Educating the Whole Child

The curriculum of OPA is consistent with the adopted State Standards expectations. Understanding students’ areas of strength and the development of the total child is emphasized at Oxford Preparatory Academy.

Textbooks focusing on State Standards have been selected for use in grades TK-8, along with supplementary materials, to teach the content areas below.The following is a brief summary of the general curriculum studied in the elementary and junior high school years.

Mathematics

Instruction focuses on solving problems, developing abstract and analytical thinking skills, learning to deal effectively and accurately with variables and equations, and using mathematical notation effectively. Additionally, students master algebraic reasoning and calculations utilizing symbols and concepts.

This course covers Common Core State Standards in grades TK–8 in the following domains:

Mathematics Grades K through 2

  • Counting and Cardinality (K only);
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking;
  • Numbers and Operations in Base Ten;
  • Measurement and Data; and
  • Geometry.

Mathematics Grades 3 through 5

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking;
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten;
  • Numbers and Operations – Fractions;
  • Measurement and Data; and
  • Geometry.

Mathematics Grades 6 and 7

  • Ratios and Proportional Relationships;
  • The Number System;
  • Expressions and Equations;
  • Geometry; and
  • Statistics and Probability.

Algebra Grade 8

  • Number and Quantity;
  • Algebra;
  • Functions; and
  • Statistics and Probability

Geometry Grade 8

  • Geometry; and
    • Congruence
    • Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
    • Circles
    • Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
    • Geometric Measurement and Dimension
  • Statistics and Probability.
    • Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability
    • Using Probability to Make Decisions.