Findlay Digital Academy offers an online curriculum to any student best served by a non-traditional educational model. Its mission is "to meet the needs of each student by providing state-approved education through online instruction and individualized mentoring."
FDA graduated 31 students in 2009-2010; 188 total students were served.
FDA provides its curriculum and teachers through a contract with Treca Digital Academy, common for Ohio schools.
Enrollment is open to any student in grades 9-12 who lives in the Findlay City School District. Students must be full-time students and enroll for a minimum of five classes, unless fewer classes are needed to meet local graduation requirements.
The Findlay Digital Academy web site is at http://fda.findlaycityschools.org
Courses are self-paced. Lessons are done in the PLATO environment. Elluminate synchronous sessions are among various ways to interact with instructors.
Each student is issued a computer by FDA. Students are encouraged to attend tutoring sessions on-site during afternoon business hours.
FDA allows students to enrich their curriculum and earn credit through Work Study and Service Learning opportunities.
- "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning", iNACOL, October 2010, http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/national_report.pdf
- Findlay Digital Academy web site, http://fda.findlaycityschools.org
- "Keeping Pace With Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice", Evergreen Education Group, 2010, http://kpk12.com/reports/