Oak Park Advantage

Hoffman Planetarium, led by Mr. Mercer

The Hoffman Planetarium is designed to be an engaging, interactive full dome classroom. Powered by the advanced programs Starry Night, The Layered Earth and Zygote Body, the SciDome IQ2400 brings real time space and earth science into the dome’s unique teaching environment.

We have immersed students in the Planetarium’s interactive visual macrocosm and explored Earth’s 3D topography and layers in spectacular detail. Each individual course (all high school science classes) and grade level (K-8) has had shows tailored to their specific curriculum and/or NGSS disciplinary core ideas while providing a connection to the astronomical 'big picture' - the Universe.  At the Hoffman Planetarium, we believe that 'your journey into the mysteries of space begins here...'!

Detroit Youth Choir, led by Mr. White, OP Staff

America’s Got Talent Finalist

Award Winning OPHS Band, led by Dr. Goodwine

2019-2020
 

  • Shaw Battle of the Bands, Cleveland, OH – 1st Place Overall
  • Southfield A&T Battle of the Bands, Southfield, MI – 2nd Place Overall
  • Oakland University Homecoming Guest Band, Rochester, MI
  • University of Detroit Mercy Basketball Tournament Guest Band Detroit, MI

2018-2019
 

  • Senior class scholarship offers – 4.4 Million (instrumental scholarships)
  • Shaw Battle of the Bands, Cleveland, OH – 1st place Overall
  • River Rouge High School Band Competition, River Rouge, MI – 1st Place Overall
  • North Carolina A&T Homecoming Competition, Greensboro, NC – 1st Place Overall
  • North vs South Band Competition, Memphis, TN -1st Place Overall
  • Trotwood Madison High School Battle of the Bands, Trotwood, OH – 1st Place Overall
  • Proviso East High School Band Competition Maywood, IL – 1st Place Overall
  • National Memorial Day Parade-Invitation for the State of Michigan, Washington, DC
  • University of Detroit Mercy Basketball Tournament Guest Band Detroit, MI

Track & Field/Cross Country

led by Girls Head Coach Jiles and Boys Head Coach, Hall of Famer, Coach Robert Lynch

Girls Track & Field/Cross Country

MHSAA Division 1 State Champions
2014 2015 2016 2018 2019
Runner up 2017

OAA Gold League Champions
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Oakland County Champions
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

New Balance National Champions
2014(indoor 4x400m relay)
2014(outdoor 4x400m relay)
2015 (indoor 4x400m relay)
2018 (outdoor Sprint Medley relay)

Boys Track & Field/Cross Country

MHSAA Division 1 State Champions
2016
Runner up 2014

OAA Gold League Champions
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Oakland County Champions
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

New Balance National Champions
2016 (Outdoor Sprint Medley relay)
2017(Indoor Sprint Medley relay)
2017(Outdoor Sprint Medley relay)

Student Athlete Scholarships

Girls Athlete Scholarships
 

  • Brianna Holloway - Ohio State University
  • Anna Jefferson - University of Virginia
  • Ersula Farrow - Louisiana State University
  • Dorriann Coleman - Univ. Of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • Carlita Taylor - Columbia University (Ivy)
  • Miyah Brooks - Howard University
  • Tamea McKelvy - Michigan State University
  • Drew Coleman - Michigan State University
  • Kirin Tate - Western Michigan University
  • Mariyah Archibald - Alabama State University
  • Makayla Gates - Alcorn State University
  • Courtney Taylor - Siena Heights University
  • Jayla Fleming - Wayne State University
  • Courtney Hewitt - Wayne State University

Boys Athlete Scholarships
 

  • Cameron Cooper - Ohio State University
  • Donnie James - Ohio State University
  • Javonne Kirksey - Alabama State University
  • Marvin White - Saginaw Valley University (Football)