What we do for schools

OCCS is a student-centered organization advocating excellence in education through strategic partnerships.

With over 15 years of experience in school sponsorship, Ohio Council of Community Schools oversees 46 charter schools across the state of Ohio, ensuring they are legally, fiscally, and academically sound. We sponsor (aka authorize) charter schools in Ohio,...

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Jun 17 2015

OCCS awards postsecondary scholarships

The Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) will award over $60,000 in scholarships for 52 students attending OCCS’ portfolio charter schools as part of its eighth annual postsecondary scholarship cycle. Applicants were chosen based on achievemen...

What we do for schools

OCCS is a student-centered organization advocating excellence in education through strategic partnerships.

With over 15 years of experience in school sponsorship, Ohio Council of Community Schools oversees 46 charter schools across the state of Ohio, ensuring they are legally, fiscally, and academically sound. We sponsor (aka authorize) charter schools in Ohio, including brick-and-mortar schools, virtual schools, and blended schools.

In addition to basic monitoring and oversight, OCCS partners with its schools to offer robust technical assistance in the areas of finance, special education, academics, and more. We collaborate with our schools, management partners, and other education advocates to ensure all students have access to high-quality education options.

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Jun 17 2015

OCCS awards postsecondary scholarships

The Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) will award over $60,000 in scholarships for 52 students attending OCCS’ portfolio charter schools as part of its eighth annual postseco...
Jun 02 2015

OCA graduates 320 students

OCCS is very proud of Ohio Connections Academy’s class of 2015 for graduating this weekend. OCA celebrated with the 320 graduates and their families on Sunday, May 31st at the Colu...
[OCCS] is highly engaged with the schools that they sponsor, attending school events, celebrating their successes and supporting their needs.  OCCS forms partnerships to lead and assist their schools. Several years ago, OCCS created a Student Scholarship Program that they make available to students in all Ohio public schools.  They truly care about children succeeding.
...OCCS has emerged as a leading voice for quality in Ohio’s charter schools. Its staff has a powerful range of experience, skill, and knowledge.