About Open Enrollment
Applications for Oxford Preparatory Academy schools are accepted during each school’s unique Open Enrollment period. ALL are welcome to apply during this time! Below are the projected Open Enrollment dates for the 2018-2019 school year.
Oxford Prep-Saddleback Valley
(Lake Forest, CA)
(Mission Viejo, CA)
Oxford’s Admissions Process Explained
As a public charter school, Oxford Preparatory Academy must follow the guidelines as seen in our approved charter petition regarding admissions and enrollment of students. The process explained below was designed to provide a fair opportunity for all students to apply to our school, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, home language, or disability.
Oxford Prep conducts an Open Enrollment period for 15 or 30 days each year. Should Oxford Prep have spaces available after the Open Enrollment period, in a specified grade level, no lottery will be held, and applications will continue to be accepted as space permits in that grade level.
Parent Information Meetings
During Open Enrollment, and throughout the academic year, Oxford Prep hosts Parent Information Meetings (PIMs) to share our unique program with parents and guardians.
Parents are invited to complete an enrollment application during the Open Enrollment time period for each campus. A separate application is required for each child for each campus. Proof of residency, most current report card, and date of birth is then provided to the school at a scheduled Intake day.
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.
Although we welcome parents and guardians to attend the lottery, your presence is not required. Our staff will post the results of the lottery in the front office after all names have been drawn. This process can take up to eight hours depending on the number of applicants. A notice of the lottery results will also be mailed out to all applicants in the weeks following the lottery.
Admission to OPA
Upon acceptance to Oxford Preparatory Academy, an Admissions Packet must be submitted which includes an admissions application, home language survey, health history questionnaire, class placement subject to change form, copy of immunizations, copy of most recent report card, and a copy of the student's IEP or 504 plan, if applicable. No student will be denied admission to OPA based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, home language, or disability.
During the Open Enrollment period, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of students attending Oxford Prep will be required to complete a Re-Enrollment Form to continue into the next school year. The school will notify parents via telephone, in-person, and/or email to complete the re-enrollment process.
A Fresh Start Each Year
Each spring during Open Enrollment, this process is repeated. Students remaining on the waiting list at the end of each school year must go through the open enrollment process for the upcoming school year, however, the sibling priority wait list does not expire.