News and Updates

Feb 03 2016

National Authorizer Group Gives OCCS Top Rating

OCCS receives top rating from national authorizer group Though largely unseen, and too often misunderstood, the work of charter school authorizers (aka sponsors) is a key factor in the ultimate success of charter schools. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers promotes “12 Essential...
Feb 03 2016

A School of Choice; CPA Recognized for Excellence

The freedom to use innovative approaches allows charter schools like Columbus Preparatory Academy to give students, parents, and teachers the opportunity to maximize student achievement. After dismal academic performance nearly 10 years ago, CPA now proudly bills itself as “Ohio’s Academically Elite...
Oct 15 2015

First Annual Online Learning Day

OCCS is pleased to announce that the first annual Online Learning Day took place on October 7th in Columbus, Ohio.  Hosted by the Ohio eSchool Families and Friends Coalition and the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the event was attended by close to 500 families, as well as teachers and ot...
Jun 17 2015

OCCS awards postsecondary scholarships

The Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) will award over $60,000 in scholarships for 52 students attending OCCS’ portfolio charter schools as part of its eighth annual postsecondary scholarship cycle. Applicants were chosen based on achievements in academics, leadership and service. Lenny Schafe...
Jun 02 2015

OCA graduates 320 students

OCCS is very proud of Ohio Connections Academy’s class of 2015 for graduating this weekend. OCA celebrated with the 320 graduates and their families on Sunday, May 31st at the Columbus Convention Center. We are also proud that the students were awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships and will atte...