Students need to learn a lot during their elementary, middle, and high school years. They need to learn things like how to spell beautiful, what the square of a number is, and where democracy began. And that’s only the beginning.

2017-01-26 MathWhy do they need to know all these things?  At OCSI, our mission is to equip students to walk with God and impact the world for Him. How do they do that in this 21st Century world? We want students in all classes and at all grade levels to…
  • Understand God, His world, and their place in it.
  • Think critically and Biblically.
  • Collaborate with others, respecting them as God’s image bearers.
  • Communicate truthfully and effectively.
  • Create ideas, products, and solutions.
We call these our expected student outcomes, or ESO’s. What do they look like, practically speaking, in different subject areas and at different grade levels? Here’s what they look like in different subjects: art, English, mathsocial studies, and woodshop

2017-01-26 Social :StudiesHere are some of the things they’ve looked like recently: 
  • 4th grade scientists did research, created projects, and collaborated in order to communicate to their classmates important information about a body system.
  • 7th grade mathematicians created a painting contract to resurface the basketball courts at Sera-en by applying their knowledge of composite figures. 
  • 11th grade historians deepened their understanding of the world (including what it felt like live in the US Civil War era) by creating flashcards, making hardtack (see photo), and carrying 1/3 of their body weight in a rucksack.
We at OCSI are excited about the opportunity to equip all of our students in all of our classes with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to impact their 21st Century world.
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Kim Essenburg, curriculum coordinator
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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