FAQs

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What are the uniform requirements?

Students enrolled in pre-grammar and grammar school are required to wear uniforms. Our requirements are broad to allow some diversity while maintaining a professional appearance. See our Uniform Page for more details. 

How does the university-model schedule work?

Classes are conducted at the school 1 day a week and parents teach at home the remainder of the week with Christian, classical curriculum carefully selected by the school board and faculty. Optional at-home assignments and activities are provided for some classes.

What classes are covered at school?

Our program currently covers music, science, math, Bible & history, PE, grammar, poetry, art, and Latin (2nd grade and up).

What curricula do you use at school? 

  • Math: Math-U-See
  • History/Bible: Veritas Press & KJV for memorization
  • Science: Apologia
  • Phonics: Phonics Pathways
  • Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser
  • Literature: Selected classics & Logos Press comprehension guides
  • Grammar: Shurley
  • Writing: IEW
  • Poetry: Linguistic Development through Poetry (IEW), a collection compiled by Anna Christensen, & Logos Press Poetry
  • Primer & Grammar of Poetry
  • Latin: Picta Dicta, Orbus Pictus, Kraken Latin, Lingua Latina, & a story-based curriculum compiled by Peggy Hiett
  • Music: Kodaly method, arranged by musician and certified Kodaly instructor, Sarah Davis
  • Art: Various hands-on techniques, art principles and theory, and imitation of selected masters

What extra-curricular activities do you have?

This depends on parent interest to help organize things. We have a great facility where all types of activities are possible, and so far have had optional afternoon programs such as wrestling (for boys), crafts, chess club, and soccer. Others with enough interest and as age groups get wider spread may include baseball, rugby, culinary arts, dance, various artisan skills, mechanics, and more. Current students and staff members are also involved in homeschool volleyball and track teams that share our facilities.

Why do you use multi-age settings and mixed grades (e.g. an 8-yr-old may be in grade 3 math while in grade 2 English)?

Most of our classes will have children close to the same age, but multi-age activities offer numerous benefits to both students and teachers. These include continuity of home dynamic, a culture of responsibility and self-initiation with individualized pacing, a wider and more intuitive range of roles adapted by the student, and a more stimulating and creative teaching environment.

Although this is not always a practical norm at Ozarks Academy, we like mixing grades when needed because it helps to emphasize mastery of skills, maturity levels, and different intelligences instead of arbitrary age-grouping. It also allows for more merit progression instead of passive matriculation.