Ops for Learning to move

By JAMES SIMMONS

News Review Correspondent

Opportunities for Learning, an independent-study and distance-learning public charter school in Ridgecrest, is continuing with improvements to a new campus building and expects completion in mid-February.

Currently housed in a 3,000-square-foot building on East Ridgecrest Boulevard, the school plans to move to the old Hollywood Video building at 900 N. Norma St. in Heritage Square Shopping Center. The vacant Norma Street building is approximately 6,400 square feet.

“We have been serving the Ridgecrest area for a number of years, and we’ve grown to the point where we now average almost 200 students,” said Steven Marquesen, lead teacher. “So, we needed a larger space and found a great location.”

Opportunities for Learning has dozens of learning centers in nine regions across Central and Southern California.

Opportunities For Learning, founded by in 1999 by veteran Los Angeles Unified School District educators John and Jill Hall, is a continuous-enrollment school program, providing students the chance to enroll at any time. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for grades 7-12.

Story First Published: 2014-01-08