OVCA student Carter Britton was featured on KOCO-ABC Oklahoma City, in time for National Anti-Bullying Month. In this short clip, Carter bravely shares his experience of being bullied at brick-and-mortar middle school. He notes that he doesn’t have to worry about negative peer pressure while in the online classroom, and he gives advice to kids who might be going through bullying and don’t know where to turn.
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OVCA student Nayeli Vargas is turning her past trauma into inspiration. Certified by Operation Underground Railroad Rescue to spot and stop human trafficking, she plans to create an anti-sex trafficking group at her school in order to help others in need. The Dragonfly Home Cofounder Melissa Eick says Nayeli is so brave to share her story.
OVCA parent Kiera Johnson submit a letter to the editor of Tulsa World, about how online school has helped her son Bastien. Bastien’s life-threatening allergies made brick-and-mortar school an incredible source of stress, and the family sought other options. OVCA gives them peace of mind and an “enriching” learning experience for Bastien.
Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy student DeeAnna Phillips scores on the rink and in the virtual classroom. Thanks to online learning, she found the perfect balance between schoolwork and hockey, while managing her high-functioning autism.
There are some misconceptions about online learning. Sheryl Tatum knows this first-hand serving as the Head of School for Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy and Insight School of Oklahoma. Read Sheryl's 3 things that might surprise you about online education in Oklahoma City Moms Blog.