Oakwood Digital Academy is an
alternative program that is available to Cobb County high
Students may apply to attend Oakwood instead of their
designated Cobb County high school if they are in need of a
different path to obtain enough credits to earn a high
If accepted into our program, students are enrolled in
either our four-hour morning session or our four-hour
afternoon session, each of which meet Monday through Friday.
Up to 150 students are enrolled in our program at any
Most of our
students have chosen to attend our program due to various
reasons such as a need to improve their academic
performance, having work or family commitments that conflict
with the hours of their high school, social reasons,
transferring from a school out of state and needing
additional credits in order to graduate, or due to other
Our instructional format differs from
that of a typical high school.
Student coursework is primarily completed through
various online platforms with teachers available to answer
student questions and assist them with their online
Students are able to work at their own pace and, in many
cases, accelerate their learning.
Students work in a small classroom setting and
receive one-on-one attention.
Although most coursework is completed online,
students are also expected to complete offline assignments
and participate in small group instruction.
All of our teachers are Georgia certificated and hold
degrees in their respective fields.
Prior to graduation, students are
required to complete a resume, cover letter, complete both a
college and a job application, complete at least four hours
of community service, and create and present a presentation
regarding their plans after they finish Oakwood.
Our students are assigned to one of the
following four-hour sessions:
7:30 - 11:30
12:30 - 4:30
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 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.