Curriculum & Instruction
The Ombudsman Instructional Framework is the foundation for the instructional delivery of the Ombudsman program and is centered on two significant principles: high rates of student growth and achievement, and performance accountability.
Ombudsman provides school districts an integrated approach to the education and post-secondary preparation for at-risk students that benefits students, their families and their communities. By delivering academic, social, emotional and behavioral supports, Ombudsman helps students develop the skills and confidence they need to prepare for college, career – for life – after high school.
Ombudsman is a blended learning program, which means that we offer both teacher-led instruction and computer-assisted instruction at a ratio that is right for the student population. This approach puts students at the center of the educational process, giving them some control over the time, place, environment and pace in which their learning takes place.
Ombudsman utilizes a number of research-based curriculum resources to deliver its instructional model. Initial and ongoing teacher-led instruction is tailored to ensure each student earns the necessary credits to arrive at graduation in accordance with his or her success plan. Ombudsman’s rigorous and relevant academic programs are accredited by Cognia and aligned to Common Core and state-specific standards.
Ombudsman’s four-step instructional process maximizes each student’s individual achievement and helps school districts and students reach their goals.
Ombudsman’s rigorous courses are designed to move students along a continuum of the Rigor and Relevance Framework, taking students from knowing and applying content in one discipline, multiple disciplines, and then applying this knowledge to predictable and unpredictable situations.
*The Rigor/Relevance Framework is a tool developed by staff of the International Center for Leadership in Education to examine curriculum, instruction and assessment.