"Enjoy every moment like it is your last.” That phrase was my motto I lived by this past year.
Oak Park Unified - Oak Park High School
School DescriptionOak Park District’s Oak Park High School is a suburban California Gold Ribbon School and near the Pacific Coast. In addition to four foreign languages, students have the opportunity to choose from over 20 Advanced Placement Courses.
Facilities include a performing arts center complete with theater and music rooms, modernized science classrooms, an arts and technology building, sports fields, classrooms with Smartboards, and campus-wide wireless internet.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Oak Park students can choose from several sports including cross country, lacrosse, golf, and American football. The Volleyball team recently won the California State Championship. State regulations in California can cause some restrictions for international students playing Varsity-level sports at their school. Please contact us for details.
Oak Park offers various arts courses such as architecture and industrial arts, drawing, and painting. The school’s choir program is also successful, winning many awards over the past couple years.
The suburban community of Oak Park is located less than an hour west of Los Angeles and less than 30 minutes from famous beaches such as Malibu, home to the prestigious Pepperdine University. Students can enjoy warm, sunny weather all year.
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Awards and Accomplishments Of School
California Distinguished School for 2018-19 School Year; Oak Park Unfiied School District named an Exemplary School District for 2018-19 School Year;
Educatius student Herbert (Alex) B. was awarded a scholarship from the local community college prep organization for his initiative, enthusiasm and interest, as well as a growth mindset in pursuing academics beyond his one-year study abroad at OPHS.
Zack Thornton - Baseball pitcher;
Bryan Weitzman - UCLA Offensive Lineman
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 47 acres Campus Size
- 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size30
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Speciality ProgramsEngineering Partnership with NASA
Accepting Students in Grades11, 12
Other - Eligibility Requirements?All students must take California state English exam (CELDT) upon arrival. Admissions process starts in February
Real Stories from Real Students:
The best year of my life. That’s how I would describe my exchange year in Oak Park. This experience reflected what I had seen in American movies and TV shows before coming here: lots of sports, cheerleaders, rallies, school spirit, prom and many more. I felt like I was in one of those movies. This year probably wouldn’t have been as good as it was without my local coordinator. She is an incredible woman who cares so much about us exchange students as if we were her own kids. She is always smiling, laughing, energetic, and able to put a smile on your face too no matter what. She is the one that chooses the family that we’re going to spend 9 months with, and for me, she totally nailed it!
Blogs and News!
When we were done with theater, it was very strange. I was not with the same people every day. We grew so much together and became a family!
When you think about US High Schools sports, football comes to mind automatically. Most other countries know the sport only from movies, but it is much cooler to be up-close!
Educatius Group’s USA F-1 Inbound High School Program Listed by CSIET for 7th year in a Row
"International students who study at a US high school have an inside-track to attend a US University," according to Educatius Group's Academic Director Dr. Sharon Tan.
It is impossible to believe March is coming to an end. With that being said, just a small reminder that Graduation is less than two months away and not to mention Prom is next month!!! Time truly flies when you are having a good time and when you are far away from home.
It's a great challenge for international students to leave their home and comfort zone. But living with an American host family will leave you with a lot of good memories. Today let me share with you my tips from living with host families for three years in American high schools!
Educatius Group received the largest number of international high school students on CSIET F-1 high school programs in 2017-2018!
What is the most important factor for international students when selecting a US high school to apply to?
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