Dublin Scioto High School is one of four high schools in the Dublin City School District, located in a northwest suburb of metropolitan Columbus, Ohio. As a Title I school committed to providing a top-notch education for all of its students, Dublin Scioto seeks to challenge its highest achievers while also supporting its struggling learners to be the best that they can be.
With a significant at-risk population, the teachers and administration at Dublin Scioto understand that keeping up with coursework can be a challenge for some students. The high school has pursued an effective solution for those who are falling behind and would benefit from a strong credit recovery program with the help of Edmentum and its online learning programs. By implementing these solutions, Dublin Scioto strives to provide effective support and opportunities so that these students can stay on pace with their peers and graduate on time.
Dublin Scioto chose Plato Courseware to serve this important need by offering rigorous, relevant curriculum that engages students with interactive, media-rich content. Students seeking ways to recover missing credits are able to work on the courses in one of two computer labs in the building. The labs run for seven class periods daily, and teachers are assigned to each lab to assist students. For students requiring more in-depth, one-on-one attention, they are paired with a teacher in the subject area of the Plato course being worked on. “We try to customize the lesson to fit the needs of the students,” said Dr. Donis Toler, principal at Dublin Scioto.
While the school has benefited from using Plato Courseware as a tool for credit recovery, it has also utilized the product for a variety of other purposes, from its response to intervention program to its special education and English as a second language services.
Plato Courseware has helped Dublin Scioto’s struggling students stay on track and attain the goal of graduation. The school adopted Plato in 2012 and has maintained a four-year graduation rate well above the Ohio state average and seen an increase after just one year.
The school has also been able to ensure that nearly all of its students meet the state’s benchmarks, with between 97 and 99 percent of its seniors testing proficient or higher in the core subjects of reading, math, science, and social studies from year to year. “Used correctly,” Toler said, “Edmentum is a powerful program to meet the various academic needs of all students.”