My child attended another charter school before coming to OCA and had all kinds of problems. I took her out and put her here at OCA, it was the best move I made. My daughter hated it at first, but as a parent that is a good sign in Oakland. There is strict disicpline, and tons of work. I used to be a person who thought that all charters schools were good, but in the search for a school in Oakland, boy did I get an eye opener. So many bad charter schools! I am very pleased with OCA and all of the focus on education and children. All my girl needed was authority and structure, but this is what most schools in this city avoid giving.
Oakland Charter provides the newest and most up-to-date textbooks available. All are aligned to the state standards. In addition, the teachers and the director work together to provide a structured environment where students are expected to perform, and they do. A visit at this school will say it all. You will never see a rowdy classroom that is not working. The test scores also testify to the effectiveness of this school. Last year, we were the most improved school in Oakland, with a 94 point gain.
I think that thie school es the way all oakland schools should be because it is safe for my girl and it is very good in learning. my dauhter went to a bad school last year where she lerned nothing but at oca she is lerning alot. The school director takes time to visit the classes and the kids and pushes them to do bettrer in school and life. I do not care about parent things because I have seen schools where parents fight at meetings all the time and talk about the same things again and again so I dont care a bout that. In the newspaper it said that our school is the most improves in the city. We feel that next year will be the same thing becasue our kids and the teachers and the director all work hard for the same thing. OCA is better than all nearby schools.
I am really excited about the upcoming school year! My daughter will be attending OCA as a 6th grader this year, and by looking at today's released scores I know I made the right choice. I am not sure about after school programs or parent inolvement, but the education program is doing great. That is what matters to a concerned parent, especially in Oakland.
This is my daughters first year(Summer School) and thus far it has been great. The school motto is the belief in hard work, and that is exactly what OCA does. The teachers challenge, and the principal supports. This is really one of the best middle schools in Oakland.
I like the school Oakland charter because it is good and small for my kids to be safe and we the parents do not half to clean the school no more and give money to the school like we do before. The kids at charter learn alot this year. I dont care about parents stuff or other things like that because the school is not for me it is for my son and daughter and if they are ok I am happy.
I think that this school is the best kept secret in oakland. I visited the school upon the recommendation of a friend. I was hesitant because I heard bad things about the school and its practices. When I visted, I was very impressed with the cleanliness , the learning, the director ... everything. I was so impressed tat I pulled my daughter out of a private school and enrolled her at OCA. I have worked with the school district for more than 15 years and have seen many middles schools. OCA is a gem of a school, and a model for others. I tell all of my friends who are in need of a safe and rigorous middle school to visit.
This school has had lots of good changes in the current school year. This is my sons second year at O.C.A. And he feels safe and challenged. There are no sports or music but the academic level of the school has changed for the better this school year. Parents contribute there time to help in areas that are needed. There is a school board with parent members that meets monthly.
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