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. 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 are able to demonstrate the skilled use of knowledge to solve complex problems in addition to rote-memorized facts. Assessments range from writing a response to a simple prompt to elaborate projects or performances evaluated as part of a portfolio. In summary, students are assessed by measuring inter-individual differences in achievements, the success of performance in state standards, and individual growth over time.
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” supports for 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 information in multiple ways, students are able to express themselves in multiple ways, and students are given multiple pathways for engagement in the curriculum.
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The College Preparatory curriculum offers small classes with licensed teachers, highly qualified in their respective content areas, to emphasize the importance of advanced placement classes and post-secondary educational options. Teachers concentrate on college preparation, using travel, visiting educators and field studies to inspire learning. Exceptional teachers provide a supportive learning environment and time for each student. Students are encouraged to be independent and partner with their teachers to make their course of study relevant to their future goals. Overall, a sense of community and cooperation among teachers, students, and parents define a path for higher learning. Although our high school program is small, a range of fine arts programs is available to enrich students’ educational experiences, assisting each in developing personal strengths and talents.
The Oakstone Academy college preparatory curriculum requires the following credits and activities for graduation:
Four years of English
Three years of Spanish, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science
One credit of Physical Education and Health
One credit that requires travel in the U.S. or abroad that integrates curriculum over the school year with experiences encountered during travel; travel is hosted by the school
40 hours of Community Service