Patricia Parker Named Executive Director of State-wide Online School Serving Grades 6-12
Columbus, OH (August 4, 2014) --- Patricia Parker, brings not only her twenty-plus years of experience in education as both an administrator and teacher; but also her leadership and vision in the use of online education and alternative learning options for students seeking a more personalized academic experience to her new role as Executive Director of Provost Academy Ohio.
"I joined Provost Academy Ohio because of its commitment to students pursuing their personal best in the midst of a community of learners where lasting friendships can be built.” Dr. Parker said. “We want each student to have a personalized experience and we want to help connect them with each other, with mentors, and with opportunities to explore their interests."
Dr. Parker began her professional education career as a social studies teacher at Findlay High School; and later served as a special education intervention specialist at Kettering-Fairmont High School, and at Lakota East High School in West Chester, Ohio.
She also has extensive experience in school administration in Ohio and Kentucky as a Principal and Assistant Principal; as well as in numerous roles including: Special Education Director, Director of Talented and Gifted, Curriculum Supervisor, and Assistant Superintendent. In addition, Dr. Parker developed and implemented “best practice” workshops for the Ohio Department of Education.
Dr. Parker received her Ed. D. and M. Ed. graduate degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Cincinnati; her B.S. degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; and a Special Education Certification from the University of Findlay.
“Today’s students learn much differently than students did just ten years ago,” Dr. Parker observed, “and not every student learns the same way, or is successful in a traditional school setting.” “Interaction with technology - be it computers, the internet, or cell phones – students are clearly benefitting from an education, like the one they receive at Provost Academy, that utilizes stimulating virtual curriculum designed specifically for them.”
In contrast to other online learning programs, Provost Academy Ohio offers a robust, state-of-the-art curriculum with a strong base in math, science and technology, designed to be engaging, fun and targeted to multiple learning style. All courses can be adapted to fit a student’s individual needs, and content can be rearranged and customized for the individual student. Also, parents and students can easily monitor learning progress, assignments, and grades at a glance on their own personal home page.
Interested students in grades 6 through 12 can enroll in Provost Academy Ohio for the school year starting this fall online at www.oh.provostacademy.com or by phone at 888-262-1052.
Provost Academy Ohio students “take it to the trails!”
[Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve]
Join us this fall as we travel Ohio to various scenic hiking paths!
- Please plan for each hike to last about 2-3 hours
- Pack a lunch
- Bring your friends & family
- Register for each hike to Mrs. Maurer at Shannon.email@example.com or 513-461-5352
October 2, 2014 10:30am
Northeast Ohio: Brecksville Reservation [Hemlock Loop Trail]
9000 Chippewa Creek Drive Brecksville, OH 44141
Register by September 25th
October 9, 2014 10:30am
Northwest Ohio: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark [Ridge Trail]
4139 Girdham Road Swanton, OH 43558
Register by October 2nd
October 16, 2014 10:30am
West/Central Ohio: Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve
2381 State Route 343 Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Register by October 9th
October 21, 2014 10:30am
Southeast Ohio: Hocking Hills [Old Man’s Cave]
19852 State Route 664 S. Logan, OH 43138
Register by October 14th
The Cuyahoga County Fair trip on August 7th has been cancelled.
Attention Provost Academy students & families! The state is requiring that we receive updated forms from all returning students for the 2014/2015 school year. Please find attached a Family Income Form that needs to be returned by August 15th. We will also need a new Proof of Residency document to have on file; you can send a utility bill, mortgage or lease agreement. Please call the school office if you have any questions at 614-866-7570.
Provost Academy Ohio’s first of many graduation ceremonies was held on Saturday, June 14th in Columbus, Ohio. There were five Provost Academy Ohio seniors who received their High School Diploma. Of the five graduates, two participated in the commencement ceremony; Ava Lanning and Heather Tenkman (pictured below, with Ava in the left two photos and Heather in the right two photos). Their hard work and dedication during their last year as High School students is unmatched and the Provost Academy Ohio teachers and staff could not be more proud. We want to take a moment to recognize all five students and congratulate them on their accomplishments and wish them continued success in their next phase of life.
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Join us on Sunday, October 12th at Huntington Park in Columbus, OH as we walk to raise money for Autism Speaks. Check in starts at 8:30AM and the walk will begin promptly at 11AM. You can donate and register for the walk by joining the PAOH Team here:
A Family Connect and "end of the school year" celebration field trip is planned for ZOOMBEZI BAY WATER PARK!!! Don't
miss this chance to celebrate Summer with your fellow students!
We will meet at 11:00 AM at the entrance of the Zoo on Friday, June 6th, and be there from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. (The park is open until 8PM, so feel free to stay later if you wish.)
Tickets are $10 per person (students, families and friends are invited); please bring cash with you. The first 15 PAOH Students to RSVP will get 1/2 off their admission!!
You're not a member of Family Connect yet? Sign up here and join the fun!
Do you know someone who's interested in Provost Academy Ohio, but needs more information? Do you just want to learn more about our school and opportunities yourself? Or meet some of our staff members? Reserve a place at one of our Spring Information Sessions!
Mark your calendars for a “Bring a Friend” Informational Session with PAOH Staff members!
Do you have friends that have shown interest in becoming a student at Provost Academy Ohio? This is the perfect chance to show them what online learning with Provost Academy is all about!
Cleveland area families:
Tuesday, April 29th from 5PM-7PM
RSVP by 4/24/14: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F7P9CCY
Columbus area families:
Tuesday, April 22nd from 5PM-7PM
RSVP by 4/18/14: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F9CGS3N
Please click here or on the image at left for a PDF copy of this important graduation information!
One of the great things about being a student at Provost Academy is that you can "go" to school anywhere that you can access the internet. Just pack up your laptop and head to a park bench, turn on your mobile wi-fi device, and you're "going" to school! So, we are asking you - where do you Provost? Send us a picture of where you like to do your schoolwork (along with a short sentence telling us why) and receive a special surprise in the mail!
The Ohio Counsil of Community Schools offers multiple scholarships to support students who have attended an Ohio charter school and who wish to further their education after high school.
Photos from Mad River Mountain -
Join us for snow tubing at Mad River Mountain (1000 Snow Valley Rd. Zanesfield, Oh 43360) on February 13 from 4:00 - 7:30 PM! There are free tickets available for those who have already signed up and the next 6 students to RSVP; after that, cost is $12/student. If you have parents, friends or family that would like to join us, they are more than welcome. The cost will be $12/every non-PAOH student. Please RSVP to Mrs. Maurer at Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 461-5352.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early and meet at the Snow Tubing Park (just up the hill from the Ski Lodge).
This is a great opportunity to meet your peers, staff members and get out and have FUN! We will be providing pizza for everyone for dinner, too!
Parents in the Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton area: our Family Connect program is looking for parents to serve as local Parent Coordinators in your area! If planning events and fun for your student, their classmates and families sounds like something you would enjoy, check out this video and email Shannon Maurer to let her know about your interest!
When and Where: Thursday, January 30th from 4-7 pm at the PAOH office at 4707 Hilton Corporate Drive Columbus, OH 43232
What: Provost Academy Ohio is hosting an Open House in the spirit of National School Choice Week!
Come join us for food and fun! Meet and greet our staff, teachers and other PAOH students while helping us raise awareness on the need for effective education options for all children. Learn more about School Choice Week here.
And check out the photos from the Open House on January 30 below! We had a great time!
Provost Academy Ohio went on a visit to the University of Dayton to tour the campus, meet with Professors and complete orientation for our Post-Secondary Enrollment students!
Pictured is PAOH High School Student Brittany Beecher, with UD Professor Dr. Brahler, in the registration office getting Brittany’s University of Dayton ID badge!
Provost Academy Ohio, in partnership with the University of Dayton, will offer students an opportunity to participate in a Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program where qualified students can earn University of Dayton credit for successfully completing two courses, Therapeutic Dosing in the Health Sciences and Nutrition & Health. The courses will be offered to Provost Academy Ohio students beginning with the 3rd grading period (January 27th) and the 4th grading period (April 14th).
Spring Semester Calendar
January 10, 2014 Last day to register for classes
January 17, 2014 Last day to register "late" (no penalty)
April 25, 2014 Last day of the semester
May 6, 2014 Grades are due
HSS 115 Introduction to Therapeutic Dosing in the Health Sciences (3 credit hour course)
Examination of the direct relationship of dosage calculations in the health sciences. Emphasis is on the transfer of basic mathematics skills to application and problem solving in the health sciences.
HSS 295 Nutrition & Health (3 credit hour course)
Study of the nutrient needs of humans and of their choices as modified by socioeconomic, cultural, and life cycle factors.
To learn about how you can enroll in the PSEO Program at Provost Academy Ohio, please visit the link below:
Check out photos from our last several events on the What's Happening at Provost Academy page!
Provost Academy Ohio Parent-Student Handbook for 2013-2014:
Download a copy of the current PAOH Parent-Student Handbook.
Haga sus preguntas esta semana, de lunes a viernes de 1200 – 1600 y el sábado de 900 – 1200, en La Michocana Grocery, 2175 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229-5800.
Come ask them this week, Monday through Friday from 1200 – 1600 and Saturday from 900 – 1200, at La Michocana Grocery, 2175 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229-5800.