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Thoughts Concerning the Education of our Children-Part 1 While my blogs are intended for all who are interested in Oakwood Christian Academy, I would like to undertake a series on the topic of Christian education and direct it especially toward our parents. I will keep each one short and to the point! It is interesting to note, according to reliable research cited by the Independent School Management group, that parents enroll their children in private

Encouragement: College Success

Posted on December 14, 2017

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I’d like to share with you an encouraging piece of news from one of recent graduates.   At the end of her first college semester this fall, she will have 30 college credits under her belt and will be considered a college sophomore!  Fifteen of these credits were earned through her dual enrollment classes at OCA. Additionally, she tested out of her Spanish 111 and 112 earning credit for these college courses. The great news is

Core Courses/OCA Philosophy

Posted on December 4, 2017

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Slipping high school SAT (CollegeBoard) scores have been a recurring news item in recent weeks.  James Montoya, a CollegeBoard vice president, recently reported that “less than half the students taking the SAT are getting college-ready scores” (www.hereandnow.org, Sept 26).  Ironically, the average high school grade point average (GPA) is actually increasing.  This means that students are achieving at lower levels while, at the same time, schools are tending to give higher grades!  Can anyone say

Introduction

Posted on December 1, 2017

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Most of us are inundated with emails, blogs, tweets, texts, social networking and other forms of communication to the point of information overload.  How do we sort through all of the information sent our way, discerning between the substantial and the trivial?  This is a challenging issue with which many of us wrestle in this digital age. One priority that must remain on the front burner for us as Christian parents and educators is the