MASSILLON DIGITAL ACADEMY
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
As the Executive Director of the Massillon Digital Academy (MDA), I want to welcome you to our school. The primary goals of MDA are to provide a quality education and an engaging curriculum to students, regardless of their diverse needs or backgrounds. We strongly believe that all students can be successful in our school.
As you may be aware, MDA is an alternative delivery method from the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. MDA is available to any student in Massillon, or its contiguous school districts. MDA is sponsored and supported by Massillon City Schools and its Board of Education. All teachers at MDA are state-certified, highly-qualified in the State of Ohio, and committed to meeting the needs of their students.
MDA offers students flexibility to participate in courses whenever they can be most productive - the curriculum is available online, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Students must work a minimum of five and a half hours a day, five days per week, to complete the assignments in each of their courses and to be counted as “Present” for their attendance record.
In order to be successful, students need to be responsible and self-motivated. Parental involvement and monitoring is vital to the success of our students.
Our curriculum is aligned with the Ohio’s Learning Standards, and is designed to prepare you for Ohio’s AIR Assessments. Whether you are preparing to take the OGT or the ACT, MDA can assist you in your preparation. If you have not passed your state tests, MDA can offer you interventions to help you pass.
Students at MDA are required to attend an orientation meeting with their parent/guardian, when they enroll in the program. Students must also complete an initial 20 classroom hours in our computer lab. This is to ensure that students know how to navigate the system, find their online courses, complete their work, and learn online, from home. If a student needs tutoring or face-to-face help, study sessions in our lab are available daily from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. All of our students can achieve academic success.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office by phone or email. We look forward to learning with you.
Dr. Amy B Hollingsworth
Executive Director, Massillon Digital Academy
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