About OCPA

Orange County Preparatory Academy is a Proud
Member of the Charter School Associates' Family of Schools


 

Meet Our Principal

Mrs. Chentella Graham began her love for teaching after college when a principal recognized and envisioned her as a future leader in the education field.  Before starting her teaching career, she spent a year volunteering in an EBD classroom to understand education and student needs. The time spent volunteering confirmed education as a true passion. She then became on an enthusiastic educator

Mrs. Graham began her teaching career in 2009 at a K-8 charter center. She has taught third through eighth-grade students and has focused on building relationships with students and families to empower their overall exploration and journey towards educational success.

Currently, Mrs. Graham holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from South University, Master's degree in Taxation Law from Thomas Jefferson University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. 

Orange County Preparatory Academy is an AdvancED accredited educational institution. Accreditation through AdvancED indicates that OCPA has met rigorous, research- based standards of  educational excellence to ensure the education program offered at OCPA meets the needs of learners through proficiency in Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity. Using these standards, OCPA targets areas in each domain for continuous improvement in creating student success.

Mission Statement

The mission of Orange County Preparatory Academy is to provide students with a challenging program which emphasizes scientific inquiry, critical thinking, understanding of mathematical concepts and effective communication using innovative, reform-based instructional methods in a stimulating and nurturing environment that fosters maximum student achievement.

Educational Philosophy 

Orange County Preparatory Academy recognizes that all children are unique; that each learns in a different style and at a different pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of every student through a variety of programs and differentiated instructional techniques designed to prepare the child for success.

OCPA offers a safe, secure, private school environment with a program that provides a quality and challenging academic education that includes:

  • Parental Involvement
  • School-wide Disciplinary Expectations
  • Standards Designed to Foster Academic, Social and Emotional Growth

We offer a balanced and flexible curriculum that provides a firm foundation in the core disciplines with enrichment in Math and Science and the infusion of technology throughout the school day.