Welcome to QDA – Ohio’s Premier Online School
Founded in 2003, the increasing interest in the world of cyber education has motivated QDA to continually adapt to meet the tide of students and families who are turning to the digital realm as an alternative to brick and mortar institutions. What began as a small, single office operation in New Philadelphia, Ohio, has expanded to multiple locations across the state. With offices in Berlin, East Liverpool, Steubenville, and a team constantly hosting enrollment seminars across the state, QDA has increased their presence to make sure potential students know that they have options in choosing their education.
The principles of the school, as instituted by its CEO, Dr. Richard Varrati, suggest that a student’s school should be “made of choices, not bricks.” To this end, QDA constantly seeks to provide new opportunities to those enrolled, providing individual attention that may not always be available in the shuffle of a classroom. Whereas a student at a brick and mortar school has a group of classmates with which to vie for attention, each individual enrolled in QDA is assigned an Instructional Supervisor (otherwise referred to as an “IS”) that serves as a main point of contact for the student and their family. The IS handles all school related issues for the students, and keeps in regular contact to ensure success in their studies. Furthermore, each student’s education is tailor-made for the individual. QDA is fully aware that what helps one person learn may not work for the next, and so forth, so rather than have one strict set of curriculum; QDA has invested in providing multiple options. Offering a selection of cutting edge, state-approved curriculum choices, QDA is able to create a personalized learning path that fits the needs of the individual.
With the ever-rising number of students turning to cyber education, QDA has more than proven it is ready to meet the challenges of the shifting landscape and the needs of those enrolled. QDA’s growth mirrors that of the changing world, and reflects the need for students to be able to choose their own education and find their own way to success. Contact us today to learn more!
QDA has Ohio Certified teachers using the nation’s leading accredited curriculum providers to give our students access to hundreds of courses.
QDA’s large catalog of course offerings allows QDA to create a personalized learning path for each student to ensure they can succeed and meet their goals.
Each student is assigned an Instructional Supervisor (IS). The IS monitors the student’s progress, provides progress updates to the parent/guardian on a bi-weekly basis, and is available to answer any questions the student, parent, or guardian may have at any time.
QDA provides online or in-person tutoring at no charge.
QDA provides each student their own computer system and technical support is available to answer any questions or solve any issue.
No outsourced management – QDA has four offices located across the state of Ohio staffed by local members of the community.
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What is QDA?
QDA is a public, non-profit, online school for Ohio students in grades K-12.
Who can enroll at QDA?
Any Ohio resident who is at least 5 years of age and under 22. Students who are over the age of 22 may be interested in our Adult 22+ Program. More information can be found at adult.go2qda.org
Does QDA provide a computer and Internet?
QDA provides students a computer system for the duration of their enrollment. QDA does not provide Internet Service, but reimburses up to $40 per eligible month for Internet Service (please see our ISP Reimbursement Policy for additional information).
Is there a cost to attend QDA?
QDA is a public school so the tuition costs are paid by dollars allocated by the state. There is no cost to the parent.
How would my child benefit from attending QDA?
At QDA, your child will receive a high quality education that prepares him or her for their future. This means they will receive a great deal of personal attention from teachers, have more extensive course offerings than traditional schools, and learn in a safe and non-distractive environment.
Students are not required to access their courses at a specific time. Students may access their courses 24/7 from any computer system that has access to the Internet.
With the ability to learn from anywhere at anytime, QDA allows students to work through their coursework at an accelerated pace if they so choose.
Still have questions? We encourage you to contact us today to learn more.