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About Us

Inspiring Minds, Engaging Students, Transforming Education

At OHDELA, a K-12 online public school, we know that one size does not fit all, especially when it comes to education. At OHDELA, we want all children to have online schooling options that work best for them and their learning style. We want students to learn in their own way and to be prepared to achieve their goals after graduation. We hold our curriculum to Ohio’s learning standards to ensure that they are getting the most out of their education.

Who we are

OHDELA (Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy) is a tuition-free, non-sectarian, public, K-12 online charter school that creates a state-of-the-art educational experience using virtual schooling.

As a state-authorized school, we answer directly to the Ohio Council of Community Schools. The Ohio Council of Community Schools sponsors, oversees and monitors charter schools to ensure that they follow state and federal laws, policies and regulations. The OCCS is extremely invested in the progress of each school and confirms that each charter school is fiscally stable and academically prospering.

OHDELA is led by passionate individuals who are dedicated to education and have experience in both traditional, homeschool alternative, and online charter school environments. They work closely with our students, families and teachers to ensure OHDELA students are engaged and learning.

At OHDELA, we are unlike other online schools and homeschool alternatives, students can engage with other students, take part in school-wide activities, receive one-on-one attention from teachers, and have access to the tools they need to excel.

Who we help

Advanced and Independent Students

OHDELA’s online coursework has a specific pace to ensure that students are learning the proper skills and content per academic year. An advanced student may work ahead so long as he or she participates in mandatory live classes, completes all required coursework while demonstrating mastery in all required content.

Bullied Students

One out of every four students reports being bullied during the school year. For students who have experienced the intimidation or embarrassment of bullying, returning to traditional school can be difficult.  Online education with OHDELA provides a new approach to learning — one without the fear of bullies.  With home school programs, the focus is on learning, but there is also ample opportunity for students to socialize and meet new friends in a supervised and safe environment through live classes, live help sessions, state testing days and OHDELA sponsored events. At OHDELA, we work to ensure our students feel safe and secure within our learning community.

Special Education Students

At OHDELA, students who are on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are paired with Intervention Specialists who are dedicated to working with families to ensure the goals, objectives and accommodations of the IEP are met. Also, we work with students and families to ensure that appropriate course selections are made based on the IEP and student abilities.

Struggling Students

For many reasons, school can be a struggle for students. By eliminating the crazy schedules and classroom distractions, online learning provides a home school alternative for students who are struggling. At OHDELA, students are able to review live class recording archives and can access curriculum 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in combination with attending live classes and live help sessions. These features, unique to OHDELA, allow students to stay on pace.

Students with Medical Conditions

Managing a student’s ongoing medical condition can be difficult, especially when attending a traditional school. The stress of falling behind in classes due to illness or doctor’s appointments can be overwhelming.  Since OHDELA records all of its live classes, a student is able to catch up on what was covered in each live class at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  OHDELA’s live class recording archive allows virtual home school students who need more flexibility the opportunity to log in and access online content and recordings at any time of the day, any day of the week.  The ability to access curriculum and live recording archives at any time allows OHDELA virtual home school students the flexibility to work within their scheduling needs while ensuring they can stay on pace to complete courses on time.

Traveling Students, Student Performers, Students Athletes

Whether your family travels for work or your student is involved in an activity that requires significant travel, OHDELA virtual school can meet your student’s educational needs. Even though your city or location changes, OHDELA offers its students a consistent education.