Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County Home

We believe that all students are unique and gifted individuals
Chancellor Alvarado's Welcome Message (2021-22) Image

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 11/28/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 11/28/21

Dear OPA Families, We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and a relaxing week! It is hard to believe that we only have three weeks of instruction in December before we go on Winter break for three weeks December 20th through January 7th. Since our Champions have been on break for a week, it is important that we work as a team to set up our students for success when they return to school tomorrow morning. Our OPA families can support us by making sure our students are ready and prepared for school and by reviewing the CHAMP Expectations on the chart below. Our Champions are Compassionate, Honest, Accountable, Mindful, and Prepared.
Chancellor's Message 11/21/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 11/21/21

Dear OPA Families, We had a fantastic 4th grade Meet-Up. Students were engaged in a fun holiday craft and our room parents served snacks and hot chocolate. Thank you fourth grade families and professors! A special thanks to our virtual families and professor who joined us. Next, is our 5th Grade Meet-Up on Tuesday, November 30th at Barcelona Park. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and enjoy the much needed break! Our school office will be closed this upcoming November 22nd - November 26th.
Chancellor's Message 11/15/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 11/15/21

Dear OPA Families, Oxford Preparatory Academy has partnered with the Orange County Department of Education to host a Cyberbullying virtual presentation for OPA families on Thursday, November 18th at 6:00pm. Due to the recent incident with students creating an account to post pictures and comments about other students, we highly encourage all middle school parents to join us and take advantage of this opportunity which you will find helpful. This presentation will be beneficial whether your student has or does not have a social media account. The virtual presentation focus areas will include: social media trends, information literacy, privacy and security, addressing and reporting cyberbullying, and parent/child communication.
Chancellor's Message 11/7/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 11/7/21

Dear OPA Families, All Champions will be engaged in writing benchmark assessments between November 1st - 12th. Each year, our students engage in Informative, Narrative and Opinion/Argument writing. Our professors focus on one type of writing per trimester. At the end of each trimester, our grade level teams will collaborate and share writing samples from their classes to determine areas of growth and areas of strength and share ideas.
Chancellor's Message 11/1/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 11/1/21

We had a fabulous Literature Day on Friday! In this annual school event, students and staff dressed as a character from their chosen book. We had a school-wide serpentine parade, classroom activities, arts and crafts and read-alouds in each classroom by all of our staff . The intent is to celebrate and encourage reading while having a fun-filled day of activities. Thank you to all the parents who put together goodie bags with pre-packaged items and donated items to make this day a special event for our Champions. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Chancellor's Message 10/24/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 10/24/21

Dear OPA Families, This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the Nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. Today, millions of people celebrate it. We will begin our week with a visit from Deputy Murphy from the OC Sheriff’s Department who will present information to our students about the meaning of Red Ribbon Week and living a healthy drug free life. Students will then participate in theme days (see list below), recess activities, and class posters in support of Red Ribbon Week.
Chancellor's Message 10/17/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 10/17/21

Dear OPA Families, On Friday we had a fabulous ABC Fashion Show hosted by our Kinder Professors Ms. Bova and Mr. Rechtien. Prior to the fashion show, parents and students developed creative designs to highlight the letter of the alphabet their Champion was representing. During the show our Kinder students were proud and excited as they walked down the red carpet. Parents were able to view the fashion show through Zoom. Thank you families for your support and participation and a special thank you to our awesome professors Ms. Bova and Mr. Rechtien.
Chancellor's Message 10/10/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 10/10/21

Dear OPA Families, We are excited to share that our first football game will be this Friday, October 15th at the Saddleback campus located at 22882 Loumont Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630. The Football & Volleyball game start time for the JV (5th/6th) is at 1:30pm and the Varsity (7th/8th) will start shortly after the first game. Parents are welcome to attend, but we also plan on livestreaming the game. We thank all students for participating and families for supporting our sports program. A special thank you to our coaches who are making this happen: Coach Barton, Coach Jones, Coach Cordoba and Coach Baney. Go OPA SOC!
OPA Message 10/8/2021 Featured Photo

OPA Message 10/8/2021

I hope you all had a wonderful, rainy Friday!! It finally feels like fall. And now that fall has arrived, everyone is gearing up for our fall activities, like Literature Day, SOC vs SV football games, and SOC vs SV volleyball games. Also, our after-school clubs and enrichment opportunities are now in full swing. It is great to see excited students participating in activities like coding, world language, poetry, music, art, STEAM, and sports.
Chancellor's Message 10/3/21 Featured Photo

Chancellor's Message 10/3/21

Dear OPA Families, We hope you had a great parent/teacher conference last week! We have received a great deal of positive feedback from our professors and families about their conferences. Our Champions’ academic success and social-emotional wellbeing is a shared responsibility between the school and home. Our commitment is to continue to work together to meet the individual needs of each of our Champions!

Upcoming Events