Alternative Education

Life Skills Center of Akron Mission Statement
"As a sponsor of community/charter schools, we are a student-centered organization advocating excellence in education through strategic partnerships. We are a smooth-running organization with a high level of coordination and a mind-set toward efficiency. We are hard-drive, producers and competitors. Reputation and success are common concerns."

Life Skills is a charter school in Akron with three different locations.  To learn more please visit their website.

Akron Digital Academy Mission Statement:

"Our mission is to provide quality online education grades K-12 that promotes achievement for all students and prepares them for success in completing quality work at the next level."

Akron Digital Academy is a charter school, sponsored by the Akron Public Schools.  It has been in operation since 2003.  The learning environment that they create is flexible. encouraging, and successful with multiple locations serving grades K-12.  Students are able to earn an Ohio High School Diploma at their own pace. Students are able to work from home and have the opportunity to come into computer labs at the ADA to work with teachers for clarification and assistance, though students are generally  encouraged to come into the computer labs at least twice a week to work on their assignments.

Should students choose to participate in the ADA, they are able to continue to participate in
extra-curricular activities and courses at Mogadore.

Highlights from the ADA Program:
  • Free computer
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Individualized learning plan
  • Free tuition
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Creative arts elective
  • OGT Preparation
Contact Information:
Evans Building- Administration
Phone: 330.237.2200
Fax: 330.237.2207

OHDELA's Mission Statement

OHDELA's mission is to fully educate and develop the children of OHDELA by utilizing an educational model that combines state-of-the-art technology with the ability of families to be thoroughly involved in their child's education by directing the child along an educational path that meets the child's needs, desires and aptitudes.

OHDELA is a charter school that is home based, online school for students grades K-12 who reside in Ohio.  

OHDELA is tuition-free.  

OHDELA provides free use of a complete computer system, technical support and internet reimbursement, along with engaging online curriculum available day or night, 365 days of the year.  Students who participate in OHDELA are able to participate in extracurricular activities like field trips and National Honor Society. 

 With this opportunity, comes necessary responsibilities of parents and students involved. OHDELA lists many of the expectations parents and students must comply with in order for this option to be successful. 

Highlights from the OHDELA Program:

  • Free computer system
  • Flexible access to curriculum
  • Parental control and involvement in child's education
  • Free tuition
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • OGT Preparation

Contact Information:
Ohio Distance & Electronic Learning Academy
121 South Main St, Suite 102
Akron, Ohio 44308

Ohio Virtual Academy offers K-12 learning free of charge to families within the State of Ohio. Once a student is approved for enrollment, the Ohio Virtual Academy will send a computer with a printer, camera and microphone, in addition to all of the books and various materials needed.  The OVA will also pay a portion of your high-speed internet bill.  However, parents must supply all the basic materials, like paper, rulers, note cards, calculator and so on.  

Students will have to complete online tests to determine their grade level assignment.  Then, a representative contacts you to discuss when and where your child will start.   Visit their website for more information.