The Office of Charter Schools (OCS) authorizes and provides oversight to charter schools in the Oakland Unified School District. This work includes evaluating charter petitions--for both new and renewing schools--as well as monitoring the educational progress and financial standing of schools throughout the year. Additionally, our office strives to be the bridge between our charter school network and OUSD.
Please note that OCS DOES NOT operate any charter schools, meaning we do not manage students' grades, discipline, enrollment/admission or any charter school employees. Visit our Complaints page for more information on the complaint process.