President & Athletic Director: Micah Harper
Headmaster: Sherri Slade (and PK-2 principal)
Principals: Jayme Stokes (9-12) and Dr. Mary Skelton (3-8)
Counselors: Jennifer Malone, Amanda McMullen
HISTORY: In 1974, Ouachita Christian School officially opened its doors for the first time. This brought to reality the dream of a small group to educate future leaders through quality education in a Christian environment. The ideals of this group carry on. OCS has grown to be the largest Christian school in northeast Louisiana, serving families in seven Louisiana parishes and two Arkansas counties.
PHILOSOPHY: The founders of Ouachita Christian School, Incorporated, had a vision of a school which would provide a quality academic education and a thorough knowledge of biblical heritage. The goal of the school’s administration, faculty, and staff is to guide each student into an awareness of the worth and individuality of others. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential in all areas of learning at a rate suited to individual abilities. We accept students of various racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. This emphasis is reflected in the curriculum and admissions policies.
OCS is a college preparatory school with a challenging curriculum. We emphasize basic disciplines and the liberal arts on the premise that critical thinking and expression are essential to the vitality of our culture. Our goal is to make learning a stimulating experience emphasizing basic discipline, and intellectual curiosity necessary to fulfill their potential. To meet this goal we provide faculty members who are not only well prepared in their disciplines, but who also appreciate the individual differences of their students. At OCS, we want our students to grow in understanding of their spiritual nature and their moral responsibilities. We want them to accept accountability for their actions and attitudes, both on campus and in the community. We want them, as loyal citizens of our country, to grow in appreciation of both their rights and their obligations and to acquire the ability and desire to participate constructively, in the activities of society. These goals are rooted in our belief that each person is made in the image of God and therefore worthy of dignity and respect.
To impart knowledge of the Christian heritage not only through courses in Bible class and participation in chapel but across the entire school curriculum.
To provide a coordinated curriculum that imparts the skills and knowledge necessary for graduating students to continue their education at competitive colleges and universities.
To challenge students to assume responsibility for human betterment through awareness of and involvement in local, state, national, and international issues.
To help students develop self-confidence and self-esteem by providing a variety of extracurricular activities in which they can develop their special interests and talents.
To enhance the quality of life through the development of physical fitness, wise use of leisure time, and a sense of the aesthetic.
STATEMENT OF FAITHWe believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It is the basis of knowing God’s will on earth; it is divinely inspired. We believe in the one true God, the creator of the universe, the God of the Old and New Testament. We believe the Godhead exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God born of a virgin and lived without sin. He became flesh, was crucified and raised bodily from the grave on the third day. His death was the ultimate atonement for sin. He will return to Earth in final judgment of the just and unjust. He left his Holy Spirit to admonish, teach, bring to repentance, indwell and set apart believers in a holy, daily lifestyle. We believe that salvation comes by grace through faith in the gospel and salvation involves repentance, turning from our own ways to God’s ways. We believe that you enter the kingdom of God by being reborn through spirit and water through faith in Jesus. We are called to live in community with other believers through the local church. The Christian school is not a church but a tool for Christian parents who seek its help in leading their children to be fully-equipped children of God as they go away from the school and out into the world.
- A Christian environment
- High academic standards
- Dedicated teachers and staff members who love God and children
- A professional attitude
- Exemplary communication
- Well-rounded curriculum
- Frequent opportunities for community service
Ouachita Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin regarding its policies, educational offerings, financial aid program, athletic programs, or other school-sponsored activities.
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