Principals' Update

Ogden Preparatory Academy - 17 January 2023

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It is time to re-enroll your student(s) for the next school year.

To start re-enrollment, go to:

If you do not remember your username and password for your Aspire account, or would like assistance with registration, please contact the front office. 801.627.2066

Students must be re-enrolled by January 27th to guarantee their spot for the 2023-2024 school year.


If you have a sibling or an incoming kindergartener that doesn’t currently attend our school and you would like them to, please enroll them in the lottery. Contact Mrs. Reisen at if you have questions about the lottery. Our first lottery drawing for kindergarten will be March 1st.

Science Fair 2023

It is Science Fair time at Ogden Preparatory Academy Junior High and we (desperately) need your help judging our science fair exhibits. If you are interested in (or not vehemently opposed to) being a science fair judge, please let me know.

The fair is March 1 (Wednesday) from 8 a.m. to about noon in the junior high gym, located at 1435 Lincoln Ave in Ogden. Please come help us. We promise a great experience interacting with sincere young scientists (7-9 graders) who are much more frightened of you than you are of them! We will also feed you a delicious breakfast. If you can help out, please let Mrs. Hislop know. or 801-388-9631 (text please).

Thank you so much,
Teresa Hislop

P.S. We are also looking for prizes for our young participants. If you have "stuff" (pens, hats, gift cards, shirts, bling, etc....) that you can contribute for prizes, please let me know. We sincerely need and appreciate prizes as well.

Attendance Update

School attendance has been one of the biggest challenges our school has faced over the past few years. Here are the attendance numbers for the month of December in the elementary building;

Absences - 1,665 (K-6), 138 absences per day

Tardies - 532 (K-6), 44 tardies per day

Please do what you can to be here each day on time!

Fee Schedule

Please take the time to review the attached fee schedule for next school year. The school board will be approving it at their next board meeting on Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 in the Junior High library. If you have any questions you may email Debbie Deem, Thank you!

OPA Preschool Enrollment

We are currently taking information from families interested in Preschool for the 2023-2024 school year. Preschool will NOT use the k-9 registration and lottery system. If you are interested in preschool please express interest by completing the following form. Thank you!

About us

Ogden Preparatory Academy is in its 19th year here in the Ogden area. We have the greatest students, families, staff, and community this side of anywhere! Here we learn and speak Spanish, practice the Seven Habits, and learn personal responsibility. We strive for academic excellence, character development, and individual growth. We focus on every student and every teacher, every day. It's good to be an Aguila!

Parent Engagement Night

Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 5-7pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

We will have four different classes/workshops for parents, grandparents, guardians, and other interested adults, you can choose which you attend.

The following classes/workshops will be offered:

Using Clever - our single sign on (SSO) taught by Stephanie Wright.

Seven Habits Introduction taught by Kasey Kennington.

Healthy Eating and Nutrition on a Budget, part 1/4 taught Kayla Lane Nutrition Ambassador at Create Better Health.

Everyday Strong: a new approach to anxiety and depression: Helping your child with their emotional health taught by Lindsey Pulver from NUHOPE.

Dollar Dress Day

Friday, Jan. 27th, 8am

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

Uniform-Free Dress Day Standards

  • Shorts and skirts need to follow the regular uniform dress code regarding length.

  • Shirts can be long or short-sleeved. No tank tops. Shirts without sleeves should have a shoulder seam that reaches the shoulder not to be less than 3 inches.

  • No clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, or sexually explicit words, messages, logos, or pictures.

  • No hoodies or shirts with hoods.

  • Clothing with holes or rips will be allowed only if there is appropriate material preventing exposed skin (leggings under ripped jeans, patches, etc).

OPA School Board Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 9th, 4:30pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

The school board will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 9, at 4:30. It will be held in the Junior High Library. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Family Conferences Day 1

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 1-7pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

Come meet with your student's teachers and check out the progress that your students are making this year. We love to have our families here to see the great things going on in the classroom of each student!

Family Conferences Day 2

Friday, Feb. 17th, 8am-12pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

Come meet with your student's teachers and check out the progress that your students are making this year. We love to have our families here to see the great things going on in the classroom of each student!