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How Oakley Helps Students Succeed in Math

By Ellen Zaifnejad
Academics
February 28, 2017

Have you ever seen how far a Barbie can bungee jump? Well maybe if you had, you’d really be able to grasp linear functions. At Oakley we utilize new and fun methods to really help students understand difficult math concepts. Trust me, it works. The trick is ensuring that learning is based on respect. When […]

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How Oakley Makes History Exciting

By Justin Spitzer
Academics
December 13, 2016

Though often portrayed as black and white, history is actually more of an art than a science. Many aspects of history are open to interpretation, believe it or not. It’s not unusual for there to be simple variations of the same event; however, there are also often downright opposing accounts of certain moments in history. […]

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5 Questions Parents Frequently Ask Our Academic Team:

By Clark Bayles
Academics
November 22, 2016

1. What is required for graduation in Utah? other states? Because we are a private school we do not have to follow the Utah requirements for graduation; however, we do follow them for the most part. Oakley school requirements: 24 credits are required for graduation from Oakley School: (The 4 core classes in red are […]

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Oakley Cross Country goes to State

By oakley
Academics, Experiential, Student Life
November 13, 2016

State Cross Country Meet On Wednesday, October 19th, our boys ran in the state cross country meet. Their effort and practice all season paid off as they went up against the other runners. As they gritted their way up steep hills and ran against the best in the state, you could see their determination throughout the […]

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3 Ways to Help Your Teen Re-engage in Healthy Recreation Activities

By Ryan Walton
Student Life
July 21, 2016

Your once athletic child has called it quits. Where they used to come home after hours of practice, they won’t even pick up a basketball in the yard. Each afternoon is spent locked up in their bedroom or on the computer. What’s worse, you suspect they’ve picked up a new marijuana habit. As a parent, […]

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Guide to Parent Involvement in Schools

By Aaron Cobia
Academics
June 16, 2016

Like most parents, you want to help your kids succeed academically. But what exactly does that look like? You cannot sit next to them every day and tell them how to do their schoolwork. What you can do is make yourself available as a support figure. Imagine that your child’s academic life is a bridge. […]

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Healing the Teenage Technology Addiction

By Ryan Walton
Therapy
June 7, 2016

Did you know that, on average, teens are plugged-in and tuned-out of “live” action for more than 9 hours a day?  That means the average teenager today spends more time with digital technology than they spend with parents and teachers combined.  They spend more time each day engaging with technology than they do sleeping. And […]

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5 Pillars of Academic Support

By Kyle Oberly
Academics
May 24, 2016

When your child learned to walk, it looked something like this: stand, step, fall, repeat. You knew they were on the verge of a developmental breakthrough and no matter how many times they fell, you encouraged them to get back up. Then came a day when the falls were less, the steps were more, and […]

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How to Improve the Parent-Child Relationship with Your Teen

By Kylee Shields
Therapy
May 9, 2016

Having a teen struggle mentally or emotionally can take its toll on your relationships and family.  Recently our clinical team had the opportunity to be trained by renowned therapists, Dr. John Gottman, and his wife, Julie.  We loved the training and wanted to share some of the things we learned. Here are some principles that […]

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Milestone 7: The Traverse Phase

By Janet Farnsworth
Student Life
March 21, 2016

Traverse Phase Overview Traverse: to pass or move over, along, or through. The best part about this phase of the program is that it’s about our students…they build it, they define success, they ask for support from their team and we deliver. Together, in synergy, we help each student prepare for whatever is next in their […]

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