Oneida Baptist Institute has private-school accreditation through the National Non-Public School Commission, the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission, and the Kentucky Department of Education.
Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students with ability levels ranging from below-average to exceptional. We have a unique Learning Center for students with low reading and/or math skills.
We provide English as a Second Language (ESL) for our international students and advanced placement and dual credit courses for students with above-average ability.
The school year is divided into four nine-week quarters. Progress reports or report cards are mailed to parents every four and one-half weeks.
Boarding students are required to attend a supervised study hall each evening, Monday-Thursday. Students who make honor status are excused from study hall.
Middle school students study language arts, literature, Bible, history, math, science, health and physical education. They may also choose an enrichment course which may include computers, guitar, art, agriculture, music and drama.
Students may earn a standard or advanced diploma requiring four years of English and math; three years of science and social studies; one year of health/physical education, Bible and fine arts; and two quarters of computer literacy. The balance of credits earned follow a student’s chosen academic or vocational “pathway.”
High school electives may include art appreciation, yearbook, piano, guitar, choir, instrumental music, stagecraft, child development, clothing design, adult living, commercial art, media production, Spanish and French.
We offer a five-week summer school program which begins in May. Middle school students take a variety of courses to review basic skills and prepare for the upcoming year.
High school students may earn academic credit in the summer to make up credits previously failed. Some students prefer to get ahead in the summer, so they are able to take more advanced classes in the regular school year.
Seniors who have completed a certain number of vocational classes in high school are eligible to participate in our Career Pathways program. Recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education, the Career Pathways program at OBI offers class credit and real-job experience. Approximately 30 seniors each year complete the 360 hours and other program requirements to earn their Kentucky Department of Education Career certificate.
Two examples of Career Pathways jobs: computer technology assistant and elementary teaching assistant.
About 60% of our graduates go on to institutions of higher learning. Students who plan to attend college are enrolled in a pre-college curriculum. The ACT is given on campus three times a year. For a fee, students are provided transportation to take the SAT and TOEFL as needed.