Oakton High School, located in Vienna, near Interstate 66, serves an area of Fairfax County that extends from the City of Fairfax to the Town of Herndon. Oakton uses state-of-the-art technology with numerous in-school and mobile computer labs for instructional use. Staff members make extensive use of web-based communication tools such as Blackboard, and every classroom is equipped to allow teachers to teach using advanced technology. Oakton operates on a block schedule and offers a wide variety of courses, including opportunities to take some classes off-site. The school offers a number of interdisciplinary programs that encourage students to identify and emphasize the relationships between the various subject areas. Oakton offers an AP Diploma program and a wide variety of elective classes including philosophy, architectural engineering, video production, desktop publishing, accounting, and six different foreign languages. Classes and programs are tailored to meet the specific educational needs and interests of all students.
Beyond its strong academic program, Oakton recognizes the importance of extracurricular and cocurricular programs to foster the growth of its students. Accordingly, Oakton offers a long and varied menu of options for students. The Performing Arts Department made up of band, chorus, and theatre arts consistently earns distinction as one of the premier performing arts program in the area. The Publications Department produces a newspaper, The Outlook; a yearbook, Paragon; and a literary magazine, Opus; which have consistently earned recognition for excellence. Oakton’s athletic program is highly competitive and enjoys a reputation for athletic distinction and outstanding sportsmanship.
The goal at Oakton High School is to produce outstanding citizens by promoting a balance between academics and extracurricular activities. Therefore, the importance of a joint effort is recognized by parents, community members, faculty, and staff in the effort to achieve a common goal. The strength of the Academic Boosters, the Athletic Boosters and the Band Boosters attests to the broad support available from the parent community.
Last Updated: 2009-07-18