Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a charter school?

A: A charter school provides parents with a choice in the education of their children.  The schools have open enrollment with no discrimination, no religious association, and no tuition.

Q: How much would it cost to attend OPHS?

A: Charter schools are tuition free.  Public tax dollars are the primary funding sources for charter schools.  Local, state, and federal dollars follow the child to a charter school.

Q: Where will OPHS be 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 two years and a permanent building will be constructed for the third year.

Q: How is OPHS different than other schools in the area?

A: OPHS 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.

Q: Do you have to live in Oxford or Granville County to attend OPHS?

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 be held.

Q: Will OPHS offer athletic programs for its students?

A: Yes; at present, the following JV sports are offered (Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Volleyball, Men's Basketball, Swimming, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Women's Soccer), but additional programs may be added with demand and availability of facilities.  In the third year JV teams will become Varsity teams and compete in a NCHSAA conference.

Q: When does enrollment start for students?

A:  All remaining seats will be filled on a first-come basis.  Parents can download and the complete the application at

Q: How can I receive information about employment?

A: All positions, descriptions, and application procedures are posted on the school's website.