This month's newsletter includes an article from a recent science lab experience, college counseling events, end of school year information, graduation information, and information sessions for prospective families.
OCO Freshmen Bond Over Science, Passions and College Plans
Oaks Christian Online freshmen, Jonathan Pegram, Devon Watson, Ethan Saucedo and Samantha D'Ambrosio (pictured left to right), meet regularly for science labs on the main campus of Oaks Christian School in order to meet the University of California requirement for in person labs in their UC approved Biology course. The students spend two, eight-hour days per semester working with a science teacher on experiments and dissections. Devon, who would like to be a chemical engineer one day, particularly liked the fetal pig dissection in the labs held on April 16th. The freshmen are all full-time, online students and come from as far away as Sunnyvale, in central California, to participate in on-campus labs. Students in Physics, Chemistry, Marine Biology and AP Biology also come to campus that day, and these lab students can be from the Oaks Christian main campus, from other local schools or in the full-time, online program.
We have a full agenda of college visits for the month of May you won't want to miss. We are hosting 4 very different universities with very unique characteristics and great programs. Don't forget we meet on Mondays at 2 pm in the College Counseling Virtual Classroom.
May 2nd: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado)
This month's program is for our 11th grade students and parents and we are offering it on 2 different dates with 2 different formats. This is a requirement for College Counseling 3. Case Studies is perhaps the most helpful program we offer to our students. Participants in this program simulate an admissions committee by reviewing 4 actual college applications submitted to college admissions and you get to decide who gets admitted and who gets denied. Students and parents get to see firsthand the importance of each part of the application plays in the admissions decision and how they can sway a decision one way or another. The 2 options for participation are: Thursday, May 12th with the Oaks Christian Main Campus and Wednesday, May 18th OCO College Counseling Virtual Classroom. If you plan on attending the main campus program, you need to RSVP with Mrs. Locke by Friday, May 8th so you can receive the materials you will need to participate.
All students are welcome to join the OCO graduating seniors for the baccalaureate on Thursday evening, May 26th, in the Disciple's Chapel of the main high campus from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Also, the seniors would love to see you for graduation on Saturday, May 28th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Bedrosian Pavilion. Come out and celebrate with your friends.
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, May 10th and 24th 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, June 18th. 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.