Welcome to The Portal! (OAO Informational PowerPoint)

Click here to see the letter for parents and students about our new ability to deliver education online! Opportunities await, no barriers, just possibilities.

OAO’s vision is to introduce our scholars to the good, the true, and the beautiful, both in our curriculum, and in the world around them.  We aspire to educate students in such a way that they will be prepared to participate meaningfully in whichever pursuits they desire, and to do so understanding that happiness is only truly achieved when it is found in the pursuit of something worthwhile.

We work to ensure our scholars understand, embrace, and appreciate the cultural, social, and literary inheritance they have in western society, and enable them to participate meaningfully in the ongoing conversation of a liberal arts education and all of its benefits.  Our vision is to see our scholars become not only inheritors and stewards of the western tradition, but also the architects of its future flourishing.

  • Click here if you would like to request additional information or to request a demonstration.

  • Here is a brief look at what your schedule will look like attending class through The Portal.

  • To enroll in The Portal, applicants must fill out the following forms and submit them as directed in the applications.

  • Students who reside in district need to fill out the following form for registration.


  • Students who reside out of district need to fill out the following form for registration.

    THE PORTAL School of Choice Application

  • Please return all applications to: Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, 4691 Bearcat Blvd., Bridgeport, Michigan 48722.

  • You may also fax your application to (989) 777-4720

  • You may email your application to Attn: Superintendent Whelton at wheltonm@gobearcats.net

  • The application deadline for first semester is September 8th, 2023 and for the second semester is January 15th, 2024.

For more details on the curriculum please visit OAO website.

To get answers to frequently asked questions about OAO, you can find answers here.