Outreach / Enrollment Specialist:Elizabeth (Betsy) McKinstry
At the Arizona Ombudsman Online Academy, we are committed to providing an online learning experience that connects students with teachers, social workers, classroom peers, while integrating all Microsoft 365 applications. Our diverse population of learners includes students who are credit deficient and need to catch up to get back on track to graduate, work full time, need a flexible learning schedule, or may want to accelerate high school graduation to move on to college or career opportunities. The Ombudsman Online Academy experience will include a personalized approach to learning guided by a mentor teacher, social worker, and classroom teachers.
- Student mentoring
- Small school setting
- Individualized curriculum
- Graduation Focused
- Accelerated course completion
- Innovative Microsoft workplace skills
- In person support available:
Frequently Asked Questions about Online Academy
Yes, we do take credits previously earned at other schools, and if you decide to go back to your old high school our credits are transferable.
Students earn a fully accredited high school diploma that can be used to enter college, the military, trade school, or anywhere else that requires a diploma.
Yes, every year we will host our traditional graduation ceremony at the end of the school year to celebrate all graduates from that year. During the celebration, students wear caps and gowns and get to walk across the stage with their class.
Click on “Get Started” in the menu to fill out the form. A staff member will contact you soon to guide you on the next steps.
Our classrooms tend to be smaller than a traditional high school and while in school, students are immersed in a blended learning environment. What this means is that for their English and Math classes students will be in a traditional teacher-led classroom, similar to what you see in a traditional high school. For the rest of the time, students are in a lab environment working at their own pace through the rest of the classes. In the labs, there is a teacher to provide one-on-one support.
Students attend school for four hours a day Monday-Friday. You’ll have the option to attend our morning or afternoon session.
For those students who cannot attend regularly, we have the OMB Online Academy which provides greater schedule flexibility.
- Cable networking industry certifications (C-Tech)
- Medical billing and coding industry certifications (NHA)
- Medical Assisting industry certifications (NHA)
- Microsoft Innovation Certificates
- Microsoft Office Specialist industry certifications
- Credit Based Work Opportunities
- College and Career Readiness Transition
- Transition Community Based Internship Opportunities and Certifications
- Dual Enrollment college credit
Clubs & Groups
- OOA Serves (Ombudsman Online Academy Serves) provides students and staff with a monthly opportunity to serve the community and spend time getting to know their mentors and OOA staff. Students earn time towards their course work and extra credit for participation.
- Ombudsman CARES
- Fun Fridays
- In-Person Tutoring at multiple locations
- BC2M (Bring Change 2 Mind)
Dear Students and Families,
Greetings and a warm welcome to our virtual community of learners! I am thrilled to introduce myself as the Principal of the Ombudsman Online Academy, where we embrace the digital landscape to embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and discovery. At Ombudsman Online Academy, we believe that learning has no boundaries, and through innovative online platforms, we aim to ignite the spark of curiosity within each student.
To our students, I say: your potential is limitless, and this digital world of education opens doors to opportunities like never before. Students are required to work on their courses at least 25 hours per week. Students can earn points on OMB perks through engaged learning. The points can be redeemed for various items, including laptops, student trips, and gift cards. At Ombudsman, we offer Microsoft, C-tech, and medical program certifications. Take charge of your learning, challenge yourself, and let your creativity flourish. We are here to guide and support you every step of the way.
Our team of dedicated educators is driven by a passion for teaching and a deep understanding of the potential that online learning offers. The educators also mentor students with educational goals and help them reach their potential. As we embark on this transformative online learning adventure with Edmentum, let us remember that we are not just adapting to change but embracing a future filled with endless possibilities.
To our families, I say: that your partnership is invaluable. We recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection, and together, we will nurture an environment where your child can thrive academically and emotionally. We encourage you to actively participate in your child’s learning journey and communicate with us openly.
We are not just a school but a united community that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusivity, and cherishes every student’s unique identity. We aim to provide a safe and supportive online space where students can thrive academically and personally.
I am excited to embark on this journey with you all. Together, let us create a vibrant and enriching online learning community that leaves a lasting impact on every student’s life.
Here’s to a remarkable academic year ahead!
With warm regards,
Dr. Sahithi Mantri
Ombudsman Online Academy