Olentangy Local Schools is pleased to announce that in January of 2015, OASIS, the district’s student-centered educational program, will be relocating to a larger building in the district. The move is part of Olentangy’s ongoing efforts to address continued enrollment growth in a cost-effective way, while also providing students with additional educational opportunities.
Beginning in the second semester of the school year, the OASIS program will be housed in the former Ohio State University Extension Office at 7774 Graphics Way, located within the Orange Point Commerce Park. The move will provide a number benefits. Relocating OASIS from its current location within the Shanahan Middle School complex will create additional space for Shanahan’s growing student population. It will also accommodate for OASIS’s continued growth and success by providing additional classroom space in a more centralized location within the district.
“This move is a great example of a cost-effective way to address our enrollment growth without building a new school,” said Olentangy Local School superintendent Dr. Wade Lucas.
OASIS is the first program identified for the former OSU building now under lease by Olentangy. The district also plans to house future educational programs at the building.
The new site is ideally suited for the OASIS program, added OASIS principal Jennifer Blakley. OASIS students and staff have toured their future classrooms and are excited about the move.
“I am thrilled because it is a bigger place and it is closer to my house,” said OASIS student Brenna M.
Additional information, including an exact move date and a new name for the building, will be announced as details are finalized.