A Day in the Life of an Online College Prep Student
There is no typical day for an Oaks Christian, online college prep student. A common thread, however, that runs through every student’s day is an openness to learning from a Christian world view and a desire to learn independent study skills while working on rigorous, online college preparatory courses.
Students spend approximately one hour per day per course (for a traditional, full-time student), for all NCAA Approved Courses and additional time is needed for AP courses, dual-credit courses, community service and the weekly meetings for college counseling and spiritual life courses. A full-time student taking five classes might expect to spend approximately 25-30 hours per week online, in off-line texts, participating in online chats, and completing school assignments. This can be considerably less time than a traditional school student spends who has to prepare in the morning, travel to and from school, and complete homework in the evening in addition to the school day.
What to Expect from Online College Prep:
There’s no “typical” day for an OCO school student. Some online students rise early and work continuously throughout the morning, and others start their day later and enjoy extra-curricular morning activities or outings. Whichever the case, all of our online college prep students typically settle into a daily routine after a few short weeks, once they determine what works best for them and for their families. Our student-entertainers often complete a lot of their schoolwork on set, while student-athletes often rise early to complete NCAA Approved Course assignments before workouts, training, and practice. Many of our homeschool students are very involved in community and church activities, so they schedule their schoolwork at times that don’t conflict with service projects and other fellowship opportunities. Students that travel set daily completion goals that keep them on schedule with their schoolwork, but also allow them the flexibility to sightsee and do “real world” learning throughout the day during daylight hours. Many families choose block schedules, modified schedules, flexible rotating schedules, etc. The point is – there is no set way to approach your day when you are an online college prep high school student. It really comes down to what works best for you and for your family.