OUR STUDENTS

As a student of Ocali Charter High School (OCHS), you are an integral member of our community.  Not only are we here to help you achieve the highest academic achievement by earning your diploma, but also help you learn valuable life skills you need to enter adulthood successfully.  We believe developing a strong work ethic, combined with your gifts and talents, individual personality, and character will help prepare you for your future college and/or career pathways.

But, key to your success lies within you, and you alone!

You will only achieve great success by putting forth the effort to do so.  Taking action; becoming a lifelong learner; investing in yourself and others; managing your emotions, time, health, and resources will propel you to a great destination!  And our entire staff, board of directors, and administration is here to help you grow today, so you can be empowered and equipped for the future!

Graduation Requirements

OCHS students entering the 9th grade will be required to successfully complete the 24-credit program in order to earn a standard high school diploma. 

 

This includes:

  • 4 Credits - English Language Arts (ELA)

  • 4 Credits - Mathematics

  • 3 Credits - Science

  • 3 Credits - Social Studies

  • 1 Credit - Physical Education & Health

  • 1 Credit - Elective

  • 8 Credits - OBI Program

Students must earn a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for all cohort years and pass statewide testing requirements, unless a waiver of assessment results is granted by the IEP team for students with disabilities.

School Safety

Your safety is of utmost importance to us, and we do not tolerate acts of violence, bullying, harassment, threats, discrimination, or other efforts to make anyone feel unsafe!  Such acts are met with the utmost swift and strict discipline, including, but not limited to detention, suspension, permanent discharge from the school (expelled), or law enforcement.

Review the Student Handbook for specific details about school safety.

For your added protection, the school does participate in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, as well as FortifyFL, a suspicious activity reporting tool you can download to your cell phone, that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.  

 

Dress Code

Ocali Charter High School believes every student should have a positive and productive learning environment, without distraction from the latest styles, trends, or designs of clothing.

Furthermore, in an effort to curb negativity, bullying, or feelings of insecurity due to clothing, we have adopted a specific school dress code that will help foster a learning environment, free from clothing-related issues.

All students are required to wear the official dress uniform of the school, during school hours, or they may wear our spirit wear T-shirts with logo, ONLY on specific days when permitted by the Principal.

Plus, our dress code distinguishes you from other schools and presents our students to the public as the bright, professional, and sophisticated individuals, we know you are!

The only area of flexibility with our uniform is with shoes, in which students are required to wear sneakers or tennis shoes (with socks) as outlined in our dress code.

All uniforms must be CLEAN and neat when worn.

Violation of this dress code will result in students being sent home or possibly in-school suspension.

Purchase Uniforms at the Front Office

Boys

Girls

Tops

Official navy school polo with logo.

Students may wear official school T-shirt

for Spirit Days only.

Official navy school polo with logo.

Students may wear official school T-shirt

for Spirit Days only.

Bottoms

Pants or shorts (uniform material without ornamentation) with belt loops.  NO CARGO or CARPENTER style permitted.  

Colors may be navy or khaki

Pants or shorts (uniform material without ornamentation) with belt loops.  NO CAPRIS or CARGO/CARPENTER style permitted.  

Colors may be navy or khaki

Accessories

Shoes:  Sneakers ONLY.  Sneakers must have laces or velcro closures, and may be below the ankle.  No high-tops or boat shoes are allowed.

Socks must be worn and must be plain white or navy in color with no logos or labels showing.

Belts must have buckles and must be worn with pants and shorts.

Shoes:  Sneakers ONLY.  Sneakers must have laces or velcro closures, and may be below the ankle.  No high-tops or boat shoes are allowed.

Socks must be worn and must be plain white or navy in color with no logos or labels showing.  Knee-high socks are acceptable.

Tights must be plain white or navy only and must cover the feet.  No leggings!

Belts must have buckles and must be worn with pants and shorts.

Cold Weather

Sweatshirts or sweaters with school logo are permitted during cold weather.  If wearing a long-sleeved shirt under a uniform shirt, the long-sleeved shirt must be navy or white.

Sweatshirts or sweaters with school logo are permitted during cold weather.  If wearing a long-sleeved shirt under a uniform shirt, the long-sleeved shirt must be navy or white.