Do you have a teenager that is struggling to stay at grade level or one that would benefit from moving ahead? Does he or she have challenges in the classroom? Findlay Digital Academy is designed for students whose needs, desires or circumstances would best be served by a non-traditional educational model. It is an online Conversion Community School available to grades 9-12 in the Findlay City School District and adjacent districts such as Arcadia, Arlington, Liberty Benton, Riverdale, Van Buren and Vanlue.
Findlay Digital Academy enrollment is free and issues a laptop to students. Using a continuing progress model, students can work at their own pace at home while learning from teachers that are highly qualified and certified in their area of study.
You are not alone
Students at Findlay Digital Academy are never alone. Each student is assigned an Instructional Coach and can receive tutoring if they need additional support or technical assistance. The lab is open Monday-Thursday from 10am-4pm for tutoring. Appointments are not necessary.They are encouraged to meet with their Instructional Coach at least one time per week. Plus there is someone monitoring progression to reach out with any concerns.
“What makes us unique and special is our lab and Instructional Coaches,” notes Rosemary Rooker, the Superintendent at Findlay Digital Academy.
Findlay Digital Academy also offers Work Study opportunities where students are partnered with a Work Study Coach. Students can also earn college and high school graduation credit with Ohio College Credit Plus. Findlay Digital Academy also participates in the Millstream Career Center. Career College Readiness Coaches are also available.
The results speak
Findlay Digital Academy has had impressive results over the last few years. Just recently the 2016-2017 records were released and they definitely speak for themselves. The High School Test Passage Rate has consistently met the standards though exceeded the standards for the 2016-2017. They have exceeded the standards in Gap Closing as well. Their Overall Score was “Exceeds Standards.”
“We’ve been very successful,” states Rooker. “On our state report card we met standards overall and exceeded standards for graduation rate. Our students report very, very well.”
Findlay Digital Academy has exceeded Graduation Rate standards for over eight years. The Graduation Rate component looks at the percent of students who are successfully finishing high school with a diploma in four, five, six, seven or eight years. Plus they had a 100% attendance rate for 2016-2017.
Findlay Digital Academy is part of School Choice Ohio which is committed to helping parents find a learning environment that allows their child to grow and thrive.
“FDA is an option for students that don’t do well in a traditional setting,” Rooker noted.
I think that shows in the results!