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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.

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.

Science Fair
As an extension of classroom instruction, 2nd-12th 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 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.

Fine Arts Exhibition
Another special event, held simultaneously with the Science Fair, is our Fine Arts Exhibition.  Grammar and rhetoric Fine Arts classes showcase the many paintings, drawings and sculptures that students created during the year at this incredible exhibition of work inspired from the great Fine Art Masters of history.

Primary, Elementary, and Classic Choirs
Our choirs rehearse during the academic year and perform in concerts that enrich the Christmas and Easter seasons for the entire LOA community. We hope that through participation in choir, students will find delight in singing and making music in community, writing the good, true, and beautiful on their hearts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

High School Graduation Trip
A highlight for graduating seniors is the senior trip to Disneyland just before or after graduation.  Chaperoned by two faculty members, the students enjoy a three-day trip to
LA, with a full day spent in the Disneyland parks and a celebratory beach trip on the way home. This is a time of joyful fellowship for the seniors, and the friendships, adventures reminiscences, and laughter further forge the lasting bonds between them.

Graduation Ceremony
The formal graduation ceremony is an exciting event for graduates, their families and friends.  Graduates give personal speeches, enlivened with anecdotes of their high school years. Parents present the student with their high school diploma, followed by an inspiring charge from the headmaster.  A warm reception concludes the memorable celebration.

 

Student Life
Student Life
Student Life
Student Life
Student Life