QPA

A Non-Profit Online School for K-8

About QPA

Sponsored by Quaker Digital Academy, Quaker Preparatory Academy is an individualized, K-8 program focused on providing students with a focused education tailored to fit their needs. With nearly 20 year of online experience behind it, QPA offers cutting edge, state-accredited curriculum in a digital environment that lends itself to safe, uninterrupted learning. With a focus on the individual, QPA is not only committed to success today, but setting the student on a path for a successful future full of possibilities.

Making your child’s education unique:

  • QPA is a K-8 program that allows its students to take all their coursework online, providing a safe, uninterrupted learning space specifically tailored for the individual. Utilizing such cutting edge curriculum as OdysseyWare and Little Lincoln, QPA combines state-accredited materials with years of educational experience for a focused educational experience committed to helping the student succeed.
  • Online learning allows flexibility, giving students the ability to not only learn at their own pace, but in a safe, socially distant environment that allows the educational process to go uninterrupted.
  • At QPA, we know every student is unique, and want to work with students and their families to craft the education that most helps them excel. With a staff of experienced educators available to the students, QPA provides individualized attention not only in course work, but through a caring staff who is focused on learning and success.
  • Online learning is a positive and safe alternative to brick and mortar classrooms, and ensures students who are looking for more out of their educational experience don’t get lost in the shuffle.

Who We Serve

QPA is online, K-8 program for students in the state of Ohio looking for a safe, uninterrupted educational experience focused on their needs and goals for success.

Attendance Requirements

Meeting Attendance Requirements

QPA recommends that students work around one hour per subject per school day*. This ensures that students meet attendance requirements and progress through their courses in a timely manner. However, students may opt to work in specific subject areas if they choose as long as they meet the attendance goals below.

To ensure students meet attendance requirements, QPA recommends the following goals:

  • Students should have 5.1 hours of documented time per school day.
  • Students should have 25.5 hours of documented time per week.
  • Students should have 920 total hours by the last day of school (if enrolled on the first day of school).

It is important to note that students may document attendance on non-school days (weekends or holiday breaks) to make up time missed.

Offline Attendance

Student attendance is automatically documented when logged into coursework, but students may document their "offline" time by using the Student Information System Attendance System. Some examples of offline attendance can include any of the following items as long as the student is not signed into their coursework:

  • Reading lesson material in a textbook.
  • Completing math workbook or practice problems.
  • Doing a science experiment.
  • Conducting library or Internet research for an assignment.
  • Composing an essay or written response in a Word Processor.
  • Watching an educational video related to the lesson material.

*Each submission must be approved by the student's Instructional Supervisor for the time to count.

House Bill 410

HB410 requires all Ohio Schools to implement an absence intervention plan for students under 18 that meet one of the following triggers:

Habitual Truancy Triggers

  • 30 consecutive school hours missed (unexcused hours only).
  • 42 school hours missed in a full calendar month (unexcused hours only).
  • 72 school hours missed in a school year (unexcused hours only).

An Absence Intervention Plan is used to identify and correct habitual truancy. Once the plan is implemented, students that fail to improve their attendance may be referred to juvenile court for truancy.

Summary of Events after Triggering Event

  1. Written notification is sent to the student's parent or legal guardian.
  2. The student's Instructional Supervisor will make three good faith attempts to contact the student's parent or guardian to schedule a meeting date and time.
  3. A meeting will be held to develop an Absence Intervention Plan. The student, parent/guardian, a QPA Truancy Officer, and the student's Instructional Supervisor will be involved in the Absence Intervention Plan creation process.
  4. After the plan is implemented, students that continue to be excessively absent will be referred to juvenile court.
  5. A sixty-day review will be conducted after the plan is implemented. Students that fail to make satisfactory progress on their Absence Intervention Plan may be referred to juvenile court.
  6. Students that become excessively absent at any point after the sixty-day review will be referred to juvenile court.

Failure to Attend Absence Intervention Meeting

Parents and guardians that fail to attend an Absence Intervention Meeting may be referred to the county prosecutor's office.

An Absence Intervention Plan will be implemented with or without the involvement of the student, parent, or guardian.


Ohio House Bill 410 Requirements - Ohio Department of Education

 

Grades 6-8 Program Overview

For the 2020-21 school year, QPA will be offering Lincoln Empowered to students in grades 6-8. Prospective families can learn more about Lincoln Empowered below. 

Partner School - QDA

Quaker Prep is currently only available for students in Grades K-8. Please visit our partner school, QDA; for information about grades 9-12.

Grades K-5 Program Overview

For the 2020-21 school year, QPA will be offering Lincoln Empowered to students in grades K-5. Prospective families can learn more about Lincoln Empowered below.