Odyssey Academy of Virtual Learning.

   That is the official name for Ripon’s new virtual charter school.

   The name was chosen after deliberation among the members of the Ripon Virtual School Governance Council during last week Thursday’s meeting.

   The council considered a variety of options for the school’s name, based on names suggested prior to the meeting. These included “Wings Academy,” “Innovations Virtual Academy,” “Odyssey Virtual Academy,” “Voyage Virtual Academy,” “Venture Virtual Academy,” “Generations Virtual Academy” and “Empower Virtual Academy.”

   The council then pared that list to three: “Empower Virtual Academy,” “Odyssey Virtual Academy” and “Innovations Virtual Academy.”

   Read the full story, which includes the members reasoning behind each word in the name, in the Oct. 11, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.