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Chancellor Alvarado's Welcome Message Image

Chancellor Alvarado's Welcome Message

The faculty of Oxford Preparatory Academy, "Home of the Champions", joins me in welcoming your family to our school community, and we eagerly look forward to to working with your child to provide an exemplary education. (OPA) provides a rigorous academic curriculum within a student-centered environment, which enables students to be successful in school academic pursuits. Students will experience a new approach to instruction that focuses on the Five Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Compassion. These skills will prepare our "Champions" with the content knowledge and skills they need to be successful in their future.
We fulfill our mission by:
-Emphasizing high academic standards, respect, patriotism, and courtesy
-Providing a structured environment conducive to learning
-Expecting active parent participation and support of school policies and programs
-Implementing the Theory of Multiple Intelligences as part of instruction
-Offering on-going teacher and parent training
-Maintaining consistent communication between home, school, and community
-Engaging in community service-based (Service Learning) activities embedded throughout grade level standards instruction
-Ensuring all students are performing at grade level, based on State Standards
-Including World Language (French, Mandarin and Spanish) as part of the curriculum
Denise Alvarado, M.S.

News & Announcements

OPA Message 2/25/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 2/25/2021

I hope that you all had a wonderful week. We are heading in to spring, which is a very busy time at OPA! With COVID-19 numbers continuing to go down and more people getting vaccinated, we are very hopeful to be able to bring some normalcy and more OPA traditions back to our OPA community soon!
Chancellor's Message February 21, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message February 21, 2021

Dear OPA Families, Please join us as we celebrate Read Across America Day at OPA on Tuesday, March 2nd, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. You can volunteer to be a GUEST READER in your child’s classroom (virtually). You can also participate in our month long BOOK DRIVE. All books will be donated to a local school in need. You may place an order online through scholastic during the OPA Book Fair which begins on March 8th - March 22nd. Happy Reading!
OPA Message 2/11/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 2/11/2021

It has been a busy week at OPA and we are all looking forward to a four day weekend! As a reminder, OPA will be observing President’s Day this weekend and there will be no school on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15, 2021.
Friday Message 2/8/2021 Featured Photo

Friday Message 2/8/2021

It has been a great week having some of our students back on campus for hybrid learning. The return was extremely smooth, and I want to thank the staff at both campuses for their hard work making the return to hybrid learning such a success.
Announcement from Jill Marks Featured Photo

Announcement from Jill Marks

I recently shared with the Board of Directors my intent to retire in June 2021. I am looking forward to that wonderful stage in life where I can shift my focus to family, travel and personal interests!
Chancellor's Message January 31, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message January 31, 2021

Dear OPA Families, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! As you are aware, last Thursday night, our Board of Directors approved a plan that would allow our school to open for in-person hybrid learning. Champions who attended the in-person hybrid program before winter break have the opportunity to return to in-person learning and follow the same schedule starting tomorrow. Please review the information below for students who attend in person. Champions that were participating in our virtual program will continue to attend their classes virtually. This week Thursday and Friday are both MINIMUM & VIRTUAL for all students due to parent/professor conferences.
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Return to Hybrid Instruction

Last night the OPA Board of Directors approved the plan to reopen our schools for hybrid learning on Monday, February 1, 2021. Champions who attended school in-person prior to winter break will be able to return to in-person, hybrid learning following their normal schedule. Those champions who were part of the virtual cohort before winter break will continue learning virtually.
Chancellor's Message January 24th, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message January 24th, 2021

Dear OPA Families, School choice means giving parents access to the best K-12 education options for their children. OPA believes that our Champions deserve an effective, high quality, challenging, and motivating education. We thank you for making Oxford Preparatory Academy- South Orange County your school of choice. Please join us in celebrating school of Choice week January 25th - 29th and share with others why OPA is your school of choice.
Friday Message 1/22/2021 Featured Photo

Friday Message 1/22/2021

Thank you for another great week OPA! This week we all witnessed several important milestones as we watched our democracy in action through the peaceful transfer of power to a new president. Our country now has its first woman Vice President, our first African American Vice President, and our first South Asian Vice President. I am so proud to be part of this great nation, where so many more children now can see a bit of themselves in our national leadership.
Chancellor's Message January 17th, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message January 17th, 2021

Dear OPA Families, I hope that everyone has had a restful and safe weekend. As a reminder, Monday, January 18th there will be No School as we celebrate and remember the history and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are pleased to share that the first week back from the winter break and the transition to 100% virtual learning was a successful one! During my virtual classroom visits throughout the week, I was able to see great teaching and learning taking place.