OCA adheres to a high standard for academic goal-setting. Curriculum, rigorous standards, and best practice strategies combine to create a rigorous learning environment for students.
OCA faculty members are highly qualified educators who strive to help their students unite a passion for Christ with excellence in academics. Every member of the faculty signs a statement of faith, aligning themselves with the calling from God to educate from a biblical worldview.
Oakwood Christian Academy is fully accredited by Cognia (formerly Advanced-Ed), North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA), National Council of Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS), and the Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS) which is a charter member of Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission (GAPSAC).
Accreditation is a means whereby the American Association of Christian Schools can assist member schools in building stronger Christian schools. AACS is a national/international accreditation body.
The accreditation program of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools has been recognized and approved by the following Georgia state boards and authorities:
The Georgia Board of Education has approved the Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission (GAPSAC) of which the Georgia Association of Christian Schools is a charter member. All schools provisionally or fully accredited GACS are entitled to benefits, including transfer of grades and credits to public schools, on the same basis as students from public schools. No additional tests over and above those required by public school students have to be taken by students from GACS accredited schools, nor additional measures whatsoever will be required.
Graduates of schools that are candidates for accreditation provisionally accredited or fully accredited by the Georgia Association of Christian Schools are eligible for HOPE Scholarship on the same basis as are graduates from public schools in Georgia. Application for these scholarships may be made through the Georgia college or university to which the student has applied.
The Georgia Board of Regents has approved graduates from GACS provisionally or fully accredited schools for entrance to colleges of the University System of Georgia (USG). However, individual colleges of the USG may place additional requirements, over and above those required for graduation by the Georgia Board of Education, on all students (from both public and private schools) applying to a particular college. Usually, these requirements are based on the “Freshman Index” which is a combination of SAT scores and course grades from the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA).
For this reason, we recommend that any student planning to attend a college or university of the USG to contact that particular college or colleges no later than the beginning of their junior year of high school to be assured the student is on track to meet admission requirements. Information on the Freshman Index may be requested from any college or university of the USG.