iLEAD Exploration Remains Open Virtually for Learners

iLEAD Exploration continues to operate its independent study model in an entirely virtual format.

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iLEAD OC Studio

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The OC Studio

Around the World at the OC Learning Studio

Registration is still open for quarter three virtual classes through the OC Studio. Please take a look at the flier below for more information on classes beginning on February 9.

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The OC Studio

Around the World at the OC Learning Studio


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Opening of the Curriculum Library

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We are excited to announce that our curriculum library located at our OC Learning Center is officially opening! The listed events and the curriculum library are located at our OC Learning Center at 2850 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa 92626. During the open library days/hours, families are welcome to peruse the curriculum as well as check out curriculum for use at home.
Beginning the week of January 13, the library will be open the following days/hours:
Additional library days/hours the curriculum library will be open (as aligned with upcoming school events at our OC Learning Center) include:
CTE Labs – January 16: 9 am – 12 pm
High School Game/Pizza Day – January 17: 10 am – 12 pm
Touch Math Workshop – February 7: 10 am – 1 pm
High School Science Lab – March 6: 11 am – 2 pm
Leprechaun Traps – March 13: 10 am – 12 pm
Science and Vendor Fair – March 27: 10 am – 12 pm
Cardboard Arcade and High School Science Lab – May 29: 10 am – 12 pm
The curriculum library will not be open on these days/weeks:
If you have any questions, please email

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The OC Studio Science Fair

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Please stop by the OC Learning Studio and see the amazing science projects of our iLEAD Exploration learners. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet over 45 of our vendors.

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The OC Studio Science Fair

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Imaginology: Get Ready to Compete

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Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook, what causes a rainbow, or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course for full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology which takes place on April 12-14. OC Fair Imaginology offers a great adventure for children and their families to have fun while learning. The three-day event, themed Power Your Imagination, focuses on the talents of local youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) with a variety of competitions, make-shops, workshops, and exhibits. There’s something for everyone at Imaginology.

Please join us for an informational meeting about Imaginology and how to submit a project for competition.

OC Learning Studio (The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant)
2850 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
DATES: Jan. 25 or Feb. 1
TIME: 10-11 a.m.

If you would like to learn more, please RSVP here.

The OC Learning Studio


The OC Learning Studio welcomes the new year with a new session! Session three’s theme, “Everything is awesome”, is inspired by The LEGO Movie. The studio has planned engaging activities that focus on descriptive writing and strengthening important reading skills. In science, learners will explore the earth and then get an opportunity to test their building abilities during weekly building challenges in STEAM. Finally, math will introduce all learners to probability, sorting, and fractions.
Our past silver screen sessions explored the worlds of graphing, levers and pulleys, symmetry, coding, creative writing, geometry, the science of sound and flying, and money just (to name a few)!
Our next adventure begins on Jan. 14, so please be sure to register here soon! Please contact your EF or Kendra Bailey, OC Learning Studio Coordinator, directly ( if you have any questions.

Craft Fair at the OC Studio


Calling all iLEAD Exploration crafters and makers! The OC Learning Studio will be hosting the first-ever iLEAD Exploration Learner Holiday Craft and Maker Fair on Friday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. While shopping is open to ALL homeschooling families, only iLEAD Exploration learners will have the opportunity to reserve booth space to display and sell handcrafted items. It’s time to start building your creative inventory! Please RSVP here if you would like to reserve a booth. Stay tuned for more information.

What’s New at the OC Studio?

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Picture Day


Lifetouch will be at the OC learning studio on Friday, Oct 12 from 10 am-1: 30 pm. The studio is located at 2850 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Learners and parents taking their pictures will also receive a FREE ID. Please sign up here for a time slot!



If you are unable to attend the OC picture day, you may also schedule an appointment with Lifetouch.


iLEAD OC Learning Studio

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The OC learning studio has some exciting opportunities available to ALL iLEAD learners that you don’t want to miss!

October 5Fall Festival and Cardboard Arcade
Come welcome fall with a festival! Caine’s Arcade inspired a revolution of creative play across the world five years ago. Let’s celebrate the anniversary of his movement with our own cardboard arcade! At, you will find Caine’s story and inspire your learner to create his/her own game for other learners to play.

October 26Pumpkin Bots
Bring a small pumpkin and we will have all the nuts, bolts and other hardware to turn your ordinary squash into a pumpkin bot!

November 9Treats for Troops and Multi-Cultural Potluck
Yes, sometimes you can get too much candy, so what’s better than donating candy to our amazing service men and women? Bring your unwanted candy, and we will make sure it gets to Soldier Angels’ Treats for Troops project. We will wrap up the day with a multicultural potluck feast.

December 7Holiday Boutique
Calling all entrepreneurial learners! Come sell your handmade or homemade goodies and creations at our holiday boutique.

All events will take place from 10 am-12 pm at our studio in Costa Mesa. Please stay tuned for more details.

iLEAD OC’s Red Carpet Rollout

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iLEAD’s OC Learning Studio is rolling out the red carpet! This year, we welcome a new studio theme, two educational facilitators, and a central location in Costa Mesa. Through engaging lessons and activities, learners at the studio will explore writing, math, science, and STEAM. Our first session will focus on the science of flight, personal narrative writing, the construction of flying machines, and concepts of money. Any iLEAD family interested in signing up their learner(s) for both days for the entire school year will receive a reduced cost of $900 per semester!

The studio will host its grand opening celebration on Friday, September 7, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All “theaters” will be open for families to preview and meet the headlining “actors.” All interested families are invited to attend.

For more information about the studio’s offerings, please contact your EF or Kendra Bailey (the OC Learning Studio Coordinator).

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your “ticket” soon!


OC Learning Studio’s Great Spring Adventure!

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For the second semester, iLEAD Exploration learners attending the OC Learning Studio went on so many wonderful educational adventures. Through STEAM activities and grade-level appropriate lessons, learners explored the worlds of the various influential people and their impact on society. They learned about art and rhyming with Dr. Seuss, paleontology, catapults and mirror writing with Da Vinci, maps and flight with Amelia Earhart, leadership skills and tenacity with Eleanor Roosevelt, and baseball and integrity with Jackie Robinson. They ended the year with water bottle rocket launches for flight and hats for cats for Dr. Seuss. Learners even enjoyed a beautiful day outside with some water balloon baseball! Our final day brought much celebration with bingo, bubbles, water balloon skee-ball, and a relay race! The studio is looking forward to more amazing learning experiences during the 2018-2019 school year!

Spring Session #2 at the iLEAD Exploration OC Learning Studio

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Our iLEAD Exploration OC Studio is under way! Learners are studying flight for the month of April and focusing on Amelia Earhart. Some of the STEAM activities include building kites, creating an egg carton helicopter, exploding chalk art, and launching water bottle rockets. If you are interested in learning more about our studio offerings, please contact our studio coordinator Kendra Bailey for more information.

Spring Session #2 at the iLEAD OC Learning Studio

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On Monday, our iLEAD OC Studio is excited to roll out their second (and final) session at the studio for this school year. Learners will be studying flight for the month of April and focusing on Amelia Earhart.

Some of the STEAM activities they plan to complete include building kites, creating an egg carton helicopter, exploding chalk art, and launching water bottle rockets. If interested in learning more about our studio offerings, please contact our studio coordinator, Kendra Bailey at for more information.

Emergency Preparedness at the O.C. Learning Studio

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Learners at the O.C. learning studio welcomed Officer Reed and his companion Ready Fox from ReadyOC on Feb. 26. He shared with everyone the importance of emergency preparedness at home as well as at the studio. All learners went home with a bracelet to remind them to discuss an emergency plan with their family and an informational sheet on how to do this. With the help of Ready Fox, everyone laughed and learned a lot about how to prepare for and be safe during an emergency!

OC Learning Studio Open House

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The OC Learning Studio will be hosting its first Open House this Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come learn more about the studio and see the learners and our educational facilitators in action!

Interested families will have an opportunity to see the studio during our normal day, which will begin with seeing the learners play during our lunch break, followed by a tour of the classrooms, and ending with a taste of what our STEAM afternoons look like. If interested, families are welcome to stay until the end of our day (1:30 p.m.) and participate in the STEAM activity. Currently enrolled iLEAD Exploration learners are welcome to sign up for the studio at any time. Funds will be prorated based upon the start date of registration for the studio. Future iLEAD Exploration learners can attend a trial day at the studio at any time. Please contact Kendra Bailey for further information.


We look forward to having you join us in our adventure this spring!

Informational Webinar About the iLEAD OC Learning Studio


New sessions at the iLEAD OC Learning Studio begin this week! If you have questions or would like to know more about our program, we have answers for you! Your educational facilitator will be sending you call-in information for an informative webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear all about the learning studio and what we are offering for the spring sessions. The webinar will be recorded and also posted on the HUB.

If you would prefer to see the studio in action, join us for an info session and tour from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12. To RSVP, please sign up here to complete a brief survey.

We hope you will join us to learn more about the amazing experiences your learner could be a part of at the OC Learning Studio!

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Sessions at the iLEAD OC Learning Studio


The iLEAD OC Learning Studio is excited to release two more spring sessions for our families!

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