Ohana Institute is proud that our student-to-teacher ratio is 5-1 on average.
No, Ohana Institute attracts students from Destin to Panama City.
An application must be filled out and turned in with all of its required documents. There is a portion of the application for parents and for prospective students to respond to. After we have received a completed application packet, any previous school records and a shadow date has been completed, a final interview with the family will be scheduled. The final decision will then be made through the admissions team.
Yes, we do have partners who provide a limited number of scholarships for qualified families in need in exchange for volunteer service. Another option includes participation in "Step-Up for Students" provided by the state of Florida. We are happy to discuss these opportunities with you and your family.
All K-7th grade students complete the Iowa exam to provide Ohana standardized data, inform curriculum adjustments and help students learn about the process of testing.
Beginning in 8th grade all students have the opportunity to take the PSAT (8-11th grade). 10th & 11th-grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT, which qualifies 11th-grade students for the national merit scholarship program. In addition, support is given to all high school students to prepare them to take the ACT & SAT college board exams.
Ohana Institute follows a balanced year modified calendar beginning the first week of August and ending the last week of May or the first week of June. The school year consists of five lengthy breaks: Fall Break in October; Thanksgiving in November; Christmas/New Years Break in mid December-early January; Winter Break in February; Spring Break is 2 weeks in late March to early April.
We do not have organized sports but many of our students play on sports teams with Emerald Coast Middle School or South Walton High School. All of our core courses are approved by the NCAA.