Admissions FAQ

Oxford Preparatory Academy Open Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year began February 19, 2021 and ended March 19, 2021. You may submit a Post Lottery Application starting on May 13, 2021.

We are no longer accepting applications for the current (2020-21) school year.  If you wish to apply for next school year (2021-22), please visit our application page (www.applyOPA.com) during Open Enrollment to access our online application. To successfully apply, you will need to fill out the online application and submit it. Enrollment will be offered based on available openings for each grade when spaces become available. Waiting lists will be formed for grades with more applicants than openings. The waiting lists will expire at the end of each school year.

For specific information about each school, please contact the school sites:

Saddleback Valley - (949) 540-7800

South Orange County - (949) 305-6111

Please see frequently asked questions below.

Please visit our application page (www.applyOPA.com ) during Open Enrollment to access our online application.  To successfully apply, you will need to fill out the online application and submit it.  Enrollment will be offered based on available openings for each grade when spaces become available.  Waiting lists will be formed for grades with more applicants than openings.  The waiting lists will expire at the end of each school year.

Oxford Preparatory Academy Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year began on February 19, 2021 and ended on March 19, 2021. We will begin accepting Post Lottery Applications on May 13, 2021.

We are currently unable to schedule in-person Parent Information Meetings, but we were able to host virtual meetings via Zoom at which families found out more about OPA and the open enrollment process. There are no additional parent information meetings scheduled for this school year, but you may view the presentation as well as the campus informational videos from our Parent Information Meetings.

 

Please watch our campus informational videos and our informational presentation to learn more about OPA. These materials were presented at the Parent Information Meetings. You may also visit our websites for additional information, or call our campuses if you have specific questions. 
 
                    

You can apply to Oxford Preparatory Academy from anywhere; but in order to enroll, you need to be a resident of Orange County or an adjacent county.  Those students who are applying to the South Orange County Campus in Mission Viejo who reside within the Capistrano Unified School District will be given a preference in the lottery. Those students who are applying to the Saddleback Valley Campus in Lake Forest who reside within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District will be given a preference in the lottery.

No, you do not. On our application site, you will have the option to select to apply to one of our campuses or to both of our campuses. Applying at both sites will not have any effect on your chance for placement at either location. You may also apply for the OPA Independent Study Program on the same application.

No, it does not. Being enrolled at one of our campuses does not give you priority when applying to the other campus.  Likewise, being enrolled in the OPA Independent Study program does not give you priority when applying to the seat-based program and vice versa.

No. Entry into Oxford’s programs are not on a first-come, first-served basis. Families have 30 days to complete the online application form during Open Enrollment. All verified eligible online applications submitted during the Open Enrollment period will be entered into the lottery. Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year began on February 19, 2021 and ended on March 19, 2021. We will begin accepting Post Lottery Applications on May 13, 2021.

Following the Open Enrollment period each year, applications will be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability. In the event that this happens, the school will hold a random public lottery to determine enrollment for the impacted grade levels.

  • The lottery will take place on a given published date. (If needed, the lottery for the 2021-2022 school year will take place on April 28, 2021.)
  • OPA will comply with all applicable state and federal laws and with the Chartering Authority policy as it relates to the oversight of charter schools.
  • The lottery shall draw names from a general pool of ballots.
  • Siblings of students placed during the random public lottery will also be placed depending upon space available at the given grade level during the lottery process.
  • The drawing shall continue until all names are drawn. Those individuals whose names are drawn after all spaces have been filled will be placed on the waiting list in the order drawn, except if the preferences described above require otherwise.

Siblings of students placed during the random public lottery will also be placed depending upon space available at the given grade level during the lottery process. If space is not available in the sibling’s grade level, that sibling will be placed on the Sibling Priority Wait List. The remaining names will be placed on a waiting list based on the order drawn from the random public lottery (at each grade level).

After the lottery, you will receive an email with your waitlist number. You may also log in to our application page (applyopa.com) at any time to see your child’s current waitlist number. Lottery results will also be posted on campus for a week following the lottery.

After the lottery, you may log in to our application page (applyopa.com) any time to see your child’s current waitlist number.  Please note: If another applicant becomes eligible for the Sibling Priority in the grade to which your student applied, your student’s waitlist number could go up.

Yes! Families who have missed the Open Enrollment window can be added to our Post Lottery Wait List after the lottery has taken place. The online application will reopen to accept Post Lottery applicants on May 13, 2021, after the lottery is complete. The waiting lists will expire at the end of each school year.

Yes, Oxford Preparatory Academy has full day kindergarten. Kindergarten starts at 8:30am every day and ends at 2:30pm Monday through Thursday and at 12:30pm on Fridays during our regular bell schedule. 

No. Oxford Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public charter school.
At this time, Oxford Preparatory Academy does not provide bus transportation.
Yes, students at Oxford Preparatory Academy wear uniforms to school. Our uniform policy and guidelines can be found HERE: Saddleback Valley Campus and South Orange County Campus
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