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The Office of Academic Success and Instructional Services (OASIS) is available for students needing assistance in study and organizational skills. Students are assigned to OASIS by the Guidance Office based on previous school records, entrance testing, quarter grades, and teacher recommendations. If a student or parent believes that OASIS services would be beneficial, they are encouraged to contact the Director of OASIS to discuss.

The OASIS Team:

Emily Knapp, Director of OASIS
[email protected] or 330-929-0575, ext. 653

Middle School OASIS

Susan Abramson, OASIS Teacher/8th Grade Lead Teacher
[email protected] or 330-929-0575, ext. 177

Sue Ellen Gabler, OASIS Teacher
[email protected] or 330-929-0575, ext. 652

Janet Weaver, OASIS Teacher
[email protected] or 330-929-0575, ext. 177

High School OASIS

Emily KnappOASIS Teacher
[email protected] or 330-929-0575, ext. 653

Sharon Runyon, OASISTeacher/H-O-P-E Coordinator
[email protected] or 330-929-0575, ext. 306

Middle School (Equip)


Success Lab: Students in our middle school program who demonstrate a need for additional help in adjusting to a middle school environment may be assigned to the Success Lab during their study hall. Those students will receive guidance in organizational skills, study skills development, test taking strategies, and other tools necessary for success in a college preparatory environment.

H-O-P-E: Students who need homework help may stop by our resource room after school on designated days from 2:50–3:45 p.m. For more information, please email Sharon Runyon or call 330-929-0575, ext. 306.

High School (Prepare)


The Success Lab is provided for high school students who demonstrate the need for additional support while adjusting to the unique challenges of CVCA’s college-prep high school curriculum and expectations. Students are prescribed an individualized learning plan tailored to their needs. Guided by learning coaches, each student works either one-on-one or in small groups to develop the skills identified as needing improvement. The need for continued participation in the Success Lab is based on student academic performance and the evaluation of the learning coaches, parents, and the student themselves.

S-O-S (Study Strategies and Organizational Skills): Students may meet individually with a learning coach for help in the following areas:

  1. Study Skills Development: test preparation, test-taking strategies, learning style assessments, note-taking, and skills to enhance reading and understanding novels
  2. Executive Function Skills Development: time management, space organization, project and homework planning
  3. Specialized Student Services: assistance for students who may need more individualized academic attention due to special circumstances:
    • Medical Issues: concussions, surgeries, emotional and psychological issues
    • Specific Learning Disabilities
    • Miscellaneous: Leave of Absences, etc.

*Students wishing to participate in the S-O-S program must set up an appointment with a learning coach before or after school, during lunch time, or during study hall. For more information about the S-O-S program, please email Tandy Hicks, the OASIS Director, or call 330-929-0575, ext. 307.

High School (Launch)


Student Success Workshops: In conjunction with the Learning Commons, OASIS offers workshops throughout the year on time management, healthy eating, test taking strategies for college entrance exams, and other subjects that will prove useful in helping students succeed in college.

Naviance: In conjunction with the CVCA Guidance Department, students may receive help with accessing Naviance and utilizing the many college and career readiness tools available to them. For more information, please email Sara Fridline or call 330-929-0575, ext. 308.