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Christina Brown



Hello Landsharks Students and Families,


Welcome to a new academic year! We are thrilled to have you as part of our school community and look forward to an exciting and fulfilling journey together. As we begin this adventure, we wanted to take a moment to emphasize some important qualities that we believe will contribute to your success at OCA: hard work, accountability, and grit.


Hard work is the foundation of achievement and personal growth. It requires dedication, perseverance, and a commitment to giving your best effort in all you do. Our mission statement includes providing for a challenging and rigorous curriculum designed to stretch your abilities and prepare you for the future. By embracing hard work, you will discover your true potential and develop the skills necessary to overcome obstacles.

Accountability is a key ingredient for success both in and out of the classroom. It means taking responsibility for your actions, choices, and learning outcomes. We encourage you to actively engage in your education, participate in class discussions, complete assignments on time, and seek help when needed. By holding yourself accountable, you will develop a sense of ownership over your education and foster a growth mindset that will serve you well throughout your academic journey.


Grit is the ability to persevere in the face of challenges and setbacks. It is the determination to keep pushing forward even when things get tough. We recognize high school can be demanding at times, but we believe in your ability to rise above any difficulties you encounter. When faced with obstacles, remember to approach them with resilience, adaptability, and a positive attitude. Your resilience will build character and set the stage for lifelong success. Landsharks keep moving forward!


As parents, we encourage you to support and reinforce these values at home. By fostering an environment that values hard work, accountability, and grit, you will empower your children to reach their full potential. Encourage them to set goals, celebrate their accomplishments, and guide them in reflecting on the lessons learned from both successes and failures. By instilling these values, you will help them develop the skills necessary to navigate the challenges of high school and beyond.


Together, as a dedicated team of parents, students, and educators, we can create an

environment where hard work, accountability, and grit are not just words but guiding principles. Let us embark on this journey with enthusiasm and determination, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. We are excited to work with each and every one of you as we strive for excellence and personal growth. Here's to a FINtastic 2023-24 school year filled with remarkable achievements!


With gratitude,

Christina Brown

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