The Middle School & High school classrooms are so beautiful because, in essence, they run themselves. OCA's High School humanities teacher once said, "I don't participate in literature discussions now because I have to, I participate because I want to!" OCA's secondary students are the ones leading the discussion. One prospective parent (who was touring) exclaimed, "Wow! That felt like a college seminar!" OCA students, however, see their literature discussions more like a book club. Students WANT to be a part of their learning community! 

7th-10th grade students in OCA's Hybrid Program attend classes 3 days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. OCA is continually evaluating moving to a full time (5 day) MS/HS program, so please inquire with our Admissions Coordinator at if you are interested in that option. 


Small group and project based learning continue in secondary education at OCA. MS/HS students take the classes they need at the appropriate levels (according to their academic needs). In other parts of the curriculum, students work in diversified groups, where they can learn from their peers who have different strengths than they do.  Classes utilize hands-on science experiments & dissection, community service projects, and leadership development,


OCA's Entrepreneur High School culminates in a business plan, product, and Fellows Internship Program! Explore OCA's MS/HS Academic Course Study, Electives, Entrepreneur Program, and a sample High School Social Events Calendar below. Middle School students are invited to some of the HS social events as well. 

Casual Work Meeting