MAUMEE, Ohio, August 16, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ohio School of Digital Learning (ODLS), a full-time online public school is ready to kick off the new school year and provide students across the state with a cohesive education option designed to help them reach their full potential. ODLS students and teachers will prepare to start the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow, August 17.
For most families, the new school year comes with cautious optimism. Many families have realized during the pandemic that attending school online is a safe alternative that allows them to focus on their child’s future. According to a recent investigation by Stride, Inc., 91% of parents agree it’s important for their children to have multiple school options, including full-time online or a hybrid model that mixes online and in-person learning. And nearly two-thirds of parents would consider a full-time online public school after their 2020 pandemic-induced virtual education experience.
Staffed by state-licensed teachers, ODLS offers a personalized approach to learning, delivering a rich and engaging curriculum designed to support students seeking alternative paths of education. Despite widespread evidence of a learning loss “COVID slide” for students in the United States during the pandemic, schools powered by Stride K12 like ODLS reported lower learning loss rates than those reported in national studies. And in some cases, students enrolled in schools powered by Stride K12 have experienced learning gains.
“Students choose online learning for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the flexibility to support extracurricular activities or medical needs while maintaining a focus on academics,” said the director of the ODLS, Kate Harkless. “ODLS’s online platform gives students the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in a supportive environment and at a pace suited to their learning style.”
To visit odls.k12.com to learn more about ODLS and how to register or download the Stride K12 mobile app for iOS and Android devices – where families can register, prepare for the first day of school and track students’ academic progress throughout the school year.
About Ohio School of Digital Learning
Ohio Digital Learning School, licensed by the Ohio Council of Community Schools, is a tuition-free online public charter school serving students in grades 9-12. As part of Ohio’s public school system, ODLS is tuition-free and offers families choice in accessing the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a Stride Company (NYSE: LRN). Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and develop skills for their future. For more information on ODLS, visit odls.k12.com.
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