Learning a challenging, engaging curriculum in an environment that suits you!
The curriculum is delivered on-line through the PLATO software. This curriculum is aligned with the Ohio CORE standards. Most coursework is interactive between the student and computer software; however, there are also written assignments that the students must complete and submit to their on-line HQT teacher. An engaging and challenging curriculum is offered through the PLATO environment. Instruction is provided through simulations, animations, recorded lectures, online tutorials, Elluminate sessions, multimedia, and other avenues. Students can opt to have the computer read the lesson to them. The curriculum is a continuous progress model and students can work at their own pace. However, the academy sets minimum course completion requirements. Students are expected to work a minimum of 25 hours a week on their coursework.
Work Study & Service Learning
The FDA allows students to enrich their curriculum and earn credit through Work Study and Service Learning opportunities. Students are partnered with a Work Study and/or Service Learning Coach to help them make the most of these programs.
Students are required to maintain regular attendance. This is accomplished by submitting weekly assignments. Students who do not comply with attendance requirements will be withdrawn from the FDA after 19 days of non-attendance. Students who don’t earn one credit or its equivalent each quarter may be removed from the academy.
Student Coursework Assessment
Each course has an HQT teacher who evaluates the written work of the student. Most coursework is from the PLATO curriculum and is automatically graded by the software program. A student must achieve 80% or above on a mastery test to be able to move forward with the curriculum. There are four grades available in the FDA curriculum: A, B, C or Rethink/Redo.