About the Division ( Cycle IV )
Welcome to Cycle Four at OBK College; grades 10, 11, 12. This year we serve the needs of 152 students in this cycle. Classes start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:35 p.m. School days are divided into 7 periods separated by 2 recesses of 20 minutes each. The weekly timetable includes a variety of curricular and co-curricular subjects such as Arabic, English, sciences, math, religion, sports, social studies, and computer.
At OBK , we believe that secondary education is a vital step in the students’ educational journey. That’s why we set high expectations for every student and work hard to meet them every day. Those expectations manifest themselves in programs that foster 21st century skills in all subject matters.
In Cycle Four, students are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves by further developing skills of decision-making and self-evaluation. They are prepared for the Lebanese Baccalaureate, the official certificate in three tracks or branches : Sociology and Economics (Socio-Economics), Life Sciences, and General Sciences. We also prepare them to sit for the TOFEL and the SAT in different ways. Extra support classes are given to students on Fridays to help them achieve better results.
Our students in this cycle, as well as in other cycles are taught the “Benefits of Failure” and we urge them to learn from their letdowns who they are and what they truly want in life. We do believe that it is our responsibility to empower them with creative, intellectual skills necessary for them to become college, career, and life ready.
Students of Cycle Four are encouraged to participate in the extra-curricular activities that the school provides. Our students in Cycle Four are also given the opportunity to participate in different competitions organized by Al Makassed or another educational institution They have a great chance to participate in LAU-MUN and MAL programs and activities where they experience membership in UN.
At OBK,we strongly believe in the importance of Home-School connection. For that reason we frequently hold meetings with parents to keep them informed about the development and performance of their sons and daughters.