According to the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), a child drops out of high school every nine seconds. Ombudsman's alternative school programs help communities combat the staggering social and economic costs of high dropout rates. Since 1975, Ombudsman Educational Services has provided more than 140,000 at-risk students and students who have previously dropped out with an alternate route to graduation – and to all the opportunities a real high school diploma provides.
Ombudsman students are at risk of not graduating because they may have missed too many school days, lack credits, or have academic challenges or adult responsibilities that keep them from being successful in a traditional classroom environment.
Students benefit from computer-assisted instruction and teacher-led instruction while following customized academic programs that are aligned to state standards. Ombudsman's comprehensive programs provide the academic, emotional and behavioral support students need to be successful in the classroom and in life after high school.
All students have value; can learn; can develop their inherent talents and can become contributing members of society.
To serve students who are "at risk" in a typical junior high and high school population.
To provide an alternative, high quality and cost-effective competency-based curriculum, in a nurturing setting, using an individualized, student-centered, technology driven delivery system with a low student-teacher ratio.
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