Do you have questions about our program or the enrollment process? We have you covered! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about applying to our program and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please visit our admissions page for a detailed explanation of our admissions and enrollment process.
Oxford Preparatory Academy Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will take place in winter 2017-18. Specific dates will be announced at a later time. Please sign up for our interest list to receive notification of these dates.
Yes! Families who have missed the Open Enrollment window are always welcome to contact their school of choice to be added to the waiting list. During Open Enrollment, the waiting list is renewed based on the results of our random public lottery.
By having a strong waiting list, OPA can prove that our school of choice is desired within our community and we will be better able to continue to help more students.
No. Oxford Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public charter school.
At this time, OPA does not provide bus transportation.
Yes. Our uniform policy and guidelines can be found here.
No. Entry into Oxford’s on-campus program is not on a first come, first serve basis. Families have 15 to 30 days to complete the online enrollment form during Open Enrollment (depending on the campus you are applying to). Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year will take place on the following dates:
- Oxford Prep-SOC (Mission Viejo): January 9th-February 7th, 2017
- Oxford Prep-Saddleback Valley (Lake Forest): February 7th-February 24th, 2017
- OPA-Chino Valley: February 27th-March 28, 2017
All online applications submitted during the open enrollment period for eligible enrollees will be entered into the lottery.
Proof of Residency includes gas, electric, or water bill (unacceptable forms include cell phone, telephone, cable, storage unit, or mortgage statement). Proof of Student Birthdate includes a birth certificate or passport. These documents will be required for each student that has applied during our Open Enrollment period on specified intake days. These documents are not required for your Parent Information Meeting or campus tour.
Following the Open Enrollment period each year, applications will be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability. In the event that this happens, the school will hold a random public lottery to determine enrollment for the impacted grade levels.
- The lottery will take place on a given published date;
- OPA will comply with all applicable state and federal laws and with the Chartering Authority policy as it relates to the oversight of charter schools;
- The lottery shall draw names from a general pool of ballots;
- A representative of the Academy shall draw the ballots;
- Siblings of students drawn from the random public lottery will be placed depending upon space available at the given grade level during the lottery process; and
- The drawing shall continue until all names are drawn. Those individuals whose names are drawn after all spaces have been filled will be placed on the waiting list in the order drawn, except if the preferences described above require otherwise.
Siblings of students drawn from the random public lottery will also be placed depending upon space available at the given grade level during the lottery process. For example, if a students name is chosen during the lottery and the student has siblings, those siblings will be placed, provided space is available at the given grade level, before another name is drawn. The remaining names will be placed on a waiting list based on the order drawn from the random public lottery (at each grade level). The waiting list will expire at the end of each school year.
After the lottery, you may inquire about your child’s waitlist status by contacting the school office for the school(s) you have applied to.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your registration number as well as the date and time of the meeting. If you wish to sign up for a different PIM, please visit https://apply.oxfordpreparatoryacademy.com/register
Please check the spam and junk folders in your email account. It is likely available there. If you are still unable to find it, please email email@example.com and provide your first and last name as well as the PIM date and time you are attempting to sign up for. Our team will be happy to help you with this issue.
No supporting documentation is needed for Parent Information Meetings. Please be sure you sign in at the door and arrive on time to guarantee entrance to the meeting.