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National School Choice Week 2018

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

Ottawa Christian Academy participated in the National School Choice Week this year [January 21-27, 2018].  This is a program that encourages the community to think about where they send their children to school.  We celebrated the ability to choose which school we can send our children.

Published in The Times newspaper (

Ottawa Christian Academy plans to celebrate educational options and choices for families this month.

Students, teachers and staff at the private pre-K-12 Christian school will observe National School Choice Week from Sunday, Jan. 21, through Saturday, Jan. 27.

National School Choice Week, which was launched in 2011, aims to celebrate all K-12 education options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies and homeschooling, according to the organization website.

"National School Choice Week allows us to rise to the occasion, rally together to celebrate the family unit and focus on student success," said Rev. Debra Wenger, principal and teacher at Ottawa Christian Academy, in a news release. "We are convinced that each family be given an opportunity to choose the right fit for their child's education. This choice is of utmost importance and, of course, we hope they choose us."

National School Choice Week is nonpartisan and nonpolitical, according to the news release, and is not linked to any legislative advocacy effort.

For more information about National School Choice Week, visit

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