name in the Schools section in the site header above. If you find it, skip to Step 3 below.


Step 2: Sign up a HS Insider adviser

If you do not find your school listed, you will need to recruit a HS Insider adviser. A HS Insider adviser is usually a journalism, English, Spanish or social studies teacher (but can be any educator) at a school or a program manager at an education organization that wants to support young people in sharing their stories with the world. Being a HS Insider adviser is a minimal time commitment and the level of engagement is up to the adviser themselves.

This HS Insider Adviser Guide can be sent to potential advisers and provides an overview of the program. If they have more questions, ask them to direct questions to Molly Heber at molly.heber@latimes.com. If you find an adviser, please send their name and email address along with your permission slip (Step 3).


Step 3: Send us a permission slip

Each student who wants to participate must turn in a permission slip. Click the appropriate link below to print out the slip.

Please also read the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. Students should scan and email permission slips to molly.heber@latimes.com. At that point, we will send students a how-to guide for setting up a profile and posting their work.


Step 4: Request a visit from LA Times staff

High School Insider staff are able to come and visit groups of students who are interested in sharing their stories on our platform and learning about our other events and opportunities. For schools outside of the greater Los Angeles area, we can arrange for conference calls or virtual classroom visits. Schedule your visit by filling out this quick google form here. If you want to present to your class, check out the 2018-2019 school visit presentation here.