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 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 you are under 18, you must have permission from their parent or guardian. Permission slips can be completed online or printed out and sent to HS Insider:

Please also read the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. Once a permission slip is received, HS Insider will send you this 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 schedule video calls with classes or groups of students who are interested in sharing their stories on our platform and learning about our other events and opportunities. Schedule your call by emailing three dates and times that would work for your group to If you want to present to your class, check out the 2020-2021 school visit presentation here.