How Oakland Catholic High School is empowering students through proactive social media education

Oakland Catholic High School, with 500 students in 9th through 12th grade, is the largest all-girls Catholic high school in Western Pennsylvania. The school integrates a rigorous academic program within a faith-based, value-focused community to provide students with the challenges and support necessary to become competent, ethical, global leaders of tomorrow. By incorporating current affairs, technology, and worldviews into its curriculum, programs, mission trips, and strategic plan, OCHS inspires its students to action. This case study explores how OCHS utilizes The Social Institute’s modern approach to whole-student development to promote positive social media and technology use.

Oakland Catholic High School’s Challenges

  • How do we educate students on social media in a way that aligns with our Catholic values?
  • How do we empower students to use social media and technology in positive, meaningful ways?
  • How do we build staff’s capacity and comfort level leading SEL discussions?
  • How do we empower and include parents?

Oakland Catholic High School Case Study