MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District
MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District offers strong academic grounding, numerous college preparatory courses, and opportunities to enroll in local college programs while still in high school. Students also receive support from school and community for involvement in a broad range of activities. Successful athletic teams compete in seven men’s sports and five women’s sports, while award-winning music programs include marching band, concert band, orchestra, choir, swing band, plus musical theatre. The American Music Conference named, “Orange City one of the top 100 places to live in America for quality music education.” Regional and state speech competitions engage more than 20% of MOC-FV students. Serving a population of nearly 10,000 people, the district covers 251 miles of rural farmland plus several small towns, with approximately 2,000 students, and has a strong community support from Alton, Hospers, Granville, Orange City, Maurice, and Newkirk.
For information about MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District visit moc-fv.k12.ia.us
Orange City Christian & Unity Christian High School
Orange City Christian School and Unity Christian High School offer an alternative for parents committed to intentional, scripturally-directed instruction. The K-12 programs are fully-accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. Orange City Christian School promotes the philosophy that parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children and is honored to partner with them in the academic instruction and spiritual nurture of their children. Unity’s academic strength and highly-rated technology programs are enhanced by a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1, 84% of Unity students are involved in extra-curricular activities. Their combined enrollment of 600 students are drawn from a six county area.
Spalding Catholic School
Spalding Catholic is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education and offers a PreK through 8th grade program.
Smaller class sizes and a veteran teaching staff at Spalding helps create an individualized learning environment for the children. The results of this are seen in the consistently high Iowa Assessment test scores. In addition, the school takes pride in a long history of excellence and recognition in technology.
Being a private school, students enjoy daily prayer, weekly liturgy and an array of local and international service-related activities, helping to form them into life-long disciples of Christ.
For more information about Spalding Catholic School visit SpaldingCatholic.org
Northwestern College is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. According to the college’s mission statement, Northwestern is “a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faith learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.” Consistently ranked in the top 10 among Midwestern baccalaureate colleges by U.S. News & World Report, Northwestern is home to two of the state’s “Iowa Professor of the Year” winners.
The college’s 1,250 students come from 30 states and 20 countries; more than 80 percent live on campus. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, including accredited programs in athletic training, business, nursing, social work and teacher education. Among Northwestern’s 300 employees are professors with doctorates from Duke, Notre Dame, UCLA and Yale; the college’s scholars offer expertise to the community in areas like genetic technology, Christian-Muslim relations, and Spanish translation. Northwestern’s TePaske Gallery hosts monthly art exhibitions, and regular concerts are performed in Christ Chapel. The award-winning theatre department stages classic and original dramas in two state-of-the-art theaters. Sports fans enjoy Red Raider athletics, which has produced five national championship teams since 2000.
Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC)
Only twenty minutes northeast of Orange City, in Sheldon IA, Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC) offers a broad range of educational options for 2400 credit students during 2009-2010. NWICC offers over 30 programs in varied fields including arts and sciences, business, computers, health, manufacturing, automotive, electrical, plus a variety of trade and technical programs. NWICC offers four programs that are not found anywhere else in Iowa: Powerline, Industrial Instrumentation and Control, Automotive Machining, and Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance. NWICC was named one of the “120 Best Community Colleges in the nation” by the Washington D.C. based Aspen Institute which was an outcome of the White House Summit on Education last year.