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Biblically Integrated Academics

One of the benefits of attending a Christian school is the opportunity to provide a biblical perspective on all academic content, not just Bible class. Course content is approached on a foundation that God exisists and has been actively engaged with His creation since the beginning. Nothing occurs by chance, history is moving in a certain direction, and there is a God-centered answer for the tough questions of life. While the Bible does not address every subject or provide specifics on every topic, the Bible does provide broad theological, ethical, and philosophical principles that can provide the framework for every academic discipline. Teachers at OCS work to ensure that students understand what God has to do with every academic subject. 

Daily Bible Class

A distinctive of an OCS educaiton is daily Bible class. Each middle school receives daily Bible instruction from a qualified Bible teacher. Bible is considered a core class at OCS and is recorded on the high school transcript. Bible teachers must be certified through the Association of Christian School International.

Middle School Chapel

OCS students attend chapel once per week.  High school chapel provides an opportunity to coporately worship Christ in a atmosphere of interdenominational unity, encouragement, and truth.  While Bible classes tend to be intellectual with academic accountability, the chapel program will strive to create a more relaxing, “softer” approach to feeding the soul and nourishing the spirit. The chapel program will pursue discipleship and equipping in areas not addressed in the classroom. Chapel is held each week in the school auditorium. Chapel consists of worship, led by a local worshop pastor or musician, followed by a relevant biblical message by local pastors, speakers, or faculty. The OCS chapel program is overseen by Chris Spradlin, OCS campus pastor. Student leaders are also instrumnetal in planning or organziing the chapel program. 

Chapel Day
Regular chapel days are Wednesdays. Occasionally, we will deviate from Wednesdays when we have school-wide events such as Grandparents’ Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving chapel, and Easter chapel.

Chapel Times
6th – 8th Grades: 11:20- 12:00.

Chapel Location
Upper Elementary auditorium.

Visitors
Parents and other guests are welcome to join us for chapel. Please sign in at the Elementary office and obtain a visitor’s badge before going into the Upper Elementary auditorium. 

Chapel Dress
The dress code for students is modified slightly on chapel days.  Please see the student handbook for description of  Middle School formal dress code.  (Student Handbook)