Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend OHDELA?
Any students residing in Ohio who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and are between the ages of 5 and 21.
How do I enroll in OHDELA?
How long is the online school enrollment process?
After completing the online application form, a member of our enrollment team will contact you to review the next steps. Please view our enrollment page for additional details about the documentation required to complete the application process.
How much does OHDELA cost?
OHDELA is tuition-free!
Does the school offer laptops if I don’t have one?
Yes, a question during enrollment asks if you need a school-provided laptop.
Will OHDELA cover my Internet expenses?
OHDELA provides internet reimbursement to qualifying families. To determine eligibility, we look at financial qualifications, verification of internet service to the home, and a minimum student engagement level of 90 percent. The amount reimbursed is $35 and is paid out every quarter. To learn about the qualifying criteria or have any questions, please email OHDELA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a typical day like for an OHDELA student?
A typical day might include:
- Live class session
- Breakout group activity
- Responding to discussion questions posted by the teacher
- Completing and sending an assignment by the deadline to be graded
- Completing an assignment by deadline in a workgroup comprised of other classmates
Are there live classes? Will my child see other children on camera?
There are teacher-led live class sessions where you can see other students in attendance, and breakout sessions with your teacher(s) to get one-on-one support. Teachers record all sessions. You will have access to those recorded sessions after the class.
What supplies do I need for the start of school?
Have a designated workspace where you can be your best without distraction. Check that your equipment and internet are set up and working properly. A pen/pencil and notebook are also helpful to have on hand. Your teacher will inform you if you need other supplies once school begins.
If I haven’t received my computer, who do I contact?
If you have not received your computer by your start date, you will contact the AMP help site for assistance. You can live chat, call, or put in a ticket directly from that website.
What does my student do on the first day of school?
The first two days of a student’s OHDELA experience are orientation. Before the first week of school, you and your student will receive orientation class links for the first two days. Each day is required as different information is presented. The onboarding coach will explain major topics like, how to sign in, where to find work, and how to record time. Once the live session has ended, students will have some light homework to complete for the duration of the school day. Orientation is vital to student success!
When do I receive my login credentials?
During the week leading up to your student’s first week of school, your student’s grade-level onboarding coach will email your guardian and student credentials. If you do not see these in your inbox by the week’s end, check your SPAM and JUNK or contact your student’s assigned onboarding coach.
When do I find out who my student’s teacher is and their contact information?
All classes will be scheduled by Wednesday of your student’s first week of school. At this time, you will be able to access classes through your student’s CANVAS course cards and access teacher information on their homepages.
Can students work at their own pace?
Outside of live class sessions, each student will be given offline time to complete their assignments. Assignments have due dates that each student is expected to meet. A student who works at a different pace than another student might use more offline time towards one assignment than the other.
Do you teach CRT?
The ACCEL Schools network strives for student mastery of state learning standards in all subjects through curriculum and instruction aligned with these standards. Because Critical Race Theory (CRT) can mean different things to different people, we encourage you to look on your state’s Department of Education website to understand your state’s standards for learning that public schools in the state must follow. ACCEL Schools recognizes that we serve a diverse group of more than 25,000 students across our public schools – encompassing many different experiences and beliefs. Our schools are committed to serving all students well and to preparing every child for a successful future. To this end, ACCEL Schools works continuously to improve learning outcomes for students and to ensure inclusivity and equitability for every student who attends an ACCEL School.
Do you take students with IEPs and, do you have special education teachers/programs?
Yes. We provide a full continuum of special education services for all students identified who need such support. Our special education leadership and teachers will review any special education documents from your child’s previous school, hold a team meeting that will include the parents/guardians, and develop a plan to ensure the appropriate supports are in place.
Can I enroll after the school start date?
Yes, you may enroll after the school start date.
When do you send the release of records? Do you notify my current school I am leaving?
When a school receives a records request from us, your previous school must withdraw the student from that school. It is best if the family notifies the previous school that they are withdrawing as each school/state may have documents requiring guardian signatures. It is best to inform the school of your intentions to move schools as soon as possible and they can set the end date accordingly.
Records Request Process
Do you issue diplomas?
Yes, we issue diplomas for graduates.
How does my child pick electives for the school year?
- K-8 Unified Arts/Electives are assigned by the school.
- Specific subjects are offered to each grade level.
- Grades K-3 have one semester of electives, and Grades 4-8 have two semesters of electives.
- High school students can pick their electives.
- We do require Study Skills for 9th grade.
- All students must take Personal Finance as a grad requirement in Ohio.
- We recommend Health and PE in the 9th and 10th grade year.
What time does the school day start and end?
- Grades K-8 Student Hours: 8:00 am-3:00 pm
- Grades 9 -12 Student Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
What are the business hours?
Business Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm