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A Supportive School Community

Our Community

Oak Creek Academy is a dynamic, worldwide community of successful learners who thrive on our comprehensive educational process, which includes a challenging academic curriculum, collaborative learning experiences, and enriching social opportunities.

Scattered throughout the United States and other nations, Oak Creek families are highly diverse. No matter our students’ physical location, our community shares the same passion for excellence in education; we participate together in the learning experience, encouraging and teaching one another.

Our students succeed because they are engaged in our robust, age-appropriate academic program at their own pace, in their own ways—all while with the support of an inspiring global community.

Typical Day

Questions about an Oak Creek Academy student’s typical daily schedule are among the most common inquiries we receive. The irony is that one of the best parts about attending a virtual school is that there is no typical day.

Asynchronous learning offers parents the flexibility to arrange their daily plans to fit their children’s learning inclinations and the family’s lifestyle.Some limits are necessary, such as pre-scheduled remote classroom meetings and parent-teacher conferences. As a student progresses through high school and subject matter becomes more complex, the amount of fixed online classroom sessions rises. Within these few limitations, however, virtual school families enjoy freedom from the inflexible “school hours” system of brick and mortar schools.

Sample Virtual School Schedule 1

For most students, one lesson a day for each class works best. Here’s how one family employs this kind of schedule for students of varying ages, development, and attention spans:

Jimmy - First Grader

8:00 a.m. Breakfast, chores
9:00 a.m. Reading
10:00 a.m. Science
10:30 a.m. Education Technology or Art
11:00 a.m. Flexible school time
11:30 a.m. Recess
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Free time/play time
2:00 p.m. Math
3:00 p.m. Social Studies
3:30 p.m. Robotics Club (Wednesdays)
4:00 p.m. Free time until dinner

Amanda - Sixth Grader

8:00 a.m. Breakfast, chores
9:00 a.m. Language Arts
10:00 a.m. Education Technology
10:30 a.m. Math
11:00 a.m. Flexible school time
11:30 a.m. Recess
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Language Arts
1:00 p.m. Science
2:00 p.m. Music
2:30 p.m. Social Studies
3:30 p.m. Debate Club (Thursdays)
4:00 p.m. Free time until dinner

Sample Virtual School Schedule 2

For a child who is dedicated to performing arts, music, elite athletics, or other enriching extracurricular pursuits, a schedule might take the following form:

Melody - Middle School

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Piano practice
10:00 a.m. Math
11:00 a.m. Spanish
12:00 p.m. Lunch/free time
1:00 p.m. Language Arts
2:00 p.m. Science
3:00 p.m. Social Studies
4:00 p.m. Piano practice
5:30 p.m. free time until dinner


Melody - Middle School

Tuesday, Thursday

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Math
9:30 a.m. Social Studies
10:00 a.m. Piano practice
12:00 p.m. Lunch/free time
1:00 p.m. Language Arts
2:00 p.m. Sign Language
3:00 p.m. Science
3:30 p.m. Piano practice
5:30 p.m. Free time until dinner


Sample Virtual School Schedule 3

Older students who participate in team sports or have a part-time job might prefer to arrange their day to begin and end earlier than most. Such schedules are also best for children who are early risers.

Jared - High School

7:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. English
8:30 a.m. Introduction to Criminal Justice
9:00 a.m. AP Chemistry
10:00 a.m. American Government
11:00 a.m. Chinese II
12:00 p.m. Lunch/free time
1:00 p.m. AP Calculus
2:15 p.m. Soccer practice
6:00 p.m. Dinner


Focusing On Individual Success By Working With Others

The center of our virtual campus is not an online delivery system, but human relationships. Healthy, motivating connections with faculty members, paired with attention to a student’s individual learning style, help to reach each child on a personal level. Field trips, a secure social network, and virtual clubs are all available to our students in order to enhance their educational experience at Oak Creek Academy.

Virtual Club Activities

Students learn not only through lesson plans and educational activities, but in exploring their interests with like-minded peers. Oak Creek Academy students are encouraged to join or begin online social clubs in order to further their social and intellectual development. Classroom technology is used to link students to one another worldwide. Oak Creek Academy provides a safe and enjoyable collaborative space for students to regularly meet, exchange ideas, work, socialize, compete, and plan. 

Virtual Field Trips

No matter where a student is located, he or she embarks on regular virtual field trips under the leadership of our knowledgeable and passionate teachers. Divided into small groups based on development level, students engage in thought-provoking, outcome-based discussions throughout their tours. Past virtual field trips have included the Smithsonian Institute, where children explored the National Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo, and several art galleries. Oak Creek Academy students have also paid remote visits to such national outdoor treasures as Yellowstone National Park, where they studied topography and animal conservation.

Private Social Network

As a student transitions to middle school, Oak Creek Academy offers families opportunities to socialize and collaborate within a private social network. Students can choose to:

  • Find new friends in online clubs
  • Foster both social and learning skills with study buddies
  • Sharpen creative expression through coursework-inspired blog updates

Our secure social network is a modern, respectful, age-appropriate way for students to develop friendships which spring from shared interests, unbound by the constraints of distance. Students are encouraged to share feelings, reflections, and creative pursuits through class forums and discussions, as well as personal blogs. Oak Creek Academy’s social network, developed with safety, respect, empathy, and understanding in mind, promotes personal as well as academic development.