Learn More About OHDELA
Do you have questions about transitioning to OHDELA’s online, virtual school? We have the answers you’re looking for!
Answers to our most frequently asked questions are below, or you can call 888-878-4530 to speak with an enrollment specialist.
Who can attend OHDELA?
Any students residing in Ohio who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and are between the ages of 5 and 21.
How do I enroll in OHDELA?
To start with the application process, click here. If you would like additional information on OHDELA, or have questions, you can contact our admissions department at 1-800-493-8680, Option 2.
How long is the enrollment process?
After completing the online application form, a member of our enrollment team will be in contact with you to go over next steps. Please review our enrollment page for additional details on required documentation needed to complete the application process. After receiving and processing all of the required documents, your student will be pre-registered! Once your student is pre-registered, you will receive a call from our academic advising staff (within 24-48 hours) and receive a loaner computer in 3-5 business days. Our process is quick and easy so that our students can begin receiving the quality education they deserve!
How much does OHDELA cost?
OHDELA is 100 percent tuition free!
What do I receive when I enroll at OHDELA?
Besides a great education, you will receive all the resources and tools you need to set up the perfect learning environment for your student. Learn more about our virtual school and our student resources today.
Will OHDELA cover my Internet expenses?
OHDELA offers Internet connectivity reimbursement to eligible families.
What is a typical day like for an OHDELA student?
A typical day for an online student might include:
- Live class session
- Breakout group activity
- Responding by a deadline to discussion questions posted by the teacher
- Completing and sending (by a deadline) an assignment to be graded by the teacher
- Completing an assignment by deadline in a work group comprised of four or five classmates
What does a student need to be successful?
In order to succeed, students need:
- High speed internet
- Parents logging their time
- State testing
- Quiet work/study area
- Adult Guidance
Here is an example of a proper learning environment:
What is a MyChoice account?
OHDELA offers its students the opportunity to earn tokens for demonstrating academic achievement, increasing engagement, improving attendance, and achieving other academic and character education goals. Students are each provided with an online token economy account and given a starting token balance. They, then, can earn additional tokens and are able to redeem their tokens from OHDELA’s virtual token catalog.
Our students then choose the rewards that best fit their needs and wants. Examples of catalog redemption options are art supply kits, headphones and book store gift cards. The reward selection is left up to each individual student. Once tokens are redeemed, the selected items will ship directly to the student’s home within a matter of days. OHDELA will continually update the rewards catalog with new and exciting options.
How can I get in contact with other OHDELA parents in my area?
Parents and students are connecting on the OHDELA Facebook and Twitter pages everyday. Like our Facebook page and join the conversation or follow us at twitter.com/OHDELAschool. We also have community groups forming throughout the state who engage in activities for the whole family including events hosted by OHDELA!
Can I play sports while enrolled at OHDELA?
Yes. You can still participate in sports even though you are enrolled in an online school! OHDELA's MyChoice Program provides an opportunity for reimbursement for your supplemental expenses. Read more about the MyChoice Program here.
What events can I attend to meet other students?
We provide and direct our parents and students to specific events throughout the year to allow the opportunity for our parents and students to not only meet each other but their teachers and staff as well. While information is provided in OHDELA virtual forums we actively post information about all of our upcoming events on the OHDELA Facebook and Twitter pages.
Where can I get a copy of the parent/student handbook?
You should have received one when you enrolled. If you didn't you can download a copy here.
Still have questions about OHDELA that we didn't answer? Contact us or give us a call at 888-878-4530 today.