College & Career


OSOTA provides our scholars with different opportunities to be exposed to various colleges and universities. We also host informational sessions for scholars and parents and provide group counseling opportunities starting with the lessons we teach in freshman orientation. In the sophomore year, we will begin meeting individually with each scholar annually to review college plans, to understand academic and extracurricular goals, and to give guidance as to which college options would best fit the scholar’s particular calling and interests.

The College Counselors adhere to the following principles as they advise scholars and parents:

  • We focus on college enrollment and the processes that lead to that decision.

  • We advise scholars as to their best options for college based on the “best fit” .

  • We will not tell scholars where they cannot apply or where they should enroll.

  • We work diligently to stay current on college admissions trends at both the state and national levels.

  • We may not have all the answers, but our college admissions experience enables us to better understand the nuances of college enrollment

  • Manage and guide high school scholars through the process.


SAT/ACT Information

While the high school grade point average is the best indicator of college success, the colleges continue to utilize the SAT and ACT as an additional means to predict college readiness. In addition to admission decisions, colleges will use the SAT and ACT for placement into certain courses as well as for scholarships. Florida Bright Futures also requires SAT and ACT scores along with GPA and community service.

To prepare scholars for the SAT and ACT, One School administers the following assessments:

  • Freshman: PSAT 8/9

  • Sophomores & Juniors: PSAT

SOTA College Prep Counseling recommends all high school scholars, 9-12th grade take both the SAT and ACT test. Please contact for any questions you may have.

To see the available Test dates and Registration Information, please go to the following websites:

ACT:                          SAT:


Graduation Requirements

The following credit requirement is for scholars entering Grade 9 in the 2019-2020 School Year. In addition to these 28 credits, scholars must complete 120 community service hours and maintain a 2.0 Cumulative unweighted GPA.

If a scholar earns an ‘F’ in any course for a semester, they are automatically placed on Academic Probation where a plan is developed to replace the lost half credit. Failure to meet the requirements of Academic Probation may result in dismissal from One School of the Arts for the following school year.

Grade Promotion Requirements:

10th Grade: 7 credits
11th Grade: 14 credits
12th Grade: 21 credits

*Must pass English and Bible each year to be promoted to the next grade level.

Subject Credits

  • English 4.0
  • Math 4.0
  • Science 3.0
  • Social Studies 3.0
  • Christian Studies 4.0
  • World Language 2.0
  • P.E. / Health 1.0
  • Computer Business 0.5
  • Personal Finance 0.5
  • Biblical Entrep. 0.5
  • Marketing 1.0
  • Elective Credits 3.5
  • Fine Arts 1.0

TOTAL 28.0


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2019 -2020 College + Career Guide


Naviance Family Connection

OSOTA  is pleased to provide Naviance Family Connection as a support to our college placement program. Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for high schools that helps align scholars strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve their outcomes. Each OSOTA family is provided a login access to the resources available through Naviance.

Naviance Family Connection is a powerful software platform designed to:

  • Help scholars determine and manage a personal plan and attainable goals related to college and career aspirations.

  • Help scholars become more self-aware of their strengths and interests so as to inform decisions related to career discovery.

  • Naviance will be used in both the group college counseling sessions as well as individual meetings. Scholars and parents are encouraged to use the software at home too.

Naviance Parent Tutorial

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

Bright Futures Scholarship

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.

National Honor Society


The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

NHS Sponsor:
Mr. Jason Moore

NHS Advisors:

Ms. Kim Reynolds and Ms. Heather Rice

Contact Information: