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About The Charles School

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The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University (TCS@ODU) is a five-year Early College High School in partnership with Ohio Dominican University (ODU). As a public, community high school chartered by the State of Ohio, it is entirely tuition free. Students graduate in five years with a high school diploma and up to 62 hours of college credit, the equivalent of an Associate’s Degree, entirely tuition free.

The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University is part of the national network of Early College High Schools and a member of the prestigious Middle College National Consortium, which gratefully acknowledges the support and funding of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Reader’s Digest Fund and the Pew Charitable Trust.

After graduation from The Charles School, students may choose to continue their education at Ohio Dominican University or another institution. They will find that they have gained a competitive edge for college success while saving time and money.

 

Educational Philosophy

Experiential Program in an Early College High School

 

The curriculum of The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University is unique; you won’t find it anywhere else in Columbus or the U.S. for that matter. But it is tested, accessible, and affordable. The Charles School is the first Early College High School in the country to combine an accelerated academic program with hands-on experiential learning to bridge the gap between high school and college. As part of the fully accredited curriculum, both The Charles School and Ohio Dominican University provide guidance and support to students through high school and the first two years of college work. Guided by teachers and professors who are certified in their academic disciplines, students have the advantage of real-world experiences and rigorous academics; they are supported and supervised by faculty of The Charles School and Ohio Dominican University as they progress through high school and college work.

Early college is such a great experience!  It allows you to grasp different leadership qualities and other positive roles that will help you throughout life.  It is a great honor to be a part of a program that actually teaches you and helps you pursue your dreams.  Life changing!
--Tyhauna, The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University