Housing the Oxford Community Schools distance learning curriculum, the Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) suite creates a flexible and fun atmosphere for the staff and students. A large multipurpose classroom space is centered within the suite and is flanked by three small meeting spaces, a lobby and office space, connected by overlapping views. OVA’s new classroom space aims to take the distance out of learning by working with students to create a more hands on interactive experience, while promoting engagement within their learning system. Clad in wood and equipped with playful sliding barn doors, the three meeting spaces are used for one-on-one tutoring, parent teacher meetings, and filming video tutorials. These features are the highlight of the suite.
Though budget posed a challenge for the design of OVA, strategic and innovative planning allowed for funds to be implemented toward design aspects most impactful in the development of an engaging environment for students. The design successfully furthers OVA‚Äôs mission to provide rigorous academic preparation that is teacher mentored, parent directed and customized to meet the needs of students from all academic backgrounds.