Choose the best Oakland public school for your child.
Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year opens this November. With EnrollOak.org, you’re on the path to choose the best Oakland public school for your child.
We’ll text and e-mail you key dates, tips, and resources to help you choose among all Oakland public schools, district-run and charter.
Explore your options now. Start by clicking on the orange button below.
Enroll Oakland Charters (EOC)*
November 1, 2017 through February 16, 2018
Lottery & Parent Notifications
March 5 – 9, 2018
Deadline for Parents to Accept/Decline Offers
March 29, 2018
Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)**
November 13, 2017 through January 26, 2018
early March 2018
Deadline for Parents to Confirm/Appeal Offers
Late March 2018
Here are answers to Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)
If you don’t see an answer or want more information, give us a call at (510) 454-9360.
Still need to enroll for the current school year?
To enroll in a district-run school, visit an OUSD Welcome Center at 746 Grand Avenue or 1125 69th Avenue.
Still trying to find a school that best fits your child?
We are Oaklanders, educators, school leaders, administrators, parents and future parents who want all children in our city to have a school that nurtures them to achieve their full potential. We know that when it comes to schools, “one size does not fit all,” and we believe that all parents and guardians have the right to choose the best public school for their child’s needs.
We also believe that enrolling in public schools should not be confusing or complicated – it should be empowering and equitable. We created Enroll Oakland Charters to streamline the process and make applying to Oakland’s charter public schools easily accessible to all families. Creating a single application and timeline for charter public schools in 2016-2017 was our first step, and we hope that in future years we can find even more ways to make it easy for families to enroll their child in a great public school.
Staff and Steering Committee
Enroll Oakland Charters is overseen by an independent steering committee focused on ensuring the organization fulfills its mission to Oakland families.
Staff and steering committee bios
As of September 2017, 95 percent of Oakland charter public schools are participating in the Enroll Oakland Charters’ application process for Oakland’s annual enrollment period. Complete list of participating schools.
Enroll Oakland Charters collaborates with many partners, including: