Top Ten Reasons to Choose Great Oak Academy

#1 - Science from a Christian Perspective

At Great Oak Academy, science is taught from a Christian perspective.  We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and contains the creation account. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We should always be ready to give a gentle, reverent defense of our faith in our discussions with others who may believe differently.

#2 - Small Class Sizes

Great Oak Academy is in the home of Jay and Norma Street.  Our average class size is 8 students per class.  Classes have a maximum of 12 students per class to ensure that your student receives as much direct teacher attention as possible.  This means that our classes fill quickly, so complete your New Family Checklist soon!

#3 - Our Science Teachers have Science Degrees

Science classes at Great Oak Academy are taught by Norma Street, who has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Science Education.  and Cheryl Scripka, who has a Bachelor's Degree in Medicinal Chemistry.  Great Oak Academy families are intent on ensuring that their students have the best possible science experience.

#4 - Science Teaching and Laboratory Experience

Norma and Cheryl have over 50 years of science teaching and laboratory experience combined.  You can be assured of the quality of our science instruction.

#5 - 20 Years Homeschool Experience

We teach science classes specifically for homeschoolers because we have home school experience ourselves.  Norma and Cheryl have homeschooled their own children for 20 years.

#6 - Parents Welcome in All Classes

Parents are integral in a child's education.  After all, that's why you're homeschooling!  At Great Oak Academy, we love it when parents come to visit classes their children are in.  You are invited to attend any or all of the classes that your children are taking.  You may also visit other classes that your child may take in the future.

#7 - Engaging, Hands-On Science Involvement

Science is a discipline marked by digging in, discovering, interacting, and exploring.  Therefore, all of our science courses involve exciting hands-on activities and experiments. In addition, our field trips every year provide families many opportunities to discover new environments and enjoy exploring and learning together even more!

#8 - Top Quality Lab Experience

Upon completion of science classes at Great Oak Academy, your child should feel comfortable in a science laboratory in a college environment.  We've invested heavily in top-quality lab equipment.  Your family benefits from our investment by not having to purchase microscopes, chemicals, glassware, and other costly equipment.

#9 - Computer Based Data Collection in High School Sciences

Our high school science students have the privilege of using computer based data collection to further discover scientific principles and engage with their environment.  The tools we use have received national acclaim, and our students have benefited significantly from their use.

#10 - No Additional Lab Fees

Great Oak Academy strives to present you with an outstanding educational experience. There are no additional laboratory fees. Your only costs are a registration fee and tuition.