Oakland Opportunity Academy (OOA)

Oakland Opportunity Academy, or OOA, is an alternate high school for public school districts in Clarenceville, Huron Valley, Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake and West Bloomfield. OOA is located inside the Oakland Schools Technical Campus – Southwest (1000 Beck Road, Wixom, MI 48393.)

OOA students are given an opportunity to finish high school and will be prepared for post-secondary and career pathways.

  • Certified teachers and tutors to work with each student in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Programs designed for your goals, your learning style and your pace.
  • Master the skills you need and earn the credits for your diploma.
  • Blended learning for direct and online learning.
  • Project-based learning designed for student interest and achievement in core subjects.

OOA Benefits:

  • Credit recovery for graduation
  • Students set their own pace for learning
  • Tutor support for all academics
  • Project-based learning
  • Competency-based education: no failing grades
  • Blended learning for core academics
  • Individualized learning plan for each student
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Positive culture
  • Later hours allowing for increased attention and attendance
  • Career education during high school

Career Focused Education programs offered include:

  • ​Transportation Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing 
  • Culinary Arts/Hospitality
  • Food & Beverage Preparation
  • Travel/Tourism 
  • iTeam
  • Computer Applications
  • Business Management
  • Marketing and Sales  

Attendance Line:



Leah Closson

Office Assistant

Elaina Holsey

OOA Program Administrator

Patricia Ingram

Main Office

Kristin Prince

Student Support Specialist

OOA Staff

Terry Akers

Instructional Technician - Auto Technology

Erin Busk-Sutton

Instructor - Spanish

Chris Chase

Instructor - Mathematics

Emily Finn

Instructor - Mathematics

Damon Friend

Instructor - Auto Technology

Frank Guglielmetti

Instructor Science

Moses Lukwago

Instructor - Computer Networking

Joy Lyman

Instructor - Language Arts

Steven Machlay

Instructor - Culinary Arts/Hospitality

Michele Maye-Abele

Culinary I.T.

Eric Praedel

Instructor Social Studies

Molon Rahman

Instructor ELA