ACADEMICS

ocalogo_shrinkThe following is an overview of the course of study established for each grade level or division at OCA. Parents wishing to obtain a more detailed overview of the course of study established for a specific grade may request a conference with the teacher or Principal. OCA uses the internationally acclaimed ABeka curriculum and other curriculum that meets all state requirements for Kindergarten Readiness Step 1 through 12th grade. OCA uses an online program, PraxiSchool, to record each student’s grades and attendance. The program consists of three basic accounts: administrator, teacher, and parent. Teachers have the advantage of being able to input student assignments and grades on a weekly basis through the online portal from school or home. Parents can access their child’s grades online as well. The office will provide teachers and parents with the access codes necessary for enterin their accounts.

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KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM

Students in the Kindergarten Readiness Step 1 and Step 2 classes receive instruction in the following courses:

  • Bible
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Numbers
  • Writing

Students participate in a variety of activities designed to improve fine motor skills and to encourage and prepare for reading. They are also taught to appreciate art, music, and poetry, assisting them in their development of good work, play, and social skills.

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Students in kindergarten receive instruction in the following:

  • Bible
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Numbers
  • Social Studies
  • Writing
  • Language
  • Health

Students also learn good work habits and social skills. They are taught to appreciate art, music, poetry, and drama. Students in the five-year-old kindergarten regularly participate in physical education (P.E.) activities and chapel.

PRIMARY PROGRAM

Students in the primary grade levels receive instruction and numeric grades in the following academic and non-academic courses:

  • Bible
  • Phonics and Reading
  • Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Language Arts and Penmanship
  • History and Geography
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Health, Safety, and Manners
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Music
  • Agriculture

Student grades will be formulated on the basis of their daily work (class participation, seatwork, homework, etc.), quizzes, tests, and special assignments or projects. All students will receive an O (outstanding), S (Satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) in the non-academic subjects.

SECONDARY PROGRAM

STUDENTS IN THE SECONDARY PROGRAM RECEIVE INSTRUCTION AND NUMERIC GRADES IN A VARIETY OF THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC COURSES (BASED ON GRADE LEVEL AND CREDITS NEEDED):

  • Bible
  • History and Geography
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • The Sciences
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Composition
  • Leadership
  • Varied electives

GRADUATING STUDENTS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING CREDITS, FOR A TOTAL OF 24.00 CREDITS:

  • English 4.00
  • Mathematics 4.00
  • Science 3.00
  • History 3.00
  • Physical Education 1.00
  • Foreign Language 2.00
  • Bible Electives 4.00
  • Open Electives 3.00

OCA ALUMNI HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO:

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SECONDARY PROGRAM

The Secondary Program has been developed to promote higher learning and critical thinking skills in correlation with the Florida State Department of Education standards. Student grades will be formulated on the basis of their daily work (class participation, seat-work, homework, etc.), quizzes, tests, and special assignments or projects. Seniors who successfully complete their tenure at Okeechobee Christian Academy will receive a high school diploma and transcripts reflecting their work and achievement.

SECONDARY COURSES OFFERED

  • English I
  • English I Honors
  • American Literature*
  • American Literature Honors*
  • World Literature*
  • World Literature Honors*
  • British Literature*
  • British Literature Honors*
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Business Math
  • Consumer Math
  • World Geography
  • American History
  • American History Honors
  • World History
  • World History Honors
  • Economics
  • Economics Honors
  • American Government
  • American Government Honors
  • Biology
  • Biology Honors
  • Physical Science
  • Physical Science Honors
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Earth & Space Science Honors
  • Spanish I and II

*Courses have a mutual writing and literature focus

GRADING SCALE

  • 4.0 GPA = A 90-100
  • 3.0 GPA = B 80-89
  • 2.0 GPA = C 70-79
  • 1.0 GPA = D 60-69
  • 0.0 GPA = F 59 or below

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GPAs (2013-2014)

  • 4.0 = 11%
  • 3.0 = 62%
  • 2.0 = 16%
  • Below 2.0 = 11%