School choice options abound in Ohio
As you are likely well aware, we are in the midst of School Choice Week, not only here in Ohio but nationwide. Numerous events have been going on all throughout the Buckeye State to help commemorate. One such event that I had the privilege to attend was a luncheon, hosted on Tuesday by School Choice Ohio and Forum for Educational Options at the Statehouse to celebrate the myriad of choice options that youngsters have here . The event was a way to not only a way to talk about school choice options, but also highlight a number of choice schools that are doing great things in the type of education they are providing, whether that be digital learning, special needs, or college prep.
The immense diversity in Ohio’s school landscape speaks to the fact that one size fit all doesn’t always work for children and their families. Ohio’s school choice options include the following:
- Special Needs Schools
- Distance Learning & E-schools
- Dropout Recovery Schools
- Career Preparatory Schools
- English Language Learners Schools
- College Preparatory Schools
- STEM Schools
- Home Education
- Charter Schools
- District Schools
School Choice Ohio also recognized schools and school leaders that are thinking creatively about what it means to educate children and as a result are achieving outstanding academic results in the face of many adversities. One such school is located in Fordham’s hometown of Dayton, The Dayton Early College Academy. DECA is a college preparatory school offering students the chance to take courses that count towards both a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree. Congrats to DECA for being recognized as being an excellent school choice options for students in Dayton.
DECA was not the only school recognized, others lauded include: Marburn Academy in Columbus, DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati, and Butler Tech in Hamilton. Kudos to School Choice Ohio and Forum for Educational Options for hosting, and lifting up the numerous examples of school choice options providing quality education to students around the state.
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May 8, 2013