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OCSI High School Blog Posts

We want our students to collaborate

At OCSI, we want our students to collaborate. We want our students to collaborate effectively, respecting others as God's image bearers. So, we want our students to... Work productively in groups to focus ideas and [...]

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. [...]

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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
  • 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


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

Mrs. Aoki Japanese Language email website
Mr. Baumgart HS Bible email website
Ms. Childers HS Social Studies email website
Mr. Cusumano Woodshop, Weightlifting email website
Mrs. Doerksen HS English email website
Mrs. Essenburg HS English email website
Mrs. Lloyd Art email website
Mr. Lloyd Technology email
Mrs. Lopez PE / Health email website
Mr. Meredith PE email website
Mrs. Metz Japanese Language email website
Dr. Moyer HS English email website
Mr. Reasoner HS Music, Secondary Chaplain email website
Mr. Roe HS Bible email website
Ms. Rush HS Social Studies email website
Mr. Skarin HS Science email website
Mr. Suzuki HS Math email website
Ms. Toffenetti HS Math email website
Dr. Vardhini HS Science email website
Ms. Yabe Japanese Language email website