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Free Online High School in Ohio for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grades

Curriculum that prepares students for success.

No matter the student’s educational goal, whether graduating to further study in a community college, university or trade school, or begin work right away. OHDELA online high school is dedicated to preparing him or her for future success. Students are given the flexibility they need to flourish intellectually and receive their high school diploma online.

At OHDELA, we take pride in providing students with positive experiences, interactive environments and education customized to each student’s personal learning style. We do this with a mix of personalized learning, individual attention and occasional scheduling flexibility.

The OHDELA high school curriculum follows Ohio’s learning standards to ensure that our students are prepared for their educational journeys after graduation. OHDELA high school students take part in critical thinking exercises, concept development and applied theory, all of which allows students to understand critical ideas and explore their interests. All high school students are required to take courses in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, but students can also customize their education by earning credit in a wide variety of elective courses such as music, business, technology, creative writing, and anatomy & physiology. OHDELA provides an alternative option for high school students who prefer to continue their education outside a traditional classroom.

High School Course Description Guide

Ohio’s Learning Standards for high school students by subject include:

English Language Arts

  • Demonstrate knowledge of 18th, 19th and early-20th century works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
  • Analyze a case in which understanding the point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant in pieces where satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement is present.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text.
  • Examine multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
  • Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States.


  • Use statistics appropriate to the shape of the data distribution to compare center and spread of two or more different data sets.
  • Know the precise definitions of angle, circle, perpendicular line, parallel line, and line segment.
  • Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more parts as a single entity.
  • Create equations and inequalities in one or more variables and use them to solve problems.
  • Prove that, given a system of two equations in two variables, replacing one equation by the sum of that equation and a multiple of the other produces a system with the same solutions.


  • Understand how the sequence of DNA bases in a chromosome determines the sequence of amino acids in a protein.
  • Understand energy transfer and transformation, conservation of energy and matter, evolution, adaptation, biodiversity, population studies, and ecosystem composition and dynamics.
  • Understand how Newton’s laws of motion are applied to mathematical equations.
  • Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications.
  • Formulate and revise explanations and models using logic and evidence that stimulate critical thinking.

Social Studies

  • Understand how American history has shaped the nature of the country today, how these events came to pass, and their meaning for today’s citizens.
  • Understand how the American people govern themselves at national, state and local levels of government.
  • Recognize and explore the following concepts and events and their impact on world history: democratic and industrial revolutions, the forces that led to world domination by European powers, the wars that changed empires, the ideas that led to independence movements and the effects of global interdependence.
  • Explore the fundamentals that guide individuals and nations as they make choices about how to use limited resources to satisfy their wants.
  • Analyze the dynamics of global interactions among nations and regions that present issues that affect all humanity.

Are you ready to experience the OHDELA difference and equip your student with the skills they need to achieve their dreams? Contact us or call 888-878-4530 to get your questions answered and begin the enrollment process today.  

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