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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 Welcomes Dr. Stephanie Henry as the New CAO Featured Photo

OPA Welcomes Dr. Stephanie Henry as the New CAO

OPA welcomes Dr. Stephanie Henry, Ed.D. as the new Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Henry was confirmed at the April 30, 2021 Board of Directors meeting as the new CAO of OPA. She will be starting in this new role on May 24, 2021. We are extremely excited to have her join our OPA team.
Chancellor's Message May 2, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message May 2, 2021

Dear OPA Families, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed during the month of May in the United States since 1949. While nearly 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. It is important to recognize your emotions and own your feelings, work to find the positive even when facing adversity or loss, reach out and connect with others and create healthy routines to take care of yourself.
OPA Message 5/3/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 5/3/2021

Last week was a wonderful week at both of our OPA campuses. We welcomed back over 150 students and all of our in-person students now have a full day program. Our virtual students are also receiving more synchronous instruction and support. Although we are getting close to the end of the school year, this increased instructional time will help ensure that our champions are academically successful moving forward.
Chancellor's Message April 26, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message April 26, 2021

Dear OPA Families, We are excited to start our extended day program on Monday, April 26th. Out of 800 students, 61% will be attending the extended day in person and 39% will attend fully virtual. On campus students will be in school from 8:30-2:40pm Monday through Thursday. T
OPA Message 4/26/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 4/26/2021

We are all very excited to start our extended day program this Monday, April 26, 2021. Our staff and professors have been working extremely hard to make schedule changes, create small group times, infuse more enrichment activities into the schedule, prepare classrooms, and get everything ready for this exciting switch. Whether your student is virtual or hybrid, please make sure that you have reviewed all of the information sent from the chancellors and professors so that your champion is ready for Monday.
Chancellor's Message April 18, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message April 18, 2021

Dear OPA Families, Oxford Preparatory Academy is committed to providing a high quality education for our Champions. We strongly believe in the importance of writing and communication through writing. This year, all Champions TK - 8th will engage in and will be assessed on the following types of writing: Informative (Trimester 1), Narrative (Trimester 2) and Opinion/Argument writing (Trimester 3). These writing benchmarks are a powerful tool that help teachers and administrators better understand, track and evaluate student writing performance and growth over the course of the year.
OPA Message 4/16/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 4/16/2021

Happy Friday OPA! This has been a very busy week for our OPA staff, getting ready to bring back more students and have an extended school day starting on April 26, 2021. We are very excited to have our champions on campus for the longer day so that we can infuse more instruction, small groups, enrichment, and support into our school day for both our virtual and hybrid students! Our on-campus students will also be able to get back to some of the “normal” activities such as a longer day, lunch, and play time. I wish that it had been for a longer part of the year, but at least we get to have this extra time for a few months.
Chancellor's Message April 4, 2021 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message April 4, 2021

Dear OPA Families, We had a special board meeting on Friday, April 2nd in which our Board Members approved the new Executive Director. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amy Kernan on her new position as our new Executive Director. We are all very excited to have her lead this amazing organization that we all belong to. Her leadership skills, experience, commitment and compassion will continue to help us grow and thrive as a school and organization.
OPA Message 4/2/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 4/2/2021

It has been a wonderful week at OPA. We had a very productive LCAP Advisory Meeting on Thursday night, where stakeholders shared feedback and ideas regarding our school goals and achievement data. It is so exciting to see everyone involved in planning for an incredible future for our OPA schools.
New Executive Director Announced Featured Photo

New Executive Director Announced

This afternoon the Board of Directors announced its decision to offer Dr. Amy Kernan the position of Executive Director. Over the past two months, OPA families and staff participated in a rigorous process to select the most qualified candidate for this position.

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