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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  

 

High school students are required to take 4 years of mathematics and we strongly suggest, for college bound students, 3 or more years of foreign language. Honors level diplomas are available.

 

Features

  • Average class size = 16     
  • Student to teacher ratio = 7:1
  • Daily Bible instruction
  • Weekly chapel program
  • Family chapel (quarterly)
  • Full college preparatory program    
  • Standardized testing
  • 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
  • The Minuteman Press (online student newspaper)        
  • Top Ten of the Class Banquet
  • Student Council (STUCO)
  • Ohio Mock Trial
  • Art fairs
  • Senior class trip
  • National Honor Society
  • Key Club
  • Educational international travel
  • J-Term: enrichment courses
  • Homecoming activities
  • Junior & Senior Prom
  • Great Debate
  • Ski Cub
  • Yearbook
  • Field trips

Honors Courses

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

Our students compete in the National Merit Scholarship Program and many have been recognized as finalists or as commended students by the program throughout the school's history.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

U.S. History, Art History, European History, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Calculus, Physics, Biology, Statistics, and Studio Art.

Sports

Boys:  Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, 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, Art
Additional Courses:  HIgh School Marching Band (8th), Concert Band, High School Choir (8th), Spanish and French Enrichment (8th)
Advanced Courses:  Algebra I

 

Features

  • Average class size = 17
  • Student to teacher ratio = 7:1          
  • Daily Bible instruction                                       
  • Weekly chapel program
  • Family chapel (quarterly)
  • Advanced courses                              
  • Accelerated Reader and Math Programs
  • Standardized testing
  • Tutoring program with additional staff
  • Speech therapy
  • Bands: Marching (beginning in 8th grade) and Concert
  • Choir
  • Drama production
  • Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA)
  • Student Council (STUCO)
  • 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
  • 7th & 8th Grade Banquet
  • Art fairs
  • Ski Club
  • Field trips
  • Student Ambassadors

Sports

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

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