Student Orientation is designed to prepare our new students for the school year. This is a day (usually in the morning) to meet teachers, receive important materials, gain familiarity with locations, and begin developing friendships.
Morning Meeting is Oak Grove's weekly version of chapel. This is a time to help orient our students' gazes toward Christ. Aside from our curriculum, this is a clear way we aim to follow the Christ-centered, classical education call to properly order our loves. This is a time of singing and reflection upon God's Word and the lives of faithful saints who have gone before us and serve as beautiful models for our students.
This event is held in late spring and receives income from raffle ticket sales throughout the year, silent auction, event ticket sales, and corporate sponsors. This is a community event where Oak Grove parents are welcome to invite family
members, business connections, and anyone else interested in hearing more about the mission and vision of Oak Grove. While the content and format of the event varies from year to year, parents can expect this to be a staple of the school's spring semester and as the most critical part of overall fundraising efforts to provide tuition assistance for Oak Grove families.
Homecoming is a occasion that fosters school spirit and celebrates the return of our alumni to campus. The festivities begin with various themed days, such as Jersey Day, "Anything But A Backpack Day"," Crazy Sock Day, Spirit Wear Day, and more. The week culminates in our Homecoming tailgate and soccer game, followed by a dance for the Rhetoric students. These dances are themed events, such as the Sock Hop and Luau, featuring dances students learn prior to the event.
English Expo is a day focused on the celebration of words, poetry, music, and art. Logic and Rhetoric students participate in competitions and other team/house involved activities. Grammar students get to participate in various learning stations.
Our Annual Christmas Program is held in the Hoffmantown Worship Center on the last day of school before the Christmas holiday. It is a time in which our entire community gathers to worship the Lord and celebrate His advent through the gift of performing arts. Students from Pre-K to 12th bless us with a variety of musical and artistic performances.
Science Day is an opportunity for Logic and Rhetoric students to participate in Science Olympiad-type activities, and to present Science fair projects. Grammar students, on the other hand, have the option to see some scientific presentations along with participating in an explore-style atmosphere of stations with the guidance of their teachers.
While we seek to be intentional throughout the year to be serving our neighbors near and afar with the truth and love of Christ, Service Week is a time in which we as a school will give exclusive attention to this. Throughout this week, all students will participate in a variety of learning experiences with the aim of serving and blessing communities. As students become more mature, opportunities are provided to serve in areas beyond Albuquerque- regionally, nationally, and internationally. Families are encouraged to participate in prayer, as chaperones, and through financial support.
Rhetoric Service Trips
As a direct application of our school aims to cultivate servant-leaders looking to fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission, all Rhetoric students participate in a variety of service projects during Service Week. Generally, 9th and 10th grades serve locally in the Albuquerque Metro area. 11th graders serve regionally, with a focus on Native American pueblos and the Navajo Nation. Seniors travel outside the US for a short term, international service trip.
Our annual Jog-a-Thon is our largest fundraiser for supporting and enhancing Oak Grove’s athletics programs. Students from each school are challenged to recruit sponsors from all over to support them as they run laps.
Oak Grove Classical Academy's field day is a fun filled day outdoors participating in events as a class and as an individual. This day is spent with the students challenging themselves and each other to complete various traditional field day activities such as the long jump, mile run and everyone's favorite, the annual Tug of War Challenge!