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Utica Shale Academy Belmont
Mission Statement

The Utica Shale Academy - Belmont provides a unique and vigorous learning environment through a specialized academic program which responds to employers' and industries' current and emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations through business/school partnerships. Students will develop work habits that foster independence, self-awareness and commitment to personal growth as well as achieve competency in industry and academic standards. USA-B will utilize a robust online educational delivery system offering 100 full year and semester courses for students in grades K-12. Each course is fully-aligned to Ohio's Academic Content Standards, which are deeply rooted into the National Academic Content Standards. The curriculum is accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, (NCA CASI), accreditation divisions of AdvancED. In addition to traditional coursework, USA will have a strong emphasis on STEM related learning by providing opportunities for students and teachers to develop 21st Century Skills in the context and application of the Ohio Grade Level Content Standards. The cloud based STEM program is a multi-mode resource designed for both the whole-class and individualized instruction. The interactive nature of the content will provide a wealth of opportunities to provide engaging STEM teaching. Through the trainer models and hardware packs, students will be placed in real-world problem solving tasks. Content will include multimedia presentations, virtual lab investigations, hands on practical activities, problem solving projects, and academic and technical support tasks. Content will be continuously updated to the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) standards.

Sponsor Mission Statement
The Barnesville Exempted Village School District is committed to community school authorizing and adherence to the use of quality authorizing practices. Our authorizing mission is an extension of our organization's mission and core values. It is to build strong partnerships with developers and educational leaders of community schools by providing sponsorship service for monitoring, oversight and technical support that meets and exceeds excellence in support of school choice options. Through authorizing, we are committed to setting high standards. We seek to develop long-lasting partnerships with groups who maintain high standards for quality and share our commitment in providing alternative programs that nurture good educational experiences for ALL kids. As a community school sponsor, Barnesville Exempted Village School District is dedicated to continuous improvement in our core responsibilities as authorizers. We are committed to building excellence in charter school authorizing!
Board Members
President: Dave Phillips
Vice President: Ted Buehl
Member: Mark Froehlich
Member: Tim McKelvey
Member: Ken Phillips

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