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Ozark Catholic Academy is fully accredited by the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA).  OCA is a member of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE) and Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative (DIA).

Graduation Requirements

28 Credits Minimum Requirement:

Humane Letters (English): 4 credits

Mathematics: 4 Credits

Science: 3 Credits

History: 3 Credits

Foreign Language: 4 Credits

Religion: 4 Credits

Fine Arts: 1 Credit

Philosophy: 2 Credits

Wellness and Physical Education: 1 Credit

Additional and Advanced Courses: 2 Credits

Grading Scale

Ozark Catholic Academy calculates a non-weighted cumulative GPA at the conclusion of each of two semesters.

A    90-100

B    80-89

C    70-79

D    60-69

F    < 60

Curriculum Overview

The academic program at Ozark Catholic Academy engages students in critical thinking and teaches them to become self-regulated learners in preparation for success in college and in life. Our faculty actively engage with students and course material to promote better understanding and develop the skills to form and articulate valid opinions. Through the Socratic teaching method, OCA students learn to hear and be open to different ideas. We are committed to an interdisciplinary view of education. This is evident in both our Humane Letters course, a combined study of History and Literature, and in our Math and Science curriculum, which encourages students to think creatively and across disciplines. Ozark Catholic Academy prides itself on its faculty's ability to offer an upper-level elective curriculum that is inquiry-driven and conceptually challenging; therefore, Ozark Catholic Academy does not offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. However, students do have the opportunity to take the AP Exam at the end of their Ozark Catholic Academy coursework if they wish to do so.

Student Population at a Glance

Total Enrollment     113


9th Grade    32

10th Grade    29

11th Grade    27

12th Grade    25

Female     61

Male     52

62% of Students self assess as Caucasian

Faculty & Staff at a Glance

Faculty & Staff     

Total Faculty & Staff     22

Full-Time Faculty     10

Part-Time Faculty     5

Degrees and Education

Masters    7

Doctorate / Terminal     3

Student/Faculty Ratio     7 1/2 to 1

Financial Aid Information

28% of Students receive Financial Aid

100% of Qualifying Applicants receive financial aid

63% of Students qualify for Continuing Catholic Education tuition reduction

Graduation Honor Distinctions

The Order of the Gownsmen is a distinguished community of graduates who have exhibited excellence in academics, community service, and dedication to OCA. An applicant must meet strict criteria:

❖ Cumulative 3.5 GPA at the end of the 3rd Quarter of Senior year.

❖ As part of our culture at OCA, Latin provides a connection to many cultures and peoples. With this in mind, the student will need to read a passage and converse with one of the Latin teachers.

❖ Be actively engaged in Diocesan leadership activities or the life of your parish, by living out an apostolate in which you practice both Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

❖ In imitation of Christ’s kenosis, you must show the daily life of service, practicing both the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

❖ Never placed on disciplinary probation.

❖ A lifestyle that exemplifies Christian virtues within the OCA community and upholds the motto of Docilitas, Veritas, Libertas, and Sanctificate.

❖ Faithfully executing a leadership position within a House, club, or athletic team during high school.

❖ Continuous enrollment at OCA for 9th-12th


Griffin Society: 3.8-4.0 GPA

Honor Roll: 3.5-3.79 GPA

This recognition is for those seniors who have achieved academic excellence by maintaining Griffin Society status for all semesters while at OCA, or those achieving Honor Roll/Griffin Society status for all semesters while at OCA.

College Acceptance List (Since Class of 2021)

Arkansas State University

Arkansas Tech University

Baylor University

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont University

Benedictine College

California Baptist University

Catholic University of America

Cedarville University

College of the Ozarks

Creighton University

Drake University

Franciscan University

Furman University

Georgia State University

Grand Canyon University

Hendrix College

Hillsdale College

Holy Family University

John Brown University

John Paul the Great

Lourdes University

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University New Orleans

Louisiana State University

Marquette University

McPherson College

Northeast Alabama Community College

Northwest Arkansas Community College

Northwest Missouri State University

Oklahoma Baptist University

Oral Roberts University

Ouachita Baptist University

Regis University

Saint Leo University

Savannah College of Art and Design

Sewanee: The University of the South

Southwest Baptist University

St. Mary's University, Texas

St. Joseph’s University, New York

St. Louis University

St. Martin’s University

Saint Peter's University

The College of St. Scholastica

The University of St. Thomas

The University of Mary

Thomas More University

University of Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

University of Chicago

University of Dallas

University of Hawaii

University of Missouri-St. Louis

University of Portland

University of the Ozarks

University of Tulsa

Walsh University

William Woods University

Wyoming Catholic

Xavier University

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