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OCSI High School Blog Posts

We want students to think critically

Information is important, and thinking critically with and about information is also important. We want our students at OCSI to think critically. What, exactly, is critical thinking? The authors of Making Thinking Visible identify activities [...]

Focusing on increasing student thinking

OCSI Connections: OCSI focuses on thinking. We focus on increasing students' ability to think both critically and Biblically. It’s good to see... PreK students working together to figure out new and creative ways to build [...]

We want our students to think

At OCSI, we want our students to think. We want our students to think critically and Biblically. So, we ask our students to... Imagine, analyze, and evaluate art, in part by applying artistic principles. Consider what it [...]

High school students are well into the school year

High School Happenings: High school students are well into the school year. As they analyze primary documents in history, set up experiments in science, and evaluate characters’ motivations in literature, they are learning to think [...]

We want to increase student understanding

We want to see students understanding God, His world, and their place in it. This is one of our expected student outcomes, and I’m excited about understandings I’ve seen OCSI secondary students grappling with this week. [...]

High schoolers are in the swing of things

High School Happenings: With the beginning of school, all the high school students are back in the swing of things. On the first day of school the National Honor Society students welcomed new students and [...]

Important Links

Guidance
National Honor Society
Student Handbook

Our Program

Our classes (except foreign language) are taught in English, and we use an American-style program that addresses the whole person, is Biblically based, recognizes all truth is God’s truth, emphasizes sharing the Gospel and discipleship, and encourages Biblical thinking and living. 

Our high school program includes Bible, core academics, electives (art, computer applications, music, woodshop), honors courses (English, math), Advanced Placement courses (English, math), online courses from Sevenstar, cocurricular program including sports and student government, and activities:

  • Year-round activities: Student Council, National Honor Society, chapel, homeroom
  • Fall activities: girls’ cross-country and volleyball, boys’ cross-country, school-start social, camp, walkathon
  • Winter activities: girls’ basketball and cheerleading, boys’ basketball, banquet, spirit week, service week, science fair
  • Spring activities: girls’ soccer and track, boys’ soccer and track, athletic banquet, junior/senior banquet, senior trip, Japanese language speech contest

 Communication

We post grades online, send home report cards, e-mail a school newsletter each month, and have conferences twice a year. We can be contacted by phone or e-mail.

High School Teachers

Aoki, Manami Japanese Language email website
Baumgart, Ryan HS Bible email website
Childers, Brynn HS Social Studies email website
Cusumano, Dan Woodshop, Weightlifting email website
Doerksen, Angela HS English email website
Essenburg, Kim HS English email website
Kline, Garry HS Computer Apps email
Lloyd, Carolyn Art email website
Lloyd, Evan Technology email
Lopez, Norah PE email website
Meredith, Jason PE email website
Metz, Katsumi Japanese Language email website
Moyer, Guy HS English email website
Reasoner, Don HS Music, Secondary Chaplain email website
Roe, Andy HS Bible email website
Rush, Judi HS Social Studies email website
Skarin, Brad HS Science email website
Suzuki, Stanley HS Math email website
Toffenetti, Emily HS Math email website
Vardhini, Deena HS Science email website
Yabe, Hitomi Japanese Language email website