MORE ABOUT OKLAHOMA BOARDING SCHOOLS
Oklahoma’s educational system includes public, primary, secondary, vocational, and boarding schools in 540 school districts. Oklahoma has the highest enrollment of Native American students in the nation, with 120,122. The state is among the best in pre-kindergarten education. The National Institute for Early Education Research rated it first in the United States about standards, quality, and access to pre-kindergarten education, calling it a model for early childhood schooling. In 2004, the state ranked 36th in the nation for the relative number of adults with high school diplomas, though at 85.2 percent, it had the highest rate among southern states.
Oklahoma public, private, and boarding schools believe that providing students and families a variety of education choices representing a range of high-quality instructional methodologies is a vital District goal. To accomplish this goal, the District recognizes the federal initiative of schools and welcomes school leaders to join with us in providing quality education to the children of Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Department of Education seeks to ensure that all students graduate from high school boarding school ready for college and career. Boarding schools will be a mechanism for growing the range of options so that all Oklahoma City Public School students can be successful. Every student learns in different ways; they aspire to other careers and are interested in various subjects: the more options, the better. To accomplish our goal, the boarding schools strive to provide flexibility of programs that facilitate students achieving their academic and personal potential.
Boarding school students entering the 9th grade must enroll in the College Preparatory/Work Ready Curriculum. A student’s parent or legal guardian may complete an opt-out form provided by the school to request that the student be enrolled under the Core Curriculum standards also in state law. This curriculum meets the state’s requirements for high school boarding school graduation and a standard diploma. This curriculum aligns with the requirements for college admission at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.
Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) A multi-year process to guide students as they explore their career and academic opportunities. ICAP identifies student interests, skills, secondary/postsecondary coursework, certificates, credentials, degrees, and workforce experiences that help chart the progress needed to prepare boarding school students for college and career.
All students must take all state assessments required by the State Board of Education to graduate. Alternatively, these students must take any nationally recognized high school test the District elects to use instead of the state assessments as authorized by federal law. The requirement to take the assessments to graduate is subject to all exemptions, conditions, and accommodations permitted by state or federal law. Some high schools may have additional requirements to graduate.
Oklahoma has a lot to offer boarding school students. Students receive academics excellence while exploring everything else that Oklahoma has to offer. The state has phenomenal lakes where swimming, boating, and bass fishing are the most desired activities.
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