Reaccreditation recommendation

Ouachita Christian School has once again been recommended for dual reaccreditation with the National Christian Schools Association and Cognia, a non-profit, non-governmental accreditation agency.

OCS has been accredited since 1982, meeting the standards designed to produce quality, Christ-centered education on the pre-college level.

Dr. Beth Riley, Head of School at Weatherford (Texas) Christian School and the accreditation team leader, reported that OCS “is an incredible Christian school that plays a vital part in the community. The school provides a safe educational environment, where every child is loved and cared for every day.”

OCS undergoes a review every five years to ensure it continues to meet standards of the accrediting agencies.

Cognia will review the findings and announce its final decision this summer. 

At OCS, Principal Jayme Stokes has been the leading the school’s accreditation team since 1990.

“When we receive this recommendation for accreditation, it’s just a testament to the hard work of the faculty, staff, students, parents, the board of directors, and larger community. We’re thankful and are blessed to have such an outstanding body of people contributing to the school’s success,” Stokes said. 

OCS senior Hannah Jones echoed the sentiments: “If you ask anyone, they would all agree that OCS has a profound way of leaving whoever comes here indelibly changed. To be sure, we have our faults and shortcomings. However, I am convinced that God has worked and continues to work within the halls and classrooms of this school.”