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2023-24 Course Catalog



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PJAS 2023 State Competition

Four students traveled to Penn State University with Mrs. Sforza on May 14-16 for the PJAS State Competition. All four students earned a first place for their presentations!

Spanish Field Trips

Mrs. Anselmo took her Honors Spanish IV and juniors from Honors Spanish IV and CE Spanish classes to complete part of their final exam by ordering food in Spanish at The Colombian Spot.

Exploring the August Wilson Center

Ms. Johnston and Ms. Iacobuzio took the Honors American Literature students to the August Wilson Archives at the University of Pittsburgh Hillman Library.

CE Chemistry Double Lab

CE chemistry students did a double-header lab at Pitt. The first lab focused on thermochemistry reactions and ended with the show of a thermite reaction! In the second lab, students studied freezing points of liquids and how they lower with the addition of a solid.


Susan Koeppen and Eve Majewski, OCHS'24 spoke to Sophomore health classes about the importance of learning CPR and the proper use of an AED machine.

EPIC Rocket Launch

This semester, Mr. Graner's main project for his EPIC class was a rocket launch. Students designed air and water rocketships using water bottles.

PRSEF Fair Results

OC had seven students compete in the PRSEF Fair held at the Carnegie Science Center on March 29th. These students put a lot of hard work into their research, poster, and fair day presentation!

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

Social Studies classes had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya to discuss the importance of girls' education and women's rights.

Kidney Dissection Lab

Students in Mr. Weiss' Anatomy and Physiology class dissected a pig kidney to begin our exploration of the urinary system, including observing the structure and function of the renal artery, renal vein, ureters, and renal pyramids.

CE French Presentations

During French CE class, students did a 3-4 minute presentation on an interview they conducted with their mother, grandmother (or a significant woman in their life).

Spanish Field Trip

AP and CE Spanish class members went on a walking field trip to the Carnegie Library, to learn about their Spanish-language resources. 

2023 Scholastic Art Awards

Twelve OC students received awards for their beautiful art pieces at the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards! The art exhibit and awards ceremony will be at held at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Capacitor Pianos

Students in Mr. Graner's class built Capacitor Pianos! The goal was to create four touch sensitive keys out of tin foil that would play different frequencies when pressed.