While the country and the world respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to follow public health guidelines. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority – as is our commitment to continuing to provide a quality alternative education experience for every one of our students.
How is Ombudsman Arizona Charter Responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?
As of March 23, 2020, our physical school locations are closed for an extended period, but our teachers and students are teaching and learning at all grade levels. We have enacted remote learning, with online e-learning and paper-packet coursework, for all Ombudsman Arizona Charter students.
How does remote learning work at Ombudsman Arizona Charter?
In response to public health guidelines, Arizona Charter teachers and staff have acted quickly to adapt the curriculum to facilitate remote learning for our students.
Here’s what we’re doing:
- Expanding online/e-learning so students can keep making progress;
- Providing hard copy packets to students who don’t have Internet or computer access;
- Making teachers available by phone, email and text so students can receive ongoing support from teachers;
- Working with individual students to continue to provide the personal attention and support to help them achieve their academic goals.
Arizona Charter teachers, staff and leadership are here to support our students adjusting to this transition. If students need any additional resources or accommodations throughout their remote learning experience, we encourage them to contact us.
How will the current pandemic situation affect graduating seniors?
We realize this is especially important for seniors as they work toward graduation, so we’re doing all we can to help ensure seniors attain the credits they need to earn their diploma.
We understand seniors and their families have questions about plans for graduation ceremonies. At the minute, we plan to hold graduation as scheduled. However, we’ll continue to follow public health guidelines regarding large gatherings of people. It’s not possible to anticipate whether these guidelines will still be in place in June; if so, we’ll honor them to protect the health and safety of graduates, their families and friends, and our staff.
We encourage students to continue to check our Facebook page regularly for updates about graduation plans.
We’re here for our students during this unprecedented time and encourage them to reach out to us for help and support.
Can new students still enroll during this time?
Yes! New and returning students are welcome to sign up using this form to get the process started. A member of our school team will contact you once your information is received.