The Jones-Gordon School, formerly OTA

Legends Inspire Yasha at School of Rock

School of Rock is a a hand on approach to learning to play anything from guitar to keyboards. They get their students using professional equipment on real live stages, real rock venues and real audiences. On Track Academy student, Yasha Broderick, has been attending School of Rock since they opened. Here is what Yasha has to say about her involvement: …

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On-Track Academy (OTA) Students Inspired by “Drinkable” Book

Recently, two OTA students, 9th grader Aaron Miller and 8th grader Aaron Lott, read about one of the biggest problems in the developing world—access to safe, reliable drinking water.  They were also introduced to a research project called The Drinkable Book, produced by the non-profit organization WATERisLIFE. The book is a one-of-a-kind manual that not only teaches safe water tips, …

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Will Receives the Help He Deserves with OTA

One of On-Track Academy’s very first students, Will Christiansen, has been one of its biggest success stories! Bright and motivated, he’s learned to overcome and compensate for a number of learning differences. After trying several educational settings without success—parochial schools, home school, public schools—Will started at OTA, where he’s demonstrated his many strengths while working on areas for improvement.  “I …

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Alex Grovich Overcomes Dyslexia with OTA

Since third grade, Alex has struggled with dyslexia. Frustrated for many years, Alex has finally found the help she needed at On-Track Academy. According to Alex’s teacher, Ms. Jordan, Alex’s abilities have improved so much, she no longer detects dyslexia in her reading and writing skills. It helped that Alex was given assignments that piqued her interest, was allowed to …

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Aaron Lott is Overcoming Dyslexia at On-Track Academy

Aaron Lott is like any typical kid. He loves to be with his friends, play with his dog, eat pizza and listen to all kinds of music, including rap, country, and Bob Marley. His story is probably pretty typical, too. What’s it like at On Track Academy (OTA)? Much better than where I was—I can make friends and I actually …

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Tanner Whorl, Sophomore at On-Track Academy, Stays On-Track

Tanner Whorl has overcome a lot in the last year. With a virus that could have killed him, he never gave up. He stayed in school with the help of his teachers at On-track Academy. Here is what he had to say: What brought you to On-Track Academy (OTA), Tanner? In 7th grade, I was in the hospital and ended …

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