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June Graduation 2016

June 15, 2016

For more information contact:
etritsch@fairborndigital.us 937-879-0511
Erik Tritsch, Principal
Fairborn Digital Academy
700 Black Lane
Fairborn, OH 45324

18 Seniors Graduate from Fairborn Digital Academy

On Thursday evening, June 11, 2016, Fairborn Digital Academy staff, students and friends celebrated the graduation of 18 seniors at the American Legion Hall in Fairborn. FDA holds graduation ceremonies twice per year for students who meet the State of Ohio requirements for a high school diploma during each semester. The June 2016 graduates of Fairborn Digital Academy are:

Shana Dawn Baker
Makayla Lani Cantrell
Peggy MarieDickerson
Abagail Joan Estep
Dakota Morgen Fugate
Taylor Unique Gibson
Jasmine Marie Hannah
Ethan John Howard
Staci Lynn Jones
David L. Keyes
Reese Allen Lawyer
Kathleen L. Matherson
Austin Tyler Matteoli
Daniel Sylvan Smith
Kurt J. Stewart
Baylie M. Strickland
Jonathan Taylor Tedesco
Darren Alan Michael Wisecup

The Valedictorian of the class of 2016 was Shana Dawn Baker, while Salutatorian honors went to Dakota
Morgen Fugate. This completes the class of 2016 after having 19 graduates in January of this year. We congratulate the success of all of our 2016 graduates.

Fairborn Digital Academy, a public community school, was founded in 2002 by Robert Grimshaw to provide an alternative to traditional high school for students in grades 9 – 12. Students may enroll from within a 50-mile radius. The “online-plus-class time” school setting is ideal for students who, for various reasons, thrive in a smaller, more focused environment. FDA has an innovative take on what some students need to succeed; all the latest technology, a smaller, more focused setting, individualized instruction plans for all students, and tutoring on an as-needed basis.

“Depending on the program that is right for the student, we offer the flexibility that many of our students and their families need to get through high school,” explained Erik Tritsch, Principal of FDA. “A traditional high school setting is not optimum for every student. We make an effort to be aware of individual differences that may make learning and succeeding a challenge, and we address those issues for each student.”

“FDA is a top-rated drop out recovery school in the state due to our ability to help students overcome obstacles. We see the school as an opportunity for struggling – or excelling – students to be successful based on their own timetables. Our students are excelling in certain environments that we are able to provide. It’s all due to the efforts of our students and their coaches,” said Tritsch.

To find out whether Fairborn Digital Academy is right for your student, contact the office at 937-879-0511, or explore the FDA web site at http://fairborndigital.us.

Summer School

FDA Summer School Flyer 2015

January Graduation

January 28, 2015

For more information contact:
etritsch@fairborndigital.us 937-879-0511
Erik Tritsch, Principal
Fairborn Digital Academy
700 Black Lane
Fairborn, OH 45324

15 Seniors Graduate from Fairborn Digital Academy

On Thursday evening, January 22nd, Fairborn Digital Academy staff, students and friends celebrated the graduation of 15 seniors at the American Legion Hall in Fairborn. FDA will hold another graduation ceremony on June 11th for students who meet the State of Ohio requirements for a high school diploma during the second semester. The January 2015 graduates of Fairborn Digital Academy are:

Joshua Michael Anderson
Daniel L. Bartlett
Sara Nichole Brewer
Aaron Trenton Lee Brooks
Jessica Joanne Collins
Robert F. Getsfred
Colten Harrison
Ariel Brooke Hinchee
Justin L. Hinkle
Lance Brett Jeppson
Alissa Marie Christine Kraker
Sara Louise Mayenschein
Matthieu Phillip McDaniel
Ian L. Swigart
Cody James Whitt

Fairborn Digital Academy, a public community school, was founded in 2002 by Robert Grimshaw to provide an alternative to traditional high school for students in grades 9 – 12. Students may enroll from within a 50-mile radius. The “online-plus-class time” school setting is ideal for students who, for various reasons, thrive in a smaller, more focused environment. FDA has an innovative take on what some students need to succeed; all the latest technology, a smaller, more focused setting, individualized instruction plans for all students, and tutoring on an as-needed basis.

“Depending on the program that is right for the student, we offer the flexibility that many of our students and their families need to get through high school,” explained Erik Tritsch, Principal of FDA. “A traditional high school setting is not optimum for every student. We make an effort to be aware of individual differences that may make learning and succeeding a challenge, and we address those issues for each student.”

“FDA is a top-rated drop out recovery school in the state due to our ability to help students overcome obstacles. We see the school as an opportunity for struggling – or excelling – students to be successful based on their own timetables. Our students are excelling in certain environments that we are able to provide. It’s all due to the efforts of our students and their coaches,” said Tritsch.

To find out whether Fairborn Digital Academy is right for your student, contact the office at 937-879-0511, or further explore this web site.

Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.

June 2014 Graduation

June 17, 2014

For more information contact:

etritsch@fairborndigital.us 937-879-0511

Erik Tritsch, Principal

35 Seniors Graduate from Fairborn Digital Academy

Submitted by Molly Hall

 

 

 

On Thursday evening, June 12th, in the largest graduation ceremony since its 2002 inception, Fairborn Digital Academy staff, students and friends celebrated the graduation of 35 seniors at the American Legion Hall in Fairborn.  That makes a total of 51 graduates for the current school year (16 in January) who have satisfied all of the State of Ohio requirements for a high school diploma.  Students graduating are:

 

Tommy Bartley

Kathryn Bilbrey

Ciera Christian

Brandon Daniels

Brian Dunigan

Trenton Edwards

Kayla Gaunt

Mackenzie Gevedon

Seirra Gue

Brian Hafer

Emmaly Henderson

Zachary Henderson

Justin Jenkins

Trevon Johnson

Samantha Kenyon

Parys Koogler

Zackariah Mayton

Sarah Noble

John Nye, Jr.

Kadumu Penny

Cassandra Perry

Joshua Powell

Sabrina Pyatt

Codey Rice

Helen Schuyler

Alexis Spehar-Gill

Jevin Strank

Thornton Strolia-Davis

Allison Trimble

Tyler Vance

Natalie Vogelsong

Derek Walls

Jalen Wharton

Charles White

Renee Williams

 

This year’s valedictorian, Tabatha Mayton, graduated in the January ceremony while her brother, Zackariah Mayton, was the salutatorian.

 

Fairborn Digital Academy, a public community school, was founded in 2002 by Robert Grimshaw to provide an alternative to traditional high school for students in grades 9 – 12.  Students may enroll from within a 50-mile radius.  The  “online-plus-class time” school setting is ideal for students who, for various reasons, thrive in a smaller, more focused environment.  FDA has an innovative take on what some students need to succeed; all the latest technology, a smaller, more focused setting, individualized instruction plans for all students, and tutoring on an as-needed basis.

 

“Depending on the program that is right for the student, we offer the flexibility that many of our students and their families need to get through high school,” explained Erik Tritsch, Principal of FDA.  “A traditional high school setting is not optimum for every student.  We make an effort to be aware of individual differences that may make learning and succeeding a challenge, and we address those issues for each student.”

 

“FDA is a top-rated charter school in the state due to our ability to help students overcome obstacles.  We see the school as an opportunity for struggling – or excelling – students to be successful based on their own timetables.  We’re pleased to say our students’ math scores exceed those in some local traditional high schools.  Our students are excelling in certain environments that we are able to provide.  It’s all due to the efforts of our students and their coaches,” said Tritsch.

 

To find out whether Fairborn Digital Academy is right for your student, contact the office at 937-879-0511, or further explore this web site.

June 2014 Graduation

June 17, 2014

For more information contact:

etritsch@fairborndigital.us 937-879-0511

Erik Tritsch, Principal

Fairborn Digital Academy

700 Black Lane

Fairborn, OH 45324

35 Seniors Graduate from Fairborn Digital Academy

 

 

 

On Thursday evening, June 12th, in the largest graduation ceremony since its 2002 inception, Fairborn Digital Academy staff, students and friends celebrated the graduation of 35 seniors at the American Legion Hall in Fairborn.  That makes a total of 51 graduates for the current school year (16 in January) who have satisfied all of the State of Ohio requirements for a high school diploma.  Students graduating are:

 

Tommy Bartley

Kathryn Bilbrey

Ciera Christian

Brandon Daniels

Brian Dunigan

Trenton Edwards

Kayla Gaunt

Mackenzie Gevedon

Seirra Gue

Brian Hafer

Emmaly Henderson

Zachary Henderson

Justin Jenkins

Trevon Johnson

Samantha Kenyon

Parys Koogler

Zackariah Mayton

Sarah Noble

John Nye, Jr.

Kadumu Penny

Cassandra Perry

Joshua Powell

Sabrina Pyatt

Codey Rice

Helen Schuyler

Alexis Spehar-Gill

Jevin Strank

Thornton Strolia-Davis

Allison Trimble

Tyler Vance

Natalie Vogelsong

Derek Walls

Jalen Wharton

Charles White

Renee Williams

 

This year’s valedictorian, Tabatha Mayton, graduated in the January ceremony while her brother, Zackariah Mayton, was the salutatorian.

 

Fairborn Digital Academy, a public community school, was founded in 2002 by Robert Grimshaw to provide an alternative to traditional high school for students in grades 9 – 12.  Students may enroll from within a 50-mile radius.  The  “online-plus-class time” school setting is ideal for students who, for various reasons, thrive in a smaller, more focused environment.  FDA has an innovative take on what some students need to succeed; all the latest technology, a smaller, more focused setting, individualized instruction plans for all students, and tutoring on an as-needed basis.

 

“Depending on the program that is right for the student, we offer the flexibility that many of our students and their families need to get through high school,” explained Erik Tritsch, Principal of FDA.  “A traditional high school setting is not optimum for every student.  We make an effort to be aware of individual differences that may make learning and succeeding a challenge, and we address those issues for each student.”

 

“FDA is a top-rated charter school in the state due to our ability to help students overcome obstacles.  We see the school as an opportunity for struggling – or excelling – students to be successful based on their own timetables.  We’re pleased to say our students’ math scores exceed those in some local traditional high schools.  Our students are excelling in certain environments that we are able to provide.  It’s all due to the efforts of our students and their coaches,” said Tritsch.

 

To find out whether Fairborn Digital Academy is right for your student, contact the office at 937-879-0511, or further explore this web site.

Summer School 2014

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Summer School Flyer 2014

FDA Graduation News January 2014

Sixteen seniors to graduate from Fairborn Digital Academy
Executive Director retiring

On Thursday, January 23, sixteen seniors will receive their high school diplomas from Fairborn Digital Academy, a public charter e-school serving high school students with individualized learning plans for all of its students. The school accepts students from a 50-mile radius who are struggling in their current schools, or those who need to learn in a lower key, more individualized environment than traditional high schools. Graduating are:

Jeremy Anderson
Destiney Ball
Heather Boliske
Danelle Burton
Cana Cummins
Cerena Frazier
Christina Garrett
Crystal Martinez
Tabatha Mayton
Conor Poole
Latonya Ramirez
Marissa Stanfill
Natalya Steinhauer
Christopher Stinson
Taylor Vance
Amanda Barnette-Vogann

FDA equips each student with coaches and tutors, assessments, computers, educational software, and internet access necessary to facilitate focused, optimum online learning. All of the students have the option of coming in to school five days a week, and after-hours tutoring is available. Bus transportation for Fairborn residents and lunches are available through a contract with Fairborn City Schools.

Robert Grimshaw, Executive Director and a lifetime educator, will retire on February 1 of this year. “Providing Fairborn area students with an alternative to out of-touch statewide online schools was the reason we founded FDA in 2002. The Fairborn City School Board wanted to sponsor a locally controlled online community school that would give our students high touch educational opportunities. Each year we have evaluated our performance and made changes to better serve students. FDA continues to be among the highest rated online schools in Ohio. As I am retiring for a second time after 43 years in education, I am proud of what we have accomplished.”

It is expected that Dottie Meade, an FDA Board member and career development specialist at the Greene County Career Center, will succeed Grimshaw in the position.

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