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All in-person ESC meetings, events, and background check services are postponed or suspended through at least May 29th. Access to ESC offices is limited to essential personnel. Our staff are working remotely and are prepared to assist. Please contact us via email or phone as you normally would and we will respond as soon as possible to provide assistance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Alternative Education Programs

Alternative Education Programs

The ESC of Central Ohio’s alternative education programs provide a structured opportunity for students who struggle or are unable to adjust to programs in traditional classrooms. Our goal is to provide each student with a safe learning environment that enhances self esteem and strengthens academic and social skills.

Ventures Academy (located in Delaware County)

Ventures II (located in Franklin County)

Program Features:

  • Experienced Principals
  • Certified Intervention Specialists, Teacher Assistants
  • Art and Music Therapy
  • Mental Health Specialists
  • Curriculum Aligned to Standards and Delivered through Multiple Modalities: Online, Project-Based Learning (PBL), Structured Teaching
  • Exploration of Career Pathways, Community Engagement
  • Mentorship
  • School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices

See student referral form