Current students say OCA is helping them find direction and purpose.


Ohio Construction Academy is designed to provide the same pathway to graduation as other traditionally educated students, all while providing them hands-on training (in trade skills) and a career,” Johnston said.

During the school year, students spend part of the day working online to satisfy the Common Core academic requirements of the Ohio Department of Education.

Current students say the academy is helping them find direction and purpose.

Skye Brafford, 16, of west Columbus said she did not thrive at a large urban school and was taking classes online before enrolling at the academy.

Kevin Spears, 17, most recently attended Reynoldsburg High School and said he hopes to use his trade skills to build his own “mansion.”

Chinue Titus, 17, graduated June 13 from the Ohio Construction Academy and will work as an electrician for the Romanoff Group.

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Janet Pahlau