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Our History

The Fairborn Digital Academy (FDA) is an online high school program sponsored by St. Aloysius Orphanage and officially opened its doors on November 14, 2002. In 2004, the Black Lane Elementary School became the new home to Fairborn Digital Academy. Since our opening, we have had over 200 students graduate. The school is now located at 57 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.

While we have small class sizes, we have always had a broad range of students with different talents and goals. Our focus remains on being able to discover those talents and showing that each student has value.


Fairborn Digital Academy continues to earn high marks for a program that is proven to engage students.

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Interested in sharing your talents with the next generation of students at Fairborn Digital Academy? Small class sizes and two teachers for every class create a tangible difference in the classroom. Our approach means more one-on-one time with the students, facilitating a better environment for student growth.

Our mission is to help students reach their varied goals through creative teaching and customized learning, and we value those who help us deliver this mission.

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Fairborn Digital Academy believes in transparency and compliance. Our governance documents and state filings show the statistics behind our progress and success.

FDA Policy Manual

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Annual report for 2020-2021

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2017-2018 5 Year Forecast

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2016-2016 5 Year Forecast

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Community School Contract

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Board Policies

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Safe Return Instruction & Continuity of Services Plan

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Board of Directors

Sponsor Representatives

St. Aloysius Orphanage (Charter School Specialists)
40 Hill Road South, Pickerington, Ohio 43147

Contact: Dave Cash, President
(614) 837-8945 ext 13


Fairborn Digital Academy
57 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.






Executive Director
Erik Tritsch


We have said a lot about how our students learn at Fairborn Digital Academy. Our previous and current students have a lot to say on our behalf.

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Fairborn Digital Academy is participating in identifying, locating, and evaluating all children from birth through 21 years of age who may have disabilities. Disability, in this instance, means such conditions as hearing impairments, visual impairments, speech or language impairments, specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, mental retardation, other health impairments, physical impairments, autism, and traumatic brain injury.

Public schools have responded vigorously to federal and state mandates requiring the provision of a free appropriate public education regardless of a child’s disability. However, before school districts can serve children, they must be identified. Many unidentified children with disabilities are preschoolers, and parents may not be aware their child has a disability, or that there are programs and services available. Fairborn Digital Academy will continue to seek the assistance of parents and guardians of children with suspected disabilities who are presently unserved. Academy personnel will request information about the child, asking such questions as: What is the problem?  What has already been done about the problem? What is the background information available? Information may be collected in several ways, including interviews, observations, screenings, and testing. Also, data may be obtained from parents and the student or from other agencies that have information about the child. If the child is determined to have a disability, then an Individualized Educational Program is developed to meet the child’s needs.

Fairborn Digital Academy is committed to educating all children with disabilities. If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, please contact Fairborn Digital Academy at 937.879.0511 for more information and assistance. All information collected will be held in strict confidence and released to others only with parent permission or as allowed by law.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Erik Tritsch
Executive Director
Fairborn Digital Academy
57 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45324


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