Academics at Our Boarding School
The Cross Christian Academy is our own private school that NLH students attend. When your student attends here she will receive a high-quality education that holds the same accreditation as your local high school. This ensures that the transfer of credits back to her public or private school is without question.
If your daughter graduates from our high school she will be able to attend the college or university of her choice without concern of her diploma and transcript being accepted. Other similar programs utilize a “dual enrollment” so the student can be enrolled with another agency that provides the actual accredited curriculum. Our school has gone through the rigorous accrediting process that is required to make sure that our school is fully accredited and meets the national standards that are required of schools.
In 2017, ACT rated our school (Cross Christian Academy, Disney OK) performance 30% higher than the average of other schools in Oklahoma in Math, Reading, and English.
Our school’s study program allows for an education plan designed specifically for your girl’s needs. We are purposely designed for a smaller student body, 20 students or less. We focus on grades 7-12. Your daughter’s education plan will be designed to make sure that she is challenged to complete the courses needed to get back on track academically if needed. Goals are set on a daily basis so that there is immediate feedback to the student to know how she is progressing.
All credits received from our school are fully transferable. With the backing of our accrediting agency and the recognition of the Oklahoma State Board of Education, transferring of credits is a seamless process. Sometimes public schools are concerned about taking credits from a Teen Challenge program. Because our accreditation is the same one as most public schools, there is never an issue with accepting credits, transcripts, or diplomas.
Accreditation and Dual Enrollment
Academics are so important at Teen Challenge of Oklahoma we have invested in going through the rigorous and expensive process of having our facility and in-house academic program fully accredited. Teen Challenge of Oklahoma makes sure that we meet every standard that public schools are required to meet. This is why we hold the same seal of approval from AdvancEd as your local public high school and university. AdvancEd is the parent organization for the former North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CTI). Our school is also accredited by the International Christian Accreditation Association.
We have students from all over the United States representing many diverse school districts and graduation requirements. Because of our AdvancED accreditation, we have not run into any difficulty in making sure students that return home receive that credits they deserve.
The courses that we offer are largely computer-based. This allows students to have a focused education plan and encourages the student to make personal progress without getting lost in the crowd of a traditional classroom. We have also found for those students going on to college, it has prepared them better for the personal responsibility of their academic progress that college demands.
The Cross Christian Academy works to accommodate the many unique needs of our students. We offer some vocational courses, honors courses are available as well. Every student with an IEP (individualized education plan) is evaluated on a case by case basis.
Although the vast majority of our students come to us behind in school and with no goals for the future, they soon get back on track and begin to think about what lies ahead. Because of this, we have concurrent enrollment with a local Junior College. This allows students to enroll in college courses while still being enrolled in school with us. These courses can be completed online so that the student gets a jump start on her college career, receiving her first college credits.
New Lifehouse takes educational success very seriously because it is important to you, as well as being essential for your daughter’s future success. We have a strong track record of providing a high quality, structured educational environment. Our students go on to successful careers in many fields.
Academic Achievement and Repair of Past Academic Failure
Quality education is a high priority here at NLH. Academic struggles and or failures are common in students that are dealing with life-controlling issues or simply making poor choices. Here at TCCA we work on both sides of the issues. While helping your daughter to overcome her life controlling problems we are building confidence back into her that a high school diploma is possible. A student of The Cross Christian Academy quickly gets back on track by setting goals and by seeing that success is possible if she meets those goals. Because our school is year-round, students have many more hours in the classroom than traditional education. This year-round approach, coupled with a focused education plan, helps to ensure that repairing past failures can become a reality. Additionally, it is not just about gaining back past credits but also improving one’s Grade Point Average (GPA). Credits are not given here at TCCA, they are earned. At The Cross Christian Academy, your student will see her GPA increase because credits are only received when she completes a course of study with a “B” or higher.