OCS is a tuition-free, public charter school where staff members, students and families collaborate in the ongoing process of education. Our diverse and caring community balances academics with creativity, thereby fostering independent thinkers, problem solvers and leaders. We nurture multiple aspects of a child's development: physical, emotional, intellectual, artistic and social. We empower students to become informed and ethical members of our democratic society. We foster community involvement and service as a key to successful living. OCS is dedicated to the quality education of children and in doing so was named 2009 Charter School of the Year in California.