The goal of Oconee Christian Academy is to offer each student quality educational opportunities in an environment of Christian purpose and principle, and to develop in every student a Christian philosophy of life.
Our educational program is based on sound academic training, Biblical discipline and the teaching of the Word of God, which is integrated into every area of life and study. Using the Bible and teachings of Christ as the center of the curriculum, our commitment is to train up our students “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” We count it a privilege to serve the Lord in this loving family environment.
Emphasis is placed on a traditional approach to various subject areas using Christian curriculum whenever possible. Neatness is stressed in all work. Grades are based on class work, tests, projects, homework assignments, and reports.
The following subjects are taught on most grade levels:
- Language Arts (reading, writing, spelling, grammar)
- Social Studies
- Science (includes Health and Safety)
- Physical Education
- Special Enrichment Classes (art, music, etc…)
- Foreign Language
Final decisions as to which curriculum will be used for each subject will be made by the faculty, administration and Board of Trustees. A curriculum committee made up of teachers, parents, and administrators will make recommendations concerning some curriculum decisions. A balanced curriculum for the individual grade level can be achieved through a variety of learning materials. The Academy will seek to provide its students with the best education possible in a Christian environment so that they may be thoroughly equipped for life.
Oconee Christian Academy students in grades K-8 annually score well above there national counterparts on the Terra Nova Test. Additionally, all OCA graduates are encouraged to take the ACT (American College Entrance Test) or the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and score higher than the national average on these tests. On the PSAT, ACT, and SAT, many of our students have performed above state or national norms in all subject areas.
Before the start of the 2014-2015 school year OCA formed a partnership with Southern Wesleyan University to offer dual enrollment courses on the OCA campus. Southern Wesleyan sends one of it's professors to OCA to teach English 101 and 102 to our seniors while one of our own faculty members teach Biology 101 to both the junior and senior classes. A student has the opportunity to obtain a Carnegie unit in both English and Science that counts toward high school graduation while earning college credit for each course completed.
One hundred percent of our seniors over the last four years have graduated with a high school diploma. 95% of our graduates have continued on to higher education.