Student Services

Statement from the Counseling Team on 2020

These years set the stage for the years to come, and a great set-up requires careful planning. Whatever you want to do, learn, or be, let our school counselors be your go-to resource for everything from high school course selection to scholarship searching and all the steps required in between.

Graduation Requirements
Fine Arts Capstone Graduation Project
Senior Seminar
Success Seminar Grades 6–8
College Visits
Plan for Success
College Entrance Exams
Financial Aid

North Carolina Homeless Education Program

North Carolina Homeless Education Program (NCHEP) is dedicated to ensuring that all children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to the public education to which they are entitled under the federal McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act. If you believe you qualify, please contact School Social Worker Briana Abbott at

Student Services Staff

Briana Abbott

Briana Abbott
Upper School Social Worker

Meredith Huffaker

Meredith Huffaker
Lead School Nurse

Title IX

Title IX of the education amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Oxford Preparatory School (OPS) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the employment, education programs, or activities it operates.

OPS is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination based on sex and provides a number of resources and services to assist students, faculty, and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination, including sexual violence.

Sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence have a profound impact on a victim's academic, social, working, and personal life and negatively affects victims' friends and families, other students, co-workers, and members of the university community. To combat this complex social problem, OPS provides resources and educational programs designed to prevent sexual violence and other acts of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, provide information about what to do when an incident has occurred, and increase awareness of campus and community resources for support and response.

Victims of sexual violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence are encouraged to seek support and report the incident. OPS has appointed a Title IX coordinator, Cynthia Grissom-Young, to oversee OPS response to Title IX complaints, develop training and education programs/materials for faculty, staff, and students, as well as monitor trends and effectiveness of Title IX education efforts.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX coordinator, Cynthia Grissom-Young, or to the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.