Mason Converse

Mason Converse

COLUMBUS – Mason Converse, of Mansfield, was recently named one of Ohio Connections Academy’s (OCA) Star Students for the month of October in recognition of his academic achievements and leadership.

Mason, a sixth grader at the statewide online public charter school, was nominated by his teacher Ms. Brodowski in recognition of his hard work and the positive attitude he brings to the virtual classroom. As a Star Student, Mason will be presented a certificate recognizing his achievement and be profiled in Ohio Connections Academy’s student newsletter and on the school’s website.

Mason enrolled in the Ohio Connections Academy in January because he wanted to be in a bully-free learning environment. He was also looking for a challenging curriculum that would prepare him for college.

“The thing I like the most about OCA is how excited the teachers are to teach, and how accessible the teachers are,” Mason said. “I also love that the LiveLessons are recorded, so you can watch them to prepare for a test."

Superintendent Marie Hanna said Mason exhibits the best qualities of the institution's students.

“The faculty, staff and members of the board at Ohio Connections Academy are proud to recognize students like Mason and the commitment they demonstrate to our school and their community,” Hanna said. “Each of our Star Students is a leader in the classroom and demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to learning – they truly deserve this recognition.”

Ohio Connections Academy is a tuition free, fully-online, public school that students in grades K- 12 attend from home. OCA delivers high-quality, personalized education for students that combines certified teachers , a proven curriculum , as well as technology tools, and community experiences — online and in person — to create a supportive environment for children who want an individualized approach to education. More information about Ohio Connections Academy is available at or by calling (800) 382-6010.


About Ohio Connections Academy

Ohio Connections Academy (OCA) is a tuition-free, K-12 public eSchool that provides a fully accredited, high-quality and highly accountable virtual education experience for approximately 5,000 students from all over Ohio. OCA combines Ohio-certified teachers and a rigorous, individualized curriculum designed by national education experts and customized to meet the specific standards set by the Ohio Department of Education. For more information, call 800–382–6010 or visit


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