We want our students to be prepared for college, career, and citizenship. You might be wondering, “Well, how does OCSI prepare students for that?” Good question! Read on to find out.
College: For some of our students, college is the next step. Last year, for example, 90% of our graduates headed off to college. So, how do we help our students be prepared for college?
- By helping students develop key skills for thinking, collaborating, communicating, and creating.
- By providing standardized testing, online resources, Naviance, college counseling, and more!
- By encouraging a love of reading.
Career: When God made the world, He commanded us to take care of it (Gen. 1:28). A key way we take care of God’s creation and impact it for Him is through our careers. Recognizing this, we want to prepare our students for their careers in the 21st Century. Ways we prepare students for career include…
- Providing career resources.
- Talking about careers.
- Helping students achieve our expected student outcomes: understand, think, collaborate, communicate, and create.
Citizenship: We want our students to impact the world for Jesus, and one way they can do that is by being good citizens. So, how do we help our students be good citizens?
- By helping students learn about history, economics, and government.
- By encouraging students to be kind, respectful, hardworking, and self-controlled.
- By giving students opportunities to use their learning to serve others.
- By helping students improve their communication and collaboration skills.
March 13-16 accreditation visit follow up: A team of 5 educators reviewed our accreditation report, visited classes, studied documents, held meetings (with students, parents/guardians, staff, and the board), and gave OCSI 7 major commendations and 5 major recommendations. OCSI is working to incorporate the 5 recommendations into our Schoolwide Action Plan.
Did you know that…?
- OCSI has over 400 students?
- You can take a virtual tour of OCSI’s campus?
- The Guidance Office provides information about applying to Japanese college/university?
- Part of OCSI’s vision is students being prepared for college, career, and citizenship?
- OCSI has a Grievances, Whistleblowing, and Complaints Policy? This policy outlines how parents and guardians can share serious concerns with OCSI.
- 4/2-6: Spring vacation
- 5/4: Golden Week holiday – no school
- 5/28: Memorial Day – no school
- 6/13: Last day of classes
- 6/21: Summer school begins
- 7/4: Independence Day – no school
- 7/17: Summer school ends
- 8/21: Classes begin (see the community calendar for key dates for next school year)
Thank you for the privilege of assisting you with the education of your child(ren)! Please contact us with your questions and concerns.
P.S. Thanks for your patience and understanding with road construction. We are grateful for your cooperation, continue to monitor traffic patterns, and will keep you updated.