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Ogden, UT
Students enrolled: 1,041

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2221 Grant Ave
Ogden, UT 84401

(801) 627-2066
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December 12, 2013
Love Ogden Preparatory Academy my children have been attending this school for 7 years and it keeps getting better and better every year. If you ever have a problem, there is always a school personnel around to help you with any concerns or problem.

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November 19, 2013
How amazing is this school!?!?! The teachers are wonderful. They are so good at teaching each child and helping them all succeed. The principal is great. She values every child and helps the teachers and parents to help the kids. The way the parwnts are kept in the loop on their children's education and invited ro be a paet is so cool. My wife and I are SO thankful we were able to get our children in this amazing school! !

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November 12, 2013
My children go to Ogden Preparatory Academy. My oldest is in fifth grade and has attended since kindergarten. We have had so much fun watching the school develop from such a small intimate space to such a large loving family. The staff are very willing to work through or listen to any concerns that you may have about your child, weather it be personal or academic. The new library at the school has a very inviting feel much like Barnes and Noble, a little friendly coffee house with a great selection of books and friendly librarians. The diversity is strong, and the unity is great! We love our school!!!

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November 09, 2013
I was first interested in Ogden Preparatory Academy because of their bilingual programs and their downtown location. I liked that it was funded like a public school, but functions like a private school. This is our 6th year at OPA, and we love the new building. The teachers, staff, and administration are all very accessible. The principal is hands-on and helps direct traffic in the parking lot after school. The librarian is superb. She makes personalized recommendations to each of the students. The teachers are diverse, many from other countries. Students are respectful and well disciplined. OPA provides a safe environment for learning. Not all parents put in their 30 hours per year, but many do, and the school is greatly enhanced by those volunteers. OPA is a Title I school, and yet they consistently score higher than other non-Title I schools. I love the RAZ Kids online reading program. I love the special activities my kids have to look forward to as 8th and 9th graders (Havasupai, Spain, etc.) I love that my kids are learning a second language and are exposed to another culture. Things to improve: parking lot drop off before school/pick up after school, school lunch, P.E.

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June 10, 2013
I happen to be one of the low income families that has children attending this school. I am involved in my children's education as much as possible. I am appalled that someone would blame problems there children have on having low income families attend this school. Sometime people cannot help the situations that they are in financially. WE would sacrifice all we have for our children's education. My children have loved attending this school and we will continue to attend it. It has been the best school for our children and I would recommend it to others. The teachers are so willing to work with you and your child to help them be successful.

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April 11, 2013
My children have attended the school the whole time we have lived in Utah. We are a military family and we have loved the school. I love the spanish program and their overall cirriculum. Yes they could use more after school programs, but we loved the school so much that when we moved out of Ogden onto the military base we kept them in the school. I will miss the school once we move.

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March 22, 2012
Really bad attitude from staff, They should really double check the credentials of their "Special ed Teacher "

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February 19, 2012
This is NOT a parent-involved school. The recommended 30 service hours per year per family to the school are not enforced. If you are an involved parent, you will most likely be put in charge of fundraisers where you will pull teeth to get other parents to help, and even then may not show up to help. The school's main funding comes from grants for low-income students. Additional funding is provided through fundraisers sponsored by the parent organization (PO). The PO is solely a fundraising organization, and parental input into school topics are non-existent. Parking at the school is extremely inadequate making pickup chaotic as well as parking some distance away to attend school events. Between inconsiderate parents and school layout, the Ogden City Police Department is consistently assisting in the dismissal process. Programs put on at the school are a major fiasco; you will need to arrive extremely early to get a seat or even enter the auditorium. If you don't get a seat you may be able to sit on the floor in one of the isles or stand against the wall. This is most likely a fire hazard and against city code. This is all a shame since the teachers and Spanish are excellent.

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February 16, 2012
This is a very poor school, Title 1. OPA expanded in 2010 and has lost it's niche. We are extremely dissatisfied. We came to this school expecting more parent involvement when in acuality there is less parental involvement. Integrity is not there! There are MANY late students daily. There has never been a student telephone directory in 10 years of operating - students leave the school to go "back" to their friends.

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January 23, 2012
i am a student at ogden prep and i love this school Ihave made so many friends and learned a lot of new things.

- submitted by a community member

September 20, 2010
I Love Ogden Prep. because the faculty and staff are fantastic. They are accessible, caring and knowledgeable. I love Ogden Prep. because the School Board works hard to help the school improve for the students, faculty, and parents. But Mostly, I love Ogden Prep. because my kids are happy and safe there.

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April 07, 2010
I admire the hard work put forth by all the staff and love the enviornment. We are challenged and required to THINK , really think about things daily. We are also welcomed and encourage anyone interested in an excellent preparation for the future to join the OPA family.

- submitted by a student

December 11, 2009
I loved this school! And I would go back if I could. They challenge young minds. They teach to the highest common denominator, not the lowest. This is a great school, and I recommend sending your students here!

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2009
We are a military family and have had children in 5 different states for public education. OPA and MOPA are by far the best educational experience we have come across. The principal is an excellent administrator, no nonsense about negative school environment and does a great job keeping her teachers together as a team with a vision. I have three sons who have attended, two at OPA and one at MOPA. They love there school and feel very supported by the faculty. We have found that all students are accommodated regarding there academic levels and that there is an awesome emphasis on the 'whole child.' I can't say enough good things about this school. I have volunteered on a weekly basis and subbed at times. If you really want to know the quality of the school and it's staff you need to participate regularly. We are sad to be moving.

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October 02, 2008
It's nice to have your child's education in the hands of Teachers that actually care and want your child to succeed.

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May 16, 2007
I put my two children in OPA & MOPA because I had heard good things about charter schools and had high hopes for this one. Looking back, I feel that OPA & MOPA are much like public schools we had them in before, only with more homework and less social and extracurricular opportunities. My children have always excelled in school, but the homework load was too much. While some of the teachers are fantastic, many of them are just like public school teachers- lacking. The principal always seems frazzled and is unresponsive. Their 'open door policy' is in place if the principal and teachers wish to address the problem; otherwise, they just ignore parents' issues. I found the teachers and curriculum far too liberal for a conservative community, and when I voiced my concern, I was ignored. I feel disappointed with the OPA & MOPA charter school experience.

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May 08, 2007
I have been very disappointed in the quality of the administration at this school. I am concerned that there is such a high teacher turnover, as well. -CB

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January 09, 2007
I have had my daughter attend this school since it started. It is an excellent school with very high standards. The only problem though is that it has some bullies in the school that make the whole experience of education for my daughter hard. eventually I had to take her out of the school and I am not sure what the principal or the school did to help resolve the situation. It had been going on for years. In the end though a great school with a very great staff of teachers who want to teach. still give it a overall B.

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December 14, 2006
OPA and its sister school, MOPA, have very high expectations of their students -- which is as it should be. Yes, there is probably more homework than most schools, but one must stop and consider the teachers' motives. People also have to stop and realize that OPA and MOPA are SCHOOLS OF CHOICE. If families don't agree with the policies, they are welcome to put their children in their own local schools and open those slots for children who WANT to be there. Some families wait months -- and in some cases, years -- to have their children attend. If you don't have your own high expectations for your child, then this is certainly not a good choice for you. For the rest of us, OPA and MOPA are exactly what we want for our children.

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November 28, 2006
My daughter is thriving at Ogden Prep. Being a gifted learner she was never challenged to the extended it is happening right now. This school is wonderful in the fact that it accomodates both gifted and talented as well as struggling students for whom English is not the first language. There is an hour of Spanish each day, geography club (school wide geography bee),math club (math olympiad and AMC8), choir, cross country club, economics club, book club - you nme it - all run by parent volunteers. Uniforms, discipline (detention in middle school), hands on learning (science), wonderful libraries in both campuses - this school is on it's way to become the best school in Ogden area. Great teachers from across the globe bring with them unique talents and knowledge. Too bad it only goes K-8 :-)

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October 17, 2006
I have two kids at OPA and they both love it. The teachers are terrific and really do try to give each student personal attention and challenge them according to their unique abilities. I have actually seen my children's teachers get 'teary' during PT conference - they really love the kids! The uniform thing is a two edged sword - great for keeping fashion statements out of the learning environment, but not so great for the times when you have to go out and purchase yet another article of clothing because the standards are so strict. They uphold strict, zero-tolerance citizenship standards as well, which helps to foster a safe, fun, learning environment. If you want to be involved, they constantly seek parent volunteers for fieldtrips, tutoring, etc. Lot's of homework. Be prepared!

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October 29, 2005
While they strive to produce quality academic programs they neglect the fun in education. Plus they give A LOT of homework taking away your time at home with your kids as well. They say they encourage parent involvement but as time goes on more rules are made restricting parent involvement.

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Ogden Preparatory Academy
2221 Grant Ave, Ogden, UT  84401
(801) 627-2066
Last modified Ogden Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-10. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ogden Preparatory Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top