In accordance with state law, Olentangy offers a preschool program that services children with disabilities and provides an educational opportunity for typically developing children to serve as peer role models. You can learn more about the Olentangy Special Needs Preschool by clicking here.
Olentangy Local Schools is always exploring options to create challenging and enjoyable experiences for students that prepare them well for college and career. After much research into the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Olentangy has concluded that the combination of dual-enrollment opportunities and Advanced Placement (AP) courses is a better fit for the district.
According to the College Board, 67.5 percent of Olentangy juniors and seniors took at least one AP exam during the 2011-12 school year. Eighty percent of those students earned a score of three or higher and possibly earned college credit for that course.
Olentangy is also launching a dual-enrollment partnership with Columbus State Community College. Beginning in 2013-2014, students in this program will earn high school and college credit simultaneously. The college credit is guaranteed to transfer to all public colleges and universities in Ohio.
While the IB program does have a challenging curriculum, it comes at a greater financial cost to both the district and students. It is also less flexible than the AP program because it requires students to take the entire IB curriculum instead of being able to choose the classes that best suit their needs.
Click on the link below to read instructions for setting up your PowerSchool account, which allows families access to an online grade book. You will need your own Access ID and Access Password. If you cannot remember your ID or password, please call your school office. Students entering sixth grade will receive letters with instructions and their login information during the month of August.