The OCCS Academic Journey ...
OCCS believes in a wholistic education. This means that children will receive an education that engages their whole self - body, mind, and soul. We believe in the seriousness of loving the Lord our God with all of our being. To that end, our purpose is to produce students who will graduate with integrity and will be ready to lead godly productive lives.
OCCS offers an academically competitve curriculum (ABEKA AND BOB JONES) with students graduating OCCS with Local Diplomas from NYS (STUDENTS MAY OPT TO TAKE REGENTS EXAMS AT THEIR LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OR ONEONTA HS). Our curriculum is taught by competent, trained, and experienced teachers in class sizes that are small enough for both individual attention and classroom discussion.
Preparing our students for the future
College Credits for Juniors & Seniors
OCCS students have the opportunity to begin taking college level classes their junior year. Right now OCCS has a working relationship with Hartwick College and Davis College to offer students both on campus and online experiences at the collegiate level.
Students with Special Needs
OCCS teachers understand that sometimes things just aren't "sinking in" with the material. Teachers go a long way to ensuring students understand the material and what it means. Often there are students who think differently, or in a different way, and need someone else to help them along in their understanding with certain subjects. Some students might need some extra time with reading, testing, working through a particular problem or certain methods. We at OCCS strive to make sure that every students has a fair opportunity to learn how to be their best. To that end we proved a Resource Person and opportunities for families to utilize the free option of having their child tested for an IEP or 504 in order to see just how it is that the child learns. This will enable the teachers to understand how to nuance things differently, or to give extra time in certain areas, or to rephrase things a bit differently in order that all children understand how they can learn.