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Principal's Quote of the Month: 

“Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education”
---Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Mission Statement 

The Oak Park Preparatory Academy exists to prepare students academically for successful transition to high school and beyond.


 O.P.P.A. Educational Beliefs

  • Optimistic that all students can have a valuable learning experience, we are committed to meeting the needs of each student; therefore, we will offer a standards-based curriculum through differentiated instruction and real-world experiences.
  • Positive behavior intervention support (PBIS) is essential to creating and maintaining a safe and secure learning environment; therefore, we will model and promote positive behavior expectations for all students.
  • Parental and community partnerships are a key contributor in helping students to reach their maximum potential; therefore, we will work collaboratively with parents and community agencies to provide programs to help promote student development.
  • Adolescence is a period of significant physical, social, and emotional change; therefore, we will educate students about these changes in a caring environment which builds self-confidence through self-awareness.


Please click on the link below to review our Graduation Requirements

 Graduation Requirements




OPPA Knight News 


OPSD Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

(Oak Park High School)

January 20, 2014



MLK Holiday/Staff Professional Development Day

No School for Students

January 20, 2014 & January 21, 2014


2nd Semester Begins/Report Cards Mailed Home

January 21, 2014


Winter Count Day

February 12, 2014


Mid- Winter Break

February 17, 2014 - February 21, 2014


Staff Professional Development Day

No School for Students

March  4, 2014


Parent-Teacher Conference

March 14, 2014

9:00am - 11:00am (Morning Session)

1:00pm - 6:00pm (Afternoon Session)


Spring Break

April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014


Memorial Day Observance

No School

May 26, 2014


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

(Oak Park High School)

June 12, 2014


Last Day for Students

June 12, 2014





Annual Education Report- OPPA

Community News


 Oakland Mall's Will Your School Rule? Contest

OPPA is excited to annouce that our school has been selected to participate in Oakland Mall's "Will Your School Rule? Contest. Our school has a chance to win $5,000 that would support the students of OPPA. Here's how you can help us win:

1. Shopt at and encourage everyone you know to shop at any Oakland Mall store or restaurant between October 1, 2013 and March 30, 2014.

2. After all shopping is completed, take your receipt(s) to the mall information booth located on the lower in Oakland Mall.

3. Let the mall representative know that you are submitting receipts on behalf of the Oak Park Preparatory Academy for the "Will Your School Rule? Contest."

4. Shop or dine at Oakland Mall as many times as you can!

It's that easy! We look forward to your support. See attached flyer regarding the contest.


Calling All Oak Park High School Alumni

Mr. William Washington, Oak Park High School Alumni Coordinator is inviting all Oak Park High School graduates to join the Oak Park High School Alumni Association. For more information concerning the Oak Park High School Alumni Association, please contact Mr. William Washington at 248.336.7620.