Every faculty member and some administrators and staff lead a group of students through both small group and individual mentoring. These groups allow students to further discuss chapel topics in a more intimate setting, as well as provide opportunities for mentors to track their students’ progress in school, both academically and socially.
Advisory is held on chapel days. Coordinated by the Director of Spiritual Life, this time is used to present information, pray, have devotions, provide for academic, spiritual, and personal time between faculty and students, have discussions, recognize achievements, or carry out other school business.
Oaks Christian School believes that open and clear communication is essential for maintaining an effective community. For such communication to take place there must be an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. Consequently, Oaks Christian School's advisory program helps us effectively and efficiently address the various concerns of student, parent, teacher, and administrator, including spiritual nurture and well-being of the student. Students will succeed at Oaks Christian School, in part, because they are integral members of a strong support network in the classroom and beyond.
At the end of each semester, all high school students will receive a ‘pass’ or ‘no pass’ grade for service and posted as an advisory grade. Freshmen and sophomores are required to complete at least 10 hours of service while juniors and seniors must complete at least 15 hours to receive a ‘pass’ from their advisor. Along with these minimum requirements, each student must submit an online report describing, in detail, the nature of their service. To receive a ‘pass’ grade for fall semester, all students must complete at least 5 of the required hours and submit them online prior to the due date. Students are highly encouraged to complete community service hours during the summer before each school year.