Ombudsman opened their campus on Oracle Rd in 2008 for students in 9th through 12th grades to provide families an alternative to public schools. The school provides individualized education for students that do not do well in traditional schools, those with poor academic standings, students that are considered dropouts, those with responsibilities of adults, and adjudicated students. The programs offered include one on one program, technology based, syllabus model, and a 4 hour school day for high school students.
Many of the students at Ombudsman are students that have issued with traditional school including expulsion, suspension, truancy, or even personal reasons that have put behind in gaining credits. Students can choose to attend 3 to 4 hour session during either the day or night to ensure the school can meet their schedule. Some students are working and therefore need a flexible schedule. Computer based instruction allows students to work at their own pace with teachers available for any student that may need extra instruction.
Parents and students are happy with the curriculum and the caring teachers that are helping them receive the credits they need to graduate.
Students at Ombudsman Central participated in the AIMS series of exams. In order to graduate from high school, students must pass the exam in 10th grade. The percentage of 10th graders that passed the reading exam was 60% which was below the state average of 78%, in science no students passed the exam, in writing 50% passed with the state average at 68%, and in math 25% passed with the average at 60%. The Stanford 10 exam showed the school as a whole had 15% passing the math exam, 5% passing the reading exam, and 11% passed the language exam.
Ombudsman – Central
1525 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705