To help you navigate District (OUSD) and Oakland charter school enrollment, we have put together some resources.
Oakland Public Schools Enrollment Video
We put together a video that walks through the major steps of the Oakland public school enrollment process. School Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year open on November 16, 2020! We hope it’s helpful to you as you explore your options.
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. (Click image below for English version, here for Spanish.)
Virtual School Tour Library
We know it’s hard to explore your options while schools are physically closed, so Oakland Enrolls collaborated with charter and OUSD district schools across the city to provide families with a virtual tour video library! Click on the links below to view them (videos can be found by clicking the link in the “Virtual Tour Video Link” column)!
Oakland Public Schools Report Card Video
There is now a common way to measure quality for all public schools in California, both district and charter. In Oakland, it’s called the Oakland Public Schools Report Card. To help you understand the measure better, we have put together this video, available in multiple languages.
Special Education: Resources to Get Started
Early Childhood Programs
To be eligible for Kindergarten for next year (2021-2022), your child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021. To be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) next year (2021-2022), your child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2021 and December 2, 2021. TK is the first of a two-year kindergarten experience designed to meet the specific needs of four and five-year-old children.
If your child is too young to enroll in TK and/or Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, please click here to use BANANAS’ Childcare Search Tool to find an early childhood program. For questions or help call BANANAS’ at 510-658-0381.