Ohio Connections Academy 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

  • July 29, 2015 — Nathan is excelling at his own pace with the flexible, personalized learning available at OCA! Nathan's Learning Coach and teacher Carl Jackson offer tips to make the most of online school in this Cincinnati Family magazine

  • June 23, 2015 — 86% of parents give OCA top marks in annual satisfaction survey! Learn more in the Shaker Heights Patch

  • June 5, 2015 — OCA graduate Gia DeBourbon will appear as a contestant on America’s Got Talent, reports the Columbus Dispatch

  • June 2015 — Read OCA 2015 graduate speaker Matthew Shiftlet's commencement address to peers

  • May 28, 2015 — OCA student Tyler Conaway is named salutatorian of the Class of 2015, reports the News Journal

  • April 16, 2015 — OCA student Eugene Gurary lands a role in Geauga Lyric Theater's upcoming show, "The Music Man"! Learn more in the News-Herald

  • April 12, 2015 — In this News-Herald article, Outreach Coordinator Angela Dobbins discusses some common online school misconceptions and how the flexibility of OCA can help many types of students

  • March 22, 2015 — OCA offers the flexibility and individualized education student Devin Wolfe needs to manage her health issues and excel! Learn more about the family's experience on LimaOhio

  • January 23, 2015 — OCA student Douglas Shore is awarded the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Learn more about this dedicated student on Lakewood Patch