CINCINNATI -- Help is on the way for Cincinnati students impacted after one of the nation's largest online charter schools confirmed it is shutting down on Friday.
Columbus-based ECOT, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, had been ordered to repay $60 million to the state of Ohio because it didn't sufficiently document student participation to justify its full 2015-16 funding.
Approximately 12,000 Ohio students are impacted by ECOT's closure.
Rather than leave local schoolchildren without an education, Cincinnati Public Schools is making it easier for ECOT parents to transition their students to Cincinnati Digital Academy in just a few minutes at the website here.
"We offer a rigorous, college-preparatory, standards-based curriculum complemented by an array of highly qualified teachers and administrators who are dedicated to your child’s success," the CPS website says.
Read more about Cincinnati Digital Academy here, or call its helpline at 513-363-0570 with any questions.