UA Online Academy

UA Online Academy


For the 2020-2021 school year, Upper Arlington Schools will be offering a K-12 online learning opportunity through the UA Online Academy. The UA Online Academy is our online alternative to the school-based learning pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Online Academy gives parents an option for their students to learn at home with a curriculum specifically created for online education and fully guided, monitored and supported by Upper Arlington teachers. 
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Schedule benefits
Students have the opportunity to select the Online Academy for the 2020-21 school year. The Online Academy will not be synchronous with classrooms in the traditional setting.
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Academic benefits
This 100% digital instruction program allows families to opt into a curriculum designed specifically for online learning. This program offers students the opportunity to learn five days a week, and they can work ahead at their own pace, with flexibility in their schedule. Students will have multiple layers of support for instruction.
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The Online Academy students will have access to a full complement of classes to create continuity of learning throughout the year. 
For a full list of Online Academy High School course offerings, please click here
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Learning platform
Instruction will be provided through computer-based programs and teacher-created lessons. Students will have a digital content platform or platforms for courses along with teacher connections through Canvas, Zoom, and other district resources. 

Students will use Accelerate, Acellus (electives), Apex, and Edgenuity depending on the course. To see high school Online Academy course platforms click here. You can also see a sample Edgenuity math lesson and a sample Acellus elective lesson.

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Instructional delivery will be supported by Upper Arlington teachers. A student will either have a content or monitoring teacher assigned to support their course.

All core courses will have a content teacher (a teacher who is supporting a course that is within their area of licensure) or an Intervention Specialist.
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Academic support
Intervention Specialists and Gifted Intervention Specialists will be assigned to the Online Academy in order to provide supports for students on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a Written Education Plan (WEP).
Most of all, students enrolled in UA Online Academy are still our Upper Arlington Schools students, and we will support their learning and well-being. Online Academy teachers will proactively connect with students weekly to build relationships and community. School counselors will monitor and connect with the Online Academy students. Online Academy students may also still partipate in any athletics, extracurricular activites or clubs in accordance with all safety guidelines and protocols. And grab-and-go lunches from Nutritional Services will be available for UA Online Academy students to pick up.

Our Learning Platforms

Our main Online Academy elementary platform is Accelerate Education.  In addition to Accelerate Education, we will continue to supplement student learning with Dreambox, RazKids, and synchronous sessions with our K-5 students. 

At the secondary level (grades 6-12), the main Online Academy resource is Edgenuity. Since we offer so many courses at the secondary level, we are also providing some courses through Accelerate Learning, Apex, Acellus and Enhanced Distance Learning / Canvas. 

For a full list of Online Academy High School course offerings, please click here.

Secondary Online Academy Webinar

This session covers the following information about the secondary Online Academy:

  • Staffing

  • Courses

  • Content teachers and monitoring teachers

  • Attendance requirements and calculation

  • Grades

  • Parent access

  • Communication from the Online Academy

Transitioning to or from the UA Online Academy

The window for pathway change requests closed on Tuesday, February 23. We are no longer processing requests to transition learning pathways at this point in the school year. 

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

How to contact us

If you have questions about the UA Online Academy, please email [email protected].
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