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SCHOOL LIFE

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At A2OCA, we strive to offer a Christ-centered, loving, and academically-challenging, learning environment for our students. When placing Christ at the center of all learning, we honor the Creator of all and recognize our place and purpose in this life (to be images of Christ and to strive for Theosis) and we prepare students to stay steadfast in the faith when faced with the challenges of secular living. 

A typical school day at A2OCA includes:
* church attendance on certain Feast Days;
* morning and afternoon prayer;
* reading the life of a Saint of that day;
* reading the Gospel reading for that day;
* recitation of information related to English grammar and/or Latin (starting in 2nd grade);
* lessons in language arts, mathematics, science, poetry, history/geography, cultural studies, fine arts (visual, music); and
* Latin (starting in 2nd grade) and other languages added in later years.
SCHOOL UNIFORMS

The purchase of a school uniform is required for each student. More information on our supplier is forthcoming. In the coming years we wish to offer a buy-back program so that we can purchase lightly-used uniforms from parents and offer them at an affordable rate. 

School uniform-wearing not only enriches the learning environment within the classical education tradition (by decreasing distractions, increasing student professionalism), but, also, deepens students’ feelings of school community and supports their humbleness and discipline.  For more information on the benefits of school uniform-wearing, see here.

“School Discipline, School Uniforms and Academic Performance”

Baumann, Chris; Krskova, Hana. International Journal of Educational Management, 2016. DOI: 10.1108/IJEM-09-2015-0118.

Summary: “[F]or countries where students wear school uniforms, our study found that students listen significantly better, there are lower noise levels, and lower teaching waiting times with classes starting on time.”


“Dressed for Success? The Effect of School Uniforms on Student Achievement and Behavior”
 

Gentile, Elizabetta; Imberman, Scott A. Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, Vol. 71. doi: 10.1016/j.jue.2011.10.002.
 

Abstract: “By including student and school fixed-effects we find evidence that uniform adoption improves attendance in secondary grades, while in elementary schools they generate large increases in teacher retention.”

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

More information coming soon!

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AFTER SCHOOL CARE

More information coming soon!

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

More information coming soon!

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