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Academics

Upper School

high school 

Curriculum

All high school students must meet State of Ohio minimum credit requirements for graduation along with ODCS credit requirements, which include:

English                         4 Math                          4
Science                        3 Social Studies           3
Community Service      ½ Fine Arts                   1
Health                          ½ Physical Education   ½
Public Speaking           ½ Electives                   4
Bible                             4  

Students are required to pass seven end of year course exams. High school students are required to take four years of mathematics. We strongly suggest, that college bound students take three or more years of foreign language.  Honors level diplomas are available.  Our students compete in the National Merit Scholarship Program and many have been recognized as finalists, semifinalists, or as commended students by the program throughout the school's history.

Features

  • Student to teacher ratio = 12:1
  • Daily Bible instruction
  • Weekly chapel and CONNECT programs
  • Full college preparatory program    
  • Tutoring program with additional staff
  • Speech therapy/communication skills
  • Drama - fall play and spring musical     
  • Marching and Concert Bands     
  • Choir   
  • Handbells
  • Competitive OHSAA Div. III & IV athletics 
  • Athletes in Action                                                                                                    
  • ODCS Press (online student newspaper, odcspress.org)
  • Top Ten of the Class Banquet
  • Student Council (STUCO)
  • Ohio Mock Trial
  • Great Debate
  • Art fairs
  • Senior class trip
  • National Honor Society
  • Patriot Service Club
  • J-Term: enrichment courses
  • Homecoming activities
  • Junior & Senior Prom
  • Yearbook
  • Field trips
  • Honors Academy

Honors Courses

Students seeking additional challenge may enroll in honors courses: Pre-Calculus, Biology, 
Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Pre-AP English, Law & Society, Government/Economics, World Studies, French III & IV, Spanish III & IV, Art 2, 3,or 4 and Band.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

U.S. History, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, 
Calculus AB & BC, Physics, Statistics and Studio Art.

Sports

Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field
Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball 

Service Programs

In accordance with our mission, we encourage students to strengthen their education by cultivating virtue and compassion for others. Therefore, in addition to our core curriculum, a minimum of 25 hours of community service for each year in attendance is required of high school students for graduation. Our students participate in a number of service projects: local food drives, community awareness centers, missions trips, shoebox project through BUSES International, and individualized drives. Students have been recognized at the state and national levels for their commitment to serving others.

Upper School

 

GRADES 7 - 8

CURRICULUM

Core Courses: Bible, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, and Art
Additional Courses: Band and Choir
Advanced Courses: Algebra I

 

 

Features

  • ​​​​​​Student to teacher ratio = 11:1
  • Daily Bible instruction            
  • Weekly chapel and CONNECT programs
  • Service projects
  • Accelerated Reader and Math Programs 
  • Tutoring program with additional staff
  • Speech therapy
  • Drama-fall play and spring musical
  • J-Term enrichment courses
  • Sport and theatre summer camps
  • Student Council (STUCO)
  • 8th Grade Trip: Washington, D.C. 
  • 7th & 8th Grade Banquet 
  • Art fairs
  • Field trips

Sports

Boys: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer (co-ed), Track & Field

Girls:  Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer (co-ed), Track & Field, Volleyball