OCS utilizes a wide variety of curricular resources, including those published as such and those assembled and implemented through our own faculty in accordance with our goal of inspiring students to learn and do more than only that which is "in the book." Students have a balance of student-directed learning from a provided framework, collaborative exploration, and teacher-provided instruction. Students are encouraged to think outside the box and discover how to tackle any learning challenge, whether big or small!
|Subject Area||Curricular Resources|
English Language Arts:
Phonics, grammar, mechanics, writing, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, handwriting, literature
|McRuffy, IXL, children's literature - fiction, nonfiction, poetry, Logic of English, independent resources|
|Khan Academy, XtraMath, Sadlier Oxford, independent resources|
|History/Social Studies:||Liberty's Kids, MasterBooks, USF, UNF, primary sources, other resources|
|Science:||Sassafras Kids, creation studies, the outdoors, Storybook STEM, others|
|Bible:||The Bible, Kids of Integrity, Adventures in Odyssey, VOM, others|
All elementary students have weekly enrichment courses, such as PE, art, agriculture, and library time. Elementary students have outdoor recess daily (weather permitting), and participate in achievement testing (NWEA/MAP Growth) three times per year.
Students in grades 2 and up are free to move ahead in math and reading as they are capable and ready and approved by their teacher and administration.