South African Community-Minded Student Starts Junior Year with OCO
Luyolo Matyumza, from Pretoria, South Africa, enrolls to complete an American diploma with online, Christian, college-preparatory high school.
New Oaks Christian Online junior, Luyolo Matyumza, went to a Quaker high school in Delaware until the end of her sophomore year when she became homesick for her mother in South Africa. Her mom had received an undergraduate degree in education while in the United States and then returned home to work in an international school and continue her graduate degree online with Concordia University.
OCO Mentioned in iNACOL Keeping Pace with K - 12 Digital Learning Report
OCO received a recent mention in iNACOL\'s Annual Keeping Pace Report as a leading example of digital learning in private schools. The article speaks of the various reasons that our students take online courses including our full-time, part-time and blended basis. Click here read more about how OCO is impacting the world of online education.
Let\'s Talk College Night for 11th and 12th Grade Students
February 10th 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Avoiding Senioritis (Mandatory Event for 12th grade students)
With college applications completed and the finish line in sight, it is not unusual for students to lose their motivation and focus on their high school courses. Come join the discussion and glean tips on how to help our seniors maintain the drive necessary to finish strong. This is a requirement for College Counseling 4.
February 10th 6:15 - 7:30 pm: College Knowledge Night (Mandatory Event for 11th grade students)
This event is for 11th grade students and parents and is the official "kick-off" for the college admissions process. There will be 3 20 minute sessions conducted by college professionals that will deal with an aspect of the process to help you get started. Mrs. Locke will also discuss the college application calendar so that families can be prepared for what lies ahead.
To read more about our college counseling program, click here.
Campus Visit February 24th: California State University Northridge
A member of the California State University system, CSUN has a number of nationally recognized programs. They are particularly well known for their music and cinema and television arts programs. Students interested in music can study the traditional aspects of music and can also study music therapy, music industry studies and commercial and media writing. Film and television students can choose to study electronic media management, film production, media theory and criticism, multimedia production, radio, screen writing and television production. CSUN also offers great programs in business, psychology, child development and engineering. RSVP with Mrs. Locke by Wednesday, February 18th.
Exciting News about Next School Year
OCO will be sending out re-enrollment packets in February and is excited to announce that we\'ve listened to our parents that would like to start the school year earlier. The 2015-2016 school year will begin on Monday, August 10th, and the first semester will end on Wednesday, December 16th. Second semester will begin on Monday, January 5th and will end on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. This change of calendar will do several things: seniors will be able to get completed first semester transcripts to colleges more quickly, students who need first semester extensions will have two and a half weeks to complete those over the Christmas break, and the school year will end earlier - making room for summer school and summer breaks. We\'re excited about some of these changes and will share more in our returning student packets coming out this month.
Admission Events: OCO On-Campus and Online Information Session Dates
We are now accepting students for the 2015-2016 school year. New families wishing to find out more about the world-class online program are invited to attend an on-campus or online information session. Families will have an opportunity to hear about our college counseling and spiritual life programs as well as hear from the Director and Admissions Department.
If you live in Southern California and would like to learn more about Oaks Christian Online High School, please join us on the Oaks Christian Learning Center for our on-campus Information Session on Saturday, March 7th. We will begin promptly at 1 pm. It\'s great to hear from other families and online teachers as well.
We also offer the same session online at 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 24th.