Frequently Asked Questions

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 area?

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 attend OPS?

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: 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 received.

Q: How can I receive information about employment?

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