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Chancellor Velez's Welcome Message (2022-23)

OPA Champions and Families, 

My name is Kerry Velez and I am the Chancellor of Oxford Preparatory Academy- South Orange County. It is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2022-2023 school year. I look forward to meeting you and continuing the tradition of excellence that OPA-SOC is known for. 
At Oxford Preparatory Academy, we are committed to working collaboratively to develop life-long learners in a safe and caring educational environment where students are challenged, scholarship is expected, and differences are valued. At OPA we cultivate learners who are effective collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers with strong character who will make a positive impact in our school and community. 

I am so proud to work with such an incredibly talented staff who challenge students to higher levels of thinking and learning. We truly believe that all students are unique and gifted individuals.  Our goal is to prepare your child to be able to compete in a competitive world academically and social-emotionally. At OPA, we pride ourselves in educating the whole child and preparing our students to leave our school ready to handle all academic rigors in their education. 

On a personal note, the 2022-2023 school year will mark my eleventh year with Oxford Preparatory Academy. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies along with my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Long Beach. I also have my Masters of Arts in Educational Administration along with my Administrative Services Credential. I started my career as an elementary teacher and then moved into administration where I was Dean at OPA-SOC for the past four years. I am now humbled and honored to be your Chancellor.

Thank you for entrusting OPA-SOC with your children everyday. It is an honor and responsibility we do not take lightly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you. I look forward to an exciting and memorable school year! 

Kerry Velez 
[email protected] 

News & Announcements

August 7, 2022 Featured Photo

August 7, 2022

Hello Champion Families, It is hard to believe that the first day of school is only 10 days away! Our professors and staff will have a busy week as they report back to campus to participate in different professional development opportunities and get their classrooms ready for the 17th. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Meet Your Professor and on Saturday for our first Campus Beautification event. Even if you can only come for an hour, it is a great way to get to know other families and staff.
July 31, 2022 Featured Photo

July 31, 2022

Hello Champion Families,
Our team is hard at work getting ready for the first day of school on August 17th. I would like to give a special shout-out to our maintenance and custodial staff for working tirelessly to ensure our campus is looking its best. I am eager to begin this school year and welcome our Champions and families back on campus starting with Meet your Professor August 12th, our first Campus Beautification Day August 13th, and then on August 17th when the 2022-2023 school year officially begins! See you all soon!
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Sunday, July 24th 2022

Dear OPA-SOC Families,
I hope everyone has been having a memorable and relaxing summer. The 22-23 school year is less than a month away but I wanted to take a moment to ensure that all families have all the information they need to have a successful and stress free start to the school year. This message will contain everything you need to know prior to our first event which is Meet Your Professor, on August 12th. Please make sure you read through all of the information.
June 17th, 2022 Featured Photo

June 17th, 2022

Dear OPA Families,
We hope you have a wonderful summer with your family! We had a fantastic year and we will miss our Champions. Today was the last day for our professors and they will be taking a much needed break. Our professors will not be responding to emails during their break but if you need assistance, please reach out to the administration team, we will be happy to assist you. Please call the front office if you have any questions or email Dean Velez or myself.
June 12, 2022 Featured Photo

June 12, 2022

It is hard to believe that the 2021-22 school year has come to an end. We have a week filled with events and celebrations for each of our Champions. We will kick-off the week with Field Day! This is an annual event at OPA hosted by our wonderful Honour Society in which we celebrate our students for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be recognizing our Champions for the academic achievement and appropriate student behavior during the Trimester 3 Awards Ceremony. We will be livestreaming the awards via zoom, we hope you can join us! Please remember that the last day of school is on Thursday, June 16th and it is a minimum day.
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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
June 5, 2022 Featured Photo

June 5, 2022

We have a special week planned to celebrate the diversity of our OPA community. We will kick off International Week with a special assembly. We will have a Bollywood and Polynesian performance by our talented Champions who have been practicing daily after school. Thank you Ms. Shastry and Ms. Bennett for leading these wonderful performances to make this a memorable experience for our students. We will also have an International Fashion Show during the assembly. Thank you to the 37 students who signed up to participate.
May 29, 2022 Featured Photo

May 29, 2022

Dear OPA Families,
Our heartfelt sympathies are with the victims and their families, as well as the community of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. While more details are still emerging about this tragedy, we know that people may process grief, loss and acts of violence differently. Therefore, we have several resources on campus and outside campus available that may be helpful in supporting our Champions, staff and families.
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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.
May 23, 2022 Featured Photo

May 23, 2022

Dear OPA Families,
It is hard to believe that we are less than a month away from the end of the school year on June 16th. Our next big event will be International Week, Monday June 6th - Friday June 8th! Our Champions and staff will engage in various activities to celebrate our cultural diversity at OPA. We will begin our celebration with our Monday assembly in which students will have an opportunity to enjoy performances from different cultures and we will also have an International Fashion Show. Click here for more information.