Larraine Freeman Fuller - Assistant Principal
Arc Learning Academy is a program designed for Brush High School students who would benefit from a non-traditional learning environment. Students have the opportunity for credit recovery as well as earning new credit toward their Brush High School diploma. Honoring Charles F. Brush for his invention of the "arc" light and the emphasis on technology in this program, led to the program name of Arc Learning Academy.
Classroom learning is blended, consisting of some computer/web-based with certified teachers in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science and Special Education available throughout the day to assist and guide student learning, as well as some direct instruction. Additional resources for Academy students include access to a school counselor, school social worker and security officer.
Since Arc Learning Academy has limited 140 seat capacity, a comprehensive review process is in place for those students being considered for a "seat." Students are recommended for enrollment by parents, teachers and staff, as well as the students themselves. The process for attending the Arc Learning Academy is completed by the student's Brush High Guidance Counselor.
The atmosphere at Arc Learning Academy is positive and focused. All students have two main goals: 1) Pass all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test 2) Earn the necessary credits to graduate from Brush High School. Each fulltime student reflects upon the personal, social, and academic experiences that may have interfered with their success at Brush High School. An IDP (Individual Development Plan) is written to ensure that those same "blocks" won't continue to interfere with their desire to graduate from high school.
Providing students with "unconditional support" in meeting their short-term goal of graduating, has resulted in helping them find purpose, balance, and a wide array of educational options for their future success.