DOS Education Options

Delta County School District offers many alternative options for students residing in the District. Currently, Delta County Opportunity School and Delta County Virtual Academy, offer a variety of programs to meet the various needs of students from Kindergarten though Adult Education.

Delta County Virtual Academy is entering its third year and serves students from Kindergarten through graduation. DCVA is a local online school, for local students, with local support! The goal of this program is to provide resources to support students living in Delta County and want their education delivered online.

Last spring, the first student graduated from DCVA and we look forward to many more to come. Grades K-8 use the well-known K12 curriculum and work at home with a mentor and the online teachers. Grades 9 – 12 use the AVENTA curriculum. More information about DCVA can be accessed at DCVA also works with the local high schools to supplement the course offerings in order to widen the elective options.

Delta County Opportunity School is now located in three areas of the county. Delta Opportunity School, known as DOS, is in Delta. North Fork Alternative school, the North Fork branch, is located at the Delta Montrose Energy Tech Campus in Paonia. Our newest branch, Cedaredge Options, is located at Cedaredge High School.

Delta County Opportunity School is a public school designated as an Alternative Education Campus with programs designed to give students at-risk of not graduating from high school an alternative route to earning their high school diploma. Our mission is to serve at-risk students through building strong relationships, providing instruction in core areas that prepare students for further education, and building self-esteem so students have the confidence to pursue their individual interests as adults.

Each student who attends one of our schools is on an individual learning plan based on their individual needs to meet the requirements for a high school diploma. The goal of this learning plan centers on high school credits and district graduation requirements. It is our belief that, in addition to core curriculum, it is important that we also help students plan for a career and the world of work. We recognize that students need guidance in making appropriate work choices, therefore, this is also a focus for students in the program. The flexibility within the program makes this possible. The curriculum is offered in a variety of ways. Small group instruction and online classes are the main ways that content is delivered.

And yes, we do serve adults in our programs. The District currently partners with Delta County Health and Human Services and the Delta Library District to offer daily GED and Adult Basic Education classes at the Delta Opportunity School and the Delta Montrose Energy Tech campus in Paonia. We also offer tutoring to improve TABE scores for entrance requirements for programs offered at the Delta Montrose Technical college or other certificate programs. Additional GED/ABE classes are offered in Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Delta, and Crawford at the local libraries.

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