orange county classical academy

Public Hearing to approve OCCA charter school on Thursday December 19

The Public Hearing to approve the Orange County Classical Academy (OCCA) charter school will take place Thursday Dec. 19th, 2019 at 7:00 PM start time at Orange Unified School District board room, 1401 North Handy Street, Orange, CA.

Please attend this meeting to support the approval of OCCA. Show up at 6:00 for pizza and drinks. OCCA T-shirts, buttons, and signs will be provided to show your support.

Please RSVP to [email protected] or (714)745-7513

Orange County Classical Academy (OCCA) will be the first Classical Liberal Arts free public charter school in Orange County. OCCA will use Hillsdale College’s K-12 curriculum.

Charter schools are free public schools with greater flexibility to create unique programs. OCCA will be the only “classical education” charter school in Orange County.

What is Classical Education?

Ancient rigorous academic model based on the traditions of Western culture.

  • Lean about the true, the good, and the beautiful. All students will learn about the virtues of character.

All students learn Latin

  • Why Latin? – Helps with English grammar, composition, spelling, and spoken vocabulary. Latin is infused in professions such as medicine, law, and the arts.

Students learn from primary sources

  • Instead of reading an authors opinion, students read from original documents like the US Constitution and the writings of the framers.

Students learn from the greatest thinkers

  • Including Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Homer, and Shakespeare among others.

Sex Ed – Our curriculum will be medically accurate and age appropriate. We will use the newly created HEART curriculum for which Dr. Barke was a consultant. No pornography and no graphic material. Transparent curriculum and opt out available to all parents.

Common Core – NOT. For math we use the best math teaching curriculum in the world – Singapore Math. We also focus on phonics for reading.

OCCA will open Sept. 2020 in the city of Orange and will use Hillsdale College’s K-12 classical education curriculum.

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