Miami-Dade Online Academy – 2019 Transformation Award Winner
For using digital learning opportunities to drive personalized learning in the classroom.
Miami-Dade Online Academy (MDO uses online teachers to provide full-time learning to students across the state—and consistently outscoring statewide averages on standardized testing.
With FuelEd programs, MDO achieved a graduation rate of 87.5 percent in the 2017–2018 school year and students scored significantly higher on standardized tests than their peers across the district. MDO is completely online and serves 330 students, comparable to other state-wide school student populations.
“The Miami-Dade Online Academy program has grown significantly and is an incredible option for the students of Miami-Dade due to the dedication, support, and commitment they give to their students each and every day. Working with such a caring team has been a blessing!” said Brenda MacDonald, a FuelEd client achievement coordinator.
MDO serves students across the state of Florida who seek the flexibility that is not available at traditional brick-and-mortar schools. By using FuelEd’s online digital curriculum, students can learn at their own pace, choose from a variety of online elective courses, and recover credits when needed. This level of individualization goes above and beyond the traditional approach and provides students with the opportunity to learn based on their individual needs and track their progress in real-time.
About the Transformation Award
The Transformation Awards recognize schools, districts or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Miami-Dade Online Academy was one of seven programs honored in 2019, out of more than 2,000 school districts nationwide, for modernizing the way K–12th grade students experience education.
Each Transformation Award winner uses Fuel Education’s portfolio of online courses and adaptive learning tools to meet the varying needs of their students, who represent different demographic, economic and geographic backgrounds. The winning programs use online learning to overcome challenges in unique and inventive ways, whether through providing students with the means to earn a high school diploma after dropping out, filling teacher vacancies, helping students recover credits, differentiating instruction based on real-time progress data or providing students with access to a wider variety of elective courses.
“Education is not one-size-fits-all, which is why Fuel Education works to provide unique solutions that meet the needs of unique students,” said Russ Roselle, senior vice president at FuelEd.
“The winners of this year’s Fuel Education Transformation Awards are creating incredible opportunities for their students, meeting their students’ immediate academic needs, and going above and beyond by using digital curriculum and content to provide unparalleled personalized learning experiences,” said Roselle.