This month's newsletter includes an article from a current OCO student about her upcoming dance solo, college visits, on-campus science labs, and upcoming information sessions including our on-campus session this month.
Oaks Christian Online Sophomore Prepares for Solo Dance Debut
Radhika Bhuckory has been studying since September to perform in her three hour dance debut in the classical Indian dance tradition of Bharatanatyam.
Radhika is a sophomore at Oaks Christian Online (OCO), as part of the acclaimed Oaks Christian campus in Westlake Village, CA. Radhika attends online school partially to give her time to explore the classical Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam. She has been dancing this form for ten years but has been focusing since September on preparing for her three hour, graduation-style solo dance debut, also known as Arangetram. Radhika has been building stamina and trying new choreography in order to complete the 9 required dances and to show her personal style and love of the dance. "I'll be able to experience dance in a new way after this feat," she says. Radhika performs at the Shakti Dance Company and School which is known as one of the oldest Bharatanatyam dance schools in Southern California. The dance company performs throughout the US and internationally, and Radhika has been selected to participate in their production of Mara at the Ford Theater in July. This artistic sophomore also studies classical, South Indian Carnatic music and hopes to sing in a solo concert in 2017 after her dance debut.
As the spiritual Life Advisory classes begin the final months of their year-long series on surrender from the book of Revelation, there will be two guest speakers in the live Spiritual Life sessions who will give us fresh eyes on this text. On April 6, 2016, Joshua Johnsen, who received his Master's Degree from George Fox University in Spiritual Formation, will share about Revelation 19, and Jason Johnsen, who received his Masters in Divinity From Fuller Theological Seminary, will lead a special worship experience on April 27 which will guide students through some of the worship passages from this incredible book. Oaks Christian Online is so honored to have them both!
April Virtual College Tour, Oregon State University, April 18th
Students will hear about Oregon State University, a great research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, on April 18th, at 2 pm (PST) in the College Counseling Virtual Classroom. Jason Strohmeyer is the admissions rep for our area and will present everything we need to know about the largest university in Oregon.
Let's Talk College: Hidden College Gems, April 19th
In this program at 5:30 pm (PST) in the College Counseling Virtual Classroom on April 19th, students and parents will be looking at five colleges (one each in the North, South, East, West and Mid-west) that are often overlooked but have great appeal either because of unique programs or financial value. All colleges featured will be generous in their admission policies making them real options for interested students.
On April 27th, local OCO students will be visiting UCLA and enjoying dinner in nearby Westwood. We will meet at the OCO office at 12 noon and return at 7:30 pm. Students will need to bring money for dinner and a snack. RSVP with Mrs. Locke by Thursday, April 21st.
Students in AP Biology, Physics, Biology and Chemistry will join us for on-campus labs on Saturday, April 16th. Labs begin at 8:00 a.m. Please email Mrs. Harriton for any last-minute lab questions. We hope to see you there!
On-campus and Online Information Sessions
All students and families interested in attending OCO for either a single course, or full-time enrollment, should attend an online 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, April 5th and 19th at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PST..
There will also be an on-campus information session for all local families on Saturday, April 16th. 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.