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Westside Community School of the Arts is one of the Constellation Schools, where we focus on student academic excellence, promote good character, and ensure small class sizes. Our school provides artistic, talented, and creative students with an enriched arts education within an academically challenging educational environment.
Our school is designed to stimulate creativity, enrich and accelerate aesthetic development, and create an enduring respect and passion for the arts and for learning. Through art infusion, our students explore the world, learn all they can, and express their unique talents through art and music, and later dance and theater. The school uses a competency-based educational program, which aligns with the state of Ohio’s Academic Content Standards. With quality instruction, our students will develop their artistic/musical/theatrical abilities and they will appreciate the role it has within the school curriculum and in society. Our program will provide students the opportunity to experience, appreciate, and perform variety hands-on activities that allow them to contribute to society, celebrate different cultures, and develop natural talent.
All Constellation Schools are public schools with no tuition. They are privately run, proud leaders of Ohio’s charter schools, offering a choice in education for thousands of Ohio’s families.
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Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.
Students' names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.
The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.