Oxford Community Schools

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Basic Information

Address: 10 N. Washington St. Oxford, MI 48371
Phone Number: 248.969.5000
Fax Number: 248.969.5013
Superintendent: Dr. William C. Skilling

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Member Schools: Oxford High School, Oxford Middle School, Oxford Elementary School, Daniel Axford Elementary School, Clear Lake Elementary School, Lakeville Elementary School, Leonard Elementary School, oxford Virtual Academy, Oxford Bridges High School, Crossroad Alternative Secondary School
Mission Statement:

To provide a world-class education that challenges all students to achieve their maximum potential and prepare them to succeed in a global society.

Accreditation and Recognition: IB World Authorized School District, MASA Winner's Circle Winner, MASB Education Excellence, 2014 Confucius Classroom of the Year, AdvancEd Accredited, Michigan Blue Ribbon Schools
District Characteristics: 5,500 Total Enrollment Internationally and Nationally Recognized Schools First PreK-12 Public International Baccalaureate World School in Michigan K-12 Everyday World Language Instruction Seated, Virtual, and Dual-Enrollment Options PreK-12 Orchestra Program PreK and Young-Fives Options
School Municipalities: Village of Oxford, Oxford Township, Village of Leonard, Addison Township

Founded in 1857 to service around 200 students. Purchased by the public school system in 1960. Consolidated with surrounding schools (including Leonard, Lakeville, National, Kingsbury, and Arnold) in the early to mid-1950s to become the Oxford Area Community Schools. Today, Oxford Community Schools offers unlimited opportunities including the Oxford Arts Conservatory, Academy of Engineering and Technology, Oxford International Residence Academy, Oxford Virtual Academy, and so much more!

Other Facilities: The Oxford Virtual Academy offers labs in Oxford and on the campus of Kettering University. In addition, offsite mobile labs are available throughout the southeast Michigan area.
Athletics: 26 varsity athletics are available. Two teams are offered at the middle school level for most sports. Zero Pay-To-Play! Free student admission to all athletic events.

International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Honors, PLTW, K12 Online, Fifth Core World Language, Oxford High School offers 220 unique courses with multiple sections of many courses.

Belief Statements:

Why Oxford? Unlimited Possibilities!


Around 90% Caucasian
Two qualifying Title I Schools

Scholastic Perfomance: Around 85% college bound
Future Development Plans: Oxford Community Schools is working with our international partners to develop a resident hall for our international students on the high school campus.
Academics: ACT score average for college bound students is 23.9, well above the state composite average of 19.9.
Assets and Achievements: Nationally-recognized "Blue Turf" football athletic complex funded through the Wildcat Athletic Boosters. 800-seat, Professional-level Fine Arts Center. Approaching an accumulative 5,000 world language and cultural learners.

International Cultural Camps and Exchanges.
Broadway-quality spring musical.
Oakland Youth Orchestra Performances.
Michigan Ballet Theatre yearly performance.

Vision Statement: Creating a world-class education today to shape tomorrow's selfless, global leaders.
A.P. Classes: Yes - please go online to www.oxfordschools.org under Oxford High School Course Guide.
Transportation: Bus transportation is available for qualifying students.
Libraries: Oxford Township Public Library
After School/Extracurricular Programs: High School: Adventure Club, Auto Club, Environmental Club, I’m Third, Student Council, International Club, SADD, Oxford RoboCats, DECA, BPA, National Honors Society, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, Student Leadership, Writer’s Club, Yearbook. Middle School: Student Council, Science Olympiad, Robotics, World Drumming, Homework Club, Art Club, Drama Club, Cycling Club, Running Club, Photography Club, Peer Mediators, Where Everyone Belongs (WEB). Elementary Schools: Student Council, FIRST Lego Leagues, Academic Games, Supersingers, Green Teams, Safety Patrol, Girls on the Run, STRIDE, Destination Imagination, Battle of the Books.
Media (TV/Radio) Shows: Oxford Community Television: Wildcat News Update and Schooling Around
Computer Capabilities:

Oxford Community Schools has a fully integrated network and wi-fi system featuring interactive classroom white boards and sound systems. Students have access to the latest software, particularly in higher level PLTW, engineering, IB and AP courses.

Awards and Recognition: 2014 Best Community For Music Education, 2014 Confucius Classroom of the Year, 2013 Winner's Circle Winner, 2013 Education Excellence Award Winner, 2013 MASB Michigan's Best Award Winner
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Oxford Community Schools educational community established and communicated a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the system.

Juvenile/At-Risk Student Programs: Oxford Bridges High School is an alternative secondary education choice for at-risk students.
Notes/School Information:

Academic Opportunities:
Oxford Community Schools strives to prepare every student
to work and live successfully in a global world that is changing
24/7. Innovative and creative academic programming is at
the heart of providing every Wildcat the critical and analytical
skills necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace.
Innovative Programming
• International Baccalaureate World Schools
• Fifth CoreTM World Language & Culture
• Oxford Schools Early College
• Academy of Engineering & Technology (PLTW Curriculum)
• Bio-Medical Science Program
• Oxford International Residence Academy
• Oxford Arts Conservatory

Art Opportunities:
The Oxford High School Fine Arts Center and Oxford Arts
Conservatory are the hub of unlimited opportunity for Oxford
students to explore their creative abilities at any age:
• PreK-12 Orchestra Program
• 4th-12th Band Program
• 4th-12th Choir Program
• 6th-12th Drama Program
• World Music Drumming
• Visual Arts
• Graphic Arts
• Digital Media Arts
• Six Majors Available in the Oxford Arts Conservatory:
Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Classical Dance,
Digital Arts, Visual Arts, and Theater.

Athletic Opportunities:
Oxford is home to 26 varsity sports, as well as a variety of
athletic clubs and middle school programs. The district
features outstanding facilities including a competition-sized
swimming pool and our nationally-recognized "True Blue"
athletic field. At Oxford Middle School, most sports offer two
teams in both grade levels.
High School Sports: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball,
Boys Bowling, Boys Skiing, Boys Swimming, Competitive
Cheer, Girls Bowling, Girls Skiing, Hockey, Wrestling, Boys
Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Football, Boys Soccer, Girls
Golf, Girls Swimming, Sideline Cheer, Volleyball, Baseball, Boys
Lacrosse, Boys Golf, Boys Track and Field, Girls Lacrosse, Girls
Soccer, Girls Track and Field, and Softball.
Middle School Sports: Football, Volleyball, Competitive
Cheer, Sideline Cheer, Cross Country, Boys Basketball, Girls
Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Track and Field, and Girls Track
and Field.
Club Sports: Equestrian Team, Girls Tennis

Virtual Opportunities:
The Oxford Virtual Academy takes the distance out of
distance learning by working in partnership with families
to provide rigorous academic preparation that is teacher
mentored, parent directed, and customized to meet the
needs of students from all academic backgrounds.
A school without walls, OVA is all about options and
flexibility. Students learn their own way, at any time,
in any place, and at their own pace. Oxford's virtual
school offers online courses 24/7, for a customized
education. And with several off-site lab locations,
OVA is always ready to meet students where they

Early Learning Opportunities:
The goal for the Oxford Early Learning Center is to exceed parent
expectations when choosing your littlest one's early childhood education
and childcare. The OELC offers a full range of services for our youngest
Wildcats from infancy to 5 years old:
• Tuition-based Preschool and Childcare for Infants to 5-Years-Old
• Free Headstart
• Free 4-Year-Old Great Start Readiness
• Early Childhood Special Education for 3-5 Years Old
• Extended Day Care Available at ALL Elementary Schools.