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Welcome to Oakton High School!


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Governor's school

What is Governor’s School? Governor's School is an academically challenging program for sophomores and juniors, who excel in academic disciplines and the arts, and want to be challenged beyond the regular school experience.


Who should apply? This program is open to 10th and 11th graders only. Students who apply should have at least a 3.8 GPA or better, have the emotional maturity and self discipline to live away from home, be available late June through July, and rank above the 90th% in standardized testing.

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October 31st early release

On 10/31 the students will have an early release as we end the 1st Quarter. The early release schedule will be as follows:

2nd Period: 7:20 - 8:20
4th Period: 8:25 - 9:25
Advisory 8:25 - 8:35
Cougar Time 8:40 - 9:25
6th Period 9:30 - 10:30
8th Period 10:35 - 11:35
Lunch 11:35 - 12:00
Buses Depart at 12:05

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oakton ptsa

Oakton HS has a very active PTSA. We meet 8 times each school year and work closely with Dr. Banbury and his staff to address issues of interest to the parent community so that we can do our part to help make Oakton HS a great learning environment for our growing children. Visit our website to join the PTSA.

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Homecoming will take place next Saturday October 25, in the Main Gym. This year during Spirit Week, we will be selling Anti-Bullying Orange Out shirts for $10 during Lunch. Be sure to wear your Orange Out shirt on Wednesday, to support Anti-Bullying. To view the full details of our Homecoming Spirit Week Festivities, click on the spider below.

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National Honor Society

Juniors and seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible to apply for membership in the National Honor Society.  Completed applications must be submitted to the Burgundy Office by October 22 at 2:15 pm.  If you would like to know more about NHS or the application process, please attend our interest meeting on October 8 at 2:15 in the back half of the Cafeteria.


National Merit Scholarship

Congratulations to Oakton's National Merit Semifinalists!

  • Eileen Chen
  • Edward Lee
  • Yuna Lee
  • Anastatia Polkovnichenko
  • Katherine Qian
  • Michael Qu
  • Catherine Sun
  • Ashley Thai
  • Eric Walters
  • Benjamin Wang

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Oakton’s publications took top places in the Virginia High School League’s Championship! All three publications were recognized as Trophy Class—top in the state--and for Sustained Excellence.

The Paragon 2014 yearbook took Trophy Class; the Outlook newspaper for 2014 took Trophy Class; and the Opus 2014 issue Illuminate received the VHSL Savedge Award for Sustained Excellence. Please congratulate our OHS publication students on their achievements!

Oakton is also one of 284 schools across the nation who was recently recognized as a Blue Star School by Working in Support of Education (w!se). The Blue Star schools will be honored at the annual MoneyPOWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City on November 4.



  • Attendance (703) 319-2727

  • Attendance Fax (703) 319-2708

  • Main Office (703) 319-2700

  • Main Office Fax (703) 319-2797

  • Counseling Office (703) 319-2800

  • School Security (571) 423-2000

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Latest news and KIT Forms


Oakton's Keep In Touch (KIT) Forms

The Oakton KIT emails are emailed home weekly, and contain information surrounding policies, activities and events for Oakton High School. Please refer to this area of the website, for forms from the KIT that cannot be emailed (due to size restrictions).


subscribe to the oakton outlook

Now's the time to order your Outlook subscription! You can receive all 9 issues of the award-winning Oakton Outlook newsmagazine delivered directly to your doorstep. Please support our self-funded publication, as we strive to deliver news to the school community. See attached subscription order form for more information. Checks should be made out to Oakton High School, and returned to the school c/o Elizabeth Snyder. Thank you for your support!


Advertise in the oakton outlook

Looking to expand your business? Have an event coming up and need to spread awareness? Buy an advertisement in the award-winning Oakton Outlook! We have attached a rate card, which includes prices, deadlines, and the ad contract. Our issues are printed at the end of each month, except January. We appreciate your support as we are a self-funded publication. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Safety & Security

The Office of Safety and Security from Fairfax County Public Schools provides a telephone hot line and web form for the reporting of school safety issues including such dangerous rumors, drug use, theft, harassment, gang activities, existence of weapons, and vandalism. Tip Line users may identify themselves or remain anonymous, and calls will not be traced.


2015 yearbook now available for ordering

Save your memories of the 2014-2015 school year by purchasing your copy of the 2015 Paragon yearbook now. Prices currently range between $70-$77. Simply visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code #4770 to reserve yours today! Please email Mrs. Glaser at jaglaser@fcps.edu if you have any questions!


Club and sports packet for 2014 - 2015

The 2014-2015 Student Club & Sports Packet is now available. The packet contains the following:

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