Questions About Oakwood
What is the class day like?
The Digital Academy is different from the traditional
classroom. Oakwood students:
- Participate in a compressed class day on a flexible
schedule, which allows time for family and work
- Follow a prescribed learning path in a technology-rich
- Work in a small classroom setting and receive one-on-one
- Avoid typical classroom distractions
- Collaborate on group projects and learning activities
guided by Georgia certified teachers
- Participate in community service projects as well as
required volunteer and/or work study hours
Effective 2013-2014, students are assigned to one of the
following four hour sessions:
7:30 - 11:30
12:30 - 4:30
What can students expect at Oakwood?
Our non-traditional program is fine tuned for students who
need a second chance or an alternative to the traditional
high school model. Oakwood
Digital Academy provides a true alternative in instructional
format by creating a blended learning environment that
allows students to work at their own pace.
The instructional format blends on-line learning with
small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring allowing the
teachers at the Digital Academy to create Learning Plans
that are customized to the specific needs of each learner.
Each student will receive an Individualized Learning Program based on
their academic needs. The individualized plan and computer-assisted
personalized instruction allow students the freedom to work at their own
pace and, in many cases, accelerate their learning. This instruction is
complemented by teacher-led extended learning activities and small group
instruction to help students apply their knowledge. The academic program is
aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards, meets requirements for high
school graduation in Georgia and is accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools, the organization that accredits Georgia schools.
A post-secondary transition coach is provided to assist students with job
placement, job shadowing, internships, and mentoring opportunities. In
addition, service learning opportunities will give students the opportunity
to participate in meaningful community service projects and partnerships
with Chattahoochee Technical College, and/or other institutions will provide
post-secondary opportunities to students who wish to pursue them.
Who can apply to Oakwood?
To enroll at Oakwood, a student:
Must be a Cobb County
Must be eligible to attend
school in the Cobb County School District.
Must be at least 16 years of
have previously earned a minimum of 8 credits.
Must have reliable transportation to
and from Oakwood each day.
What are some other facts
about the application process?
Admission will be granted to
students who are closest to meeting graduation requirements
with priority placement going to juniors and seniors.
Applications remain on file
for one semester from the date of submission.
Students will be notified when
space is available.
After initial interview,
a student’s file will be reviewed by the admissions committee
and applicant will be notified of his/her acceptance status.
is not guaranteed admission merely because he or she
submits an application or has an interview.
there an attendance policy?
Yes. Attendance is very important at Oakwood and is
strictly enforced. Students will be withdrawn after ten
consecutive unexcused absences OR twelve total unexcused
absences within a semester.
students earn a high school diploma at Oakwood?
Upon completion of ALL graduation requirements
(coursework and testing proficiency), students receive a
diploma from their CCSD home school.
Students who have completed ALL graduation requirements
(coursework and testing proficiency) are provided the
opportunity to participate in their home school commencement
Can ESOL students or
with IEP's enroll at Oakwood?
Oakwood Digital Academy is open to all Cobb County School District
students who meet the enrollment criteria. However, prospective
students should keep in mind that this is a unique instructional environment
built on a foundation of individualized digital learning. As such,
students spend a majority of their time reading from a computer screen, so
the ability to read and comprehend is essential for success.
- Students who are receiving services through ESOL
should consult with their ESOL teacher at the home
school to determine if Oakwood Digital is an appropriate
academic setting. An ESOL teacher is at Oakwood on a
consultant basis several times during the week. Please contact Jennifer Pritt in the
district ESOL office at
Jennifer.Pritt@cobbk12.org if you have questions
regarding placement and ESOL services available at Oakwood.
- Students who are receiving special education services should contact
their case manager prior to making a decision to transfer to Oakwood.
In order for students with IEP's to enroll at Oakwood, there must first
be an IEP committee meeting held at the home school in which the
committee agrees with the change in academic setting and the student's
IEP must be amended to reflect this change.
How can I enroll at Oakwood?
to download the application for admission. You will be contacted to set
appointment when an
The number of classes you are allowed to enroll in will
be based on your time of entry.
View the Enrollment Credit Chart.
For more information, please contact Oakwood High
School at 678-594-8240.