Outdoor Connect Christian Academy TK-6
A place where teaching and learning takes place outdoors
Outdoor Connect Christian Academy provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. In every class, our teachers emphasize the strategies and processes involved in learning and self-growth, creating a unique opportunity to prepare our students to live thoughtful, creative, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing society. Please see our current course offerings below.
Our TK program accepts 4 yr old children who can successfully demonstrate academic and social-emotional readiness for the program. Our TK is part of our elementary school program (unlike Pre-K which is part of preschool) and is considered the 1st year of Kindergarten. We offer full time and part-time.
The program introduces students to the alphabet, numbers, colors, bible stories, music, and second language (Spanish) through hands-on experiences and songs. Students' Academic and Emotional intelligence is simultaneously boosted with our enrichment activities that involve, dealing with emotions, Christian Values, planting, music, and caring for nature.
Children are eligible for Kindergarten if they turn 5yrs. old on or before September 1st. The program introduces students to the elements of reading, writing, and Math. The use of learning centers, manipulatives, and hands-on activities. Our Outdoor Classroom provides students with a strong foundation for 1st-grade Academic content and boosts Emotional Intelligence (EQ). In addition to core academics, OCCA offers the following enrichment programs, which are integrated into our everyday curriculum and activities: Bible, Music, Spanish as a Second Language, Music, STEM activities, Gardening, Sustainability, and Entrepreneur skills.
In addition to the core areas of study, students are educated in the following areas: Christian values, Spanish as a Foreign Language, STEM activities, Sustainability, Entrepreneur skills, Music, and personal traits.
Students receive an individualized curriculum according to the placement test results of taken at the beginning of the school year. Students may complete the curriculum at a faster pace to advance to the following grade level. We have high expectations for each one of our students and they must obtain a minimum of a B to be promoted to the following grade level. We continue to encourage our students to spend time outdoors and move as needed as they complete their daily activities and projects.
Homeschooling Combination Alternative
Tomorrow Starts Now
In addition to our regular school attendance, we offer a combination of actual school attendance and homeschooling. Students come 3 full days a week. Teachers and parents co-teach. Students take a placement test and curriculum is given to meet their individual needs. While in school, students will benefit from the outdoor classroom approach and the other enrichment programs: Bible, Spanish as a Second Language, Music, STEM activities, Gardening, Sustainability, and Entrepreneur skills. This program may be a good fit for families that want to homeschool their children but also want to boost their Emotional Intelligence.