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New Ohio Digital Learning School Now Open and Accepting Enrollments

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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.