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 50 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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Mar 23 2017

School Choice Rally at the Ohio Statehouse

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Every year, National Charter Schools Week gives us the chance to raise awareness about our amazing schools. Whether it’s highlighting the academic successes of our students or the strong parental demand for more sch...

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 50 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.

For instance, OCC...

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Mar 23 2017

School Choice Rally at the Ohio Statehouse

It's almost that time... Every year, National Charter Schools Week gives us the chance to raise awareness about our amazing schools. Whether it’s highlighting the academic successe...
Jan 11 2017

OCCS Partners with The Toledo Walleye on Street Hockey Program

Ohio Council of Community Schools and the Toledo Walleye will launch the Walleye Street Hockey program beginning in January 2017. The street hockey program gives kids in our Toledo...
[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.