The Independent Study (IS) Program at Oxford Preparatory Academy-SOC (OPA) is an optional alternative education program designed to assist parents who prefer to facilitate their children’s continuing education. This voluntary program gives parents the opportunity to directly supervise the instruction of their children in the home environment with professional guidance from supervising teachers, Chancellor, and the Independent Study Coordinator.
The program is an alternative to classroom instruction consistent with OPA’s high quality course of study and is not an alternative curriculum.
OPA’s Independent Study Program provides students the opportunity to pursue an education at their own pace, create a bridge between the school and the community, and challenges each student to excel in areas of special interest. The same state-approved texts and instructional materials used at OPA are provided to families in this program.
Two Levels of Service
Level One: On Campus Workshops
Level One Independent Study is a home-based program, where your children can come on campus for 2-3 days a week for several hours a day. They participate in world language, PE, band, music, science lab, computer lab and attend Independent Study (IS) Workshops. IS Workshops are small group instruction taught by our Independent Study teachers.
All of the assignments and materials are provided for you to assist you in instructing your child at home.
Level Two: Four Days a Week
Level Two Independent Study is also a home-based program where students have the option of coming four days a week on campus in a traditional classroom. Friday instruction takes place at home.
All of the assignments and materials are provided for you to assist you in instructing your child at home. We do not directly enroll into our Level Two Program. Level Two placements are offered to our Level One students as positions become available.