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QDA wins state commendation

STEUBENVILLE — Quaker Digital Academy announced it has been awarded a commendation from the Ohio Board of Education for “Exceeding Standards” set on the Ohio State School Report Card.

The commendation states: “QDA is demonstrating high academic performance and building bright futures for students of diverse backgrounds and ability levels. This makes QDA a part of a select group showing excellence in closing achievement gaps, exceeding growth expectations and engaging students in meeting graduation expectations.”

Academy officials said QDA truly is helping fulfill the vision stated in Ohio’s strategic plan for education, where each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society.

The state Board of Education congratulated the administration, staff and students on the award. The members also praised the community for its support of QDA and their students.

QDA is a K-12 public charter school that provides digital education for students throughout Ohio.

QDA has locations in New Philadelphia, East Liverpool, Steubenville and Berlin. Only eight drop-out prevention schools in Ohio were awarded this commendation.

“Our mission is to provide a top quality education to our students, and we are pleased that our staff and students have received this well-deserved recognition,” Richard Varrati, superintendent and CEO of Quaker Digital, said.

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