futurePREP'd Academy


West Michigan is home to some of the most innovative companies and organizations in the nation and the futurePREP'd Academy is an opportunity to experience what these companies do first hand. The program will allow students to see and experience several different career opportunities within various businesses/organizations and gain useful skills that can be applied to whatever path they may choose to pursue in the future.

We are currently planning the 2017/18 course that is scheduled to be offered again from January to the end of March.  Groups will meet for two sessions per week (Mon-Wed or Tues/Thur) after school for 12 weeks. Contact Kathy Steinbach at ksteinba@oaisd.org or 616-738-8950 ext. 4034 with questions.

Some participating businesses during the past school years include:

Students participating in the program may be eligible to earn high school credit and articulated college credit.

Please contact one of our staff members for more information:

Valorie Putnam
Assistant Superintendent
616-738-8935 x4203
Jason Pasatta
616-738-8950 x4039
David Searles
616-738-8950 x4302
Kathy Steinbach
Administrative Assistant
616-738-8950 x4034
Nicole Gitler
Program Developer
616-738-8950 x4175
Gwen Luban
Program Developer
616-738-8950 x4176
Melissa Bultema
Specialist/Early College