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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 [email protected]

Please take care of yourself, each other and OPA! 

Sincerely, 
Denise Alvarado
Chancellor

News & Announcements

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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May 16, 2022

Dear OPA Families,
The Orange County Department of Education is hosting an important webinar on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022. This webinar comes to us at a perfect time. I have received some reports about several Instagram accounts that have been created with the OPA logo. OPA does not monitor social media accounts. OPA parents can help by monitoring their child/children's use of technology, by attending the workshop this Tuesday and by reporting fake accounts.
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OPA-Middle School Public Hearing

Saddleback Valley USD held a Public Hearing on May 12, 2022, to solicit comments regarding our charter petition. OPA professors, students, parents, and our Board Secretary spoke out regarding their support for the petition.
May 8, 2022 Featured Photo

May 8, 2022

Wishing all the amazing OPA moms a Happy Mother’s Day! This week we celebrated staff appreciation week. Thank you to our awesome Honour Society and all of our wonderful OPA families for your thoughtfulness. On Monday the staff lounge was fully stocked with snacks for the week. On Tuesday we had a popcorn bar. On Wednesday we had a barista come to our campus and all staff had their coffee drinks delivered to their class. On Thursday we had the Kona Ice truck and car wash for staff and on Friday we had Burger & Grill Italian Food Truck for lunch.