To help you navigate Oakland charter school enrollment, we have put together some resources.

Parents Enrolling Students

Oakland Public Schools Enrollment Video

Below is a video that walks through the major steps of the Oakland public charter school enrollment process. The applications for the 2024-2025 school year opened on November 13, 2023.

Oakland Public Charter School Fair

If you are exploring your options, we held a series of virtual Public Charter School Fairs where representatives from 25 schools answered commonly asked questions. Check them out at the links below!

Step-by-Step through the Enrollment Process

Choosing the best Oakland public school for your child starts before school applications open and continues after. To help you make sense of it all, we put together this one-page overview. If you’re an Oakland parent or guardian (or student helping their parent/guardian), or you work with families who should have this information, please print and share, e-mail it, share on social media, and as always let us know if you have feedback to improve it.

How to Apply to Oakland Charter Schools

Special Education: Resources to Get Started

If your child has special needs, the enrollment process can be especially challenging. We’ve prepared this general overview and guide to bring along on school tours to help get you started:
Special Education ResourcesSchool Tours - Questions to Ask
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Early Childhood Programs

To be eligible for Kindergarten next school year (2024-25), your child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024. To be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) next school year (2024-25), your child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025. TK is the first of a two-year kindergarten experience designed to meet the specific needs of four and five-year-old children.

To be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) this school year (2023-2024), your child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024.

If your child is too young to enroll in TK and/or Kindergarten for the school year, please use BANANAS’ Childcare Search Tool to find an early childhood program. For questions or help call BANANAS’ at 510-658-0381.

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