Graham Walker, Ph.D., was enthusiastically selected as the second head of school at Oaks Christian by a unanimous vote of the board of directors. An accomplished Ivy League instructor, scholar, author and administrator, Walker served most recently as president of Patrick Henry College and vice president of academic affairs and dean at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
In announcing the appointment of Walker, Bill Dallas, Oaks Christian board of directors chair stated, "We are all extremely pleased to bring a leading educator, researcher and institutional leader to Oaks Christian. Graham Walker is a visionary with enormous intellect driven by the heart of a servant."
Oaks Christian Online High School Director to Speak at OESIS International Conference for Independent Schools
Oaks Christian Online (OCO) School's Director, Vicki Conway, will speak at the Online Educator's Symposium for Independent Schools (OESIS) at Eaton College in Windsor on March 25th, 2015. Vicki will speak to a group of independent school leaders from the UK and US about a sustainable blended and fully-online learning program.
Students will be receiving a packet in the mail this week with first semester, unofficial transcripts, honor roll awards, college counseling update and re-enrollment directions. Students can login into https://oakschristian.maestrosis.com/Default.aspx starting next week and see Mrs. Locke's recommended courses for next year. Maestro login credentials will automatically be re-emailed next week for those who have forgotten their logins. Also, please let us know if you've had a change in address, so we can be sure to get your materials to the correct location. Don't forget that next school year begins in August (on 8/10/2015) rather than in September.
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, March 10th and 24th.
March 9th College Counseling Live with Azusa Pacific University 1:30 (PST) in the Virtual Classroom
APU is the largest Christian University on the Pacific Coast with a student body of over 5,000. APU is well known for its music, nursing, education and ministry programs and is rising in reputation in business and science. Come meet with our area representative in the online college counseling course.
March 10th Let's Talk College for Sophomores 5:30 pm (PST) in the Virtual Classroom
Last month we focused on seniors and juniors this month sophomores it is all about you. We will be discussing the presentation from Princeton Review's executive vice president Paul Kanerek who will enlighten us about starting our college process.
March 30th College Counseling Live with the King's College, 1:30 (PST) in the Virtual Classroom
Come meet with Luke Smith our representative from TKC and learn about this incredible college right in the heart of Wall Street in NYC. TKC has a very innovative approach to education and uses the city as a major part of its "classroom'. Join us in the virtual classroom to hear directly from this representative.
March 31st Campus visit to UCSB and Westmont 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
We will be visiting both UCSB and Westmont campuses. You will need to bring money for both lunch and dinner as we will be eating on UCSB's campus and on State Street in Santa Barbara. Sign up with Mrs. Locke by Wednesday, March 25th.
Northern California College Tour
Online, Student-led Easter Chapel on April 1st
This year on Wednesday, April 1st, Mrs. Farinacci and the Spiritual live classes will hold the annual student/staff/faculty/student council-led Easter worship service in the live synchronous session. The theme, content, scripture, and messages will all be student-driven with guidance from Mrs. Farinacci. Students are already beginning to think about how they want to participate as they celebrate the season of Lent that began on February 18th. Lent is is the time where Christians consider their own finitude as they practice spiritual disciplines in preparation for the death and resurrection of Christ. During this month, Mrs. Farinacci will be giving students a chance to view the book of Proverbs, our reading for this school year, through Lenten eyes.