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Chancellor Alvarado's Welcome Message

Dear OPA Families and Community, 

As Chancellor of Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2021-2022 school year. We are all excited to have our Champions back in the classrooms and throughout campus filling it with energy and enthusiasm for learning. I feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful Champions, and our highly engaged and supportive OPA families. 

My Mission and vision is the following: 
*Create and implement a vision that leads to high academic achievement and social growth
*Develop shared vision of rigor and high expectations 
*Ensure vision and mission drive school decisions 
*Develop strong and meaningful relationships with the OPA community. 
I have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and I completed a Master of Science and Administrative Services Credential at California State University of Fullerton.  

I have been in the field of education for eighteen years and I have served in three Orange County Districts, four high schools and one TK-8th grade school. I began my career in education as a high school Mathematics teacher and taught for seven years. I served as a Dean of Academics for three years, Assistant Principal for six years and the last two years as a Principal at OPA. 

I am honored to begin my third year as your Chancellor. It is a true privilege to be part of a community where OPA families, Champions and Professors care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support students’ academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me at 949-305-6111 or at denise.alvarado@oxfordchampions.com

Please take care of yourself, each other and OPA! 

Denise Alvarado

News & Announcements

OPA Message 7/23/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 7/23/2021

Dear OPA Families, Recent legislation requires that we inform you of your right to enroll your student in either an in-person instruction setting or have a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year, if your child is part of our regular seat-based program. (This legislation does not apply to students currently enrolled in our Independent Study program). Since most of our enrolled families have already selected either our seat-based, in-person model or our OPA Virtual Learning program, this communication serves as a reminder only.
OPA Message 7/16/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 7/16/2021

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer break. The OPA staff is busy working on preparations for the upcoming school year, and excited to have our students back on campus for a full day of instruction. We are looking forward to a strong focus on academic achievement, engaging educational experiences and projects based on students’ multiple intelligences, building social and emotional strength, and continuing to enhance and strengthen our OPA community.
Chancellor's End of Year Message June 18, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's End of Year Message June 18, 2021

We have reached the end of the 2020-2021 school year! Looking back at this year, I can say with confidence that we have accomplished a lot despite the challenges we faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. Chromebook & Textbook drop off will be June 22 & 23. Our Summer office hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm. Our office will be closed July 5th - July 16th. You may email us at: info-soc@oxfordchampions.com or you may call 949-305-6111.
OPA End of Year Message 6/17/2021 Featured Photo

OPA End of Year Message 6/17/2021

Thank you all for a wonderful year at OPA! I know that it has been a year full of changes and obstacles for everyone, but thanks to all of you, our students were able to excel. I am truly proud of everything that we were able to accomplish this year and excited for what the new school year will bring.
Chancellor's Message June 14, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message June 14, 2021

Dear OPA Families, Student Recognition is part of OPA’s core philosophy to encourage students to excel. Accomplishments will be recognized in a way that promotes future achievement and supports the mission of building the foundation for lifelong learning and success. On Thursday, June 17th OPA will be holding our End of the Year Awards Ceremony 2021 Award Criteria. Students will be recognized during a virtual assembly. If your child is receiving an award you will receive an invitation from your child’s professor.
OPA Message 6/11/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 6/11/2021

As we wind down the school year, I want to thank all of our champions, staff, and families for an amazing, if somewhat unique, school year. Although this year saw many changes to the way students received instruction, our professors and support staff ensured that all students continued to receive extremely high-quality academic experiences, no matter what instructional model they participated in. It is because of this dedication and our high OPA standards that our champions have shown academic growth based on end of year assessments that is on par with a normal school year. This is a tremendous accomplishment and one that could only happen at OPA!! And these accomplishments will allow us to head into the new school year strong.
Chancellor's Message June 6, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message June 6, 2021

Dear OPA Families, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! As you are aware, each Friday we have a minimum day for students in order to provide staff with professional development and time to meet with their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). On Friday, our professors met with their grade level teams to review, grade and discuss students’ argumentative essays. Each student from every grade level wrote their argumentative essay as part of our writing assessments per trimester.
Chancellor's Message May 30, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message May 30, 2021

Dear OPA Families, I hope you are having a wonderful Memomorial Day Weekend! I would like to acknowledge all the brave military men and women who have sacrificed and died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings and remember those who serve to protect our country and our freedom. We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for the Unites States of America
OPA Message 5/27/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 5/27/2021

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! It has been an incredibly busy time here at OPA. Our champions and staff are continuing to finish up end of year activities, complete statewide assessments, and finish this very unique year strong!
Chancellor's Message May 23, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message May 23, 2021

Dear OPA Families, The testing season is in full swing! Oxford Preparatory Academy has begun administering the iReady Diagnostic Test in English Language Arts for grades 3-8 and Mathematics for grades 3-5 in place of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Students in grades 6-8 will be taking the CAASPP in mathematics this year. It

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Chancellor Chat

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