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Chancellor Alvarado's Welcome Message (2021-22)

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 our 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! 

Sincerely, 
Denise Alvarado
Chancellor

News & Announcements

Chancellor's Message 9/20/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 9/20/21

Dear OPA Families, We hope that you are having a wonderful weekend! We are excited to announce that our programs and traditions on campus are coming back to life! Last week was our first week of football and Volleyball practice. Our coaches and Champions were excited to have these practices. It was great to see the coaching, engagement and sportsmanship during practices. Our first TK& Kinder Meet-Up is this Friday at 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Barcelona Park (next to the school). All current TK&K parents are invited.
Chancellor's Message 9/13/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 9/13/21

Congratulations to the OPA Community! We are excited to announce that SOC has won the OC Parenting Reader’s Choice Award for Best Charter School in Orange County! This recognition is a testament to the commitment, dedication and love for our school by our entire OPA community.
OPA Update 9/10/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Update 9/10/2021

Thank you all for an amazing first month of school! It has been great having our champions back and implementing some of the things that have had to be put on hold over the past 18 months. As we continue to get the 2021-22 school year underway, our students and professors have been busy with diagnostic assessments, building their classroom communities, learning new curriculum, and putting the great professional development organized by Dr. Henry into action in the classrooms. It is also very exciting to see all the creative MI activities professors have been implementing, including choice boards, MI class groupings, and outdoor learning activities, etc.
Chancellor's  Message 9/5/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 9/5/21

Dear OPA Families, Thank you for joining us on Wednesday for University Orientation. We had hundreds of families join us for the general information session with Dean Velez and myself. If you did not have the opportunity to join us, please visit our website to view the presentation. The night was followed by great informational presentations by our dedicated professors.
Chancellor's Message 8/29/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 8/29/21

Dear OPA Families, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the increased transmissibility of the Delta Variant, it was decided that this year’s University Orientation will be virtual. We want to ensure that this large family event does not lead to a rise in cases at OPA and a disruption to the learning environment. Oxford Preparatory Academy’s University Orientation (Back to School Night) will be held VIRTUALLY on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 for students at OPA- SOC. This day will be a minimum day with classes ending at 12:30 pm for all students.
OPA Update Featured Photo

OPA Update

I hope that you all had a wonderful start to the school year! It was great seeing all the excited champions as they returned to school last week. We are all so grateful to be able to have in person instruction to start the year and have so many of our champions back on campus. Our teachers and staff have worked incredibly hard to make this an amazing return to school for our champions and families!
OPA Update August 27, 2021 Featured Photo

OPA Update August 27, 2021

Thank you for a wonderful first full week of school!! It was great seeing all our champions this week and the wonderful classroom activities happening across both campuses and our virtual learning program.
Chancellor's Message 8/22/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 8/22/21

I hope that this message finds you and your family safe and healthy. First, I want to thank all of you for your continued patience and cooperation as we fine-tune our arrival and dismissal procedures. We will continue to monitor these processes and make necessary changes to ensure student safety and increase overall efficiency. We had a fantastic week on campus! I had the opportunity to visit each classroom this week. Our Champions were engaged in community building activities led by our professors. The purpose of these activities is to build a strong foundation and connection within the classroom. Our Professors and Champions developed their classroom expectations as part of our school wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports(PBIS) program.
First Day of School Message 8/18/21 Featured Photo

First Day of School Message 8/18/21

Our Champions had a wonderful 1st day back to school. When I saw a total of 852 Champions entering the campus building. It was a moment of delight and excitement! The campus was vibrant again with students’ cheerfulness. We acknowledge that there are areas for improvement in the drop off and pick up procedures. Please be patient and understanding as we make adjustments to improve our practices.
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1st Day of School Reminders

Tomorrow is the first day of the 2021-22 school year! We can’t wait to have our Champions on campus. Please review the information below for drop off and pick up procedures. I highly encourage you to visit our school website, it has been updated with resources and information you will find helpful. We thank you in advance for your support and patience.

Upcoming Events

Chancellor Chat

Time: 10 AM – 11 AM
Location: https://oxfordchampions.zoom.us/j/95539351656?pwd=L0hGY2JKM2JiSkdiSUtQNitkSUF1QT09

TK-Kinder Meet-Up

Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Barcelona Park 22800 Via Santa Maria, Mission Viejo, CA 92691, United States