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Important dates for Oakland public school enrollment.
Oakland Public School Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year
District (OUSD) & Charters*
On-Time Applications for 2020-2021 School Year are now closed, but you can still submit a Late Application. Please refer to the Next Steps page for more details.
#1.Explore: OaklandSchoolFinder.com to find the best public school for your child
#2. Apply: Submit all applications
On-Time Application Period: November 4, 2019 – February 7, 2020
Late Application Period: Begins February 11, 2020
#3. Accept: Confirm On-Time Application school offer by
April 9, 2020
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and school closures, OUSD and Oakland Enrolls have decided to push back the deadline to give families more time to consider their options.
The new deadline to accept or decline an offer for enrollment is April 9, 2020. If you do not take action and accept an offer by April 9, you will lose this offer.
#4. Register: Registration dates differ. Check in with your school for the deadline.
The 2019-20 charter school application is now closed because the school year has ended. If you have submitted a charter school application for the 2019-20 school year, it will expire and not roll over to the 2020-21 waitlist. To be considered for enrollment in the 2020-21 school year (the school year that starts this August), please submit a 2020-21 application.
Upcoming Oakland public school enrollment events.There are no upcoming events at this time.
In addition to these open enrollment activities, schools also may provide tours by appointment. To schedule a tour, click here for a complete list of participating charter schools and click here for OUSD schools.