The Pomona Unified school board is expected to make a decision on Oxford Prep's application, said Superintendent Richard Martinez.
Oxford Prep's founders and top administrators recently presented information to district officials about their Chino and Mission Viejo campuses, emphasizing their high scores on the state's Academic Performance Index.
The Chino campus scored 972 out of a maximum of 1,000 in this year's API. The Mission Viejo campus scored 993.
Oxford Prep CEO Sue Roche told school board members the school "wishes to be an option" for district families and would like to "enter into a strong partnership with the Pomona Unified School District."
At the core of its program is the theory of multiple intelligences, which says each student has a different way of learning, and she said Oxford Prep offers an array of courses that fuel student learning.
The proposed Academy of Oxford Prep-Pomona, would be a college- preparatory program primarily serving Pomona Unified students, Roche said.
The proposed K-12 program would start with 700 to 800 students in grades K-8 and add a grade level every year, said Adam Bailey, the vice president of school development.
Once the program reaches capacity, the Pomona campus would have about 1,700 students, he said.
Oxford Prep submitted its petition on Oct. 12.
Although public hearings on petitions are to be conducted within 30 days of submission, Oxford Prep agreed to postpone the public hearing in order for all five school board members to be present, Martinez said.
In the days leading up to Tuesday's meeting, school district administrators, with the aid of a consultant, will review and evaluate the petition.
About a dozen people, mostly parents of children enrolled at the Chino campus along with Oxford Prep teachers and administrators, spoke in support of the charter school's petition at a previous school board meeting.
Pomona resident Maria Ramirez said she is the mother of two young children and has heard about Oxford Prep's work through friends whose children are enrolled there.
Ramirez said she was "really encouraged and excited" to hear Oxford Prep is interested in opening a campus in Pomona and urged school board members to approve the petition.
One Chino parent said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, had endorsed Oxford Prep's petition. The comment, however, drew muffled groans from some in the audience.
Also endorsing the petitions were former state Sen. Gloria Romero, and Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, the parent said.
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