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Track Record of Success

In 2011, Oxford Preparatory Academy opened its South Orange County (OPA-SOC) campus in Mission Viejo. In 2016, Oxford Preparatory Academy opened its Saddleback Valley (OPA-SV) campus campus in Lake Forrest. Since its inception, our schools have been honored with many prestigious awards.
Perfect 10 Rankings
The South Orange County campus opened its first year with a 993 API, the second highest scoring school in Orange County. Both the Chino Valley and South Orange County campus met their Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements for subgroup performance and participation rate. In 2013, the school’s API of 990 is the highest in the Capistrano Unified School District.
California Distinguished Schools

In 2014 and 2018, Oxford Prep – SOC received the California Distinguished Schools award.    
A California Distinguished School is an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a selection process. Eligibility is based on federal and state criteria including the No Child Left Behind program, Academic Performance Index (API), and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Civic Learning Award of Merit
Oxford Preparatory Academy – SOC was selected as a recipient of the Civic Learning Award of Merit. Co-sponsored by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the Civic Learning Award program recognizes the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy. It was designed to both celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools.
Reader’s Choice Award

In a record voter turnout, Oxford Prep – SOC was selected by the readers of Parenting OC for Best Charter School in Orange County.
The institution’s mission is to strive for academic success among their students by involving parents, teachers, and community in their educational program. Oxford Preparatory Academy is a top pick among our readers because of its commitment to academic excellence among its students!
Honor Roll School

Our SOC campus was chosen by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2014 Honor Roll Scholar School recipient. SOC received this award again in 2016 and 2018.

This campaign is known for its extensive and rigorous analysis of every public school throughout California. Our schools stood out among thousands because of our success to get our students to higher levels of achievement and beyond.

Each year, CBEE presents this award to individual schools and to school districts that have excelled in raising student achievement and closing achievement gaps, improving the educational system for all students.