What we do for schools

OCCS is a student-centered organization advocating excellence in education through strategic partnerships.

With over 15 years of experience in school sponsorship, Ohio Council of Community Schools oversees 50 charter schools across the state of Ohio, ensuring they are legally, fiscally, and academically sound. We sponsor (aka authorize) charter schools in Ohio,...

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Apr 20 2017

Six former Performance Academies students among the graduates at Cristo Rey with a 100% college acceptance rate

Everyone in Cristo Rey’s first graduating class is going to college!

The Class of 2017 at Cristo Rey Columbus High School paraded like rock stars through the gymnasium on Wednesday to clapping and shrieking from the underclassmen.

An...

What we do for schools

OCCS is a student-centered organization advocating excellence in education through strategic partnerships.

With over 15 years of experience in school sponsorship, Ohio Council of Community Schools oversees 50 charter schools across the state of Ohio, ensuring they are legally, fiscally, and academically sound. We sponsor (aka authorize) charter schools in Ohio, including brick-and-mortar schools, virtual schools, and blended schools.

In addition to basic monitoring and oversight, OCCS partners with its schools to offer robust technical assistance in the areas of finance, special education, academics, and more. We collaborate with our schools, management partners, and other education advocates to ensure all students have access to high-quality education options.

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Apr 20 2017

Six former Performance Academies students among the graduates at Cristo Rey with a 100% college acceptance rate

Everyone in Cristo Rey’s first graduating class is going to college! The Class of 2017 at Cristo Rey Columbus High School paraded like rock stars through the gymnasium on Wednesday...
Mar 28 2017

Is the Sun Shining on Your Board Meetings?

Ohio's Sunshine Law has very specific parameters that charter school boards must follow both in their meetings and in the documents related to their work. Buckeye Charter School Bo...
[OCCS] is highly engaged with the schools that they sponsor, attending school events, celebrating their successes and supporting their needs.  OCCS forms partnerships to lead and assist their schools. Several years ago, OCCS created a Student Scholarship Program that they make available to students in all Ohio public schools.  They truly care about children succeeding.
...OCCS has emerged as a leading voice for quality in Ohio’s charter schools. Its staff has a powerful range of experience, skill, and knowledge.