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Enrollment Information for the 2018 - 2019 School Year


The open enrollment period began on Monday, November 6, 2017. To be considered for a potential lottery, all applications must be turned in to the office or postmarked by Friday, February 2, 2018.  If more applications are received than available seats in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade a blind public lottery will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018. All students choosing to attend OPS will need to confirm enrollment by completing and sending in an enrollment packet by Friday, March 16, 2018.  After February 2, applications will continue to be accepted, and processed in the order they are received. 


Applications for new 6th - 12th grade student enrollments for the 2018 - 2019 school year are linked below and available in the school office. 


OPS Student Application - 2018/2019 School Year



 Prospective Family Open Houses

Oxford Preparatory School invites families of prospective students to learn more about the unique offerings of the school.  Information sessions will be held at 6:00.  Afterwards, tours will be conducted that will allow guests the opportunity to meet faculty and students.

Open House Dates:

- Tuesday 11/7/17

- Tuesday 12/5/17

- Thursday 1/25/18


Student Shadow Days

Oxford Preparatory School invites prospective students to spend time visiting the school 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.  Shadow days take place on the following schedule.

Shadow Days:

- Tuesday 11/7/17 from 8:30 - 12:30

- Friday 12/8/17 from 8:30 - 12:00

- Monday 1/22/18 from 8:30 - 12:30

Please call the Oxford Preparatory School office at (919)690-0360, or email our Office Manager, Kate Reetz at to make an appointment.



Admissions Policy (G.S.115C-238.29B(b)(4); G.S. 115C-238.29F(d)(1))

Admission to the school shall be by formal written application. Students who do not reside in North Carolina are not eligible for admissions. Preferences will be given for children of full-time employees, siblings of current students, and siblings of students who attended four years and graduated previously. Applications will be available online and in the school office. As per Charter Law, OPS shall not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. OPS may refuse admission to any student who has been expelled or suspended from a public school under G.S. 115C-391 until the period of suspension or expulsion has expired.

It is possible that more students will apply than there are available openings. If this situation occurs, the school will admit students through a blind lottery. Each application will be numbered in the order it is received and the numbers will then be pooled per grade level. At a public meeting, the numbers will be randomly pulled until all spaces in each grade level are filled. The remaining students will be placed on a waiting list in the order of their application number's removal.

Oxford Preparatory School defines "children of full time employees" as any birth or adoptive child or any child for whom the employee maintains sole guardianship and custody pursuant to a court order. Guardianship must be obtained prior to admission and continue for the full school year. Those requesting preference based on guardianship must provide an affidavit that the employee provides the primary financial support of the child and that the child resides full-time with the employee. If multiple birth siblings apply for admission and a lottery is needed under G.S. 115C-238.29F(g)(6), OPS shall enter one surname into the lottery to represent all of the multiple birth siblings. If that surname of the multiple birth siblings is selected, then all of the multiple birth siblings shall be admitted.

Each year, a new application must be submitted for all students who are not currently enrolled at Oxford Preparatory School. This includes siblings of currently enrolled OPS students and any student who is on the wait list from the previous year's lottery. If multiple siblings have applied and one sibling receives notice from the school administration that they have received a place for the next school year, the other siblings remain in the order on the wait list at which they have been drawn for that school year. However the following year, if the sibling submits a new application they will be considered a sibling preference and the position will be determined by the current year's available seats in each grade.