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 email@example.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. If the student is under 18, they must have permission from their parent or guardian. Permission slips can be completed online or printed out and sent to HS Insider:
- Online permission slips for students under 18 can be completed here.
- Paper permission slips for students under 18 [English / Spanish] or over 18 [English / Spanish]. Students can take a picture and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.