Early in 1950 ten acres of land were purchased at 13732 Clinton Avenue, in Garden Grove, in the heart of north Orange County. This became the new site for an enlarged junior academy. The new school opened in 1956 with 243 students spread over 10 grades. It provided a complete teaching staff, including an excellent music department. By 1959, the school counted on the support of 16 churches throught Orange County, with a combined membership of approximately 6,300.
In 1961 the school expanded to include 11th and 12th grades. The plans drawn up by Lester Park became reality. The high school moved into the new buildings and the elementary school occupied the junior acdemy campus. In September 1961, Orangewood Academy became a full-fledged senior academy with an enrollment of 115. It graduated its first class of 23 in 1962.
Since 1967 the school has added a full gymnasium, a 600 seat auditorium, more classrooms, locker rooms, shower facilities, a maintenence shop, and a preschool.
Plans are progessing towards a new and refurbished campus. The vision launched in the 19th century continues now as we approach the second decade of the 21st century.
Inside you will find a gallery of photos from your school days, reunion photos and information. You will also find a directory listing your classmates along with current photos and biographies of those who have registered. There is a message forum and provisions for contacting other registrants.
Those seeking transcripts or other school records should contact:
13732 Clinton Street
Garden Grove, California 92843
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