OVA Mission Statement
The Octorara Virtual Academy will provide opportunities for a more relevant and personalized education for students.
OVA Vision Statement
Every student will take an online class or blended course of study prior to graduation.
If your student is not a current Octorara Area School District student or he/she currently is home-schooled or attends a cyber charter school, the parent/guardian will need to register the student at the OASD office. Please call Cheryl Todd at 610-593-8238, ext 3501 to schedule an appointment. Information regarding the paperwork needed to complete registration can be found and printed from the OASD website.
To register for OVA, please find the registration below:
Individual student meetings will not occur for most who register after August 12, 2012 due to the high volume of registrations. After August 24th, those who have registered on or after August 12th will be invited, via email, to an elementary (K-6) OVA Zoom session with OVA team staff and K-6 building administrators. With the emailed invite, you will also receive an agenda for the meeting along with the elementary contract that will need to be signed following the meeting to be officially enrolled in OVA.
Please visit the OVA course search engine here (Edison courses are not loaded as of 7/27/2020.) Each provider has different courses to offer and each has different benefits. The OVA facilitator and your school counselor can help you with making a decision on which provider would be best for your student. We utilize Accelerate Education for all elementary classes. Information regarding all Accelerate Ed courses can be found here. Any questions on providers should be directed to your school counselor or the OVA facilitators.
If a student will not be a full-time OVA student at home, please indicate this when submitting the registration form. Parents are responsible for transportation in the case of a part-time enrollment with OVA since bus transportation is only available at the regularly scheduled time. For any special considerations with transportation , please contact Mr. Peticca. Please consult your counselor to see if part-time enrollment would be feasible depending on the classes scheduled for online vs. in the building.
It can take 5 business days or more to have a student begin OVA after the registration form is received and registration is complete. An OVA orientation meeting will be scheduled and a contract will be presented outlining parent and student responsibilities. Once the contract is agreed to and signed, a student schedule will then be generated and the student will be enrolled in the OVA . This orientation will take approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour. Onboarding - logging into the computer, logging into courses, accessing help, etc. will occur either virtually or in person. This will take approximately an hour.
OVA orientations are scheduled on an individual basis once registration is received.