National Junior Honor Society
The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to develop a desire for
service, promote leadership, and develop character in students at Oklahoma Christian Academy. Candidates eligible
to election in this chapter must be members of the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade and have a minimum overall cumulative
grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Past service projects include benevolent activities for families in need,
serving as volunteers at the Oklahoma Food Bank, preparing mail outs for the Search program, and donating funds for St.
Jude's Research Hospital in Memphis.
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society chapter at Oklahoma Christian Academy was established in 2000. Membership is open to those students
who meet the required standards in the four areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Standards for selection
are established by the National Association of Secondary Principals. Students are selected to be members by a five-member Faculty
Council, appointed by the principal. Students who have been at OCA for at least one semester and are in the 10th, 11th, or
12th grades are eligible for membership. In the first round of the selection process, scholarship is reviewed. A student must
have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or better. In the second round, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their
professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership both in and outside the classroom.
The Faculty Council reviews the information carefully and confidentially. By a majority vote, those students who meet this
criterion are invited to complete a “Student Activity Information Form” that provides the Faculty Council with information
regarding the candidate’s leadership and service history. A majority vote of the Faculty Council is necessary for selection.
A formal induction ceremony is held each spring to recognize the current school years selected members. All members are required
to maintain the same level of performance in all four criteria that led to their selection. Meetings for the OCA chapter are
held on the first Thursday of each month. Members are required to earn a specified number of merit points each semester and
complete a minimum of two service projects that are determined by the student officers of the chapter.
Students in this year long course are responsible for the design and publication of the OCA Yearbook. Students should have a
background or interest in one of the following areas -- photography, desktop publishing, art/design, or written language.
They must design a product that meets the needs of the school and review the success of this product. Students must produce
quality work, work together in groups, must be able to handle deadline pressure, and should expect to spend additional time
outside of the class working on the publication.
OCA Student Council is a representative body composed of Officers and Class Representatives chosen by their classmates to
organize social and extracurricular activities of OCA. Student Council is open to students in grades 9-12. Student Council
members are expected to participate in school activities, attend all meetings, and assist in coordinating many events planned
by student council throughout the year. The major responsibilities of the student council are to plan activities such as
homecoming, provide student leadership every day, and assist the administration in areas of student concern. Elections for
Student Council are held in April of the prior school year. Officers will be chosen by enrolled students who will be sophomores
through seniors during the next school year. The newly elected officers will begin serving the term in August of the new school
year. The OCA High School Student Council Officers include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, and Chaplain.
Ninth through Twelfth grades will elect two members of its own class to act as Student Council Representatives. Representatives
will act as a mediator between the student council and their class.
Abilene Academic Meet
Each spring semester, students in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to compete in an academic/drama competition at Abilene Christian
University. There are approximately 30 different high school events with a middle school counterpart. The events vary from academic
testing of subject areas to acting competitions both humorous and dramatic.