Academic Success

OASIS

The Office of Academic Success and Instructional Services (OASIS) seeks to help students discover their unique learning styles and needs, improve in their study or organizational skills, and increase their academic success. OASIS is not intended to serve as formal academic tutoring. The Office of Academic Success and Instructional Services is available to assist students in all grades. Students may be assigned to OASIS based on their academic performance during the prior quarter.

Purpose and Mission of OASIS is to further the vision and mission of CVCA of educating and cultivating servants for Christ by providing a community that trains and mentors while helping the students develop the skills and confidence necessary to achieve not only while at CVCA, but in college and beyond.

Our Aim is to:

Equip students with the tools necessary for successful learning in a College Preparatory Environment.
Prepare students for success for higher learning.
Launch students into their future as leaders in the workforce, college, church, in their community, and wherever else the Lord might lead them.

Meet the OASIS Team

Tandy Hicks, Director of OASIS
thicks@cvcaroyals.org or (330) 929-0575 x307

Middle School OASIS

Susan Abramson, OASIS Learning Coach/8th Grade Lead Teacher
sabramson@cvcaroyals.org or (330) 929-0575 x177

Sue Ellen Gabler, OASIS Learning Coach
sgabler@cvcaroyals.org or (330) 929-0575 x111

High school OASIS

Nancy Miller, OASIS Learning Coach/Scram Coordinator
nmiller@cvcaroyals.org or (330) 929-0575 x309

Sharon Runyon, OASIS Learning Coach/H-O-P-E Coordinator
srunyon@cvcaroyals.org or (330) 929-0575 x306

Middle School (Equip)

Equip

Success Lab: Students in our middle school program who demonstrate a need for additional help in transitioning into a middle school environment may be assigned to 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 “drop into” our resource room after school on designated days from 2:50–3:45 PM. For more information, please email Sharon Runyon or call (330) 929-0575 x306.
High School (Prepare)

Prepare

Success Lab is provided for high school students who demonstrate the need for additional support while transitioning to the unique challenges of the college preparatory high school curriculum and expectations of CVCA. Students will be prescribed an individualized learning plan tailored to the individual student’s needs. Guided by the learning coaches, each student will work, either one on one, or in small groups to develop the skills that were identified as needing improvement. The need for continued participation in the Success Lab will be based off of 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 skills, and skills that enhance reading and understanding novels.
  2. Executive Function Skills Development: time management skills, space organization, project and homework planning.
  3. Specialized Student Services: students who may need more individualized academic attention due to special circumstances in learning:
    • 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 x307.
High School (Launch)

Launch

Student Success Workshops: In conjunction with the Learning Commons, OASIS will put on several 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 x308.