We hear daily from parents who have had enough. They have had enough of their kids being pushed or abused verbally, picked on or insulted. In most cases a school district is helpless, or cannot help, or perhaps for other reasons, does not help. Bullying can be a complex topic, and it takes courage to overcome it at every level. At Obridge Academy, we look at films like Bully and we are shocked with the rest of the nation of what humans are capable of doing to each other. There is a solution. Send your child to an online school. It ......


Teachers & Skype


Need to reach a teacher? Connect on Skype: A list of teacher Skype IDs: ms_mclaurin_obridge – High School English ms_goodson_obridge – Middle School English ms_cruz_obridge – High School Math ms_congleton_obridge – Middle School Math mr_cammarota_obridge – High School Science mr_congleton_obridge – Middle School Science mr_spencer_obridge – High School Social Studies ms_dilger_obridge – Electives mr_ruisi_obridge – Computer Science ms_mayo_obridge – Spanish mr_benohoud_obridge – French ms_bauer_obridge – Student Services ms_yang_obridge – LMS Support

Teachers & Skype2014-02-22T15:56:13-05:00

Foreign Language Mandarin Chinese Summer Program


This summer, you can earn half a high school credit through a four-week, intensive Mandarin Chinese course at Friends Academy. Check out the details here.

Foreign Language Mandarin Chinese Summer Program2014-02-19T17:17:00-05:00

Online Learning: A Paradigm Shift in Education


(This is the first in a weekly blog entry. The next one will deal with 21st century learning skills.)     Dr. Thomas Kuhn, then a professor at Harvard University, coined the term paradigm shift in his 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn claimed that science did not exist on a continuum, but rather underwent a shift that changed a fundamental approach and a way of thinking about something. This change is perhaps best described as a volcanic eruption that alters a landscape, or reveals a feature never before seen, rather than the gradual change that occurs over time. The ......

Online Learning: A Paradigm Shift in Education2014-02-19T17:04:52-05:00

Welcome Adelante Academy Students


Students from Adelante Academy will be enrolled in Obridge Academy effective Friday, August 22. Join us for a webinar to review the transition and provide orientation to Obridge Academy. http://adelanteacademy.com Frequently Asked Questions: How does this work?  You will be transitioned to the Obridge Academy school - our goal is to have very few changes. Same tuition, same courses. What will change? Obridge Academy uses Blackboard. This system will enhance the way you take classes and it will provide more opportunities for dialog with other students, teachers, and your class material. You will receive a diploma from Obridge Academy upon graduation. ......

Welcome Adelante Academy Students2014-02-19T14:33:05-05:00

Rescue Time + Helpful Video Tutorials


A set of useful Blackboard tutorials are here to help you learn how to use Blackboard. Need an attendance option for Blackboard? We recommend you consider using RescueTime.com to track your student activity and improve productivity while working online. This tool is not designed to filter or block web sites, it helps you become more efficient online and focus on school. https://www.rescuetime.com/ref/794217 Give it a try! For filtering or web blocking options consider http://www.opendns.com

Rescue Time + Helpful Video Tutorials2020-02-06T12:53:11-05:00

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin


Confucius said the superior man puts all his energy into everything he does... On Wednesday, armed only with his favourite grey T-shirt and goofy smile, Mark Zuckerberg held court in one of China s most prestigious universities for half an hour. In Mandarin. So this son of a New York dentist gets a gold star or a red flower, as they are called in China for not only mastering the internet by the age of 30 but also somehow finding time to learn the world s most difficult language. “Hello everyone,” he said, to whoops of excitement from the audience (who, ......

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin2014-02-10T20:57:26-05:00