Carpe Diem - Aiken Campus
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Red ShirtsWhat are Carpe Diem Schools?

Carpe Diem Schools are tuition-free public charter schools using a personalized
blended-learning model to educate 7-12th grade students.

What is it that Carpe Diem Schools do?

Carpe Diem Schools successfully educate students in a safe, small (approximately 300 students), relationship centered setting, preparing them for college, careers and life as productive adults.

How are students educated at Carpe Diem Schools?

Carpe Diem Schools teach and coach students utilizing a proprietary blended learning
model (a digital curriculum plus high quality, instruction), personalized learning
experiences and high expectations. Carpe Diem Schools educate, empower, and equip
our students for success in life.

What about the Carpe Diem– Aiken Campus?

Students at Carpe Diem-Aiken will benefit from our highly successful blended
curriculum, which combines digital learning with time in the classroom. And, they’ll
spend their day learning in a brand new, state-of-the-art campus at 5641 Belmont
Avenue in College Hill. Carpe Diem-Aiken was designed with the goal of making
education a more positive, enriching and empowering experience for our students.

Carpe Diem–Aiken is now enrolling for Fall 2014. Students interested in enrolling at

Carpe Diem-Aiken should call 513-363-6600 or request
enrollment information at

Who can attend Carpe Diem–Aiken?

Any middle and high school (7-12th grade) student regardless of abilities, educational
background or income is eligible to attend Carpe Diem-Aiken. Seats for the 2014-15
school year are limited so it is recommended that interested students enroll as soon as

Is there a “typical” Carpe Diem-Aiken student?

Carpe Diem Schools tailor a high-quality education to a complete spectrum of students.

Students and parents may find Carpe Diem Schools the best education solution for any
of the following reasons:
  • Smaller school
  • Tuition-free
  • Broad curriculum
  • Ability-based, not grade-level based
  • Relationally driven, personalized learning
  • New technology used as part of curriculum
  • Accelerated pace of study available to students who want more challenge
  • Can earn college credits while completing high school
  • Flexible schedule
  • Home schooled students ready for Middle School or High School.

What is the cost for attending Carpe Diem–Aiken?

Carpe Diem–Aiken Campus is a tuition-free, blended learning secondary school
sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools.

Do the academic programs at Carpe Diem–Aiken meet state standards?

Yes. The curriculum at Carpe Diem’s Aiken Campus conforms to the same stringent
standards as every other public, private or charter school in the State of Ohio. Diplomas
earned at Carpe Diem-Aiken are accredited by the State of Ohio and meet the state’s
requirements. In addition, Carpe Diem Schools are NCA accredited.

What about student achievement?

The Carpe Diem blended learning model has an eight-year record of academic
achievement, student success, and productive work environment for teachers and
students. The Carpe Diem education model takes the best of face-to-face instruction,
digital technology and extended learning opportunities to boost the achievement of our
students. Carpe Diem-Aiken's MAP testing scores indicate almost a two year increase in subjects. 

Carpe Diem Schools promise to deliver exceptional results; high student academic
achievement as measured by state assessment examinations and students with the
knowledge, skills and work ethic necessary for success in college, career and life.

What are some advantages provided to students who attend Carpe Diem–Aiken?

Carpe Diem’s curriculum blends classroom instruction with digital coursework. This
empowers students to progress at the pace that best fits their abilities and academic
goals, while allowing for flexible scheduling to make learning fit today’s busier schedules.

At Carpe Diem-Aiken, we meet each student at their current level and then build
competency and confidence through hard work and encouragement. Our students learn
at their own pace, mastering material prior to moving on to the next level…so they learn
at a pace that’s individual to them, not the pace of an entire classroom. Our students
aren’t labeled by a single grade level but are rewarded for successfully mastering each

The Carpe Diem education model challenges students to achieve by giving them the
freedom to exceed expectations. Carpe Diem kids gain confidence and a sense of
control in their lives.

Carpe Diem-Aiken students are provided with an opportunity to earn college credits
through digital coursework that prepares them to take CLEP exams (College Level
Examination Program). Students who successfully pass a course-specific CLEP exam
are granted college credits. Over 80% of U.S. colleges and universities recognize and
grant college credits for students who successfully pass a CLEP examination.

How can I find out more about Carpe Diem–Aiken?

You can learn more about Carpe Diem's successful blended learning model by
watching our video , visiting or contacting Carpe Diem at 513-363-6600.

How do I enroll at Carpe Diem–Aiken?

We are enrolling students right now at Carpe Diem-Aiken.  For additional information
on the enrollment process at CarpeDiem-Aiken, click here or call Carpe Diem at 513-363-6600

For the Carpe Diem-Aiken Enrollment Form, click here .