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Academics

Academics

BACKGROUND & PHILOSOPHY

 

Open Door Christian Schools (ODCS) are co-educational preschool through grade 12 college preparatory schools serving Christian families. Governed by a Board of Directors, ODCS is a non-profit, non-denominational institution which was founded in 1976. ODCS is committed to the historic Christian perspective of life as set forth in the Bible, recognizing God as the creator of all things, the Holy Spirit as the convictor of the believer, and the Son of God as Savior of all who believe in Him.                

ODCS is committed to the Judeo-Christian ethic and holds that the knowledge of God is the beginning of wisdom; that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant word of God; that fellowship with God is the basis for true fellowship with one another; and that each student is uniquely  created by God and is endowed with particular talents. Therefore, our aim is to function as an extension of the home and to nurture each student in his/her development as a whole person:  spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially—providing the opportunity to educate for eternity.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • ODCS is the largest Christian school from Cleveland to Toledo with an enrollment of over 500 students.
  • ODCS offers a comprehensive Bible curriculum, daily Bible class, weekly chapel. and weekly CONNECT. Every course and activity is taught with a Biblical worldview.
  • 94% of 2017 graduates went on to higher education with each graduate earning an average of $100,000 in scholarships. 
  • 5,000+ collective community service hours are performed yearly by students.
  • 98% of upper school students are involved in extra-curricular activities.
  • 76% of middle school/high school students participate in athletics including 3 athletes competing at the state level (2016-17). 
  • 2017 girls basketball team ranked #1 in state for highest GPA of 4.0.
  • Technology upgrades for upper school students include 1:1 access, Mac Lab, green screen, and sound booth for film/media projects.  Lower school students have access to Chromebooks and iPads plus each classroom has an interactive whiteboard.
  • ODCS Patriot Theatre received five nominations in the 2016-17 Dazzle Awards (Northeast Ohio’s musical theatre competition sponsored by Playhouse Square) and won Best Scenic Design.
  • ODCS families are from diverse backgrounds (32% minority student population).
  • 23% of ODCS families receive need-based financial assistance for tuition.

TECHNOLOGY

ODCS implements innovative and exceptional resources that create a 21st century learning environment by consistently integrating technology into the classroom. Students develop skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity through the use of Chromebooks, iPads, a Robotics lab, interactive whiteboards, and the use of a tech lab for film/media production.