Looking for an alternative to traditional school for your child actor? Or do you find that your child doesn’t have enough hours in the day to attend school for 8 hours, complete homework and participate in outside classes, programs and activities? Or perhaps your child is all ready in homeschool but you’re looking for a new program? Search no more. Acclaimed Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA is launching an online program that offers summer classes and college prep courses for students seeking expanded coursework and activities. On July 17, Vicki Conway, Director of Oaks Christian Online School, a nationally recognized teacher and administrator who has experience developing, implementing and leading online educational programs, will host an Open House at the Oaks Christian Main Campus on La Tienda Drive in Westlake Village. If you are unable to attend the open house in person, the school also offers weekly virtual open houses for prospective students every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Since first opening in 2000, Oaks Christian School has quickly gained respect for student achievement in academics, arts and sports. The online school is an extension of the main campus which serves about 1,300 middle and high school students. “Online schools benefit child actors because the work can be completed anywhere and at any time of day,” says Conway. ” Oaks Christian Online School (OCO), though, will impact child actors specifically because we have a unique blend of accredited, rigorous, college-preparatory classes delivered from a Christian worldview. We believe in 100% college placement, and our counselors have a tradition of excellence in assisting students towards their college goals. We also believe in engaging the whole student and will have social opportunities for local students at retreats, community service field trips and online chapel discussion boards.” Oaks Christian Headmaster Jeff Woodcock said the new program will give motivated, college-bound students around the globe the opportunity to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum, college preparatory support and spiritual life counseling that embody Christian values. “Online education, because of the advances of technology, is the way of the future. We want to be a part of the wave, not behind the wave,” Woodcock recently told the Acorn newspaper. “With online school, students can learn anytime, anywhere and at any pace.”
ABOUT Vicki Conway Before joining Oaks Christian, Conway served as senior vice president of accounting for a Fortune 500 company. She became an educator 14 years ago and directed a widely recognized online teacher training program for Insight School of California, a public charter high school serving 1,500 California students online. While with Insight School, Conway worked as a teacher, department chair, supervising teacher and national teacher trainer. Conway will also be exhibiting at the 28th annual CHEA home school conference on July 14 through 16, 2011 at the Pasadena Convention Center. CHEA (Christian Home Educators Association of California, Inc.) is a non-profit ministry established in 1982 to provide information, support, and training to the home education community throughout the state.
ABOUT OAKS CHRISTIAN ONLINE SCHOOL According to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, more than 1.5 million U.S. students are taking online courses. That number is growing internationally. The Oaks Christian online program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The full-time program costs $6,995 per year. A single part-time class costs $600 for a semester or $1,150 for the year. Conway has received approximately 7,500 inquiries from prospective students and families throughout America and the world. The school expects to enroll about 100 full-time students for its fall semester. For more information about Oaks Christian Online School, visit http://online.oakschristian.org or call (855) 462-6257