Online Learning (OOLA)

Oakridge High School Online Learning Academy (OOLA)

Building and Technology Rules: 

  • All High School Rules apply to all students in the program.  
  • OOLA students are only permitted in the building on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm for tutoring only. Please email your instructor with a time preference (if applicable). 
  • Students must use a school-issued Chromebook for all program content (video lessons, assignments, tests, and quizzes.)
  • Chromebooks will be monitored through Go Guardian Monday-Friday from 7:43am-2:43pm. Non-educational websites will be blocked during school day hours. 
  • Chromebooks must be turned in by the last day of school.


Student Expectations:

  • Participation: In order to participate in OOLA, students must sign the Oakridge Public Schools Online Learning Contract.
  • Attendance: Students are required to participate in 2 or more weekly progress checks with their OOLA teacher.
    • This can be through email, Go Guardian chat, Google Forms, phone, Zoom calls, or in person during tutoring time slots.
  • Workload: Students must maintain mandatory minimum weekly online work hours (at least 15 hours per week)
    • Students set their own schedules and can work any time on assignments, lessons, and quizzes. 
    • Tests can only be taken during testing time slots 
  • Notes: Students must take notes for tests to be unlocked by their teacher.
    • Mandatory paper notes with a minimum of 3 pages must be emailed to their teacher before testing time begins.
  • Testing: Students may only take tests during testing hours, so students must plan their schedules accordingly (see attached schedule).
    • You will be automatically progressed to the next assignment if you fail a quiz or test 3 times - please ask for help before your third failed attempt!
    • You may only retake a Test/Exam if you failed and need to earn a passing grade.  
  • SAT All students, regardless of grade, are required to attend SAT testing the week after Spring Break. This is both a Program and a Graduation Requirement. There will also be pre-administration sessions to attend with dates TBA at a later date.
  • Star Testing and Xello/Career Prep - These are a program requirement.


Receiving Credit: 

  • Relative Grade must be at least 60% to pass the class. 
  • Students must take the Final Exam to receive credit. Once the Exam is complete, you may not go back to work in the course, i.e. assignments, projects, essays, or quizzes.
  • Once you receive a passing grade in the course, you may not retake an Exam. 
  • Courses must be completed by the end of the semester (Otherwise, the student will retake the course from the beginning. Summer School may be an option).

Instructor Information:

Your instructor is:  Cheryl Owen

Classroom #104

Google Voice (may call or text this number): 616-499-4525

Classroom voicemail: 231-788-7334 



Instructor Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

Testing Time Slots: 9:00 am - 11 am and 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 

Contact Hours: 8:00 am - 11 am and 12:30 pm - 2:43 pm



Testing Time Slot: None
Contact or Tutoring Hours: 1pm-3pm time slots (available by request) 


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