Locally Grown Oakland Public Schools
Oakland Charters was created by Oakland-based non-profit charter public school leaders and supporters to provide a voice for Oakland’s strong charter sector that has been thriving for over two decades.
We have deep roots in this city, and recognize that we are part of a broader Oakland public education community.
- Trail-blazing parents seeking more innovative public school options than the traditional system is able to deliver and sustain.
- Visionary educators that believe in public education but not the constraints that have come from decades of special interest lobbying.
- Former OUSD leaders who’ve wanted to continue serving Oakland outside of a district that has faced many ups and downs over the last three decades.
- Students, funders, community leaders and more who have all come together to develop our own Locally Grown Public Schools.