Online Public School’s Inaugural Year Begins August 2019
TOLEDO, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Ohio Digital Learning School (ODLS), a tuition-free online public charter school, authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS), welcomes families with students in grades 9-12 aged 16-21 who reside in Ohio to enroll for the 2019-20 academic year.
Through its engaging web-based platform, live online learning sessions, and support from experienced teachers and counselors, ODLS will provide an education option that offers an individualized approach to learning for students of every ability level, including a competency in helping students who are struggling academically.
ODLS will serve as a dropout prevention and recovery charter school (DPRS), serving students from traditional schools with diverse learning needs, providing an education option for students who are struggling academically that inspires them to work hard and succeed, and offering several programs such as self-improvement workshops that address students’ individual academic challenges. Credit recovery courses are available for students who need to catch up in a subject, as well as highly targeted remediation sessions to build specific skills.
Ohio-licensed teachers will work to develop students’ strengths while also addressing the areas where they need more focus. They will provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions and phone.
“The opening of ODLS significantly expands opportunities for students and families in a population that may need a little help in completing their high school diploma,” said Elizabeth Roth, Head of School for ODLS. “We are committed to student success and will offer a high level of academic and emotional support for our students to help them to get and stay on track.”
According to the Thomas B Fordham Institute, in 2016-17, nearly 12.5 percent of Ohio’s charter school enrollments are in the dropout prevention and recovery charter system, or roughly 14,000 Ohio students.
Students at every grade level will also be encouraged to connect with their peers and participate in school-sponsored activities, such as online recognition assemblies and clubs, optional community outings, and student leadership opportunities.
ODLS is now accepting enrollments for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents are encouraged to attend one of the online information sessions hosted by the school each month. More information on ODLS and upcoming events can be found at odls.k12.com.
About Ohio Digital Learning School
Ohio Digital Learning School, authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools, is a tuition-free online public-school serving student in grades 9 through 12. As part of the Ohio public school system, ODLS is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about ODLS, visit odls.k12.com.
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