Monthly Archives: January 2016

GWUOHS Parent Newsletter January 2016

Welcome Mrs. Beasley!  We are very pleased to introduce our part-time college counselor, Lisa Beasley. Mrs. Beasley will be joining Ms. Corell in our College Counseling Department. Together, they will assist our students with post-secondary planning.   Beginning February 10th, Mrs. Beasley will provide instruction for our 11th Grade Journeys Symposium and will serve as the coordinator and lead instructor for the 12th Grade Capstone. Mrs. Corell will continue to provide instruction for the middle school, 9th Grade and 10th Grade Journeys Symposium courses and will serve as the point of contact for all college applications and admissions related matters.

Mrs. Beasley has held a variety of roles within K12 Inc. over the last six years including: Enrollment Advisor, Admissions Counselor and most recently Academic Coach. Prior to coming to K12 she worked as a teacher, domestically and abroad. She brings a wealth of information and a very unique perspective, both of which are sure to benefit our students.

We are very excited to have her as a part of the GWUOHS team! Be on the lookout for her invitations to a variety of college admissions presentations and virtual field trips.


Lisa Beasley, M.ED

Part-Time College Counselor

Skype: lisa.beasleyK12 email:

Spring Break Trip 2016

We’re excited to announce that a group of students and teachers from GWUOHS are traveling on an educational tour to Venice, Florence and Rome during Spring Break 2017. At one time or another, each of these cities was among the most important in the world. Venice was a major naval power, and it still has a firm grip on the world’s romantic imagination. Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and that artistic tradition still thrives. In Rome, majestic sights like the Coliseum recall its long imperial reign.

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

Student Spotlight

Jason Robertson
11th Grade Student at GWUOHS


This month we are extremely pleased to spotlight GWUOHS student, Jason Robertson. In addition to being an outstanding student at just sixteen years old.  Jason is one of the youngest players in the Ontario Hockey League. In a recent feature article, he is described as playing well beyond his years, while making a considerable impact during his rookie season for the Kingston Frontenacs, who occupy first place in the East Division of the OHL’s Eastern Conference at 23-11-2.

Jason will be draft eligible for the NHL in 2017 and his dream is to play there one day. His favorite NHL team is the New Jersey Devils and his favorite player is the ageless wonder, 43-year-old Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers.

To read more about Jason and his accomplishments click HERE

New K12 Online High School Tips

By Jennifer Matuza




We are thrilled that so many of you are starting to receive your college acceptance letters! As you receive admission decision letters, please remember to update your status in Family Connections to ‘Accepted’, ‘Denied’ or ‘Waitlisted’. This is extremely important as we maintain our records on college admissions.

For those who are still completing admissions applications, remember that you must submit all materials and link your Common App and Family Connections accounts at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. We cannot guarantee that school materials will arrive on time, if you do not adhere to this request. Further, official transcripts must be request via eScript Safe. Please follow the instructions provided in your Journeys Symposium class.

Finally if you are awarded any scholarships or awards, please notify Ms. Corell via k-mail. Students receiving scholarships/ awards will be recognized at our commencement ceremony in June.

College Acceptances to date

  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Ohio University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Georgia
  • University of New England
  • University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg & Rochester)
  • University of Waterloo
  • Virginia Tech
  • Western Carolina University

Click here to see a PDF version of the list of college acceptances from 2012 to 2015

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘ commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
Orrin Hatch

final exam calender pic

The fall term is quickly coming to an end and it is now time to prepare for final exams. GWUOHS is offering an in-person final exam student day on Friday, January 22nd on the GWU Foggy Bottom campus from 9 am until 11 am. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Coyle, our Associate Head of School, via k-mail to RSVP.

The final exam window opens on Monday, January 25th. While we recommend that students complete their exams according to the schedule below, they may elect to take them at any time between January 25th and January 29th. Exams will not be accepted after 11:59 pm EST on January 29th.

Monday, January 25             English & World Language

Tuesday, January 26             History

Wednesday, January 27       Math

Thursday, January 28           Science

Friday, January 29                Electives

Don’t forget, GWUOHS Semester Break begins on Monday, February 1st. We will begin the spring term with a Kickoff Assembly on Tuesday, February 9th at 2 pm EST (see your class connect calendar for the link). Classes resume on Wednesday, February 10th.


Important Upcoming Events

February 2016

Monday, February 1                      Fall Term Ends

Monday, February 1                      Semester Break Begins

Monday, February 1                      NHS Service Project

Tuesday, February 2                     NHS Service Project

Wednesday, February 3               NHS Service Project

Thursday, February 4                   NHS Service Project

Friday, February 5                         NHS Service Project

Tuesday, February 9                     All School Assembly, 2 pm EST

Wednesday, February 10            Spring Term Classes Begin

Monday, February 15                   Presidents’ Day- No School


GWUOHS Class of 2016 Graduation Weekend Save the date for GWUOHS Graduation Weekend 2016 at the GWU Foggy Campus in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, June 25th
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Time: TBA
  • Sunday, June 26th
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Time: 1pm

Detailed information will be shared in March.



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