What is your accreditation?
OCS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and is therefore fully recognized by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Are your teachers certified?
OCS teachers are certified by ACSI and most have state certification. All must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a four year college/university and a significant number of our teachers hold advanced degrees. OCS also recognizes and provides financial incentive for teachers who hold or receive National Board Certification (NBCT).
Do faculty and staff undergo a background check?
Yes. Faculty and staff undergo a background check. Volunteers that work closely with children also undergo a background check.
Where do OCS graduates attend college?
OCS students are typically highly recruited by most colleges. OCS students perform very well on college entrance exams (ACT & SAT) and thus have a high success rate of getting into their college of choice.
How do you decide who gets in and who will be accepted?
The Admission Committee presently consists of the principal and advisory members. The admission policy stresses the importance of admitting students from families who are strongly committed to the philosophy of the school. Other considerations include class size, ability to meet student needs, and potential for an excellent partnership between home, church and school.
What is the student dress code?
OCS does not require uniforms. The goal of dress code is to be neat, clean and modest. The details of dress code are addressed in the school handbook which is available in the Student Handbook.
What kind of activities do you offer?
The elementary program offers enrichment activities including music, technology, library services, physical education and art. The secondary program offers a wide range of activities entailing service, academics, sports, the arts, media center and social activities.
Is church a requirement?
Because OCS is partnering with Christian families, there is an expectation of regular church attendance. The home, the church, and the school form the training ground for whole person development to glorify God.
Is OCS affiliated with a particular church or a denomination?
OCS is an independent corporation operated by a Board of Trustees. OCS is an interdenominational school with over 40 different church congregations represented in the student body and faculty.
Do parents get involved in the school?
The Saints Parents Organization (SPO) is a very active part of the home and school partnership. Many parents are involved through the SPO as they exercise their gifts, talents and abilities to support teachers and students.