Ottawa County Christian Academy in Oak Harbor is accepting applications for new students for the 2012-2013 academic year. The school currently has openings in all grades.
OCCA, a ministry of Grace Baptist Church, opened in 2004 to give area parents an alternative to public education. The school is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools as well as the Buckeye Association of Christian Schools. OCCA is recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as an “08” institution, meaning it follows all the state guidelines for attendance and academics set forth by the Minimum Standards of the ODE.
“We have so much to offer academically,” said school founder Pastor Richard Bickelhaupt. “We have partnered up with A Beka Book, the irrefutable leader in Christian textbooks and instruction, and our students have excelled because of it.”
A Beka Book publishes Christian textbooks for homeschoolers and Christian schools. OCCA exclusively uses the curriculum in all grades. For many higher-level courses, the school uses A Beka Book’s master video program, where a master teacher on the A Beka Academy campus in Pensacola, Florida teaches the subject matter via video.
“The video option is a great tool for a school like ours because we have an on-site certified teacher specifically trained in the curriculum,” said Pastor Bickelhaupt. “Students are not only getting the best instruction from the videos, but they are also getting personal, one-on-one help from the teacher. That is something even many homeschoolers don’t get.”
Registration deadline for the 2012-2013 school year is May 31. Those interested in enrollment should call the school office to request an application. For questions, call the school office at 419-898-3888, or Grace Baptist Church at 419-898-4002.
OCCA is a private, non-chartered Baptist school located at 325 S. Toussaint-Portage Road.