November 22, 2014

New Charter High School Receives Final Approval and Announces Site Location

Oxford Preparatory High School received final charter approval at Thursday’s State Board of Education meeting in Raleigh and will be the first charter high school in the region when it opens in August. This approval was the culmination of a year long application and approval process, during which the Board held monthly public meetings, hosted more than 10 community interest meetings, and participated in seven days of charter school training in Raleigh. With this endorsement, the school has now released applications for student enrollment for next school year. Families of rising 9th grade students can complete the application available on the school’s website (www.oxfordprephs.org) and mail the form in by the April 8th deadline.

Coinciding with the charter approval, the Board of Directors has announced, after a year of investigation, the school will be located at a scenic site just outside the city limits of Oxford on Landis Rd., near the Salem Rd. intersection. Currently, this is an undeveloped site that allows generous room for growth and provides convenient access to families in Oxford, Henderson, and beyond. Site development is expected to begin in May, and the temporary modular campus will be installed by July 1st. The school will operate out of the modular campus for the first two years. The school plans to open the 2015 – 2016 school year in a permanent facility on the same site.

Download the full statement here:  Press Release – Charter Approval

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