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Message from the Head of School, Audra Plummer

Head of School, Audra Plummer
 
Dear Oklahoma Family,

Welcome to the Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy. We are thrilled to partner with the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board to offer a state-wide virtual charter school. By choosing Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) you have chosen to be an active participant in your child’s education this school year. We have exciting plans in place for supporting our students and are committed to a high level of academic achievement for all OVCA students.

As a publicly-funded charter school, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) makes it easy for you to be an active participant in your child's education. OVCA families receive a complete curriculum, lesson planning programs, books and instructional materials, and the guidance of an Oklahoma-licensed and highly qualified teacher. In short, everything you need for an excellent education.

OVCA is committed to inspiring and preparing your child to achieve the highest levels of academic achievement through the innovative, challenging, and research-based K12 curriculum. With this innovative learning program, OVCA provides an education that meets or exceeds state standards, and students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through the statewide Oklahoma Core Curriculum testing program.

While OVCA has requirements for grade advancement, the K12 learning program allows families and teachers to work together to help students maximize their academic potential. Most classes are synchronous, but still allow for greater flexibility than is typically possible in traditional schools. OVCA is not only about lessons. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers organize school outings to museums, libraries, and other interesting and enjoyable sites. These experiences bring families together and create real connections within the OVCA community.

We are proud of the achievements and outstanding parent, community, and faculty support systems that have been developed in other regions where the K12 learning program is used. We will be working toward these same accomplishments in our Oklahoma program. Our mission is to ensure the growth of every student through personalized learning and to create well-educated, productive citizens both digitally and in life. At OVCA we are dedicated to helping our students set goals, create action steps and find success. Our school embraces a collaborative partnership between teachers and parents, empowering students to emerge as leaders in the digital age.

Audra Plummer
Head of School
 
Audra Plummer is beginning her first year as Head of School at OVCA. The past 4 years, she served as Deputy Head of Schools. Audra was part of the first team of educators who brought K12 powered schools to Oklahoma. She has served as classroom teacher, lead teacher, and elementary principal in the virtual setting. She has 25 years of experience in brick and mortar and online education. She began her career as a classroom teacher serving Norman Public Schools. She earned her BS in Elementary Education in 1994 and a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum in 2000. Both degrees are from the University of Oklahoma. In 2004, she obtained National Board Certification. Audra is also involved with the Oklahoma Writing Project. Oklahoma Writing Project is part of the National Writing Project. This network of educators strive to increase literacy by equipping teachers with strategies and research to better serve students.