Open Charter Seats, Week of April 16, 2024

There is still time to enroll your child in an amazing Oakland school. You know where to go – Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. There are great schools for your child for the 2023-24 school year. Schools that won Raise the Bar Awards – including AIMS, Aspire Lionel Wilson, BayTech and Lighthouse Community Charter High among others have open seats for new students for any grade level from TK to 12. Those are just a few of the schools, so do your homework and make the best choice you can.

Open Charter Seats, Week of April 9, 2024

The schools on this list are for enrolling in the current school year — 2023-24. The Oakland Public Charter Schools Application for next school year — 2024-25 is also now open and accepting students for next school year. You can apply now at

How Cox Academy is Raising the Bar with the Help of Parents, and with FIA, how Parents are taking their Message to City Council and OUSD

Before the 2024 Raising the Bar Awards go down in just a few hours at Learning without Limits School in Oakland, we have one more interview to share, and that’s with Cox Academy parent Viveca Ycoy-Walton.  Cox Elementary, an Education for Change School, has pledged to Raise the Bar with their families this year, and…

How AIMS College Prep High School is Raising the Bar, from a Student’s Perspective

As part of our coverage on how schools in Oakland that are Raising the Bar, today we are showcasing AIMS College Prep High School, who will be receiving the following accolades and more at tonight’s Raising the Bar Awards: Esperanza Oden, a student there, has quite a bit to say about how her school has…

How East Bay Innovation Academy is Raising the Bar

Great School Voices sat down with school leaders from award-winning schools to discuss what Raising the Bar means to their school community, why their school got involved in FIA, how they communicate with families, and more. This interview is with Miranda Thorman, the executive director of East Bay Innovation Academy (EBIA).