What's New

Jan 03 2017

Ohio Department of Education Launches New Mobile App

There have been some cool new things happening with social media and technology at the Ohio Department of Education. Ohio families can now get the latest education news, search for schools in their neighborhoods and look at their schools’ report cards right from their smartphones, using the new mobi...
Dec 14 2016

Stop Winter Brain Freeze!

Are you worried your children won’t be exercising their brains over winter break? Well, we have a solution for you! The ThinkStretch BrainFreeze packets help keep kids engaged with reading, writing, math, and science fun. You can download packets for K-5th grade for absolutely FREE, right now! Click...
Dec 13 2016

Anthony Gatto, Principal of the Arts and College Preparatory Academy Wins School Leader of the Year!

OCCS would like to congratulate our very own Mr. Anthony Gatto, the 2016-2017 OAPCS School Leader of the Year! Mr. Gatto has been the principal of the Arts and College Preparatory Academy, located in Columbus, since 2010. ACPA serves over 300 9th-12th graders and received an "A" on the 2015-2016 Loc...
Oct 13 2016

Ohio Council of Community Schools Receives High Marks in Quality Practices and Compliance

The much anticipated Sponsor Performance Review (SPR) results were released today and the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) received high marks in Quality Practices and Compliance. We are proud to have scored Effective for the 2014-2015 school year! Sponsors are rated Exemplary, Effective, I...
Oct 13 2016

Quotes in response to release of 2016 state report card

Sponsors are the only educational group in Ohio not granted Safe Harbor from the consequences of the new AIR test. The rigor of the AIR tests was witnessed by all with the release of the 2015-2016 local report cards on Sept. 15th. We've put together a list of quotes from various sources in response...