Oak Park Advantage

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We have a commitment to excellence with equity for all students. As part of our unwavering commitment, we provide limitless opportunities to students in an academically engaging and socially supportive educational environment. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners by providing high quality programming for each child to reach their full potential. 

We encourage students to challenge themselves and to explore our many unique opportunities to ensure they make their future dreams come true!

Please explore our district and school websites to learn more about how to provide your child with the #OakParkAdvantage, including:

  • Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch, 1:1 Chromebooks for School & Home Use, Transportation for Schools of Choice & Residents, Academic Tutoring and Medical & Mental Health Care in-district ALL at no cost to parents/guardians of students enrolled in Oak Park Schools.
  • Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) for 4-year old students & New Lessenger Early Childhood Center opening soon!
  • High Quality Academic Programming, including the Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA). CASA currently offers 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students intending to pursue a post-secondary education are encouraged to participate and may earn college credit in high school upon successful completion of the AP exam.
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE), 32 Programs of Study, including agriscience & environmental technology, automotive technology, construction technology, computer programming, culinary arts, cosmetology, criminal justice, cybersecurity and much more! Click here for a complete list available to all Oak Park students
  • Dual Enrollment, program designed to provide an opportunity for qualified high school students to earn college credit concurrently with their high school study for college credit which often counts toward a college degree.
  • Oak Park Schools Hoffman Planetarium & Comprehensive Science programming, including field trips, labs & noteworthy speakers for grades K-12. Additionally, students in grades 9-12 can participate in the Square One Education Network, the Wayne State University C2 Pipeline & the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) programs.
  • Wade McCree Incentive Scholarship Program is open to Oak Park students who have been continuously enrolled in, as well as graduate from Oak Park High School. Those students who successfully complete the program will receive a 4-year scholarship to Oakland University to cover the cost of tuition.
  • The Heroes Circle Curriculum, which include Martial Arts techniques to unlock our students' Power, and the focused breathing & relaxation work brings them Peace. While teaching Kids Kicking Cancer’s Breath Brake to others, they find great Purpose in their young lives. Power, Peace, Purpose!

To learn more about our points of pride, click on the red rows below. 


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...'!

America’s Got Talent Finalist


  • 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


  • 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

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 2021
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
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)

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)