Oaks Christian Online Launches WASC and SAIS Accredited Online Middle School Program for 7th and 8th Grade Students

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In response to the high demand for top-tier, flexible, accredited online course options for students, Oaks Christian Online (OCO), one of the nation’s finest college-preparatory online schools, launches its first online program for seventh and eighth grade students.

In response to the high demand for top-tier, flexible, accredited online course options for students, Oaks Christian Online (OCO), one of the nation’s finest college-preparatory online schools, launches its first online program for seventh and eighth grade students. While OCO is a private, non-profit institution, students from both public and private schools are eligible for enrollment. All courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

The online middle school curriculum includes courses such as: U.S. History, English Intensive Grammar, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Comprehensive Sciences and Foreign Languages (Spanish, Latin, French, and Chinese). The online course curriculum is designed to meet California middle school requirements thereby allowing students to fully prepare for the transition to high school and at the same time pursue other passions, such as the performing arts, sports, or special missions or projects abroad. While there is no theology course requirement at this level, students have the option to participate in a Youth Ministry Club.

Students benefit from engaging and interactive weekly live session. Classes are offered via the open-source learning management system Canvas by Instructure. The cloud-based software provides the platform for high quality online courses with meaningful student-to-student and student-to-teacher interactions in an academic environment. Both blended and fully online programs are available. OCO offers a competitive tuition rate of $7,750 per year for full-time students.

Founding Oaks Christian Online School Director Vicki Conway states, “OCO is part of Oaks Christian School which has a main campus composed of a middle school and high school. Our instructors and administrators are very experienced with this age group and we understand the unique needs of middle schoolers. We are aware that students at this age in particular are more successful in a loving and nurturing environment. We also understand the need for community, free time and the gradual introduction to a more intensive course load.”

OCO has a selective admissions process in order to make sure the online learning platform is a good fit for each applicant. Students are required to submit transcripts and students and their parents are interviewed by the school’s admissions officer.

Established in 2011, OCO High School provides a rigorous, NCAA approved, college-preparatory education for high school and middle school students all around the world in a Christian environment. OCO and Oaks Christian School, the main campus in Westlake Village, California are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as by the Southern Association of Independent Schools. OCO continues to enroll part-time and full-time students throughout the school year and regularly hosts information sessions on its main campus – 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362, as well as virtual information sessions for prospective student families. Interested students can visit the website http://online.oakschristian.org to R.S.V.P. 100% of OCO graduates were accepted to 4-year colleges.

OCO is the founding school of the Online Christian Consortium, a leadership organization of schools committed to theologically engaged, college-preparatory, accredited, online programs. The organization’s vision is that its courses provide an education that uplifts, transforms and inspires students around the world. For more information on The Online Christian Consortium, please visit: http://onlinechristianconsortium.org.

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