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Ozark Adventist Academy provides a safe and nurturing learning environment, in which students come to discover a love for God, respect for self, and the skills for fulfilled Christian living.
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Graduation 2017

May 26 & 27

Congratulations to Ozark's graduating class of 2017. We are proud of you and we pray that you will continue to stay connected to Jesus!

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Seniors Serving

May 18

The seniors are done with their last class and senior trip has begun. The class of 2017 is doing things a little different this year. The first part of their trip is giving back to their school. Across campus you can see them working on assembling and installing new benches as well as putting in a new disc-golf course.

Senior Projects

May 17

Each year the seniors complete a project in an area of their interest. Students explore and learn more deeply on that topic, then present their findings before peers and staff.

These pictures represent just a few of the diverse projects undertaken by the seniors.

Awards 2017

May 16 & 17

Over the past two days awards assemblies have recognized our students for their accomplishments. Teachers recognized top students in their classes, music organization and other awards were given.

Ozark also recognized one of its larger member selections to the National Honor Society (pictured above).

Congratulations to all the students for their hard work this year.

Lillie B. was honored with the "Caring Heart" award which includes a $500 scholarship.
Kinley S. was honored with the Linzy Parks award which includes a $500 scholarship.
Kameron K. received the Carroll Electric scholarship of $500 to the college of his choice.
SA Picnic

May 15

On Sunday students and staff enjoyed the annual Student Association sponsored year-end picnic.

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Spring Concert

May 13

The Ozark family and our community were blessed tonight by an excellent year-end music concert.

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Starfish Lab

May 11

Biology class dissecting starfish.

Thursday Pictures

May 11

Pictures from around campus on Thursday evening.

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Yearbook Dedication

May 3

The 2017 Flintonian is dedicated to Dean Gann, who has inspired many young boys to become Christian men. The hard work and dedication he has put into deaning and teaching for the past six years is proved by the love and respect shown him by the boys. He is always willing to talk, and never seems too busy to make time when you need him. In addition to deaning, he has taught Health, PE, Personal Fitness, and coached boys' basketball. Many seniors even were taught PE by Dean Gann at OAS. It is extremely admirable to all that Dean Gann keeps everything under control despite having a building full of boys to take care of, along with being a husband to Jenny and a father to Caleb, Addison, and Nolan.

Dorm Dudes

April 30

Pictures from the Dorm Dude reveal party where community members adopted dorm boys.

Ozark Gala

April 30

The first Ozark Adventist Academy Benefit Gala was a successful evening of fine dining and entertainment by our talented students.

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Bridge Damage

April 30

The bridge over Flint Creek is closed due to flood damage. You will need to access the academy from the south-side of Flint Creek. We anticipate the bridge will be closed for some time.

You can view flood pictures and video on Ozark's Facebook page.

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Physics Circuits Lab

April 25

Physics students studying parallel and series circuits.

Kenya 2017

March 27 - April 11

This spring students from Ozark Adventist Academy and Tulsa Adventist Academy traveled together to Kenya, Africa. Read about the experience and enjoy pictures on the Kenya 2017 Blog.

Video of the choir singing a song learned on their Kenya mission trip.

Academy Days Saturday Night

April 22

Saturday night games enjoyed by students and guests during Academy Days weekend.

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Academy Days Drama Program

April 22

Drama program during Academy Days weekend.

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Academy Days Sabbath

April 22

Pictures from Friday evening Vespers, Sabbath morning Sabbath School and Church during Academy Days weekend.

Video of the choir singing a song learned on their Kenya mission trip.

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Physics Bridges

April 21

Physics students displaying their balsa-wood bridges after they were stress tested for strength.

Electrical Resistance Lab

April 13

Electrical resistance lab in Physics class.

Electrostatics Lab

March 27

Electrostatics lab in Physics.

Honor Roll/
Honorable Mention

March 23

Congratulations to those who made the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll (GPA 3.50-4.00) or the Honorable Mention List (GPA 3.00-3.49).

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Skyhawks vs Alumni Men

March 18

OAA Skyhawks vs the Alumni Men on Saturday night.

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Senior Night

March 18

The senior Lady Skyhawks and Skyhawks along with their parents were honored between the alumni basketball games on Saturday night.

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Lady Skyhawks vs Alumni Ladies

March 18

OAA Lady Skyhawks playing the Lady Alumni on Saturday night.

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Alumni Church

March 18

Sabbath morning church service during alumni weekend. The speaker was Bernie Anderson class of 1989 and featured the traditional alumni/OAA song, "Be Strong in the Lord".

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Alumni Sabbath School

March 18

Sabbath School of Alumni weekend. The focus of the service was "Missions" and it featured current students who have participated in short-term mission trips as well as some alumni who have served or are currently serving as missionaries.

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Alumni Friday Vespers

March 17

Friday evening vespers during Alumni Weekend. Megan Sutherland class of 2007 was the featured speaker.

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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

March 17

Ms. Bazzy's sophomore English II class presented the Ozark Elementary School week of prayer program. They taught the story of Jesus dieing for our salvation using the classic allegory from C.S. Lewis.

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Life of Job

March 11

Life of Job a play written, directed and performed all by students at Ozark Adventist Academy.

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Physics Lens Lab

March 10

Image formation with lenses was the topic of study in today's Physics lab.

US History Illustrations

March 9

U.S. History class illustrated book covers on the conflicts in the west between settlers and Native Americans.

Week of Prayer

March 9

"IDENTITY: Remember Who You Are" is the theme for the student lead week of prayer.

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New Sign

March 9

Ozark is getting a new entrance sign. Along with a permanently displayed school name, the sign will have a large electronic display board welcoming guests to campus with updated information.

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Artist rendering of the new sign with a 6' tall person for perspective.

SA Banquet

March 5

Sunday evening was the "Black/White" themed SA Banquet.

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Physics Mirror Lab

March 2

Physics students studying the formation of images with mirrors.

Electronic Policy Handbook Update

The Electronic Policy in the Student Handbook on page 36 has changed slightly to the following.

In order to promote student's spiritual growth, academic success, and social health, Ozark Adventist Academy does not allow video games and moving watching (including TV shows) on any electronic device.

  • Cell phones/Electronics may be used for personal communications and academics when used outside the Administration Building.
  • Cell phones/Electronics are not to be used inside the Administration Building with the exception of inside the classroom for academic purposes at the discretion of the teacher.
  • The use of headphones is restricted to the residence halls.

The violation policy procedure remains as currently printed.

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Live Video

Live Video of Church

The Gentry Seventh-day Adventist church is our students' home church while attending Ozark. Each week the Sabbath morning service is broadcast live over the internet. Feel free to worship with us Saturday mornings at approximately 10:50 a.m. Central US time.

Emergency Text (SMS) Notification

Ozark uses RenWeb's notification service, ParentAlert. All students and parents with cell phone numbers in our system will receive emergency alerts.

NOTE: Please be sure that you have given us the correct cell phone numbers for both students and parents so that you receive any emergency text notifications.

Online Grade Information & Parent Communication

Parents, besides grade and attendance information, other official correspondence from the school is conducted through RenWeb. Please make sure that you have your account active with the correct e-mail address and phone numbers. Contact Renee Patterson if your account is not working.

New Students and Parents:

Parents, your RenWeb account was set up in the online application process. New students will get their accounts on the first Monday of school.

Returning Students and Parents:

You should be able to use the same username and password that you had last school year.

Inclement Weather Policy

Since the majority of students live on campus, Ozark Adventist Academy generally does not close school due to inclement weather. Parents of day students may keep their child home if they feel the roads are unsafe. Please check online or e-mail your teacher for assignments.

If the need arises for modifications to our school schedule, notification will be sent via our mobile-text-alert system.

Parents are responsible to contact Ozark's attendance office at attendance@ozarkacademy.org or (479) 736-2221 x128 if their child will miss school.

School Jackets Available

School jackets are available to order online. If you would like to have an Ozark Adventist Academy jacket you may order from the Neff Jacket Shop.

You will need to enter Ozark's password: 063431 to order. Customer service may be reached at (800) 232-6333.

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