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 the charter school network and OUSD. To find out more information about the role of our office and the Charter Schools we authorize, please visit the About Us section.
Application for Charter School Enrollment for Fall 2019
If you are interested in enrolling your student in an Oakland charter public school, visit EnrollOak.org. At EnrollOak.org, you can learn about and apply to all of Oakland's public schools. Open enrollment for the next school year (2019-20) is from November 5, 2018 - February 8, 2019. All applications submitted by the February 8, 2019 deadline will be included in school lotteries.
If you miss the February 8, 2019 deadline, you will still be able to submit an online charter application for the 2019-20 school year. Charter applications submitted after February 8 will be considered a Round 2 application - you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools, and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available. Round 2 applicants will be placed on waitlists on a first-come first-served basis. EnrollOak.org provides a single common enrollment application for all participating charter public schools (click here for a list of these schools).
The application for all district-run public schools is available at ousd.org/enroll.
How to File a Complaint
If you have a complaint against a charter school, please visit the Complaints page to find more information about how to file your complaint and Office of Charter Schools procedures.
Please note that OUSD Office of Charter Schools DOES NOT operate any charter schools; therefore, we do not manage students' grades, discipline, enrollment/admission or any charter school employees.
OUSD Office of Charter Schools 1000 Broadway, 6th Floor, Suite 639 Oakland, CA 94607 Phone: (510) 879-1677 FAX: (510) 879-0020 Contact Us