Information for New Live Oaks Families

Current announcements for students and parents

August 3, 2020 update:

Updated uniform requirements are posted below.

See "Daily Schedule" for a sample of a blended A/B schedule.

Desaree Runk has been named Assistant Dean of Live Oaks.


July 21, 2020 update:

Please note:  The schedule pick-up and open house events scheduled for August 13 have been cancelled.

July 9, 2020 update:

Great Oaks will operate on a blended learning schedule for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year, in order to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. Class rosters for the A and B groups are currently being determined.  For more information about the first quarter schedule, click here.

June 8, 2020 update:

Attention parents: If you did not receive an invitation to a parent zoom meeting for incoming students, please email and request an invitation.   Dates are: 

MEETING 1 - Jun 8, 2020 07:00 PM
Password: welcome
Or, dial in at:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 922 2096 2802
MEETING 2 - Jun 10, 2020 06:30 PM
Password: welcome
Or, dial in at:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID:926 8736 3017
MEETING 3 - Jun 11, 2020 06:30
Password: welcome
Or, dial in at:
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID:960 8947 2946



  • Schedule pick-up for all students – August 13 -  CANCELLED
  • Open house – CANCELLED


  • New student orientation – August 17,  7:50 am – 2:18 pm (including ½ day students)
  • Returning students' first day – August 18


Welcome from Dean

Welcome to Live Oaks! We’re pleased that you chose us for your next step in life.

Students, we know your time here will be enjoyable and productive. You’ll make new friends here, you’ll have the chance to use professional and advanced technology in your career lab, and you’ll be treated and trusted like the adults that you are becoming.

Parents and guardians, we appreciate the chance to partner with you for students’ success.  I hope that you will contact me if I can help you in any way.

Andy McCool, Dean


A to Z information

Academic Accommodations

For more information about services for students with special needs, contact Nancy Mulvey, Director of Student Services, or 513.612.3608.

Essential Skills



Dean of Instruction: Andrew McCool,
Assistant Dean: Sarah Wilson,
Assistant Dean:  Desaree Runk,


Application Status

Please contact Career Specialist Terri Rothfuss at regarding any questions or concerns about the following:

  • Acceptance to Live Oaks (this is dependent on students maintaining an “on track for graduation” status)
  • Checking on current status
  • Switching assigned program
  • Staying at home school


Absence from School

  • Students must follow the Live Oaks calendar – NOT their home school calendar
  • Students are expected to be present during the entire school day 7:50 am – 2:18 pm
  • Parents/guardians are to report absences by 8:30 am by calling 513.612.4925
  • Should more than 10 excused parental absences occur, a doctor’s note or court note is required for the absence to be excused
  • Consequences will be given for excessive tardies and/or unexcused absences
  • Instructors may require missed hours to be made up. Work missed from an unexcused absence may receive a penalty or not be graded


Building Security

Student safety is a priority. Doors to the school are locked during the school day; visitors must show ID at the front desk upon entering the building.  Each campus has a full-time School Resource Officer who is a member of our local law enforcement agency, and cameras throughout the building are monitored during the school day for everyone’s protection.



Blackboard is used for academic materials and other classroom and lab information.  Click here to create a Blackboard Parent Portal.

Note:  If you have any questions or problems with creating your Blackboard parent account, please contact Melissa Robbins at or call 513.612.3626.




Calamity Days

Be ready for winter!  Click here to learn what to do in case of a school closing or delay.



Click here for the 2020-2021 Live Oaks academic calendar.

Live Oaks students follow the Live Oaks calendar – not their home school calendars


Changes in Information

It is the student's responsibility to let Live Oaks know of any changes in contact information including address, email addresses, phone numbers (of student, parent, guardian, emergency contacts.)  Please be aware that your child’s home school may require Proof of Residency if you are changing an address.  We appreciate you informing us of an address change, but must also direct you to contact the home school.

Changes are to be reported to Student Services as soon as possible at (513) 612-4912.

Child Focus

Child Focus school-based services are supported by levy dollars from the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board.  School counselors, teachers, or the school administration can refer students to these services.  Students may also go directly to Student Services and request services on their own at any time.


Code of Conduct for Students and Professional Expectations

Click here for the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook


Counselors at Live Oaks

Ashley Kozlowski,

Robin Scallon,


Daily Schedule


Great Oaks does not charge tuition or fees.



Students may participate in JROTC a means to better prepare themselves for the many challenges of adult life. Our mission statement is “To motivate young people to be better citizens” using the military structure as a vehicle to develop and improve students’ self-discipline, confidence and self-motivation.  Obtain your JROTC application here.


Laptop Program

This program is designed to help students succeed academically as well as help them to prepare for their future.  During the school year, students will have full use of district-owned laptops assigned to them for use in their Great Oaks programs and academic classes.  Click here for detailed information.


Medical concerns


Parent links


Parking on Campus

Great Oaks does not charge for parking on campus, however, parking on campus is a privilege and all student drivers are must submit a completed parking permit to the Live Oaks main office.


Program Instructors

To contact your student’s program instructor, click on their program below.

Programs at Live Oaks


Special Education – IEP, ELL Contacts

Heather Barrett (513) 612-4922
Dave Elam (513) 612-4998
Amy Kocsis (513) 612-4983
Danielle Nathan (513) 612-4958
Amy Palacios (513) 612-4907
Tim Richmond (513)612-4959
Angie Watson (513)612-4912

Special Education – 504 Contacts

Ashley Kozlowski (513)612-4913
Robin Scallon (513)612-4909



Students enrolled in the following school districts are bused by their home districts directly to Live Oaks.  For detailed information on when and where to pick up a bus to Live Oaks, please contact your home school district.  🙂

Students enrolled in affiliate school districts not listed above should contact their home school district for information on how to ride a shuttle bus from another Great Oaks campus to Live Oak.

Students who are homeschooled, open enrolled or enrolled in online schools must provide their own transportation.


The Live Oaks Career Campus is requiring all students to wear their program uniform for the entire school day.  Click here for detailed information by program.