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-Press Release, Oxford Preparatory School
Applications for new Kindergarten – 12th-grade student enrollments for Oxford Preparatory School’s (OPS) 2020 – 2021 school year will be available at oxfordprep.org when Open Enrollment begins on December 2, 2019.
OPS is an independent and tuition-free public charter school that is designed to mold students into future leaders through the completion of a rigorous curriculum while focusing on community service and developing an appreciation of the arts.
To be considered for a potential lottery, all applications must be submitted online by Friday, February 28, 2020. If more applications are received than available seats in any grade, a blind public lottery will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
All students choosing to attend OPS will need to confirm enrollment by completing and sending in an enrollment packet by Wednesday, April 1, 2020. After February 28, applications received will be placed at the end of the waiting list as determined by the lottery.
OPS offers a college preparatory curriculum, a variety of competitive middle school and varsity athletic teams, and has a main campus located at 6041 Landis Rd. in Oxford. The school currently operates in a permanent Upper School Building (Grades 7 – 12) and a temporary Lower School Building (Grades 5 & 6) on the main campus.
The school is in the final stages of USDA loan approval for a new permanent lower school facility (K – 6) that will be constructed on the main campus on Landis Rd. in Oxford. However, in the interim, OPS has submitted a request to Granville County Public Schools to operate K – 4 at the former Joe-Toler Oak Hill Elementary School site (8176 NC-96, Oxford, NC 27565), to which shuttle busing will be provided from the main campus on Landis Rd.
This potential agreement, governed by NC Law (§ 115C-218.35. ) would benefit Granville County Public Schools by reducing their operating costs for a closed school building and provide OPS the additional space for the increased enrollment that was approved by the NC State Board of Education in February.
OPS invites families of prospective students to learn more about the unique offerings of the school. All prospective families are invited to the school’s first Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will provide interested families a glimpse into the curriculum and vision of the Lower School while offering children a variety of fun activities coordinated by the school’s Interact Club.
The first information session for families of rising K – 6 students will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. Afterwards, tours will be conducted that will allow the opportunity to meet faculty.
In addition, prospective students are invited to spend time visiting the school on three Shadow Days so they can experience our unique school program firsthand. Visiting students accompany OPS student guides through their classes during a four-hour visit. It’s a chance to meet the staff and the students and to get a snapshot view of our engaging college preparatory classes. Information about all of these events will be posted on the school’s website – OxfordPrep.org.