One Day Academy

ABOUT ODA

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A Word From Our Director


 

Hello, and welcome to the website of One Day Academy. I am glad that you found us. If you are a homeschool parent, there are a few things I would like you to know. We are here to support you as you endeavor to raise your child. We are not here to force our agenda on you and your children. Nor are we here to squeeze everyone into the same mold. We are here to provide the things you are looking for: choice, flexibility, quality, and enjoyment. We have wonderful teachers who love the Lord and are solid practitioners of their subject matter. We have strong curriculum which is both clear and effective at well preparing each child for success at the university level. And we provide a multitude of events and ministry opportunities to allow you to choose just what you are seeking for your child.

 

Like you, we want your child to grow to adulthood to love the Lord and be a part of His presence in a world which so desperately needs Him. If he or she wants to be an engineer, we want him or her to intimately know the mind of the One who created the world and the principles which govern it. If a doctor, we want him or her to serve people with a compassion which reflects the heart of Jesus. If a teacher, we want him or her to teach in a way which inspires people to seek the Lord for themselves. Whatever he or she desires to pursue, let it be done with a right attitude, and for the right reason.

 

Contrary to what the world would say, we understand that knowing the One who created the world gives Christians a distinct advantage in the pursuit of learning. Your child has a chance to walk every day with the One who created all things. Your child has the chance to learn from a position of security and desire because he or she knows the love of a God who only has good things for His children. Your child has a chance to pursue education for His glory and not to fill his or her own emptiness. Like everything else we do, the way we learn should be significantly and positively impacted by our faith in and knowledge of Jesus.

 

In the end, we know that children like yours will bring faith, hope, and love wherever their calling takes them. Your child might discover a final cure for cancer. Your child might develop a voice in a debate about science, ethics, or political theory, and be able to speak His timeless truth into the ever shifting sands of relativism, and the empty sadness of a self-preoccupied world. Your child might even become a great preacher who leads thousands to follow the Lord and help nourish His people with the word. Whatever he or she desires to pursue, let it be done with skill, passion, and excellence which reflects the One who calls each one by name.

 

Thank you for visiting our site and learning about our ministry. May God bless you as you raise your children. And may God bless your children as they learn to take their place in His world.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

David Swarbrick
​Director, One Day Academy

 
Purpose of ODA
The purpose of One Day Academy is to:
  • Assist parents in the discipling and Christian leadership development of their children, by offering strong academic coursework, on carefully monitored campuses, with faculty members who love the Lord and have served Him for decades.

 
Vision of ODA
EXCELLENCE FOR STUDENTS
Exceptional teachers
  • Since parents continue to weigh progress, instructors will teach commendably or else lose their opportunity

  • Teachers are degreed and experienced, many remarkably so

  • Many are published authors, sitting public figures, or university faculty

  • Many have served in vocational ministry

  • All are experienced with children outside the classroom

Traditional Academic Content
  • Rigorous subject matter and honor-student expectations

  • No teaching to the test: TAKS, AP, or otherwise

  • Lightly classical in flavor and aligned with the developmental stages of learning

Non-Traditional Format
  • No grade levels, therefore flexible to the needs of each student

  • Classroom internships available to students in many subjects

  • Annual student evaluations of teachers in every class

  • College credit may be earned easily during high school (See THE PLAN)

 
EXCELLENCE FOR PARENTS
Parent-Driven
  • Parents regarded as the final authority in course selection

  • Parents remain an integral partner in the academic process

Convenient
  • One day per week

  • Multiple days and locations

  • Well-monitored campuses, so students may safely “hang out”

Comprehensive
  • Academics – core subjects at every campus

  • Electives – wide variety in content and format

  • Extra-curricular – sports, theatre, interest clubs, spring formal

  • Events – graduation, college fair, end-of-the-year party

  • Support functions – standardized testing, guidance counseling, mentoring

  • Financial counseling, campus ministers

Mission of ODA
One Day Academy exists to:
  • Strengthen parents in training, mentoring, and discipling their own children

  • Promote a safe environment where learning is encouraged and Godly character is admired

  • Equip students for college-level academics and expectations

  • Model Christ’s example to young people through our teachers, administrators, and church staff

  • Offer friendship, guidance, and support through communities of like-minded individuals and families

Getting Started with ODA
Step 1… DECIDE PRIORITIES

Every successful enterprise has a vision, and your home school is no exception. After you take time to reflect on progress made, then practically plan for the future.

Ask yourself:

  • What is my family’s monthly budget for classes?

  • Is one of my children a higher priority than others this year?

  • Is one subject a higher priority than others this year?

  • How will One Day Academy classes blend with my family’s other commitments?

Step 2… GATHER INFORMATION

Once you outline your goals for the coming school year, consider how One Day Academy may support you in achieving them. Start by reviewing our:

  • Courses offered

  • Campus locations

  • Campus schedules

  • Teachers’ credentials and evaluations

  • Monthly tuition and other costs

Step 3… ASK QUESTIONS

One Day Academy offers you the freedom to select your child’s teachers in all subjects. Evaluate our course descriptions or contact our faculty directly regarding:

  • Course objectives and methods

  • Required materials

  • Prerequisites

  • Class availability

Step 4… SELECT CLASSES & REGISTER

The classes are just what you need, and the teachers sound wonderful. All that’s left to do is:

  • Determine a schedule for each student

  • Register with One Day Academy

  • Register with each teacher in whose program your children will be

  • Secure all necessary materials

  • Mark your campus’ orientation dates on your calendar

 
 
 
Doctrinal Statement of ODA
  • We value Jesus Christ, and families who operate with a stated desire to serve Him, and who raise children in the hope that they will grow up to serve Him.

  • We believe that God has revealed Himself to be a triune God who exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and

God the Holy Spirit. (Luke 3:21-22; Matt. 28:19)

  • We believe that Jesus Christ was both fully human and fully God (Phil 2:5-8; Heb. 4:15).  

  • We believe that He is the express image of the invisible God (Col 1:15; Heb. 1:3).

  • We believe that He is to be worshipped, praised and adored, not only for what He has done, but for who He is – the Son of God and God the Son (Rev 5:8).

  • We believe that Jesus is the eternal God that took on the form of a man when He was born to a virgin (John 1:14; Matt 1:18; Isaiah 7:14).

  • We value the Holy Bible as being God-breathed, useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Tim 3:16)

  • We value academic pursuit, as an activity shared by parents and children, and as a customary means of God preparing His people for their calling in the world.

  • We value God’s intention that His children grow up in places of physical, emotional, and spiritual safety.

  • We value Biblical truths with regards to marriage, family, gender, authority, purity, and calling.

 

One Day Academy

PO Box 151496
Austin, TX 78715

info@onedayacademy.com

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