Oxford Preparatory Academy – SOC and Chino Valley Earn Civic Learning Award of Merit
Oxford Preparatory Academy – SOC and Chino Valley were selected as recipients of the Civic Learning Award of Merit!
Co-sponsored by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the Civic Learning Award program recognizes the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy. It was designed to both celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools.
Oxford Prep – SOC was bestowed this prestigious award due to their engagement in the three following learning opportunities:
OPA Gives Back
By creating and participating in these designated programs, students engage in meaningful, hands-on projects that address public issues that they deem genuinely austere; in turn, supporting positive social emotional growth through the promotion of higher self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Letters to Soldiers, Military Care Packages, A Basket of Thanks & Giving, Pictures for Patients, Mexico Playground
While history is a significant component of the curriculum at Oxford Preparatory Academy (OPA) throughout all grade levels, no platform truly exudes the highest Civic Learning than the Historical Reenactments. Our teachers use a variety of activities designed to differentiate instruction through the Multiple Intelligences; in order to surpass traditional instruction, and to actively engage all student participants in historical content.
Living Museum, Walk Through California History, American Revolution Reenactment, Touring the Ancient World
The Associated Student Body (ASB) reaches beyond the classroom walls. The ASB reflects not only the spirit of civic learning, but also serves to deliver student voice in school-wide governance. Each year, the ASB program exemplifies the democratic process from commencement to fruition.
Study of Current Events
Students in grades four to eight participate in discussions, debates, and critical thinking around current events multiple times a week at OPA. The most common avenue through which students undertake this endeavor are the websites NewsELA and CNN Student News.