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Charles School at Ohio Dominican University

Charter | 9-12 | 249 students

Early college program
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $80,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 13, 2014

This is thee worst college prep school that nearly destroyed my son's outlook on school entirely. They do not pay attention to their students that are having problems with their ongoing bullies or any teacher who has issues with other races of children, yes its true. I feel terrible for letting my kid ever attend this school, its awful.....Once I was waiting for an appointment near the office and saw a young man put his hand down the front of his girlfriends pants until he caught me staring at him in disbelief.....I was shocked that the school has virtually no control whatsoever over their student behaviours.....throwing condoms (health hazard) on the bus, lewd language and conduct in the hallways, fighting out in the parking lot, teachers who are more interested in being on facebook during classes, talking on their cell phones....I do not recommend taking a chance with your childs education at this school!!!!!! Signed, A parent who finally caught on
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

My daughter is enrolled for her freshman year at The Charles School. Emails to teachers are returned within a couple of hours. When asking a math teacher about finding a tutor she offered to stay after on her own time to assist my daughter. Emails to office staff are returned within an hour and with all needed information. This is a school that is custom made for students who are frustrated with school and are intimidated by college. Those who want to attend but feel overwhelmed. The Charles school helps students get ready for the SAT, navigate picking what courses to start with in college, and coaches them so that when they take classes at Ohio Dominican no one knows they are still a high school student unless they ask the student. It really does allow a child to get the most socially akward first year or so of college taken care of while still living at home where the lights are on, food is in the fridge, and mom and dad still can enforce curfew - unlike sending a student off to college and hoping that they can focus on scholastics when they are in the most unregulated social environment many have ever been in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

TCS is for smart kids with open minds and acedemic ambition. The 5 year high school is connected to Ohio Dominican University and TCS students get an associates degree from ODU when they graduate high school for FREE!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic78%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male81%
Black, non-Hispanic89%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female75%
Male83%
Black, non-Hispanic78%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Disabledn/a
Non-disabled82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male72%
Black, non-Hispanic83%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Disabled40%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
97 (2011)
 
102 (2010)
 
99 (2009)
 
n/a (2008)

0
60
120

About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Graduation rate

2%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 65% 16%
White 21% 74%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A47%
Female 57%N/A49%
Male 44%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 8%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Columbus Preparatory Academy
Graham Expeditionary Middle School
Columbus Collegiate Academy
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 75% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Ohio Dominican University
The Ohio State University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Italian
Japanese
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Drama club
  • Step team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Gregory C. Brown
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (614) 258-8584

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Internships
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Quidditch
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Quidditch
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Drama club
  • National Honor Society
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Interested families can come to Enrollment Information Sessions (dates on the website) and tours of the building are very welcome.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
140
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
250
Students typically come from these schools
Columbus Preparatory Academy
Graham Expeditionary Middle School
Columbus Collegiate Academy

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Ohio Dominican University
The Ohio State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 75%
Military - 5%
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1270 Brentnell Ave
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 258-8588

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