An Ohio Online School

QDA (Quaker Digital Academy) is authorized by the Ohio Department of Education for statewide enrollment into our virtual academy. Founded in 2003 with a central office in New Philadelphia, Ohio. QDA began as a virtual learning option for students located in New Phila and surrounding areas in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Since 2009, QDA has accepted students from across the State of Ohio. To better serve our student population, we have since opened offices in Berlin, East Liverpool, and Steubenville.

QDA is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 School Year for students in Grades K-12. Apply Today!

The QDA Adult 22+ Program is a high school diploma option available for students over the age of 22 that need a few high school credits to graduate.

To access the Adult 22+ Program Application please click here.

Adult 22+ Information Request

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QDA will be offering a summer school session for students that wish to take High School Health.

Summer School Courses Available

QDA will be offering High School Health.




To register, please click here. Please note, your account will not be active until payment is received. Applications and payment must be received by May 26, 2021.

Summer School Window

June 1 - June 25, 2021

QDA Student Application and Enrollment Information

If you are interested in a virtual learning environment, Quaker Digital Academy has been providing a tuition-free online education experience to hundreds of students every school year. With four offices located in New Philadelphia, Berlin, East Liverpool and Steubenville, the staff at QDA is available to assist students and their families before, during, and after the enrollment process. 

Founded in 2003, QDA has been authorized by the Ohio Department of Education to accept students across the State of Ohio into our virtual academy. To start the enrollment process, please fill out a student application!

Mrs. Ball

Mr. Berry

Mr. Kemp

Mr. Snyder

Mrs. Sterling - Vice President

Mrs. Stroup - President

QDA's Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance and facilitate student learning by combining state-of-the-art digital curriculum and instruction with access to local school resources that complement that instruction and prepare students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

2021 Meeting Dates 
Meetings start at 9AM virtually unless specified otherwise. Virtual board meetings can be accessed by going to go2qda.org or board.go2qda.org on the meeting date and time.

January 13, 2021

March 10, 2021

May 12, 2021

June 28, 2021

July 21, 2021

September 8, 2021

November 10, 2021

Board members can be contacted through the QDA switchboard - 1-866-968-7032.

Written correspondence for individual Board Members can be sent to the QDA office at:
400 Mill Ave. SE
Suite 901
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richard J. Varrati, Ed.D., CEO


Debra Kennedy, Assistant Executive Director


Steve Eckert, Principal


State Report Card

Ohio Department of Education Report Card for QDA

Mrs. Westbrook, Guidance Counselor


For additional information about College Credit Plus, please contact Mrs. Westbrook at 330-365-5591.

Mr. Eckert


The Instructional Supervisor Directory can be found here.

 Instructional Directory

The Quaker Digital Academy is committed to providing support services to all students and teachers and to providing a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment to all students with disabilities. The Special Services Center monitors to (1) ensure that the special education policies and procedures are in accordance with all federal, state and local mandates, (2) design, implement and evaluate appropriate programs for students with disabilities; and (3) provide technical assistance and staff development opportunities. The Quaker Digital Academy focuses on the consistency and quality of special education programs and related services within the district.

Each year school districts throughout Ohio participate in an effort to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities, age 3 through age 21. The Quaker Digital Academy provides special education services to approximately 93 students with disabilities, or approximately 7% of the district’s student population. If you have a child or know of a child you suspect may have a disability as described by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) or Americans with Disabilities Act – Section 504, please contact Mrs. Karp, Director of Special Services, or 330-364-0618.

Mrs. Elaine Karp, Director of Special Services

400 Mill. Ave. SE, Suite 901
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663-2150

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 330-364-0618

Fax: 330-364-0680

Mr. Ciereszewski, Director of Technology & Information

Mr. Kimble, Computer Technician

The QDA IT Department is available to assist end-users with their school issued device, email account, Maestro account, or their online courseware account. Support options include the how-to guides below, phone support, email support, and remote desktop support.

Phone Support

QDA's technical support department can be contacted toll-free at 1-866-968-7032 Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.

Text Support

Text QDA's technical support department at 330-556-0668.

Open a Support Ticket

Send us a message through our ticketing system and we'll reply back by phone or email.

How-to Guides

Answers to frequently asked questions and information about QDA's technical services and resources can be found below.


Quaker Digital Academy receives notification of their enrollment of federal funds allocated in accordance with the Title I/ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 92-142. Utilization of the funds is designed to provide services and programs for disabled students. Persons who wish to comment on how to utilize these designated funds are welcome and encouraged to contact Elaine Karp, in the Special Education Department at the QDA Office in New Philadelphia.

Toll-Free Number: 1-866-968-7032

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Charge - April 2019


All offices are open during regular business hours.

Full Office Hours to Resume

For the latest information, please see the articles below.

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QDA (Quaker Digital Academy) is K-12 public school for Ohio students. QDA is an Ohio non-profit online school with offices in New Philadelphia, East Liverpool, and Steubenville. QDA provides students with a computer system, tutoring services, an academic coach, and access to hundreds of online courses. QDA is a tuition free school. Contact QDA today at 1-866-968-7032 or complete an information request to learn more about QDA.