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To ensure each GOAL student graduates with top skills & attributes, we offer a blended model of learning where students receive face-to-face adult support to help them learn, set goals and prepare for their futures. Instead of simply moving to online platforms, our students have the option to develop relationships with our dedicated and experienced staff.


Students can choose to work at home or at one of our labs where the staff is always ready and willing to tutor, guide, and motivate students to set goals and achieve them. We also offer to counsel students who have mental health needs. 


Students who are identified as having language arts or math delays can access additional support in resource rooms at each location. We serve K-12 students and offer a curriculum aligned with Ohio’s Learning Standards as well as credit flexibility, dropout prevention, and credit recovery programs for high school students.


Tish Jenkins, Superintendent

September 1, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian & Students,

GOAL Digital Academy is temporarily reinstituting a mask requirement for students
and staff after significant increases of positive COVID cases have been confirmed
within the communities. The masking requirement will begin Thursday, September 2,
2021 and apply to all indoor school functions. 

GOAL Digital Academy is committed to the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and families. It is our firm belief that, as it relates to COVID-19, our commitment to
our students and staff must balance health and safety protocols with the need to
provide nurturing and enriching learning environments.
GOAL will continue to operate as we have been while maintaining our top priority of
keeping our families, students, and staff safe #inthistogether.
We are Community Strong and GOAL Strong!

Tish Jenkins


How You Can Help
Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one
another by practicing social distancing (staying at least 3 feet apart) to limit the spread of

In addition to physical distancing, these important tools help to prevent the spread:

• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don’t live with
you must visit your home.
• Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don’t live in your home.
• Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy
Birthday song twice to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If soap and water are
not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash
your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands,

to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing cough or congestion, consider
staying home and seeking medical care.
• Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular
household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and
EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label
instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be utilized.

Per privacy guidelines, no additional information can be shared regarding the COVID-19-
positive individual. GOAL Digital Academy, along with the local health department, will
continue to work together to monitor the situation. If you have any questions, contact Jeff
Grimmett, Director of Operations, at jgrimmett@mygda.org or 419-989-6131. Thank you
for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and


For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or
visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.

Resources from the CDC include:
Screening K‐12 Students for Symptoms of COVID‐19: Limitations and Considerations

Daily Home Screenings for Students

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are
experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616.



GOAL Digital Academy celebrates our students’ diverse learning styles, interests and talents. We go beyond academics and offer clubs to provide students with well-rounded opportunities to meet new people and engage in their passions. We also recognize the importance families and outside support systems play in our students’ success. We offer regular family education and networking opportunities and continually work to remove family or community barriers that impact student success. In the past 13 years, GOAL Digital Academy has expanded to seven locations. 

To learn more about whether GOAL is right for you or to take a tour, contact one of our learning labs:


Aaliyah, 4th Grade

“I like going to school at GOAL because it is different than traditional school, the teachers are so nice!”


Joshua, Freshman

“I like that GOAL is a small school with educators that care about my mental health, allowing me to work at my own pace.”


Zoe, Senior

“GOAL creates a flexible schedule that allows me to participate in my church internship, and work a job while I'm in school!”