Public school districts partner with Ombudsman to provide
alternative education, dropout prevention and credit recovery programs.
Ombudsman students are at risk of not graduating because they may have
missed too many school days, lack credits, or have academic challenges
or adult responsibilities that keep them from being successful in a
traditional school environment. Regardless of the reason they attend Ombudsman, 84 percent of
students graduate, earn necessary credits or return to their district
school closer to or at grade level.
How Ombudsman Helps
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.
School districts turn to Ombudsman to help educate their at-risk students, improve graduation rates and decrease dropout rates. Ombudsman teachers are certified and meet the federal Highly Qualified Teacher requirements as defined by No Child Left Behind. Our program is aligned with Common Core and state standards, ensuring that students learn and master the necessary skills and content knowledge they need to graduate.
Ombudsman has educated more than 145,000 students since its founding in 1975. Ombudsman’s individualized programs help students graduate, earn credits or return to their district school closer to or at grade level. Ombudsman’s nationally accredited program has an 85 percent success rate and standardized test results over three school years illustrate that, on average, Ombudsman students achieve more than one academic year’s growth in less than one year’s time. This means students can and do graduate.
Students remain on school district rolls and Ombudsman reports enrollment and attendance information to its school district partners. This allows school districts to benefit from improved graduation and attendance rates as well as retain funding streams.