The Avondale/Oakland University Partnership was established in 2013 when Auburn Elementary was designated as the partnership school and its doors were open to a rich cache of opportunities for both Oakland University students and Avondale students.
For OU students, the elementary school is a laboratory where new methods and models can be explored and tested in the areas of teacher leadership and preparation, instruction, curriculum, counseling and more.
Avondale students benefit from research-based, data driven, cutting edge methods and models. They enjoy a level of instruction well beyond the scope of most other school districts with a focus on visible thinking and closing the achievement gap. Avondale teachers have multiple opportunities to collaborate with experts from OU, expanded leadership opportunities, access to OU resources including the Education Resource Laboratory, and access to cutting edge research and practices in education.