Principal's Blog

End-of-Year Message From Mr. Corcoran


Orange Charter Families, Wow! What an incredibly busy yet exciting time of year at home, work, & school as seemingly everything (school,  dance, scouts, sports, etc…) wraps up at the same time (just while summer and next year planning is peaking as well)! I am sure that all of our OCS families can relate to […]

Photo album from Alice @ Wonderland

May 13th Principal’s Update


May 13th, 2015 Orange Charter Families, This has been a joyful past week or so at Orange Charter School as we have celebrated arguably the world’s two most important professions: mothers and teachers! Thanks (again, always, & everyday) to moms and teachers for the selfless/unconditional love you provide to our children! On behalf of the […]

April 8th Principal’s Update


April 8th, 2015 Orange Charter Families, The 4th quarter is off to a tremendous start! We are making preparations to finish this school year in true Orange Charter style, on an academic & artistic high note! Just a quick tour through our building will reveal that meaningful, (not to mention fun!), arts & science/engineering (STEAM) integration […]

Check out our Alice @ Wonderland Promo Video!


Click here to view our Alice @ Wonderland promo video-produced by our MS videography students.   Performance Details: Thursday April 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm – $5 per person ages 1 – 101 Friday May 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm – $5 per person – OCS Students Free (this date ONLY)   Ticket Information: Tickets […]

New Staff Spotlight: Middle School Band Teacher Oakley Lyon


Where are you from originally? I am from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Tell us about your family and/or pets. I have been married to my wife Kursten Lyon for a little more than 2 years. We have two dogs named Copper and Axle. Copper is a hound mix and Axle is a German Shepherd/Great Dane mix […]

February 25th Principal’s Update


Orange Charter Families, Wow! The Winter of 2014/2015 will go down as one of the “all-timers”. This has been a wildly unpredictable season, even by North Carolina standards. What an awesome time to be a kid and equally challenging time to be a parent! As I lament the loss of so much quality learning time, […]

NC School Report Card for 2013-2014


Click here to access the 2013-2014 NC School Report Card for Orange Charter School ( Yesterday, the State Board of Education released the latest version of its School Report Cards. For the first time, every public school in North Carolina received a letter grade based on its standardized testing results from last Spring. The School Performance Grades are […]

Inclement Weather Make-Up Plan


OCS Community, Here is a summary of our plan for recouping instructional time lost to this season’s inclement weather: Monday, April 6th, originally a Teacher Workday, is now a regular student day. Wednesday, April 29th, originally an Early Release Day, is now a full day Wednesday, May 13th, originally an Early Release Day, is now […]

Save the Date for OCS Science Night


Dear OCS Community, You are invited to Orange Charter School’s Duke Energy Science Night on Tuesday, March 10th from 6:00-7:30 PM. The Science Night is an opportunity for you and your child to explore science together! Hands-on activities will introduce a range of science, technology, engineering and math topics in a way that is fun […]