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Every Student Matters- Every Student Counts

Orangewood Christian's middle school academic program is designed to meet the needs of a variety of students, offer unique experiences that maximize growth in knowledge and skill, and frame knowledge in the context of Christian faith. 

Each member of our Middle School faculty is aware of the unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of the early adolescent.  They are Christ-like role models who love and encourage their students to succeed.

 

 

 

Small Classroom Experience

One on one attention through small classes ensure that students are known by name and challenged appropriately and guided in their work.

Curriculum/Course Selection

Orangewood Christian's curriculum and co-curricular offerings are designed to integrate biblical truth into every aspect of the school experience.  In addition to the core academic classes, the students can choose from a wide variety of electives and after after-school opportunities, as they begin to discover their interests, gifts, and talents.  

enVisions Math
  • Math is more than a series of steps to produce an answer.
  • Building understanding, mathematical thinking and problem-solving are key.
  • The procedure is still a component of instruction.
 
21st-century skills — 4 C’s
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
8th Grade Physical Science - Coding & Robotics 
 
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Robots will be used in all 8th grade Physical Science classes once per week and will allow our students to….
  • Tangibly see how science, math, engineering, and technology impact each other.
  • Develop 21st-century skills such as programming.
  • Apply creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.
  • Engage in the exciting field of computer science that is quickly developing and advancing.
 

 

Spiritual Development

Orangewood Middle School students have numerous opportunities to grow in Christ.  Our students are involved with community service, Bible classes, summer missions, and weekly chapels.  They interact with teachers who deeply care for them as individuals and serve as mentors and Christian role models every day in the classroom.  Because all students are created in God’s image, loving students well and teaching them well are always our first priority.

Student Leadership

Middle School students are divided into leadership color teams.  Each team includes students from each grade.  Not only do the students have their lockers next to each other, but they will participate in various team building and leadership exercises promoting unity and love for one another.  The 8th grade leadership students are mentored throughout the year by a middle faculty member and are the lead of their color team. 

Community Service

OCS middle school encourages all students to give of their time and talents to serve the Orlando area and beyond. Students volunteer for a variety of local organizations/ministries in our community as well as participating in missions around the world. 

• 16 hours are required per year. (8 per semester)

 

Technology Enhanced Learning

At OCS technology is integrated into the classroom in numerous ways, existing side-by-side with textbooks, lectures, discussions, group work, and independent learning. Instead of replacing established teaching and learning methods, technology at OCS compliments and enhances them.

The Orangewood Christian School 1:1 iPad Initiative will enable OCS to provide the opportunity and the resources to bring equitable student access to technology and the educational experiences that integrate technology into learning.

Field Trips

Students participate in several educational trips such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Wild by Nature” program, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando Science Center, Holocaust Memorial Center, and St. Augustine (8th grade overnight trip).

Additional Activities
  • Art Shows
  • Concerts (Band & Choir)
  • Drama Productions
  • Duke Talent Identification Program
  • Junior Thespians
  • Student Chapel Committee
  • ACSI Creative Writing Festival
  • ACSI Math Olympics
  • Writes of Spring
  • Disney Dreamer and Doer
  • Maitland Rotary Club Student of the Month
  • 8th Grade Leadership Team