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Welcome to OPA

Oxford Preparatory Academy (Oxford Prep) strives to create a center for higher learning where students from transitional kindergarten to eighth grade are prepared to pursue high level academic studies, as well as gain skills to be successful in the diverse, global community. Our students do not just meet, but exceed grade level expectations and become critical thinkers as they engage with dynamic teaching that makes them self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners.
 
At OPA, we believe that all students are gifted. Student individual needs are met through differentiate instruction, based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences.  Students participate in activities and lessons that allow them to learn and exhibit understanding through a variety of ways that meet their individual multiple intelligences. 
 
Students at OPA also participate in a variety of enrichment opportunities, including world languages (at all grade levels), music, STEAM lab, Taekwondo, physical education, after-school clubs and sports, 1:1 technology, and electives.
 
Our university themed classrooms build student excitement about higher education. Each classroom is affiliated with a university, where students learn about college life, admissions, sports, and academics. This also builds classroom community and inclusion.
 
We provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for all students, where diversity is embraced. 

News & Announcements

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CAASPP Scores Released - OPA is #1 in OC

As many of you may have seen in the news, the 2022 California Assessment of Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results were just released. I am extremely excited to announce that both OPA-South Orange County and OPA-Saddleback Valley scored higher overall in ELA, Math, and Science than any other Orange County district!!!
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OPA -Middle School Charter Petition Approved

Last night at the Orange County Board of Education meeting, the OPA - Middle School petition was unanimously approved with no conditions for a term of five years. I am so grateful for all of the support from our OPA community. This is an extremely exciting step forward for OPA, and it will provide many new opportunities for our middle school and elementary champions.
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OPA's Response to OCBE Concerns

Oxford Preparatory Academy takes all parent concerns very seriously and works hard to address any issue immediately. We also never want to give the perception that we are doing things that may make our community uncomfortable, like teaching CRT or promoting particular political views.
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OCDE Recommends Unconditional Approval of OPA-Middle School Charter Petition

The Orange County Department of Education is recommending that the Orange County Board of Education unconditionally approve the OPA-Middle School charter petition for a term of five years. The official vote on the charter petition will be held on October 5, 2022, at the Orange County Department of Education. I encourage all OPA families to come out to support the approval!! The meeting starts at 5:00 PM.
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Welcome Back!

I want to welcome everyone to the 2022-2023 school year. It is going to be an amazing year at OPA, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, August 17th. We had a wonderful Meet Your Professor event on Friday, and it was great to see so many families back on campus. Thank you also to everyone who participated in our two campus beautification events. The campuses have never looked better, and we will be continuing our campus modernization and upgrade projects throughout the school year, including the modernization of all OPA classrooms.
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Notice of Public Hearing

Public Hearings at the June 9, 2022 OPA Board of Directors Meeting:

Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley and Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County

Annual Budgets for Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley and Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County
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Message to Our OPA Community

Yesterday, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. As a school community, I know it is extremely hard to process violence on this scale and the senseless loss of so many lives. Our heartfelt sympathies are with the victims and their families, as well as the community of Robb Elementary School.
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OPA-Middle School Public Hearing

Saddleback Valley USD held a Public Hearing on May 12, 2022, to solicit comments regarding our charter petition. OPA professors, students, parents, and our Board Secretary spoke out regarding their support for the petition.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Postponed

I hope you all had a wonderful week and an amazing Spring Break! As some of you may have heard, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a statement today regarding the timeline for COVID-19 vaccination requirements in schools. Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet fully approved COVID-19 vaccines for individuals of all ages within the 7-12 grade span, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required for the 2022-2023 school year. Therefore, the CDPH will not initiate the process to make the COVID-19 vaccination part of the vaccinations required for in-person attendance until full FDA approval and no sooner than July 1, 2023.
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Exciting OPA News

I am very excited to announce that both OPA - Saddleback Valley and OPA - South Orange County were selected to receive the 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award. Yesterday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, announced the recipients of the Award, which was given to only 727 California schools. “I’m incredibly proud of these schools and districts for their creativity, dedication, and innovation in the face of adversity,” Thurmond said. “These schools led incredible efforts to engage students, distribute technology, provide meals, and support the social and emotional well-being of students during an incredibly difficult time for schools and families.”

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