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Oakland Charter Academy

The OCA Bulletin Board

OCA lottery - OCA will be holding its lottery for all new incoming 6th graders on March 13th. Families who are awarded a spot will be contacted via text or email. 


Family Staff Team Meeting - Our Family Staff Team (FST) meeting will be held on March 15th at 4 pm. We will be discussing our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) also known the California School Dashboard and goals for next school year. All parents are welcomed to participate.  


Parent-Teacher Conferences - Will be held on March 29th-31st from 1-4pm. A school representative will contact parents to schedule a conference. 


Semester 2 Quarter 3 Report Cards - Will be distributed on March 31st. 


CAASPP Testing: Begins on April 10th. 


OCA March School Calendar 

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Home of the Panthers!

Oakland Charter Academy (OCA) is the flagship of the Amethod Public Schools organization. Located in the Fruitvale District, it is the only school in the area with an API over 900, as well as the only National Blue Ribbon school in East Oakland. 

OCA's goal is to prepare our students to compete and excel in a competitive global marketplace.1403330901135.jpg_w325.jpg 

OCA opened in the fall of 1994 as Oakland's first charter school, and at the time, was only the fourteenth charter school authorized in the State of California.



OCA Has Rigorous Academics

OCA offers Common Core-aligned curriculum in daily blocks that consist of:

  • 90 minutes of English Language Arts
  • 90 minute block for ELD students who are assessed into program
  • 90 minutes of Mathematics, including Pre-Algebra in 7th grade and Algebra in 8th grade
  • 60 minutes of History
  • 60 minutes of Science
  • 40 minutes of Physical Education
  • OCA offers a mandatory summer session each year to ensure students are prepared as they move forward through middle school.
  • 2-4 hours of homework are assigned each night; homework packets are assigned for each holiday break.
  • Spring tutoring sessions are available for all incoming 6th graders.

OCA Gets Results!

OCA is committed to excellence and academics demonstrated through its emphasis on structure and student achievement to traditionally underserved urban students. The proof is in the numbers:

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This is accomplished by:

  • Improving the academic achievement of all students.
  • Closing the achievement gap of educationally-disadvantaged students.
  • An emphasis and focus on student attendance.
  • Supporting effective educators.
  • Providing a structured learning environment.
  • Fostering a culture based on honoring hard work.

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Contact Us:

Oakland Charter Academy
4215 Foothill Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94601


Phone 510-532-6751

Fax 510-532-6753


Weekly Schedule:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-3:00pm
After school program: 3pm-6pm


Friday: 8am-1pm
After school program: 1pm-4pm



Meet Oakland Charter Academy

Mr. Camarena - Site Director

Mr. Buffington - Dean

Mrs. Cruz  - Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Cervantes - ASES Coordinator


Hear from our students




2008 - NCLB- National Blue Ribbon Award Winner

2009 - Hart Vision Charter School of the Year Award 


Building the new OCA