OCA Middle School
The 5 Day Middle School Program at OCA is created for parents that are looking for a full time Middle School Model for their students in 7th and 8th Grade. Full Day students are in the same classroom with Blended Model Students. The program runs M-F from 8:30AM-3:40PM. Before and After School Care is available as well.
The Blended Model Middle School Program at 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 for students in 7th and 8th Grade. 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. The program runs 3 days a week- MWR from 8:30AM-3:40PM. Before and After School Care is available as well.
Students in both models get to experience our Montessori style of education with a rich blend of classical methodology as well.
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)
Middle School students will experience Enrichment Classes during their afternoon work cycle. Enrichment Classes include Chorus, Theatre, Sports, Teaching Internships, or Art (dependent upon available selections).
Home Only Curriculum
Blended Model Families are encouraged to study apologetics at home. 5 Day students receive this instruction at school. 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. Blended Model Families study history at home. 5 Day students receive this instruction at school.
Blended Model Families complete this requirement through the development of their own health and fitness program or through involvement in an extra-curricular sport. This requirement is fulfilled at OCA for all 5 day students.
Students who have not yet mastered typing receive an online subscription to "Typing Without Tears" as part of their tuition. Blended Model Families do this at home and 5 Day students do this at school.
OCA encourages each Blended family to complete two service projects a year of their own choosing and design. 5 Day students will engage in community service experiences at OCA.
Tuition for the OCA Middle School
Please find information on Tuition and Fees for OCA's Middle School Program here.
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