Royal Oak Schools – A Community of Excellence – is the community governed school district serving families in Royal Oak. The district serves approximately 5,200 students in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is governed by a seven member board elected by the citizens of Royal Oak. The district operates six K-5 elementary schools, one middle school serving students in grades 6-8, one comprehensive grades 9-12 high school, an early childhood center, a community education center, an alternative high school, an administration building, and a maintenance/transportation facility.
In addition to its strong K-12 program, the district has a full spectrum early childhood program, secondary alternative education programs, and adult education programs. Career Focused Education (CFE), project-based blended learning and virtual learning programs are available as options for district families. A continuum of programs and services are available for students through IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. The district also offers English as Second Language (ESL) courses, GED preparation and testing, and other adult education academic programs.
The district’s vision – to be a Community of Excellence – drives decision making at every level of the organization. This vision is expanded in the district’s mission, which is to create a world class system for learning by building active partnerships among students, educators, families, and community to prepare all students to participate in an ever-changing world as responsible, lifelong learners.
Additional information regarding the district is available at: www.royaloakschools.com
Approximately 6,000 students attend the Royal Oak campus of Oakland Community College daily. Along with traditional undergraduate courses, the campus offers outstanding programs in computer information systems, ceramics, photography, and English as a second language. The city’s cultural life is enhanced by the campus’ 400 seat theater that holds musical performances and free lectures by renowned photographers and authors