Q: What is a charter school?
A: A charter school is a public school that operates
independently of the local/traditional school system, and provides
parents with a choice in the education of their children.
Charter schools have open enrollment with no discrimination, no
religious association, and no tuition.
Q: How much would it cost to attend OPS?
A: Charter schools are public schools and are tuition
free. Public tax dollars are the primary funding sources for
charter schools. Local and state dollars follow the child to
a charter school.
Q: Where is OPS located?
A: 6041 Landis Rd. Oxford, NC 27565 - This is a
new site under development. A temporary modular campus will
be used for the first few years and a permanent building will be
constructed on the same site for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
Q: How is OPS different than other schools in the
A: OPS is not only centered on a college preparatory curriculum
but has a unique focus on the arts and community service in order
to develop well-rounded students. We have the goal of
preparing 100% of our graduates to gain admission and thrive at
four year colleges/universities.
Q: Do you have to live in Oxford or Granville County to
A: No. As a NC charter school, Oxford Preparatory would be
open to any student who is domiciled in North Carolina. If
there are more applicants than spaces, a blind public lottery will
Q: Does OPS offer athletic
programs for its students?
A: Yes, at present, the following varsity sports are offered:
Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Volleyball, Men's Basketball,
Swimming, Women's Basketball, Cheerleading, Baseball, Men's Golf,
Softball, and Women's Soccer. Additional programs may be added with
demand and availability of facilities. These teams compete in
the NCHSAA as a member of the Tar-Roanoke conference. OPS
plans to offer certain middle school teams (based on demand and
availability of facilities) for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
Q: When does enrollment start for students?
A: The open enrollment period will begin on Monday,
November 2, 2015. To be considered for a potential lottery, all
applications must be turned in to the office or postmarked by
Monday, February 15, 2016. If more applications are received than
available seats in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th grade, or 12th
grade, a blind public lottery will be held on Saturday, February
27, 2016. All students choosing to attend OPS will need to confirm
enrollment by completing and sending in an enrollment packet by
Friday, March 18, 2016. After February 15, applications will
continue to be accepted, and processed in the order they are
Q: How can I receive information about
A: All positions, descriptions, and application procedures are
posted on the employment section of the school's website.