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 46 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 22 2015

WEA celebrates Earth Day with bat demonstration

Wildwood Environmental Academy (WEA) celebrated Earth Day last week by inviting Cranbrook Institute of Science from Detroit, Michigan to the school for a demonstration. As part of the demonstration, the Institute brought live bats to the school fo...

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 46 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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Extra Credit Reading
Apr 22 2015

WEA celebrates Earth Day with bat demonstration

Wildwood Environmental Academy (WEA) celebrated Earth Day last week by inviting Cranbrook Institute of Science from Detroit, Michigan to the school for a demonstration. As part of...
Apr 17 2015

Performance Academies holds indoor soccer tournament

Last week, Performance Academies held an indoor soccer tournament at Wall to Wall Sports in Mason, giving students the opportunity to utilize the skills they learn during the year....
OCCS schools are today delivering on the promise of charter education to give every child an opportunity for an effective education and which the Department is expecting of the entire sector by 2020.
[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.