On April 5, 2019, Options For Youth (OFY) and Opportunities For Learning (OFL) held their annual Engineering Design Challenge at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monrovia. Students who competed at the event won school-site and regional competitions and advanced to the finals with their teammates. 110 contestants had two hours to work on a space-themed mission […]
The summer before ninth grade is both an exciting and daunting time for students. Soon they will be entering a new school, taking more advanced coursework, and will be held responsible for keeping up grades for college. It certainly sounds like a time that they should be relaxing before these new responsibilities take hold! However, […]
Colleges and universities come in all shapes and sizes. And now that you’ve started receiving your acceptance letters, it’s time to make a final decision. We’ve been there, too, so we’d like to offer some advice to help you make the right choice.
Meet Sidney, the newest intern to join the OFL Marketing team! A recent OFL graduate, Sidney’s alma mater is continuing to help positively shape his future. Here is what he has to say about his time working for OFL.
Summer school offers a great opportunity to retake a class for a better grade, catch up on credits, or take a fun elective. However, many students don’t like the idea of losing opportunities to travel, work a summer job, or play on with a sports team. Opportunities For Learning’s FREE summer school program offers all of the above opportunities without sacrificing the freedoms of summer. Below are just a few of the benefits OFL offers.
Ah, summer. The smell of freedom, chlorine, freshly cut grass, and…dropping math and reading levels? While students may enjoy the long break from school, research shows that their educational progress does not. The two to three month learning hiatus can lead to major setbacks for already struggling students, resulting in lower standardized test scores, unhealthy […]
The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our highest priority. We recently completed water testing for the drinking water at all OFL locations and are happy to announce that final results are within safe limits as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
If you aren’t familiar with blended learning, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. We’re here to help! Blended learning is a term for an educational model that employs various instructional methods to teach kids, often including traditional classroom settings, independent study courses, virtual learning (also known as online learning), and other, more innovative methods like social/emotional […]
Virtual high school, often called online high school, is growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional high school. Whether you’re a student or a parent of a student considering attending a virtual high school, we’ll highlight the top benefits of an online education. But first, let’s go over what a virtual high school actually […]
‘STEM’, also known as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, comprise the fastest growing occupations in the United States. STEM job openings are currently growing by an incredible 17%! Compare that to all other non-STEM jobs which are growing at only 9.8%. New Jobs Require STEM Education While Geometry and Physics may not be your favorite things, it is important […]