Oaks Christian School Launches Online College Preparatory School; Accomplished Educator to Direct School

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Combining Christian Values, Rigorous Academic Curriculum, College Preparation and Spiritual Life Counseling; Online School Open House, March 12, 1-4 PM

Oaks Christian School announced today that it has launched its online school, Oaks Christian Online School (“OCO”) (http://online.oakschristian.org), and will begin its first session for 9th and 10th grades in September 2011. OCO will provide a rigorous, Christian-based, academic curriculum along with college preparation and spiritual life counseling. The school will be hosting an in-person open house on Saturday, March 12, from 1-4 p.m. (PST) at the Oaks Christian School campus to meet with prospective students and their families. Virtual Open Houses will be offered weekly March 15 through May 31, at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (PST). Interested students can visit the website to RSVP.

According to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, more than 1.5 million U.S. students are now taking online courses. That number continues to grow internationally. At OCO, students will be able to study college preparatory courses at home, at their own pace, and with a flexible schedule. While full-time students can work towards earning their Oaks Christian Online high school diploma, both part-time and full-time students have access to Christian teachers, rigorous courses and a program that reflects the reputation of Oaks Christian School.

“Our goal with Oaks Christian Online School is to give highly motivated, college-bound students around the globe the opportunity to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum, college preparatory support and spiritual life counseling all of which embody Christian values,” said Jeff Woodcock, Headmaster, Oaks Christian School.
To give students growth opportunities beyond the classroom, OCO offers both virtual and in-person opportunities such as virtual assemblies, online discussions, weekly chapels, clubs, community service projects, mission opportunities, social events and graduation. Additionally, OCO students will receive college preparatory support at each grade level as well as spiritual life counseling, which provides the foundation for the school’s social opportunities.

Oaks Christian Online School is also pleased to announce the hiring of OCO Director, Vicki Conway. A nationally recognized teacher and administrator, Mrs. Conway comes to OCO with extensive experience developing, implementing and leading online educational curriculum. Prior to joining OCO, she directed a widely recognized online teacher training program and was part of a team that oversaw the success of 1,500 California online students.

“It is a privilege to work with such a prestigious school in realizing their vision of combining college preparation with a spiritual mission,” said Vicki Conway, Director, Oaks Christian Online School.

Oaks Christian School is a college preparatory, Christian school located in Westlake Village, California. The school was founded in 2000 and has over 1,300 on-campus students in grades 6-12. Oaks Christian’s mission is: “To dedicate ourselves to Christ in the pursuit of academic excellence, artistic expression, and athletic distinction while growing in knowledge and wisdom through God's abundant grace.” Oaks Christian School has gained national acclaim for student achievements in academics, arts, and in sports. Oaks Christian Online School provides a rigorous and challenging college preparatory education for high school students in a Christian environment that builds on the best practices of the main campus.

To contact the school, email online(at)oakschristian(dot)org, visit http://online.oakschristian.org, call 855.462-6257 (online school), 818.575.9900 (main campus).

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