Q: What is a charter school?
A: A charter school is a public school that operates with a
unique mission 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 A new
permanent facility was constructed for the 2016 - 2017 school
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 is open
to any student who is a domiciled North Carolina resident. 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 (New
conference membership in 2017 - 2018). Beginning with the
2016 - 2017 school year, OPS offers the following middle school
teams: Cross Country, Soccer (Co-Ed), Volleyball, Boy's Basketball,
Swimming, Cheerleading, Baseball and Softball.
Q: When does enrollment start for students?
A: The open enrollment period will begin on Monday,
October 31, 2016. To be considered for a potential lottery, all
applications must be turned in to the office or postmarked by
Friday, February 3, 2017. If more applications are received than
available seats in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade a
blind public lottery will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
All students choosing to attend OPS will need to confirm enrollment
by completing and sending in an enrollment packet by Friday, March
10, 2017. After February 3, applications will continue to be
accepted, and processed in the order they are received.
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.