Call it “Hard Work High,” perhaps. College of the Ozarks, the Branson-area Christian college nicknamed “Hard Work U” for its policy of having full-time students work on-campus jobs rather than pay tuition, will open a spinoff school for Grades 9 through 12 this fall. Called School of the Ozarks, the school is scheduled to welcome a total of 69 students—25 freshmen, 19 sophomores, 19 juniors and six seniors—when the school opens for its first semester starting August 16.
School of the Ozarks will be run by College of the Ozarks as a laboratory school, meaning it will be a training facility for teachers and a means of conducting educational research on its campus. The school will hold classes in the reconfigured second floor of the R.M. Good Center on the C of O campus.