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 OPS?

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 is OPS 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 few years and a permanent building will be constructed on the same site.

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.

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), but 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.

Q: When does enrollment start for students?

A:  The open enrollment period will last four months. To be considered for a potential lottery, all applications must be turned in to the office or postmarked by Friday, February 27, 2015. If more applications are received than available seats in the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, a blind public lottery will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015. All students choosing to attend OPS will need to confirm enrollment by completing and sending in an enrollment packet by March 27, 2015. After February 27, 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 school's website.