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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Semester Assessment window is Monday, January 14 - Tuesday, January 22. Assessments/Projects will be given during the regular class period during this window. 
Current Juniors interested in learning about the Medical Careers program available through Cardinal O'Hara and Delaware County Technical School should email Mrs. Casey beginning January 14th. Representatives from the program, as well as current students, will be on hand to answer any questions, Tuesday 2/5, at 9:45am. Students MUST email Mrs. Casey for a pass to attend the presentation. Students should also inform their 3rd period teacher that they will be attending the presentation. Admission Guidelines are attached. Further details about an information session for ALL other DCTS course offerings will take place on Thursday, 2/7. Again, please see Mrs. Casey for a pass to attend.

Academic Support for Students

Academics are a priority and the cornerstone of a strong education and foundation for college and beyond. We encourage all of our students to be well-rounded and contribute to the success of the O’Hara community.  We are here to help students achieve success and we will be providing students that struggled academically with a study skills/tutor to help them.  A tutoring program has been instituted and it will begin on Thursday December 6, 2018.  It will be open to students who failed two subjects.  If a student failed two subjects, the tutoring/homework help is MANDATORY. Students that failed one subject should make arrangements with the teacher and develop a plan for remediation.



  • Thursday December 6 2:30-3:30pm
  • Wednesday December 12 2:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday January 3 2:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday January 10 2:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday January 17 2:30-3:30pm
  • Thursday January 24 2:30-3:30pm


For more information, questions or concerns about the above study hours, please contact Mrs Graney in the Guidance center or

Delaware County Community College
It is never too early to start gaining college credits. COHS has a partner ship with DCCC where students have the capability of gaining college credits before they graduate. Any student who wants to take courses will be given a placement test and then meet with a representative to schedule classes. Stop by Academics for more information.

Math tutoring is available every Monday after school with the Mu Alpha Theta students. Students can show up on any given Monday for tutoring. Any other subject should either be addressed with the teacher or by contacting the National Honor Society (NHS). Signing up outside of Room 225 can access NHS tutors.



Although students are encouraged to participate in the activities program of the school, great care should be exercised so that the degree of participation in these activities does not have a harmful effect upon their academic progress.

Students who fail to receive a passing grade in one subject will be placed on Academic Probation and will be able to have partial participation. This means the student may attend practices, work sessions, meetings, and any club or sport activities or games, but may notplay in any athletic event or perform in theatrical/musical productions or events. Service activities (CSC) are not included in this ineligibility. After the two weeks, the student must present a signed eligibility sheet to the Principal, the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs or the Athletic Director for administrative release. If all classes are in good standing, the student may return to full participation in the sport or activity. If the student fails to earn “good standing” status in any class, he or she will remain on Academic Probation for an additional week, until the status is earned.

Students on Academic Probation for two or more subjects will be mandated to attend tutoring sessions. Attendance will be taken and documented on a Tutoring Attendance Log.

After consecutive weeks of: (1) satisfactory Academic Eligibility Sheets completed by all of his/her teachers and signed by an administrator, and (2) tutoring attendance logs, a student may qualify for early release from Academic Probation.

If the student fails to earn “good standing” status in any class, he or she will remain on Academic Probation throughout the marking period, until the status is earned.

It is the responsibility of the student to secure review forms, have their teachers complete these forms on a weekly basis and return them to the appropriate parties. The student will receive written notification from the Assistant Principal of Academic Affairs once a decision on the appeal has been made.


Academic Affairs Office

Mrs. Diane Casey  '83

Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs 

Mrs. Patrica Rafferty

Administrative Assistant 

Academic Affairs Office