Carpe Diem-Aiken Announces "Shadow Saturdays"

Schools and Libraries

February 16, 2014

From: Carpe Diem-Aiken

Carpe DiemAiken, a tuition-free public charter

school for 7-12th grade students, will hold three "Shadow Saturdays" for potential students and their families .  The "Shadow Saturday" sessions will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the following dates:  February 22, March 22 and April 26.  Prospective students will be able to "shadow" teachers and current students to experience what it would be like to attend Carpe Diem-Aiken.  Each session includes a tour of the new state-of-the-art Aiken campus at 5641 Belmont Avenue in College Hill, which opened in August 2013.  Teachers, staff and current students will be available to talk to families about the school, its proprietary blended learning system and extracurricular programs. The "Shadow Saturdays" are free and open to all potential students in the Greater Cincinnati area.  For more information and to pre-register, call Yvonne Threat, Student Registrar, at 513-363-6600 or email

 Carpe Diem-Aiken is one of three Carpe Diem Learning Schools (CDLS) in the country, all of which utilize a proprietary "blended learning model" developed by founder and CEO Rick Ogston to ensure students are educated, empowered and equipped for college and career. The model combines individual digital learning with instruction by highly qualified teachers in a classroom setting.  What also sets CDLS schools apart from the traditional classroom is that students work at their own pace informed by daily assessments and based on their individualized learning plan. 

 The blending learning model is unique in that:

·         It meets each student at their instructional level and builds competency and confidence through hard work and encouragement.

·         Students have the opportunity to create an education plan that fits their life and the way they learn.

·         Students master each subject level before moving on to the next level.

·         It is designed for students who enjoy using new technology as a major part of curriculum.

·         It works will for home-schooled students ready for middle or high school and students who are self-motivated with a strong work ethic.

Each student at Carpe Diem is assessed at the beginning of each year, so they are placed in the appropriate level classes. Students are re-assessed mid-year (before the holiday break) and at the end of the year (before summer break).  The mid-year national MAP® tests showed Carpe Diem-Aiken students advanced 2 grade levels in Language and 1 grade level in Math

Enrollment for Carpe Diem-Aiken for the 2014-15 school year is now underway.  Visit and click "Enroll" for more information, or call Yvonne Threat at 513-363-6600.


Carpe Diem-Aiken

Carpe Diem-Aiken is the first charter school sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools that serves the entire district population.  The school, which opened in August 2013, is located in a new state-of-the-art facility in College Hill (5641 Belmont Avenue). Carpe Diem-Aiken, which serves 7th through 12th grade students, utilizes a proprietary blended learning model, combining individual digital learning with instruction by highly qualified teachers in a classroom setting.  Students work at their own pace based on their individualized learning plan.  To watch a video about the school, click here.

About Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem Learning Systems leverages technology, information, and human resources to ensure a superior learning experience at its schools, assuring all its students, will be career ready and college prepared. Carpe Diem Schools are tuition free public charter schools using a personalized blended-learning model to educate 6-12th grade students.  Carpe Diem Learning Schools are located in Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Yuma, Arizona.