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 […]
San Bernardino, California (January 24, 2019) – On January 22, 2019, the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education voted to approve the Options For Youth (OFY) San Bernardino Public Charter School’s Renewal Petition for five years. We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with the District as part of our commitment […]
Victorville, Calif. (July, 2 2018) – Options For Youth is taking local Victor Valley students to new and exciting heights through it’s Career Technical Education Program. Since its launch in 2016, OFY’s Career Technical Education Program has worked to prepare students for careers in fields like Solar and Construction, by pairing students with hands on […]
Last Friday, April 14th, the San Gabriel Valley region of Options for Youth Public Charter Schools (OFY) held their second annual College and Career Fair at the Irwindale school site. Students had the opportunity to gather information, meet with representatives one-on-one, ask questions about transitioning from high school to college, and explore careers they might […]
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, summer vacation, rather than allowing students to rest and mentally prepare for the next year can contribute to the sudden and unpredicted decline in many students’ academic performance (hitting students from disadvantaged backgrounds the hardest) known as “ninth grade shock.”
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.
Since graduating from OFY in 2010, Korinna had been working as a hair and makeup stylist, hoping to break into the entertainment industry. But after her experience with the leopard, she soon enrolled in Santa Monica College to begin her path to a new career. As a first-generation college student, she struggled to support herself financially, splitting her time between working a full time job and studying into the early morning. But her hard work paid off and she will transfer to Humboldt State to study Wildlife Management and Conservation in the fall.
This article originally appeared on Victor Valley News On Friday, March 31st at the Double Tree Hotel in Monrovia, students from Options for Youth (OFY) Public Charter Schools competed in the finals of the school wide Engineering Design Challenge. Teams from the six OFY regions – Burbank, San Bernardino, San Gabriel, San Juan, Victorville, and […]
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 eating habits, and higher dropout rates, especially among at-risk groups. OnlineCollege.org has put together research highlighting the dangers of summer learning loss. Below are just a few of those dangers:
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 are averse to the idea of losing opportunities to travel, work a summer job, or play on with a sports team. Options For Youth’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 OFY offers.