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How do students learn at QDA?

An introduction to QDA's online learning environment:

QDA uses an asynchronous learning model that allows students the freedom to learn from anywhere. While students are required to meet attendance requirements, there are no designated class times so students can create their own schedule. Each course has been developed so students can learn at their own pace and show mastery for each topic. This approach allows students, their parents/guardians, and teachers to closely monitor progress and to ensure that the core course material is being mastered. To accommodate for various learning styles, each course has been developed to ensure lessons use a combination of text, audio, video, and hands on experience. 

QDA combines our local Ohio certified educators with the nation's leading online curriculum designers to give students access to a large library of online courses. Listed below are our curriculum platforms that most students use while enrolled at QDA. However, QDA is also able to offer students the option to participate in the following programs:

  • College Credit Plus - take some or all of your courses at a local university.
  • Vocational Programs - attend a local vocational school to learn a trade and take your core subjects at QDA.
  • AP Courses


QDA Online High School Course Options



QDA Online Middle School Course Options

Calvert Education



QDA Online Elementary School Course Options

Calvert Education

Odysseyware (Grade 3 and up)

QDA Online Supplemental Programs

Rosetta Stone

Summer School

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Since opening its doors in 2003, QDA’s goal has been to provide students choices in their education. Over the years we have fine-tuned our program to give students access to a large library of courses and learning formats. When students enroll in our program, we analyze their course history and get feedback to create a truly customized learning plan to ensure each individual is successful and prepared for their future. To ensure students receive the proper support, the following curriculum support departments will be assisting students throughout their enrollment:

  • Teachers: The teacher of the course is responsible for answering course related questions and grading student work.
  • Instructional Supervisors:Each student is assigned an Instructional Supervisor (IS). The IS is responsible for monitoring student progress across all of their courses. The IS will communicate with the student and their family bi-weekly to give progress updates and keep the family up-to-date on school events. Students can also contact their IS directly at any time via email or phone if they have questions, issues, or concerns.
  • Tutoring Services: QDA offers free tutoring to students who need additional help in their core subject areas (typically one hour per week, per subject). QDA provides in-person and virtual tutoring.

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Students will be provided with the following technology resources:

  • Each student enrolled at QDA has the option to use one of our devices while they are enrolled at QDA. QDA also reimburses families for Internet (see our ISP reimbursement policy for more information).
  • Technical Support: QDA has in-house technical support team than can help students resolve technical issues. We are able to assist students over the phone, email, and with a remote support application.

Students also have access to the following support services:

  • QDA Offices: QDA has four offices located in New Philadelphia, Berlin, East Liverpool, and Steubenville. Students can visit these offices to speak directly with the QDA staff and each office is equipped with a computer lab that students can use.
  • Special Services: QDA 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.


Contact Us

At QDA, our main goal is to provide a quality online education option to Ohio students. We encourage prospective students and their families to call us today at 1-866-968-7032 or complete an information request form to learn more about QDA!

QDA Information

School Code: 365-226


QDA is a State of Ohio K-12 accredited public digital school servicing students across the state at no cost to parents.


QDA has been providing high quality, tuition free education to students and parents in grades K-12 throughout the State of Ohio since 2003. QDA has a staff of 13 that includes a CEO, principal, counselor, Director of Special Services, Testing Coordinator, Director of Technology, and office staff.    Students and parents are supported by QDA by being provided certified curriculum, certified teachers, and certified instructional supervisors that give personalized attention to each child.  In addition, tutors are available on an as-needed basis.  Presently there are four QDA offices . . . one in New Philadelphia, one in Berlin, one in East Liverpool, and one in Steubenville.

QDA is committed to making a difference by providing a quality educational alternative.  We offer parents and students a comprehensive academic program that emphasizes the pursuit of excellence.  The individual needs and learning styles of students are accommodated through personalized learning.  When students leave QDA, they have the skills to be life-long, reflective learners who are able to be objective and rational when making decisions. 

Graduation Requirements

4 credits - English

4 credits - Math

3 credits - Science

3 credits - Social Studies

1 credit - Fine Arts

1 credit - Economics/Financial Literacy

1/2 credit - Health

1/2 credit - Physical Education

20 Total Credits


Over 800 students have graduated from QDA (Alumni Page). 

Grading Scale

90-100 = A 
(3.6-4.0 = A)

80-89 = B 
(2.6-3.5 = B)

70-79 = C 
(1.6-2.5 = C)

60-69 = D 
(0.6-1.5 = D)

Curriculum Options

Calvert School



Rosetta Stone

Extracurricular Options

Student Advisory Committee

National Honor Society

Junior Honor Society

Field Trips


Our Staff

Toll Free Number: 1-866-968-7032

Staff Directory

Instructional Supervisors


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