Elementary School at OCA
To provide a challenging and well-rounded educational experience.
All of our subjects are taught through a Biblical Worldview approach to help our students understand Biblical truths and how they relate to God's purposes for life.
Language Arts – OCA students are taught parts of speech, sentence structure, organizing and producing quality writing using the 6 Traits method, and manuscript and cursive handwriting formations. Vocabulary skills and weekly spelling tests are used to enhance and strengthen writing skills.
Reading – Reading instruction and skill development for all types of genres are developed using reading texts, novel studies, and nonfiction books. The students reading ability is enhanced through project based learning opportunities to develop independent life long reading success.
Math – OCA students build a strong mathematical foundation from curriculum that reinforces skills daily and builds on those skills at each grade level. In addition much emphasis is given to math concepts using manipulatives for concrete learning, and critical thinking and problem solving for deeper math understanding and application.
Science – OCA students are trained to be scientific inquirers through hands-on experiments and engaging lessons that teach science through a Biblical perspective.
History – Biblically based curriculum insures students are exposed to accurate accounts of the heritage of the U.S. from its beginnings to present day. Additionally they are taught geographical skills, citizenship, economics and culture through a Biblical worldview approach.
Bible: Our goal is to make the study of Bible the most exciting part of the school day. This includes the following:
- Multiple opportunities for children to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ
- Development of an ongoing personal relationship with Jesus
- Specific age appropriate engagement with the Scriptures
- Daily opportunities to apply to their lives Bible truths
- Emphasis on developing Christlike characteristics
- Connection of biblical principles to real-life needs
Our daily Bible classes are supplemented with a weekly elementary chapel service filled with engaging songs, lessons, and a time of corporate prayer.
Students also receive enrichment with library, art, music, PE, Spanish, and technology opportunities.
OCA curriculum insures students will be well equipped for learning success and provides academic rigor and opportunities for engaging activities and projects. Small class sizes provide the opportunity to better meet the individual needs of our students.
The Honorable Character Classroom Management System
It is our desire that students become better equipped to function in society as a result of their experiences in our classrooms; therefore good discipline is necessary. We strive to foster mutual respect while maintaining control. We have adopted the Honorable Character system based on Biblical scripture.
All classes will learn about and teachers look for the fourteen honorable characteristics of respect, obedience, diligence, wisdom, kindness, self-control, orderliness, service, attentiveness, cooperation, courage, honesty, forgiveness, and responsibility. Using a recording chart and a personal conduct card the students celebrate with their class and families weekly their honorable character.