Alexis Faust

Alexis Faust

COLUMBUS – Alexis Faust, of Shelby, was recently named one of Ohio Connections Academy’s (OCA) Star Students of the Month for February in recognition of her academic achievements and leadership in and outside the classroom.

Alexis, a seventh grader at the statewide online public charter school, was nominated by her teacher, Mrs. Shebak, in recognition of her hard work and determination to succeed in the virtual classroom.

As a Star Student, Alexis will be presented a certificate recognizing her achievement and be profiled in Ohio Connections Academy’s student newsletter and on the school’s social media platforms. Each month during the school year OCA will recognize students in grades K through 12 who are excelling in the virtual classroom.

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

Alexis came to Ohio Connections Academy in 2015 after being homeschooled. According to Alexis, she and her family appreciate how the teachers and other students have always been encouraging and understanding when issues may arise. In addition, she likes how she can work at her own pace.

“I am able to take a longer time to understand a subject that I may be struggling on,” Alexis said. “The teachers are always willing to help you understand things and are willing to listen to any concerns that you may have.”

Ohio Connections Academy is hosting online information sessions for families interested in learning more about virtual education. For more information about Ohio Connections Academy or to begin the enrollment process, visit or call 1-800-382-6010.

About Ohio Connections Academy

Ohio Connections Academy (OCA) is a tuition-free, online public school for K–12 public students across the state. Ohio Connections Academy offers a uniquely engaging, high-quality education experience through a safe, social learning environment that helps students learn how they learn best. The combination of state-certified quality teachers, a proven, student-centric school curriculum, unique electives, technology tools, and community experiences empowers students to gain the skills and confidence they need to thrive in a changing world. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit


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