Full-Time and Part-Time Process
If you are a serious, college-bound high school student who loves learning from a Christian worldview, Oaks Christian Online high school is one of the best accredited online schools you can attend. The process is different for full-time and part-time students. Please select the appropriate tab to learn more. We look forward to helping you with this important decision.
Note to Oaks Christian School main campus students: a limited number of individual courses are offered to main campus students for remediation or enrichment. Check with your college counselor or academic dean to see if you qualify for these courses.
Oaks Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational practices, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Full-Time Student Process
To qualify for full-time status, a student must take a minimum of 5 courses per semester.
Oaks Christian Online School has a selective admissions policy. After careful review, OCO admits students with approved applications and fully processed tuition payments during regularly scheduled enrollment periods.
Steps for Full-Time Enrollment:
Step 1: Complete the Full-Time Student Online Application
Complete the application, pay the application fee, and submit.
Step 2: Take the SmarterMeasure Test
Once an application has been submitted and accepted, the students will receive a confirmation email directing them to the SmarterMeasure website. The email also provides a username and password, and the student is expected to login and complete the online readiness test for OCO.
Parents: Please ensure that your student is set up and prepared to take the readiness test. The test has seven sections and should take about 30-45 minutes. Once the student is logged in they should not leave the site and should complete the test in one sitting as the user name and password is not user name specific. Test results will be sent to the student as well as to the OCO admissions department within a few minutes of completion.
Step 3: Schedule Your Family Interview
Once the SmarterMeasure Readiness Test has been successfully completed, the Office of Admissions will contact the family to schedule the family interview. The interview can be conducted on the main campus, by telephone of via Skype depending on the family's geographic location and preference.
Note: Please be sure you have completed the SmarterMeasure Test and have received the results before scheduling your interview. Admissions will want to review the test results and be prepared to discuss any potential challenges in being a successful online student during this interview.
Step 4: Provide Required Forms
The following documents are required for a full-time student to be successfully enrolled in the Oaks Christian Online School. Forms can be faxed to: 818.302.2425.
- Official Transcripts (if applicable)
- Authorization For Release of Student Records (this document is attached to the email confirming the submission of the application. It is also available to download under the "Placement Tests" information. Parents will sign and give to the student's current school in order to release records to OCO).
- Standardized Test Records. The release of the past two years of standardized testing is requested on the Authorization for Release of Students Records Form. If the student does not have standardized test records (i.e. STAR, SAT, ERB) contact the Office of Admissions and arrangements will be made for Math and English standardized testing.
- Birth Certificate (or other acceptable proof of age)
- Parent/Student Commitment Form (within the application)
- 2 Letters of Reference (within the application)
Step 5: Receive Acceptance Confirmation Letter
Step 6: Placement Conference
Student /Parent will be contacted to discuss student's course level, academic policies, enrollment and selection of classes.
Part-Time Student Process
Part-time students should expect approximately two weeks between the time of enrollment in a course and the start date. Make sure to allow enough time for enrollment before the beginning of a term. Students may roll into a course during the first week with the expectation that they will catch up with the material within the first two weeks of the course. Courses are semester long.
Steps for Part-Time Enrollment:
Step 1: Complete Online Application for Part-Time Students
· Click the "Apply Now" button on the Application Page.
Step 2: Check with Your School Counselor
It is important to check with a counselor at your current school to make sure that the OCO course(s) you are considering will be accepted on your diploma and by any future colleges you may attend.
Step 3: Review Technical Requirements and Course Prerequisites before enrollment
Step 4: Enroll in Courses
You will receive an email with a web address, username and password to login and select and pay for your courses. It is important to read the school’s policies before submitting your course selection.
Step 5: Receive Confirmation of Class Enrollment
You will receive a confirmation email welcoming you to class and inviting you to begin with the Student Orientation prior to the start of class. Make sure to follow all directions on your welcome email as well as any follow-up emails that you may receive directly from your instructor.