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1 Education without Barriers Any Time, Any Place, Any Pace!

2 New Faces Drew Hulbert – Director Mark Suckley - Counselor Janet Schell – Lead Mentor Teacher Jennifer Burrows – Mentor Teacher Kat Caron – Student Services Tarla Gernert – Homeschool Director Introduction Completing our first year Serving the Homeschool community Serving non-traditional students

3 Oxford Community Schools Creating a world-class education today to shape tomorrow’s selfless, global leaders. More than 5,000 students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. There are nine schools that comprise the district, including five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, one early learning center and one alternative high school. Oxford is also home to the Oxford International Residence Academy. The First High School in China. 13 Sister Schools Worldwide. Oxford Academy of Engineering & Technology. Oxford Biomedical Program International Baccalaureate Programme – Preparing students for the Global Market. Early High School Program. Early College School.

4 Partnership with Homeschool Grades K-5, two free Homeschool Connections Classes Grades 6-12, four free Homeschool Connections Classes Virtual courses Many elective options outside of the core areas. Core virtual classes may be purchased. (No testing required) AP courses in core subjects available – only for prepared students. Community Classes College Courses (Dual Enrollment) Seated Courses Your family can choose what fits best We offer – Choices! Part Time Students

5 Numerous Options Full standardized virtual curriculum in your own environment. Self-paced, with guidance and supervision to ensure work is done correctly and students stay on track. Students are required to participate in all regular required testing. Graduate with an Oxford Schools Diploma. We offer – Choices! Full Time Students/Parent Directed Education

6 For full or part time students. Interactive academic and enrichment courses. Wide variety of classes: PE, Robotics, Art, Writing, Literature, etc. Current Locations Oxford, Rochester and Royal Oak Future Locations Farmington Hills and Lapeer Homeschool Connections – Community Classes

7 Earn a high school diploma and 60 credits towards your college degree in 5 years. OCC to Oakland (O2O) = All classes transfer. s/Oakland2Oakland.pdf#search= s/Oakland2Oakland.pdf#search Rochester College will provide scholarships to students to complete their bachelors degree. Students that successfully complete the program with a B average. Early College - Opportunity

8 Opportunity for college courses Juniors and Seniors Dual Enrollment Maximum of two per semester Must have a virtual class, as well. Your local community college must meet requirements Testing Scores Class above and beyond College Courses – Dual Enrollment

9 Biotechnology & Environmental Science Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology Engineering/Emerging Technologies Construction Technology Cosmetology/Human Services Culinary Arts/Hospitality Health Sciences Transportation Technology Visual Imaging Oakland Schools Technical Campuses

10 Connections Classes Community Classes Seated classes at the award winning Oxford Schools Virtual Computer Lab/Tutoring Lab Academic Mentor Teacher Educational counseling Sports for Free (no pay to play) And many more….. Resources for both Full time and Part time students.

11 Virtual Courses CORE Math Language Arts Social Studies Science *Students enrolled in core classes must follow state mandated guidelines. ELECTIVE Abundant choices through: K12Lincoln Interactive Little Lincoln PowerSpeak Aventa E2020 Apex

12 Every student will receive: Academic Mentor Teacher Course Content Teacher Tech support On-site Tutoring Academic Counseling Equipment assistance as needed Every student will need to: Take final exams at OVA Adhere to OVA policies Virtual Courses

13 K12 – Very strong and rigorous curriculum. Structured and time intensive. Requires the most parent involvement. K-2 – Little Lincoln – All encompassing curriculum. Very creative and interactive in math, science, reading, writing, social studies, wellness and visual arts. 3-5 – Lincoln Interactive - Each course uses a variety of online and hands-on approaches. Web casts, PowerPoint presentations, Experiments, Videos, Games Lincoln Explorations – 5 Lincoln electives to choose from. Powerspeak – grades 3-12, five foreign languages to choose from. Free – Brain Pop Grade K-5 Virtual Courses

14 e2020 - Our most popular secondary virtual option. Adapted to meet state standards. Courses aligned with Oxford Community Schools. Students will have certified Oxford teachers for each content area. Apex – Three levels (honors, core, Literacy Advantage) Courses contain guided note- taking and study guides. Aventa – Some foreign language and AP courses. Powerspeak - 30 Different Courses and 5 Languages (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Latin) Lincoln Interactive - More than 250 courses, numerous electives in Science and ELA. Grades 6-12 Virtual Courses

15 Wolverine Tutors Khan Academy Wolfram Alpha Homework Helpers Michigan eLibrary MIT Virtual Courses Career Cruising Web tools Added Resources

16 Developing Community Classes Using local companies to establish new learning opportunities in: Horticulture Equine Science Therapeutic Riding Photography Art classes at local studio More to come

17 Partnership Some Virtual All Virtual Dual Enrollment Seated Courses at any of Oxford’s Great Schools Community Classes College Courses Or a Blend of your choice Choose What Fits Best

18 Who can participate? Any student that lives in Oakland county or any county that touches Oakland County. What is required? Active participation in virtual or community classes. Attendance for count day event. (one in Oct. and one in Feb.) Weekly email contact with a mentor and content teacher. How do I get started? Contact OVA’s registrar Kat Caron 248.969.5009, Meet with Mark or Tarla to set up schedule for fall. What’s Next?

19 New Lab Longer Hours – More tutoring! Registration Open Now Flyers – Invite a friend 3 Classes or more – Able to play sports or be in clubs (ie. Robotics, dive team) Photo ID – Free admission into sports and musicals. (Picture day August 29 1-4pm) Future Plans o Parent/Student Training the Week before school begins Aug 27-30 o It is in your best interest to try to avoid extensions. Causes students stress. New Phone App : Oxford Virtual Academy in the Palm of Your Hand – One Touch Away

20 Designing Learning for each Individual

21 Apex Learning provides: Three Levels of Courses o Foundations o Core o Honors Classes developed by Educators Various Styles of Instruction Aligned to the Common Core o Standards Courses contain guided note-taking and study guides. Grades 9-12 – NCAA Approved

22 e2020 provides: Adapted to meet state standards Courses aligned with Oxford Community Schools Students will have certified Oxford teachers for each content area. New and Updated course for the fall semester. 21 new Career Education Courses – Tech/Computer/ Engineering/Web Design

23 Aventa Learning provides: More than 400 highly qualified teachers. Hosting real time (synchronous) weekly instructional sessions via Elluminate® “Live” help-they can also contact our teacher hot line For more information see

24 PowerSpeak provides: Fun online activities and learning games Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are reinforced with culturally-authentic scenarios Easy-to-use at home For more information see Grades 3-12 30 Different Courses and 5 Languages (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Latin)

25 Little Lincoln provides: 1 st – 2 nd grade curriculum Fun Day-to Day learning o Story books, videos, games, auditory stories Print material o Guide books, activity books, supply kit. For more information see

26 Lincoln Interactive provides: More than 250 courses Each course uses a variety of online and hands-on approaches Web casts, PowerPoint presentations, Experiments, Videos, Games For more information see Grades 3-5 and Middle and HS Electives

27 K 12 provides: Online lessons and quality hands-on materials Teaching guides K12 Teachers Assessments Built-in planning tools Built-in progress For more information see Grades 1-5 or Middle and HS Electives

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