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From The Director

Letter from our Director...I walk the halls of OCA each and every day with a constant appreciation for the learning and growing that is continually occurring. I find myself envious for the opportunities our students have to embrace new ideas and the absolute joy of learning more about God and His wonderful plans for each of our lives.

I would like to create an opportunity for parents to come and discuss any and all parts of what is happening at OCA. If that were to happen, I truly hope that you would choose to be a part of such a discussion.

Last week I had the opportunity to sit in the US Government Class with our OCA seniors. I listened as the teacher read the following statement: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
She asked her students: Who made the statement and at what time in history was the statement made? They were to discuss the statement in their next class period. I was challenged with the question and ask you as parents to answer the questions Mrs. Turner asked her seniors. The class was discussing the various forms of government and how they compared and differed.

When I survey the ACT scores for OCA as they compare to the rest of the state of South Carolina it does not surprise me that our students score considerably higher in all areas tested. The areas tested are English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. OCA students averaged a composite score, on these tests, in 2016 of 24.8 while the SC state average was 18.5. In this week’s Warrior Weekly there is a full report on the results of the ACT scores over the past five years.

You will be most impressed with the outstanding scores of OCA students.

We at OCA are committed to the fact that God desires excellence in all areas of our lives: spiritual and academic. To His glory and honor we dedicate our lives and all our accomplishments.        
Dean Bare