Opportunity Youth Academy 

Opportunity Youth Academy

Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA) offers students a blended learning program of teacher directed instruction and online credit accrual towards a high school diploma to achieve the students end goal of a college and/or a career future. 



DISTRICT LOCATION: Sites Throughout Santa Clara County

Interim Director: Alberto Verduzco

Mission and Vision
Opportunity Youth Academy strives to break the cycle of poverty by providing high school students, who have dropped out of school or are otherwise disengaged from school, the opportunity to complete their high school education. OYA views disengaged student's as 'At-Promise' as opposed to 'At-Risk'. To that end, OYA's organizational mission is to provide a premier high school program engaging students through relationship-focused, high-tech, and rigorous learning experiences resulting in students and graduates being...
Ready to Learn, Ready to Work, Ready to Live

The OYA standards-based curriculum is designed to prepare students for fulfilling lives in a global economy with a strong emphasis on real life skills which can be transferred to the world of work and/or higher education. Through the creation of student, school, business, and community partnerships focused on a highly relevant and research-based curriculum model applied to real-world situations, OYA is preparing students to be lifelong learners who are well-prepared to be contributing members of society.

Opportunity Youth Academy Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Goals

Goal 1. All students will participate in rigorous, relevant and engaging instruction aligned to 21st century skills to eliminate barriers and promote achievement. 

Goal 2. Increase the performance of students identified as English Learners. 

Goal 3. All students will leave prepared for a successful transition to college and/or career as a result of premier programs, services and curriculum. 

Goal 4. In partnership with community organizations and family members, achievement levels will increase by engaging students in a rigorous curriculum in an environment that is culturally responsive and safe. 

A link to the Opportunity Youth Academy 2023-2024 LCAP can be found on the Inside OYA Community Resources page under School Information