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Oakland Charter Academy

Apply Now for the 2018-2019 School Year!

The open enrollment application deadline for Oakland Charter Academy for the 2018-2019 year was on February 16, 2018. Applications received by this deadline will be included in a lottery held on March 5, 2018 at 9:30am. On Monday, March 12, 2018, you should see all of your charter school lottery results in your student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT/DECLINE an offer. The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 29, 2018. If you do not accept by this date, the charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists, but may only accept an offer at one school.


If you missed the open enrollment application deadline for Oakland Charter Academy, you will still be able to submit an application for the 2018-2019 school year starting on February 21, 2018. Applications submitted after the February 16 deadline will be considered in the 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.

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OCA is a Top-Performing Public Middle School

At Oakland Charter Academy, we are dedicated to academic excellence and establishing a community of lifelong learners. 


We opened our doors in 1994 as Oakland's first public charter school and we are the flagship of Amethod Public Schools. At the time, it was only the fourteenth charter school authorized in the State of California. We are located in the historic Fruitvale District of Oakland and serve approximately 260 students.


We believe all students can succeed in a rigorous college-prep environment when provided with effective educators, personalized attention, and a disciplined commitment to academics. Through fostering a culture based on honoring hard work and giving students the tools they need to succeed, we know that each of our students will be prepared for the demands of high school and be able to attend the college of their dreams.

And Features A Rigorous Academic Program

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Mathematics Pre-Algebra/Algebra Algebra I/Geometry
Literature/Grammar Literature/Grammar Literature/Grammar
Ancient Civilizations Medieval and Early Modern Times U.S. History
Earth Science  Life Science Physical Science
Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education


OCA offers California State Common Core Standards based curriculum, which includes daily blocks of:

  • 75 minutes of English Language Arts and Mathematics
  • 75 minute block for ELD students who are assessed into program
  • 75 minutes of History and Science
  • 75 minutes of Physical Education

In addition, we also offer: 

  • Mandatory summer session to ensure that students are prepared as they move forward through middle school.
  • Two to four hours of homework each night, and homework packets assigned for each holiday break.
  • Spring tutoring sessions are available for all incoming 6th graders

And Provides Educational After-School Activities

We are proud to offer a wide variety of after-school activities every day for our students through our ASES program including homework help and tutoring, Spanish, Japanese, gardening, music, choir, yearbook, chess, soccer and basketball.


We are also a proud partner of the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth that gives students the opportunity to participate in college-level summer programs and online courses.

That Gets Results to Ensure Student Success

OCA is committed to excellence and academics, demonstrated through its emphasis on structure and student achievement for traditionally underserved urban students. This is accomplished by:

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

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Contact Information

4215 Foothill Boulevard 
Oakland, CA 94601


Office: 510-532-6751

Fax: 510-532-6753

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