Ogden Preparatory Academy (OPA) is a
public charter school for grades K-9 in Ogden, UT.
The Mission of the Ogden Preparatory Academy Charter School is to provide a challenging curriculum where academic excellence, character development, and individual growth are nurtured in a safe and happy environment that involves the active participation of students, teachers, parents and community members.
Ogden Preparatory Academy’s vision is to create a positive, nurturing environment for students to grow and learn as they develop the skills necessary to become tomorrow’s leaders. Through high academic expectations and experiences, bilingual exposure, leadership roles and commitment to community, OPA’s students will gain confidence and a sense of self-worth that will prepare them to face the challenges in a competitive world.
Our DRSLs (Desired Results for Student Learning) include the following:
- Students will demonstrate the use of the seven habits of highly effective people.
- Students will demonstrate bilingual ability in English and Spanish.
- Students will demonstrate respect for themselves and others.
About the School
Ogden Prep, or OPA, is the first charter school based in Ogden, Utah. It was built with the idea that children should have an affordable quality education in a safe, nurturing environment. A charter school allows parents a choice in free public education for their child.
Ogden Prep offers a public school education but with private school quality. That includes uniforms, discipline, 25-child class sizes, and employee accountability (with the power to hire and fire as necessary). Parents are expected to volunteer and be active in the school, which has shown to be a major benefit to a child’s interest in school and willingness to learn. An emphasis is placed on mastery of reading and math skills, with expectations for students held high.
OPA, through a bilingual education, exposes all students in grades K-9 to Spanish as a second language. One of the goals of the school is to produce learners who are biliterate in both these languages. All curriculum course offerings are aligned with the Utah State Core Curriculum and UPASS tests. The curriculum addresses the needs of each language group including: primary language development, second language acquisition, development of cognitive language and literacy skills, and the development of cross-cultural understanding.