OCA Blended Middle School
The Blended Middle School at Oak City Academy (OCA) is created specifically so that parents can remain highly involved in their children’s education, without teaching the rigors of the middle school curriculum. This model allows for parents to spend more time with their children in home education without the stresses associated with running a school, planning curriculum, and purchasing materials.
OCA is now honored to partner with home educators in offering a 3 day a week blended model of education for children normally in the 7th & 8th grade. Children will attend on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays each week, in which they will get to experience our Montessori style of education with a rich blend of classical methodology as well. The students will enjoy writing with MCT, learning math through the experiential methodology of Singapore Math, and exciting science experiments aligned to the Apologia curriculum. OCA will provide trained teachers and staff who will organize the curriculum, communicate the pacing schedule, and coordinate the home-school connection. OCA is pleased to share that the tuition amount each parent pays will include BOTH quarterly assessment of the material learned as well as provide each parent with the curriculum materials needed for that year.
Middle School Curriculum (7th & 8th grade)
Students will learn through the experiential methodology of Singapore Math, which is supplemented with IXL Math when needed (covers material up to 12th grade for individualized math practice).
Students will learn from the Apologia Curriculum (General and Physical Science), along with hand's on science experiments and science notebooks.
Students will enjoy learning logic through the Life of Fred and his antics that make logic applicable to daily life.
English (Vocabulary, Grammar, Composition)+
The students will work through the Michael Clay Thompson curriculum to hone their grammar, vocabulary, and academic writing.
The students begin their study of language through the study of Latin, which influenced so many other languages in the world. They will use the Latin Alive curriculum to start their journey.
The students complete an in depth study and discussion of 4 books each year. As a community, they discuss character growth, thematic development, and elements of the redemptive story arch. In each discussion, the teachers seeks to help the students experience the work and grow in virtue as a result of their time together.
The below works are examples of the types of books that are discussed by the students:
- The Blue Fairy Book (Andrew Lang)
- Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes (Edith Hamilton)
- David Copperfield (Dickens)
- The Secret Garden (Burnett)
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Speare)
- ’Till We Have Faces (Lewis)
- Number the Stars (Lowry)
- Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
- Jane Eyre (Bronte)
- Tuck Everlasting (Babbitt)
- The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
- Invisible Man (H.G. Wells)
- Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)
- Gulliver’s Travels (Swift)
Home Only Curriculum
Families are encouraged to study apologetics at home. This study may simply entail talking through the scriptures with your child during family devotions or a more formal study through a book like Mere Christianity.
History is divided into a Cycle A and a Cycle B. Cycle A entails a study of key historical events using the book, "The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History." Cycle B entails an in depth study of North Carolina and U.S. History.
Families complete this requirement through the development of their own health and fitness program or through involvement in an extra-curricular sport.
Students who have not mastered typing receive an online subscription to "Typing Without Tears" as part of their registration.
The Lord has designed everyone to help the community around them flourish. Thus OCA encourages each family to complete two service projects a year of their own choosing and design.
Tuition for the OCA Middle School
This includes formal education 3 days a week, curriculum for at home use, a scope and sequence, quarterly assessments, student academic tracking, and OCA’s Christ integrated model for spiritual formation and character building.
Application Fee: $50
New Student Enrollment Fee: $250 (Non-refundable deposit to hold your child's spot)
Curriculum Fee: $150 (50% Refundable deposit at the end of the year when curriculum materials are returned and in "like new" condition)
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