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Community School Sponsorship

Our Mission:  To establish strong public community schools by adhering to quality authorizing practices and oversight in accordance with the role of a sponsor, and to provide quality educational opportunities for students who may not otherwise participate successfully in a regular public school setting.


Mid-Ohio ESC has a contract with the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce to sponsor two community schools, GOAL Digital Academy and the Tomorrow Center. 

As a sponsor, Mid-Ohio ESC was rated Effective by the Ohio Department of Education in the 2016-2017 school year and Exemplary in the 2017-2018 and the 2018-2019 school years.  Due to the Exemplary rating, Mid-Ohio ESC will not be evaluated again until the 2024-2025 school year. 

The Ohio Department of Education & Workforce evaluates community school sponsors on three components:  Academic Performance, Compliance, and Quality Practices.  The Academic Performance component looks at several important measures of student success in sponsors' schools including academic achievement, student growth, graduation, and how well schools are improving and meeting the performance expectations for all students in English language arts, math, graduation, and English language proficiency.  The Compliance component asks whether sponsors are compliant with all relevant laws and rules and whether sponsors are monitoring their schools' compliance with laws and rules.  The Quality Practices component compares sponsors' processes against best practices such as strategic planning, staff capacity, contract development, and oversight of schools.   

Focused on its mission, Mid-Ohio ESC considers the "Exemplary" rating to be a distinction which complements its commitment to our schools.


We are currently not accepting applications regarding sponsorship of new schools or transfer of community schools.  Contact information has also been listed below should you have questions about receiving technical assistance and/or support services from Mid-Ohio ESC.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Kimmel, Mid-Ohio ESC Superintendent, at 419-774-2506 or email to: kimmel.kevin@moesc.net.



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Auditor of State of Ohio – Public Audit Search

Mission Statement

How Community schools operate in Ohio

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Our Community Schools

Ohio School Report Card


Ohio Sunshine Law

Roles and Responsibilities

Sponsor Evaluation Tools

Sponsor Annual School Performance Report


Strategic Plan