Upper School: Curriculum
Upper School: Curriculum
Oakstone Academy High School is a learning environment with high expectations and a commitment to excellence. Core curriculum in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, and Art is taught by licensed teachers deemed highly qualified by the Ohio Department of Education in their respective content areas Oakstone Academy provides a quality, comprehensive education ensuring that all students achieve their maximum potential. High school students have the option to participate in standard, honors, and college courses through Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program. The school helps students create their own unique place in an ever-changing society and to productively engage the community.
Students are evaluated by an integrated evaluation program. Student progress is assessed using a variety of assessment procedures such as performance tasks, scoring rubrics, portfolios, curriculum- based measures, state assessments, off year achievement tests, and extended constructed responses in addition to traditional multiple-choice tests. Students also participate in both ACT and SAT preparation courses and exams, which are aimed to help students identify career paths and prepare them for college entrance exams.
State standards, instructional goals, and individual student progress drive changes in classroom instruction. The principles of universal design are applied to provide the “built in” support for a wide continuum of learners in a single classroom. Universal design is an integral part for addressing the overall instructional needs of the students promoting flexibility and accessibility. Universal design for learning employs relevant and dynamic curricular materials and activities that permit a wide range of learners to accomplish challenging learning outcomes. Learners are presented with information in multiple ways, students are able to express themselves in multiple ways, and students are given multiple pathways for engagement in the curriculum. Celebrate learning and personal growth at Oakstone Academy High School!
Oakstone Academy requires the following credits for graduation:
- English (4 credits)
- Mathematics (4 credits)
- Social Studies (3 credits)
- Science (3 credits)
- Health (½ credit)
- Physical Education (½ credit – 2 semester courses)
- Electives (5 credits – must include 1 credit Fine Arts)
- Financial Literacy (built into Government Class)
Oakstone Academy provides several opportunities for students to get college experience, while attending high school. A.P (Advanced Placement) courses are available to all students, which allow students to earn college credit by passing a content exam. Students also have the unique opportunity to take college courses during their regular school day, without ever having to leave the building. Oakstone Academy has partnered with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) to provide these experiences for students. Oakstone Academy staff members serve as Adjunct Professors and students can experience college with familiar people, in a familiar place, for no cost. Students also have the ability to take online classes through COTC. Post-Secondary Options (PSEO) also allow students to experience college through other institutions, if students are interested. Oakstone Academy is focused on getting all students college experience during high school to help with their transition to college. College opportunities benefit students/families by providing an inexpensive way to earn college credit and help them get a jump start on their college studies.