News and Updates

Apr 02 2015

OHDELA featured in news for new digital library

The Ohio Distance & Electronic Learning Academy (OHDELA) recently announced its new digital library, powered by OverDrive, which will allow its students to access more than 2,000 titles. The library was featured on, an Akron TV station. Using their school IDs, students can check out a b...
Mar 31 2015

TPFA receives Auditor of State Award

The Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) congratulates Toledo Preparatory and Fitness Academy’s (TPFA) treasurer and staff for receiving the Auditor of State Award from Ohio’s auditor, Dave Yost. The Auditor of State Award is given to entities that file timely financial reports, as well as recei...
Mar 27 2015

WEA awarded for ecology education; teacher wins national fellowship

Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) proudly congratulates Wildwood Environmental Academy (WEA) for receiving the Eco-School of the Year Award from Lourdes University. WEA was nominated by the Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (SAVE) for the school’s innovative ecological initiatives,...
Mar 20 2015

Spring 2015 newsletter

To read our spring 2015 newsletter which highlights OCCS' governing board training initatives, School Choice Week celebration, Teacher of the Year awards, and annual report go here. 
Mar 20 2015

Ohio urban charter schools students outperform traditional peers, according to CREDO study

The latest study from the Center for Research on Educational Options (CREDO) shows that charter school students in Cleveland and Columbus are, on the whole, outperforming or keeping on pace with their traditional public school peers. CREDO, a Stanford University research group known for its national...