Oakland Opportunity Academy
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oakland Opportunity Academy Program of Excellence 2016

The National Dropout Prevention Network announced its selection of OOA as one of three program recipients of its prestigious Crystal Star Award of Excellence. Oakland Opportunity Academy is one of the nation’s most outstanding dropout recovery and prevention programs. Congratulations to OOA staff and students!

Oakland Opportunity Academy (OOA) Tuition-free​

The Oakland Opportunity Academy (OOA) offers a unique environment for you to receive your diploma, plus the technical, academic, and workplace skills necessary for your career and college preparation. You will notice a number of differences between OOA and traditional schools. These differences include the following:

Academic Instruction
Academics are provided through online learning, and directly supported by certified teachers in the core subject areas. Personalized instruction to individuals or small groups is part of each day, and student progress is closely monitored to ensure students stay on target for their credit goals, as provided by their sending district counselor. Academic courses are available online for all students, allowing for self-paced learning at all times.

Career Focused Instruction
Our educational and training opportunities are structured within offerings we call clusters. These clusters are developed around broad occupational areas and contain many different - but related - career training options for students. These clusters are staffed by specialized instructors with both Michigan Teaching and Vocational Authorization Certificates. This ensures that the staff has both the necessary technical expertise and the knowledge of best instructional methodologies. Additionally, the clusters are designed to facilitate learning, not just deliver a sequence of instruction. This allows the student to better manage their instruction plan, work cooperatively with other students, and progress at their own pace. Clusters allow us to provide the highest level of curriculum, meet the needs of a diverse population of students, and maintain the highest level of quality possible.
Oakland Schools and the four OSTCs are accredited through AdvancED which is the global parent organization of several of the largest US-based accreditation agencies. AdvancED brings together more than 100 years of experience and expertise in school accreditation and serves more than 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 69 countries, encompassing more than 15 million students. The Michigan AdvancED works closely with the State of Michigan to coexist with the state's accreditation and school improvement policies. The AdvancED accreditation process is a comprehensive program supported by research-based standards designed to help schools, districts, and education providers continuously improve. For more information about AdvancED, visit: http://www.advanc-ed.org.