University Signing Event
On December 13th, AOA hosted a university signing event for senior Alex Rosen, who will be attending The Ohio State University on a swimming scholarship. To read the press release
of this event, please click HERE.
Athletic Director Vance Linamen, Alex Rosen, Head of School Chuck Roman,
Dean of Students Bob Ahrens
Senior Samantha Jackson recently performed at The National Theatre in Tiffin. Click HERE to view the Tribune article. Samantha sings in the AOA Choir and has also performed in several theatre productions.
County Kids Advertorial
The October 2012 edition of County Kids features an advertorial about AOA. It can be found on page 16 or by clicking HERE.
Cleveland Magazine Spotlight
In the October 2012 edition of Cleveland Magazine, our Science Department Chair Jim Barbarich was interviewed for the "Ask the Experts" section. This magazine section is created from a monthly topic and then specific questions are presented to selected experts in the field.
Ask the Experts: On Good Authority
How Northeast Ohio schools and universities are churning out tomorrow's leaders.
Q: "How does science lend to the advancement of technology use in the classroom?"
A: "You start out with science advancements, but [there is] improved technology. Then as that technology becomes available to the general public, it goes back and helps out with teaching science in the classroom, and you have that cycle back and forth. Especially in the last couple decades, there have been so many scientific advancements that have improved technology greatly. Our students are able to do experiments and take real time measurements, and from that they are able to analyze their data right away, which is what happens in the real world. So our students get a firsthand experience of what goes on in industry and then they can apply that to whatever they decide to do afterward, which is going to help out that technology cycle again."
Kyle McPhillips Induction
Senior tennis player Kyle McPhillips was inducted into the Lake County Captains Wall of Champions on April 28th. She is shown with our Head of School, Chuck Roman, and our
Athletic Director, Vance Linamen, at the Captains stadium. Congratulations Kyle!
On April 20th, AOA celebrated diversity during its annual International Day.
To view The News-Herald coverage of the event, please click HERE.
AOA Student, Alumni, and College Counselor Spotlight
The March 2012 edition of Cleveland Magazine includes a feature article about Allee Vito (Class of 2013) and Mary Luetkemeyer Cahen (Class of 1962). The article can be found below.
Andrews Osborne Academy & SPIRE Institute Announce Partnership
Geneva, Ohio – February 7, 2012: SPIRE Institute is pleased to announce a new partnership that will advance the organization’s mission to integrate sports and education, training and learning, performance and competition like no where else. SPIRE’s plan to offer a 9-12th grade sports academy is a reality due to the newly formed affiliation with Andrews Osborne Academy—a premier, academic institution. Andrews Osborne Academy is a college prep, co-educational day and boarding school located in nearby Willoughby, Ohio.
SPIRE, which is launching a post-graduate (PG) sports training academy in Fall 2012, initially planned to launch its own integrated high school and sports training program in the Fall 2013. However, due to the Andrews Osborne Academy (AOA) commitment to form this unique collaboration, SPIRE has accelerated its plans and will be able to immediately begin enrolling high school students for the 2012-13 school year.
SPIRE Academy provides Michael Johnson Performance athletic development, alongside sports specific training with world-class coaches in swimming, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track & field. This is the first time a sports academy has ever offered this combination of sports training programs.
“While the 750,000 sq. ft. of indoor athletic facilities at SPIRE are the best I have ever seen,” said Ted Meekma, SPIRE Management Team, “the key to our success lies with the people we have hired, and the programs we have created. I’m pleased that the experienced professionals at AOA understood our vision and wanted to partner with us in offering a world-class sports training and education experience. We are very fortunate to have the educational leadership of Chuck Roman, their head of school, and exceptional faculty and staff join us.”
Founded over 100 years ago, Andrews Osborne Academy is recognized nationally, as well as around the globe, as a premier college prep, day and boarding academy. The school educates nearly 400 students annually from 47 Ohio cities, 10 states and 19 countries. The beautiful campus includes over 300 acres. As the academic partner for SPIRE Institute, AOA will offer rigorous yet flexible prep school courses, allowing young high school athletes the opportunity to attend intensive training programs at SPIRE, travel and compete at the highest levels.
AOA’s Head of School, Charles Roman states, “In everything we do, we are committed to excellence and to the growth and development of our students. We share SPIRE’s vision to provide a supportive environment that encourages students to achieve both on and off the field. Together, SPIRE and AOA will build the leadership skills, enrich the depth of character, and prepare young athletes to compete at elite universities and playing fields around the world.”
Lastly, being an international boarding academy, AOA will be able to process the I-20 form to allow international students to receive an F1 Student Visa to attend SPIRE. This qualification allows SPIRE Institute to attract both national and international student athletes. All high school boarding students will live at AOA in one of the school’s seven dormitories among the academy’s nearly 100 boarding students.
Ron Clutter, Founder/CEO of SPIRE commented, “One of the goals of SPIRE is to spearhead growth and development throughout Northeast Ohio. The fact that two outstanding regional organizations like SPIRE Institute and Andrews Osborne Academy can come together to create a new program with national and international reach is truly phenomenal.”
Senior Kyle McPhillips - InThe News
AOA senior Kyle McPhillips, a nationally recognized tennis player, has signed a letter of intent to attend UCLA. Kyle is pictured above with her parents, Tom and Stephanie McPhillips.
Below is coverage of Kyle's signing:
For the News-Herald video, please click HERE. To view the video of Head of School Chuck Roman's introduction of Kyle at her signing, please click HERE. The News-Herald newspaper article is HERE.
On www.cleveland.com, there are two links; click HERE for the first one, and HERE for the second.
AOA Faculty Member, Gary DiBianca - InThe News
In the October 2011 edition of Cleveland magazine, Gary DiBianca, chair of the AOA's foreign language department, was interviewed for the "Ask the Experts" section. His comments are listed fourth in the article, which you can read by clicking HERE.
AOA Equestrian Center - InThe News
Watch us on "Good Company" and view our Equestrian Center by clicking HERE!
Archives - InThe News
Christopher Casey, class of 2011, was featured in a Cleveland magazine article. Click HERE to view the article.
Class of 2009 graduate Mengqian (Vera) Xiao was the subject of a Cleveland magazine article. Please click HERE to read the article.