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Online Learning Day 2019

OCCS celebrated 5th Annual Online Learning Day at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Ohio. The yearly event is hosted by the Ohio eSchool Families and Fr…

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Walleye Partnership: 2019-2020 Season

The 2019-2020 season of Toledo Walleye Hockey marks the third year of partnership with the Ohio Council of Community Schools. The hockey program gives…

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OCCS Partnership with the Valentine Theatre

OCCS has continued a partnership with the Valentine Theatre to provide OCCS-sponsored schools with exciting, professional performances in Downtown Tol…

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OCCS 2018-2019 Ohio Report Card Highlights

The 2018-2019 Ohio State Report Card was released on September 12th. Here are some of the OCCS sponsored school highlights…

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OCCS Announces 12th Scholarship Cycle

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How does charter funding compare with district schools

Using data from the Ohio Department of Education 2016 District Profile Report, the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education provides an answer concerning …

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OCCS 2016-17 Ohio Report Card Highlights

The 2016-2017 Ohio State Report Card was released on September 14. Here are some of the OCCS sponsored school highlights…

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Ohio Council of Community Schools Succeeds The University of Toledo

After consultation with the University of Toledo (UT) and the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) informed UT t…

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Public Charter School Students Graduate From College at Three to Five Times National Average

New research from The 74 Million finds that public charter school students are graduating from college at three to five times the national average for…

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Ohio Connections Academy Ranked Among Nation's Best Online High Schools

Ohio Connections Academy is a free, fully-online public charter school that students in grades K-12 attend from home. OCA was recently ranked the nati…

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Fulbright Award winner pens letter thanking OCA for her success

Former Ohio Connections Academy student, Alex LeViness, reaches out to OCA to express her gratitude for online learning in a personal letter. At one p…

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Everyone in Cristo Rey’s first graduating class is going to college!

Cristo Rey, a private Catholic high school that started four years ago in Downtown Columbus teaches exclusively low-income students. This is its first…

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