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 first, only limited JV sports would be offered (Volleyball, Men's Basketball, Baseball, and Women's Soccer), but additional programs will be added with demand and availability of facilities.

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.