Oxford Prep-SOC Named California Distinguished School

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that Oxford Prep-SOC is one of 287 elementary schools being honored under the Distinguished Schools Program! This program returns after a three-year break, and marks the second time that our SOC program has been recognized for this prestigious award after first becoming eligible in the 2013-2014 school year.

“We are very proud of our Champion community of students, staff, and parents. They have worked incredibly hard to reach individual, grade level, and schoolwide goals and earning the esteemed title of California Distinguished School is an incredible result of their efforts. Working together to support these exceptional students is a testament to our strength as a school community” – Nicholas Sessions, Dean

The 2018 California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education as evidenced on the California School Dashboard. Award winners are schools who represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts, ranging from real time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.

“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams. Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity, and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.” – Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Oxford Prep-SOC will be honored in May during a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

Please note: our Saddleback Valley campus was not eligible to apply for the Distinguished School Award this year, as last year was their inaugural year.

Congratulations to our SOC students, staff, and families!