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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

For Immediate Release

Subject: School of the Ozarks to Host Open House Feb. 6 and Town Hall Meeting March 6

S of O StudentsTwo upcoming events are scheduled to offer information on the School of the Ozarks high school (a laboratory school operated by College of the Ozarks) and the addition of the grades K-5 to School of the Ozarks (S of O).

“The School of the Ozarks family welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the exciting opportunities that our unique school offers,” said S of O Headmaster Brad Dolloff.  “We especially look forward to sharing information on the addition of the lower grades with area parents of prospective K-5 students.”

S of O will host an Open House for those interested at its high school on February 6, beginning at 7 p.m., located on the third floor of the R.M. Good Center.

During the evening, parents and prospective students will learn about the academic, Christian, patriotic, vocational, cultural and extracurricular expectations and offerings at School of the Ozarks grades 9-12.   The meeting will begin in Cummings Auditorium with a formal presentation led by Mr. Dolloff.  During the overview, parents and current students will provide insight into what it is like to attend S of O.

Following the presentation, visiting students and their families may tour the school and classrooms, as well as speak with the S of O instructors and S of O students. 

Currently, 86 students attend the private, high school that offers a classical, Christian education; the maximum number of students that S of O can accommodate per grade is 25.

On March 6, School of the Ozarks will hold a Town Hall Meeting for parents of students interested in learning more about the addition of grades K-5 to School of the Ozarks, presently scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.  The meeting, which will take place in the Royal Oak Forum of The Keeter Center, will begin at 7 p.m.

School of the Ozarks opened with grades 9-12 in fall of 2012.  It mirrors the mission and vision of College of the Ozarks by offering a quality, Christian education to deserving young people, from the Ozarks region, who do not have the financial means to procure such training.  No tuition is charged. S of O students participate in a work education program by doing daily chores, such as cleaning up after lunch.  Students in the lower grades will be asked to perform age-appropriate tasks, such as cleaning their desks and emptying the trash.

Applications packets will be available at both events, but not before.  For more information on either the Open House or Town Hall Meeting, please call the S of O office at (417) 690-2325.


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