Blended Learning Model
The Ombudsman program helps students progress through academic and pro social skills by offering differentiated instruction of standards-based curriculum in a technology-rich environment to improve success toward course completion, test performance and persistence to graduation.
Students are referred to Ombudsman by their school districts and follow an instructional approach designed to meet individual student needs and interests. They work in a welcoming, safe and technology-rich small classroom setting where they avoid typical distractions and receive one-on-one attention from teachers who are passionate about working with nontraditional learners.
Ombudsman’s blended learning approach is differentiated and personalized, and includes enrichment, teacher-led instruction and small group collaboration. All students, regardless of their learning styles, benefit from low student-teacher ratios and personalized, one-on-one instruction. These important relationships facilitate learning and prepare students to be successful in school and in life.
Ombudsman offers blended learning in a technology-rich environment that includes a rigorous, standards-based curriculum aligned to Common Core and state standards. Ombudsman is accredited by AdvancEd, the world’s largest independent accreditation commission for primary and secondary education organizations. Ombudsman uses a number of research-based curriculum platforms and resources as well as our own proprietary programs and materials to deliver personalized and differentiated instruction for the student that is on pace with the district curricula.
Students who are referred to the Ombudsman program benefit from the one-on-one attention from caring, highly qualified teachers and staff. Instructors work with students individually to determine their abilities, challenges and personal needs. Ombudsman instructors help students identify and overcome academic obstacles as well as family, personal and emotional issues that impact their success. In addition, Ombudsman provides individualized plans to students with IEPs, as determined by their referring school district.
Ombudsman students benefit from community service opportunities and social skills instruction to develop pro-social, self-evaluation, and personal responsibility skills, which result in greater accountability, improved academic results, and prepare students to transition to neighborhood schools. Additionally, job and career coaches help students develop a post-secondary plan for college and career preparation through service learning , internship, job shadowing, and mentoring opportunities.