This month's newsletter includes information upcoming admissions events, spiritual life guest speakers, on-campus science labs, spiritual life parent sessions, and upcoming college counseling events that include testing, online and on-campus tours of colleges.
Spiritual Life Session with Special Guest: Kendal Koorenny
The spiritual life department had a special guest, Kendal Koorenny, one of our main-campus blended students, speak at a Spiritual Life session. She shared with us about how living with Lyme disease has shaped her faith and discipleship. Kendal is such an inspiring person and our students, staff, and faculty are all invited to learn from her.
Information Sessions: On-campus (next Saturday, 11/12) and Online (11/15 and 11/29)
All students and families interested in attending OCO for either a single course, or full-time enrollment, should attend an information session. Admissions Director, Brittany Lindsey, will cover topics such as: college counseling, spiritual life, admissions information, and a day in the life for an online student. Upcoming sessions will be on Tuesdays, November 15th and 29th and at 9am and 6:30pm PST.
There will also be an on-campus information session for all local families on Saturday, November 12th. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our faculty and staff in person, and have a tour of our online school office and learning center.
Students enrolled in an OCO Science course, please remember that our next in-person mandatory lab day is scheduled for November 19th. We are also running a make-up day on Saturday, December 3rd. It is mandatory that you attend 2 dates in order to receive credit on your labs. If you do not attend, you cannot receive credit (even if you do them on your own!). Questions? Contact Mrs. Thompson, Dean of Students.
College Application Work Session for 12th Grade Students
Parent Spiritual Life Session: November 8th at 5pm PST
On-Campus and Online College Tours
Online Hillsdale College Tour: Join us on Monday, November 7th at 1:30pm PST for our first live college visit of the year. Hillsdale College is a private, Liberal Arts College in Michigan, and one of the colleges featured in the book, Colleges that Change Lives. Join us in the college counseling classroom online and learn about all this great college has to offer.
Thanksgiving Holiday Break
The OCO staff would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.Enjoy the holiday on November 23-25, as we enjoy time with our families as well. "Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name." Psalm 100:4
End of 1st Semester: December 14th
5 ½ weeks left! Yes, that is correct, just 5 ½ weeks left until the end of the fall semester. All courses will close at 3pm PST on Wednesday, December 14th. All assignments, quizzes and finals must be complete before that time. Anything still missing will reflect in your final grade as a zero. Hint: count up the number of assignments you still have left (not including the final) in each course and divide by 5; this will tell you how many assignments you must turn in each week between now and December 9th. Then, you can use December 12-14th to take your various finals. Plan ahead and you will finish successfully! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your teacher or Mrs. Thompson, OCO Dean of Students.