Ohio Connections Academy News

  • May 4, 2017 — OCA student Halle Osborne inducted into National Honor Society. Learn more in the Register Herald

  • May 4, 2017 — OCA student Lauren Lain was recently inducted into National Honor Society, and Ava Molina was inducted into National Junior Honor Society. Learn more about these OCA students in the Clermont Sun

  • May 8, 2017 — Connections Academy is changing the way kids learn—hear about an OCA family's typical day in this Savy Sassy Moms blog post

  • April 29, 2017 — OCA alumna and Fulbright Scholarship recipient Alex LeViness discusses how her online school teachers inspired her. Learn more in this Columbus Dispatch letter to the editor

  • April 24, 2017 — OCA has been awarded with a medal for their Career curriculum. Learn more in the Sunbury News
  • April 4, 2017 — OCA Superintendent Marie Hannah discusses the importance of school choice in this letter to the editor "Online Education Is Only Option That Works for Some Families". Learn more in Education Week

  • April 3, 2017 — OCA students Emily and Sarah Robinson are thriving in the online classroom, and using the school's flexibility to enroll in local college courses! Hear from the family about their switch to OCA and their positive experience with the program in the Canton Repository

  • March 23, 2017 — In this Lima News letter to the editor, OCA Superintendent Marie Hanna discusses the many reasons why students choose to enroll in online school

  • March 5, 2017 — OCA student Kelli Anne Stallkamp is called up to the USA National sled hockey team! Learn more about Kelly Anne and how she balances schoolwork and hockey competitions in The Lima News

  • March 1, 2017 — OCA opens enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year, reports the Beachwood Patch and the Canton Repository

  • February 24, 2017 — OCA awarded bronze medal by Academic Innovations in recognition of the school’s implementation of the Career Choices curriculum, reports the Cleveland Patch

  • February 23, 2017 — OCA is a great education option for families statewide! Hear from Learning Coach Vicki Baker, graduate Sarah Bradley, and her mother about their online learning experiences and benefits in the Clermont Sun

  • February 23, 2017 — Ohio Connections Academy Career Curriculum Receives National Recognition

  • February 6, 2017 — OCA student Kalista Kafana participates in cotillion event, reports The Times Leader

  • January 27, 2017 — Student Seth Lim among six OCA students recognized as winners of the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, reports the Shaker Heights Patch

  • January 26, 2017 — Ohio celebrates National School Choice Week—OCA parent Chrystal Poling shares why online school works for her son, Brandon. Learn more about National School Choice Week and the Poling family in the Star Beacon

  • January 23, 2017 — OCA graduate Lexie Priessman is making a name for herself at LSU! Learn more about the successful gymnast on WBRZ

  • January 18, 2017 — OCA student Ellen Riley is one of five county 4-H Club members selected to attend the Presidential inauguration, reports the Sunbury News

  • December 6, 2016 — OCA students Nathan Prather, Monet Meadows, Sydney Fuller and Kelton Bair participate in National Honor Society leadership summit, reports the Willmington News Journal

  • August 2, 2016 — Ohio Connections Academy statement re: Thomas B. Fordham Institute report

  • August 1, 2016 — New infographic: "Ohio Connections Academy: A Quality Online School Choice for Ohio Families"

  • August 1, 2016 —OCA student Madi King and her brother, who suffer from cranial disorders, are defying the odds and pursuing their interests. Learn more in The Columbus Dispatch

  • July 31, 2016 — OCA student Annie Mange found the one-on-one attention she needed to thrive with the online school! Learn more about this recent graduate in The Morning News

  • July 19, 2016 — In this Review-Times feature, OCA School Outreach Manager Angela Dobbins describes the online school and how it is able to personalize instruction for many types of students

  • July 6, 2016 — OCA School Outreach Coordinator Angela Dobbins discusses the online school, and the many types of students that thrive with this education option, during an in-studio segment on WDTN

  • June 30, 2016 — OCA recent graduate Ashley Buchanan receives the Sternwheel Riverfest Queen scholarship, reports the Point Pleasant Register

  • June 28, 2016 — OCA School Outreach Coordinator Angela Dobbins sits down with WFCO to describe how the online school works, the many benefits of this education option, and the variety of students that choose to learn online. Listen to both part 1 and part 2 of the interview.

  • June 2016 — OCA recognizes the graduating Class of 2016 at an in-person commencement ceremony. Learn more about the event and hear from graduates and OCA staff in the Daily Advocate, the Times-Journal and the Clermont Sun

  • May 30, 2016 — OCA Class of 2016 Valedictorian and student speaker Quinlan Mann delivers his commencement speech during the school's in-person graduation ceremony

  • May 25, 2016 — OCA student John Brems is named salutatorian of the Class of 2016, reports the Coshocton Tribune

  • May 25, 2016 — OCA student Payton Bobo is recognized for outstanding academic achievement and service to the community, reports the Chillicothe Gazette

  • May 20, 2016 — Ohio State Board of Education Recognizes Ohio Connections Academy

  • May 13, 2016 — OCA students are inducted into the school's National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society chapters, reports the Shaker Heights Patch

  • May 9, 2016 — OCA student Kate Croteau will receive a college degree before her high school diploma! Kate discusses how the online school helped her thrive, her experiences being deaf, and her many extracurricular accomplishments in this WCMH segment

  • May 6, 2016 — OCA hosts 19 school picnics statewide for students to socialize with teachers and peers, reports the Strongsville Patch

  • April 15, 2016 — OCA student Katie Trumbull is using the flexibility of online school to pursue a future career on Broadway! Katie and her mom Dawn discuss the many benefits of OCA during this WTVG segment

  • April 8, 2016 — In this Akron Beacon Journal letter to the editor, Learning Coach Larissa Bukowski explains how her family has found success with OCA and how the school would be negatively affected by proposed legislation

  • April 3, 2016 — OCA student Christine Smyth finishes ninth place in the World Irish Dance Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Learn more in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • March 1, 2016 — OCA Opens Enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year, reports Patch.com

  • January 20, 2016 — OCA student Emily Fields Gavorski and classmates receive Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Certificate of Achievement, reports the Aurora Advocate

  • January 18, 2016 — OCA student, singer, DJ, and dancer Alex Angelo is using online school to advance his budding career! Hear from Alex about his experience with bullying and his journey to find the flexible education option that met his needs on Getting Smart

  • December 26, 2015 — OCA teacher and alum Anna Marie Ridenour writes a letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer, discussing her experience at the online school and how it is working for students

  • December 18, 2015 — OCA senior Caleb Martin writes a letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reflecting on his experience with online school and how it has helped him achieve his dreams

  • December 11, 2015 — OCA student Sean Lim receives honorable mention recognition for Violin from the National YoungArts Foundation, reports the Plain Dealer

  • September 3, 2015 — OCA alumni Anna Ridenour loved the school so much, she came back to teach! Anna discusses the benefits of online education for students and teachers in this WLWT segment

  • August 8, 2015 — OCA is a great education choice for families! OCA graduate and newly-hired teacher Anna Marie Ridenour, and Learning Coach Cyndi Fugate discuss the many benefits of the online school in the News-Journal

  • August 2, 2015 — OCA Outreach Coordinator Angela Dobbins discusses the many benefits and successes of the online school in this West Life school profile