Canton City Schools Digital Academy
What is the North Canton Digital Academy?
The NCDA is a non-profit
online school that was founded in 2018 to give students an alternative
educational option. This academy will help students fulfill graduation
requirements, provide a non-traditional approach to education and promote
students’ independence in academic performance and responsibility for personal
learning. The NCDA is open to residents of the North Canton City School
District and tuition students who meet the prerequisites set forth by the North
Canton City Schools Board of Education.
Who can benefit from the Digital Academy?
Students who do not
thrive in a traditional setting as well as students whose graduation is in
jeopardy will benefit.
Is there a cost to enroll in the Digital Academy?
Are there any fees or expenses involved with the Digital Academy?
Students will be charged
a technology fee.
What home resources are required to attend?
Internet accessibility is
required. Students will have access at Hoover High School and the North Canton
What if students do not have their own computer?
The district will provide
a Chromebook to each student. Each student in the Digital Academy will be
charged the cost of Chromebook insurance.
Are students required to log on every day?
Students must make adequate weekly progress.
This would be a minimum of twenty hours of course time per week. In
addition, students need to stay current on the due dates for each one of the
courses in which they are enrolled. The digital director will monitor progress
on a weekly basis. Students present in the Hoover lab must log in and work on
their courses. Students participating on an athletic team must be online 3.5
consecutive hours the day of a contest.
How will students communicate with their teacher?
Students will communicate
with their teacher through online platforms, email, phone calls and/or
Can students with disabilities or special needs enroll in the Digital Academy?
Yes. Students who receive
special services, based on a 504 Plan or IEP, will be provided a case manager,
who will accommodate the program to meet the specific needs of the student.
How do you determine how much support a child needs, and how will my child’s
needs be met?
The coursework is
designed to determine a student’s needs in various classes. Some one-to-one
tutoring will be available in the school’s e-lab.
Will the school accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my
Yes. The coursework available
through the digital academy meets the needs of all students.
Will a student be able to graduate early?
Yes, but all guidelines
set forth by NCCS must be met.
Is the student required to take Ohio's state mandated tests?
How many times a year, will the student need to report to a school-designated
Times may vary based upon
course progress. The more a student makes adequate progress toward completion
of coursework, the less time the student will need to be online.
Will the student receive a diploma?
Yes, students who have met
all the NCCS credit, financial, and state testing requirements will receive a
Hoover High School diploma.
If a student lacks computer skills, will the North Canton City Schools Digital
Academy provide training?
Each student will go
through a required orientation process yearly.
Is the student required to use the North Canton Digital Academy provided
During school hours,
students will be required to use school-issued devices. Students are only required to use the digital
academy equipment when they are at school. They can access the course from any
device or computer when they are outside of Hoover High School.
Will assistive technology be provided?
Any needs for assistive
technology will be assessed and reasonable accommodations will be made as
Will students be able to meet NCAA Clearinghouse requirements?
Yes. Students are reminded to
contact their guidance counselor to assure they are meeting the NCAA
How will students get the social interaction they need?
As Hoover students, they
will have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular school activities.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in co-curriculars, such
as band, choir, art or a vocational program, and course scheduling will be
determined on a case by case basis.
Are students able to participate in sports within North Canton City Schools if they
attend the digital academy?
Yes, but the student must
meet all district and Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)