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Philosophy & Benefits of the Educational Options Program
At Ontario Christian, we believe that parents play the primary role in the discipleship and training of their children. As we partner with parents in their role, we want to provide options that incorporate the utilization of our educational options program in a full-time or part-time setting. These settings include the following:
- Families can choose to educate their students full-time at home with the encouragement and support of our educational options staff as needed. OC collects the required paperwork and maintains a cumulative file for each student to ensure educational and legal standards are being met. Homeschooling is not WASC accredited. For more info please go to edop.ocschools.org.
- Monthly field trips are offered as well as on-campus activities such as chapels, Green and Gold Day, Ontario Christian Family events as well as participation in promotion and graduation ceremonies.
- Standardized MAP testing is offered on campus for 1st through 8th grade in the fall and spring.
- Our Classical Education homeschool hybrid option meets off-site 2 days a week to enhance the learning of Educational Options students and can be used for meeting course requirements in History, Bible, Science, Language Arts, Logic, Art, Music, and Latin! Includes IEW writing instruction for 2nd-8th grade. Not WASC accredited. For more information please go to edop.ocschools.org.
- All students in the 3rd-12th grades have the option of attending classes on-campus part-time. This option allows our middle school and high school students to participate in sports, band, choir, art, and other programs offered on campus.
- OC Online provides asynchronous accredited Christian courses for students grade 3-12, that can be started at any time throughout the year.
- Fab Fridays: Elementary enrichment classes which include Art, STEM activities, living history projects, explorations in art, theater arts, and music. Students also attend weekly chapel. For more information, please go to edop.ocschools.org.
Families enrolling in Educational Options must meet the regular admissions requirements of Ontario Christian Schools. This includes the following requirements:
- At least one parent/guardian must have a clear testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, is a member or regularly worshipping in a local Christian church and is not participating in practices that would be considered illegal, or considered by the school as immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian lifestyle such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship.
- The student must meet Ontario Christian School age and other requirements.
- The education must be consistent with the philosophy and academic rigor of Ontario Christian School.
- Students are required to take an aptitude test to assess their academic level and use as a baseline for future reference.
- The student must succeed in behavior and citizenship.
- Parents, and students in grades seven and up, must sign the Parent/student Cooperation form.
- Parent(s)/guardians(s) must complete and sign the Family Application form and the Contract that includes financial commitment.
Privileges & Conditions
All Educational Options students have the following privileges and conditions.
A. Privileges and Conditions
- Students receive umbrella coverage as part of the Ontario Christian Schools through Educational Options.
- Students are eligible to receive a student ID card, attend athletic events and other events at the student rate, and have a student picture included in the school yearbook.
- All EO students are invited to attend school chapels, assemblies, and rallies.
- All EO students may participate in after school clubs and programs, such as Chess Club, Kiwanis Key Club, International Club, Art Club, Film Club, Podcast Club, Snorkeling Club, and Mock Trial. EO students may also participate in various school service projects.
- EO students may participate in school social events.
- EO families may make arrangements to use the school library and the high school career center.
- Students taking on-campus classes may participate in all of the activities associated with that course, including field trips and presentations.
- Bus service provided for students taking on-campus classes.
- Guidance department & career center assists families in developing a four-year plan that leads toward completing graduation requirements and college readiness.
- Upon completion of graduation requirements, students are invited to participate in graduation ceremonies and celebrations.
- Tuition Assistance available.
B. Qualifications and Restrictions
- PSP track HS students are not eligible for valedictorian, salutatorian, or school scholarships.
- EO students who take fewer than two classes on campus are not eligible for California Scholarship Federation membership, participation in athletics, participation in athletics and drama productions, or serve on the Associated Student Body.
- At the high school level, California Scholarship Federation membership, National Honor Society and Renaissance Program membership is available for qualifying students.
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