Ohio Connections Academy Named to 2010 Honor Roll of Public Charter Schools

Ohio Coalition for Quality Education recognizes Ohio Connections Academy's academic achievements

OHIO (December 1, 2010) — Ohio Connections Academy (OCA), a leading virtual charter school, was named to the 2010 Honor Roll of public charter schools by the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education (OCQE). OCQE hosted its annual Honor Roll ceremony on Nov. 17, 2010, in recognition of charter schools that produced high academic results on the 2009–10 state report card. OCA achieved an "Excellent" rating on the report card. It is the first e–school in Ohio to be designated "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education.

“The schools named to the Honor Roll are changing the face of public education," said Ron Adler, president of the OCQE. "Operating with significantly less funding and working under higher levels of accountability...in just a few years many of these schools have become the best in their community."

At OCA, each student receives a personalized learning plan that addresses his or her strengths and weaknesses. Students also can work ahead or spend extra time on a subject, according to their abilities and interests. OCA's "Excellent" rating illustrates that students are making significant gains in academic achievement through the school's personalized instruction, innovative use of technology and flexibility.

Forty charter schools were honored during the ceremony for achieving remarkable academic results and making an educational difference for children.

OCQE is the leading grassroots advocate for the 300-plus Ohio public charter schools and the nearly 100,000 children that they educate.

About Ohio Connections Academy
Ohio Connections Academy delivers a personalized virtual public school education that combines state–certified teachers, a print–rich curriculum, technology tools and community experiences. Teachers develop a personalized learning plan for each student, deliver instruction, evaluate assignments and work directly with students via the phone and Internet. An adult Learning Coach assists the student in the home with day–to–day activities. Because it is a public school, there are no costs for tuition, fees or supplies. The school loans each family a computer, reimburses them for an Internet connection and provides all curriculum materials—including textbooks, workbooks and hands–on materials. For more information, visit www.OhioConnectionsAcademy.com or call 800–382–6010.