Sandusky Digital Academy is a program designed for High School students who would benefit from a non-traditional learning environment. Students have the opportunity for credit recovery as well as earning new credit toward their Sandusky High School diploma.
Sandusky Digital Academy students attend school for a partial day, some are enrolled in vocational program(s) and many are employed, and receive work-study credits through the Career Based Intervention Program. Classroom learning is computer/web-based with certified teachers in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science and Special Education available throughout the day to assist and guide student learning. Additional resources for Academy students include access to a school counselor, career based intervention instructor, and security officer.
The atmosphere at the Sandusky Digital Academy is positive and focused. All students have two main goals:
- Pass all sections of the Ohio Graduation test, and Ohio New State Tests.
- Earn the necessary credits to graduate from Sandusky High School.
Each full time student reflects upon the personal, social, and academic experiences that may have interfered with their success at Sandusky High School. An IDP (Individual Development Plan) is written to ensure that those same "blocks" won't continue to interfere with their desire to graduate from high school.
Providing students with "unconditional support" in meeting their short-term goal of graduating, has resulted in helping them find purpose, balance, and a wide array of educational options for their future success.
Sherry Smith, Alternative Education Coordinator
Sandusky Digital Academy