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  • July 28, 2020 – OCA Superintendent Marie Hanna talks on Cleveland 19 News about how the school is preparing for the Fall due to an increase in enrollment
     
  • July 13, 2020 – OCA Executive Director Marie Hanna discusses the increased interest in online school and how family involvement is key to success. Read more on Cleveland.com
     
  • June 25, 2020 – OCA senior Devon Weaks gets special shout out for graduating from high school
     
  • June 25, 2020 – Six OCA graduates get outstanding senior shout out in the Akron Patch
     
  • June 24, 2020 – OCA student Amber Bennett discusses her experience with College Credit Plus as more students around the country are exploring the program
     
  • June 16, 2020 – Ohio Connections Academy Recognizes Class of 2020 Graduates
     
  • May 29, 2020 – OCA students Dana Hartman and Geoffrey Lapsevich are inducted into the National Honor Society. Learn more on the Cleveland Patch
     
  • May 26, 2020 – OCA student Abigail Curnutte had one goal, get inducted into the National Honor Society, and the guidance counselors helped her achieve just that. Read how in The Morning Journal
     
  • May 23, 2020 – The Bennett sisters from OCA use the flexibility of online school to attend college and middle and high school at the same time-- read more about this amazing family on Cleveland.com
     
  • May 13, 2020 – OCA student Jonheaven Brown shares his painting Scattered Rainbow in The Clermont Sun
     
  • May 8, 2020 – OCA students and staff celebrate virtual art show after their originally scheduled exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art was cancelled due to COVID-19. Learn more on the Canton Patch
     
  • September 4, 2019 – OCA student Hannah Boggs can use the flexibility of online school to balance her struggles with chronic migraines—and publish her own book! Learn more about the inspiring teen on Spectrum News 1

  • August 3, 2019 – OCA teacher Michelle Graceffo shares why both online and traditional education options are necessary to meet students' needs in this Toledo Blade letter

  • July 23, 2019 – OCA parents continue to give online school top marks in annual Parent Satisfaction Survey

  • June 2019 – OCA graduates more than 380 seniors in the Class of 2019! Learn more about local graduates in the Morning Journal, Cleveland Patch, Lima News, Coshocton Tribune, Athens Messanger, Times RecorderNorthwest Signal

  • June 22, 2019 – OCA graduate Zander Nihart is one of two recipients from Ohio to receive the Soap Box Derby's President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award! Learn more in the Eagle Gazette and the Akron Beacon Journal

  • June 10, 2019 – Ohio Connections Academy Recognizes 2019 Graduates

  • June 7, 2019 – OCA senior Ellexxah Maxwell missed her commencement ceremony for an equestrian competition, so her family created an impromptu barn ceremony! Read more in the Equine Chronicle

  • May 31, 2019 – Alex Roosa is named one of OCA’s Star Students of the Month, reports the News Journal

  • May 2019 – OCA students are inducted into National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society! Learn more about local inductees in the Register Herald, News Watchmen, Mentor Patch, Cleveland Patch, Richland Source

  • May 23, 2019 – OCA families enjoy family engagement activities at zoos across the state! Learn more on Akron Patch

  • May 8, 2019 – OCA senior Kody Greene discovers a passion for robotics! Learn more about his work creating 3D replica movie props in the Akron Patch

  • April 8, 2019 – OCA students Lorelei Sullivan and Marlaina Gilliam to participate in State Invention Convention reports the Mentor Patch

  • March 25, 2019 – OCA student Dalton Earley will perform in PBS' “Celebration of Music” concert! Learn more about the young performer in the Marietta Times

  • March 19 – In this Columbus Dispatch opinion editorial, OCA Superintendent Marie Hanna discusses the importance of considering mobility when evaluating schools.

  • February 21, 2019 – In this Plain Dealer letter to the editor, Superintendent Marie Hanna reflects on National Digital Learning Day and the importance of maintaining support for quality digital education options

  • February 15, 2019 – OCA student Cassandra Thomas is named a Star Student of the Month for February in recognition of her achievements and leadership! Learn more in the News Watchman

  • February 11, 2019 – OCA students Lenora Bigham and Ava Mossbarger are recognized as winners of the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • February 10, 2019 – OCA student Katherine Poorman is one of five students recognized with a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Learn more in the Canton Repository and the North Canton Patch

  • Janaury 22, 2019 – In this Columbus Dispatch letter, OCA student Jessica Nichols reflects on her experience in online school and cautions legislators to consider needs of eSchool students

  • January 21, 2019 – OCA student Sarah Yoak is thriving in the online classroom! Learn more about this aspiring professional dancer and her online school experience in the Marietta Times

  • January 9, 2019 – OCA students participate in the Columbus Zoo Eco Summit, reports the Columbus Patch

  • December 12, 2018 – OCA Math Interventionist Melinda Pyle shares common questions about online school in this Columbus Moms post, "What You Should Know About My Online School"

  • December 10, 2018 – Ohio Connections Academy Named 2018 Purple Star Designee for school's commitment to military families, new Military Support Team (MiST)

  • November 9, 2018 — OCA alumnae Vanessa McCoy reflects on her positive experience at the online school in the Columbus Dispatch

  • October 5, 2018 — OCA student Phillip Presutto named one of school's October Star Students. Learn more in the Avon Patch

  • October 5, 2018 — OCA student Carter Saxon named one of school's October Star Students. Learn more in the Cleveland Patch

  • October 5, 2018 — OCA student Adrian Slujalkovsky named one of school's October Star Students. Learn more in the West Lake Patch

  • September 28, 2018 – OCA student Ellexxah Maxwell is named the new National Snaffle Bit Youth Association President. Learn more in the Equine Chronicle.

  • September 18, 2018 — OCA student Christian John Thomas to compete in Shining Star CLE talent scholarship finale. Learn more in the Cleveland Jewish News

  • August 17, 2018 — OCA teacher Troy Fowler discusses the online school and the many types of students that may enroll. Learn more on WOIO

  • July 26, 2018 — OCA Manager of School Outreach Angela Dobbins and former-student-turned-teacher Anna Ridenour discuss the many benefits of the online school and how it can serve a variety of student needs. Learn more on WKYC

  • July 24, 2018 — OCA co-valedictorian Sarah Robinson competes in Massillon Voice contest. Learn more in the Inde Online

  • July 20, 2018 — OCA co-valedictorian Sarah Robinson's letter mentioned in weekly roundup. Learn more in the Education Gadfly

  • July 16, 2018 — OCA graduates include several Stark County students, co-valedictorian. Learn more in the Canton Repository

  • July 14, 2018 — OCA co-valedictorian Sarah Robinson expresses her thanks for the online school setting, how it helped her thrive. Learn more in the Canton Repository

  • July 1, 2018 — OCA students Donald Clark and Jacob Janczewski graduate. Learn more in the Northwest Signal

  • June 19, 2018 — OCA celebrates the Class of 2018. Learn more in the Register-Herald

  • June 18, 2018 — OCA students Zachary Baker and Ainsleigh Arick inducted into National Junior Honor Society. Learn more in the Clermont Sun

  • June 15, 2018 — Ashville student graduates from OCA. Learn more in the Circleville Herald

  • June 14, 2018 — OCA students Kayla Cavanaugh, Kelli Anne Stallkamp, Samantha Gilbreath graduate with Class of 2018. Learn more in the Lima News

  • June 13, 2018 — OCA celebrates its 10th graduating class! Students from Greene County among Class of 2018 graduates. Learn more in the Fairborn Daily Herald

  • May 30, 2018 — OCA student Tabitha Cooper inducted into National Honor Society. Learn more in the Record-Courier

  • May 29, 2018 — OCA student Emma Marlatt inducted into National Junior Honor Society. Learn more about Emma in the Times Reporter

  • May 29, 2018 — OCA student Ellie Ritterbusch among 31 students inducted into National Junior Honor Society. Learn more in the Strongsville Patch

  • May 28, 2018 — OCA student Abigail Biggs among 23 students inducted into National Honor Society. Learn more in the Daily Sentinel

  • May 24, 2018 — OCA senior Jessica Nichols is preparing for her high school graduation, all after graduating with an associate's degree from Lakeland Community College! Learn more about this advanced teen and her online school experience in The Gazette

  • May 21, 2018 — OCA student Jacob Hultberg earns 2nd place finish in Sinclair Tech Prep Showcase. Learn more in the Register Herald

  • May 18, 2018 — OCA student Vanessa McCoy named "Distinguished Finalist" in 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Learn more in the Columbus Patch

  • May 13, 2018 — OCA student William Keiser places 3rd in Caty Armstrong Law Day Essay Contest. Learn more in the Toledo Blade

  • March 23, 2018 — OCA students enjoy a field trip to the University of Toledo's Ritter Planetarium. Learn more on WNWO

  • March 23, 2018 — OCA students enjoy a field trip to Marietta College! Hear from students, parents, and teachers about the online school experience in the Marietta Times

  • March 15, 2018 — OCA student Jeff Garabrandt places in 2018 Southeast Invitational Wildlife Management competition. Learn more in the Times Reporter

  • March 10, 2018 — OCA student Molly Rink was recognized with Prudential Spirit of Community award. Learn more in the Tribune Chronicle

  • March 5, 2018 — OCA student Kelli Anne Stallkamp recently named 2017 U.S. Paralympic High School Track & Field All-American! Learn more about this dedicated athlete in the Lima Ohio

  • February 6, 2018 — OCA students Vanessa McCoy and Caitlyn Miler named Ohio Distinguished Finalists in Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Learn more about these students in PR Newswire

  • February 5, 2018 — OCA student Molly Rink recognized with Prudential Spirit of Community Award for volunteer service and babysitting for single mothers at no charge. Learn more about Molly in the Tribune Chronicle

  • February 3, 2018 — OCA student Madison Collins recognized with Prudential Spirit of Community Award for volunteer work with Greater Hamilton Safety Council Safety Town. Learn more in the Journal News

  • January 10, 2018 — OCA student Justin Parrett named athlete of the week. Learn more about this student athlete in the Daily News