OCCS sponsors a combination of brick-and-mortar and virtual schools with locations in each of Ohio's eight largest urban districts and metropolitan areas.
OCCS-sponsored schools have demonstrated a proven record of success. Find an OCCS-sponsored school near you.
If you're considering opening a school, or if you are simply looking for a new authorizer for your existing school, consider the Ohio Council of Community Schools.
Over the course of a school's charter contract, OCCS continually monitors their performance. A thorough reauthorization process is performed to ensure both academic and financial success.
To demonstrate our commitment to high-quality education for all students and dedication to providing assistance to partner schools, OCCS is pleased to offer several grants awarded annually to help offset the costs of education.
School success is dependent on the resources provided by administrators and sponsors. We have compiled a list of links to both State and National websites to help ensure our schools succeed.
The best way to understand the Charter School advantage is to see the data for yourself. Each year, we analyze data from Ohio’s Local Report Cards to evaluate how our overall portfolio of schools is performing, identify areas for growth, and measure our own performance as a statewide sponsor.
Public charter schools generally operate with just two-thirds of the per-pupil funding provided for traditional public school students, and those funds must be allocated to cover the significant costs of education, facilities and transportation. With very limited exceptions, Ohio charter schools receive no portion of local share or levy funding.