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Live Oak Academy offers many opportunities above and beyond our core academic classes. We offer your student ample ways to get involved, build friendships and explore new interests.

Campus Service
Students in grades 9-12 are required to perform weekly campus service. Teams of students carry out brief service assignments that are clearly laid out, supervised, and inspected by faculty members. Most service assignments are completed within fifteen minutes, yet this important work enables us to be good stewards of the facilities God has provided for our use and teaches practical skills, responsibility, and team work.

Yearbook Committee
School of Rhetoric (9th-12th grade) students are welcome to be a part of the design, planning, and development of our annual yearbook.

Night at the Academy (NATA)
Our most beloved event of the year, NATA provides an opportunity for students from Kindergarten onward to perform both individually and in their grade level group. Led and sometimes composed by Academy teachers, these performances of poetry, songs, skits, and dramatizations showcase the learning taking place in the classroom and individual talents of our student body.

Choir and Ensemble
Our choir and ensemble rehearse during the academic year, performing in concerts that enrich the Christmas and Easter seasons for the entire LOA community.

Christmas Dance
Upper school students in 7th-12th grade are invited to enjoy this formal dinner and dance. The evening begins with expert instruction in ballroom dancing and etiquette to ensure all students can participate with confident enjoyment. Many faculty members and parents, as well as students, attend this festive event.

Campus Fun Days
Several Fun Days may occur throughout the year during the school day, organized around themes or holidays, and directed by parents. School of Rhetoric students may participate in the planning and lead the games and activities for younger students as a service to our student body.

Poetry Out Loud
School of Logic and Rhetoric humanities students (grades 7-12) select two poems to memorize and recite in this event, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Winners of the LOA competition move on to the county competition and beyond.

Junior Classical League
Latin students at Live Oak Academy are eligible to join the LOA chapter of the Junior Classical League and participate in the California Junior Classical League and National Junior Classical League conventions, where they can join other Latin and Greek students from around the state and the country to compete in certamen (team quiz game on all things classical), earn awards in a wide variety of academic tests and artistic and athletic competitions, as well as participate in workshops on topics related to the ancient world. Advanced Latin students who participate in JCL are also eligible for college scholarships offered by JCL.

Science Fair
As an extension of classroom instruction, 5th-12 grade students have the opportunity to put into practice the scientific method to test a hypothesis of their choosing, guided by a well-documented process and teacher oversight. Students in grades 2 – 4 participate through classroom science projects.  Students present their projects before judges in the classroom. Finalists move on to be judged at the school-wide Science Fair. All student projects are on display at the Science Fair and eligible for awards based on audience votes. This is a festive occasion in which to showcase the varied talents and interests of our science students for friends and extended family to enjoy.

Career Day
Professionals representing a variety of careers and fields of endeavor come to campus, providing many presentations from which 7th-12th grade students can choose to attend.

Field Trips
Coordinated and run by parents, LOA students frequently gather for field trips and other fun and educational activities.

Park Days
School of Grammar parents plan monthly park days for fellowship among parents and students alike.

The Leaf
Created by and for students, this periodic publication showcases student compositions on a variety of topics and themes, using a variety of literary forms.

 

Student Life
Student Life
Student Life
Student Life
Student Life