I support OPA. I am writing to express my unwavering support for Oxford Preparatory Academy’s request to Capistrano Unified School District for a five-year charter renewal and growth to include a K-12 charter school. I firmly believe that charter schools such as OPA are an asset to our community.
My husband and I chose to move our children to OPA’s Independent Study program knowing that there is no guarantee of permanent placement because we find the philosophy and academic program at OPA to be invigorating. By allowing for a variety of educational opportunities, parents can choose the best academic environment to meet their child’s unique needs. This is exactly what our family has found in OPA. OPA has a highly credentialed leadership team, a rigorous curriculum and proven academic results.
The demand for OPA exceeds its capacity and we want more—five more years, a K-12 school and more permanent seats at OPA for all students who wish to attend this charter school full time. Mr. Bill Gates is quoted in Bloomberg Business Week as saying, “The majority of children in the country are attending schools that don’t work for them, so it’s imperative that we take the risk to make the change, not just small changes at the margin but dramatic changes that are centered around the student.” Like Mr. Gates, I believe that charter schools can revolutionize the way students are educated.
Together, CUSD and OPA can be the leaders in this education revolution. Oxford Preparatory Academy is making an invaluable impact on our children and thus our community. Please vote “Yes” on the OPA charter renewal and expansion and allow Oxford Preparatory Academy to continue with its excellence in education and to help even more children reach their fullest potential.
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