January 3, 2012
Subject: S of O to Host Open House, Informational Meeting Regarding Applications for 2013-14 School Year
Students and parents of students interested in learning more about attending School of the Ozarks, a college preparatory lab school for grades 9-12 operated by College of the Ozarks, are invited to attend an Open House and Informational Meeting Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in S of O’s Cummings Auditorium. S of O soon will begin accepting applications to fill up to 25 spots in the fall 2013 freshman class and a few spots in 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
“I don’t know where any student could go to experience an education like School of the Ozarks,” says S of O Headmaster Brad Dolloff. “Not only is it academically rigorous, but the experiential learning is unsurpassed. Trips to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, St. Louis, and even Washington D.C. are complemented by the opportunities to meet military generals, World War II veterans, and other distinguished dignitaries.”
The Open House and Meeting will provide information about S of O’s opportunities for college preparation, experiential learning, academic, Christian and patriotic growth, sports and other exciting extra-curricular activities. Details about the application process also will be given at the meeting.
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new S of O facility and speak with current students and their parents. School of the Ozarks mirrors the College of the Ozarks mission: to provide the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to procure such training.
No tuition is charged; instead students invest a little sweat equity into their education by cleaning their own classrooms and lunchroom. In the spring, S of O students will begin raising bees and eventually harvest, package and market the honey.
Families who have financial need are encouraged to apply. There is no tuition, but there is a $2,500 annual meal, books and activities fee. Scholarships are available for families demonstrating financial need.
“We have had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of students this first year,” Dolloff says. “It has been a blessing to watch them thrive in this environment, and we look forward to adding more great young men and women to their numbers. Last year we had way more applicants than positions we could fill, so students who are interested should come to the open house along with their parents and get all the necessary application work started as soon as possible.”
The new S of O opened its doors August 16; since that time, students have experienced an exciting first semester, which included meeting former First Lady Laura Bush during her visit to Hard Work U. While this is not an everyday occurrence at the School, it is an example of the incredible opportunities offered at School of the Ozarks. For more information about the meeting or S of O, please contact the S of O Headmaster’s Office at (417) 690-2325 or visit www.cofo.edu/highschool/.