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?
To start with the application process, click here.
How long is the online school enrollment process?
After completing the online application form, a member of our enrollment team will be in contact with you to go over next steps. Please review our enrollment page for additional details on required documentation needed 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, there is a question during enrollment that 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 for $35 and is paid out every quarter. To learn about the qualifying criteria or if you have any questions, please contact OHDELA by e-mail at email@example.com.
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 deadline to be graded
- Completing an assignment by deadline in a work group comprised of other classmates
Are there live classes? Will my child see other children on camera?
There are live class sessions led by a teacher where you can see other students in attendance, as well as breakout sessions with your teacher(s) to get one-on-one support. All sessions are recorded by the teacher, and 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 is 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 reach out to 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 along with 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 have access to teacher information on their individual homepages.
Can students work at their own pace?Outside of live class sessions, there is offline time given to each student to complete their assignments. Assignments have due dates that each student is expected to meet but 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 the use of curriculum and instruction that is aligned to 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/program?Yes. We provide a full continuum of special education services for all students identified in need of such support. Our special education leadership and teachers will review any special education documents from your child’s previous school, hold a team meeting which 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 notify 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 are able to 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: 8:00am-3:00pm
- Grades 9 -12 Student Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm.