Principal's Blog

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

February 11th Principal’s Update


Orange Charter Families, It has been a typically-busy and productive past couple of weeks at Orange Charter! To reiterate from my message sent last Friday, there are many things that simply can’t be measured by a School Report Card or School Performance Grade. Creativity is one such element that defies “quantification”. Congratulations to Mrs. Hover […]

New Staff Spotlight: ES Music Teacher Laurie Siegel

Where are you from originally? I grew up in a small town in Maryland, just north of Annapolis. Tell us about your family and/or pets. I have been married to my husband, Daryn, for almost 10 years. We have a daughter, Danya, who is in first grade. Our family has three cats, Buddy, Little Girl […]

Apply now for the 2015-2016 School Year


The new student application window for the 2015-2016 school year begins on Monday, January 5th and lasts until 3 p.m. on Friday, February 13th. All applications received during this window will receive equal consideration. For further info, visit the OCS Admissions Page. Click here to access our Pre-Lottery Enrollment Packet for 2015-2016. Fully completed applications can be returned via […]

Join us for an Open House on Sunday, 1/25 from 2-4 PM!


If you are considering Orange Charter School as a future educational option for your child, then you won’t want to miss our Annual Open House on Sunday, January 25th from 2-4 PM! Come spend time on our beautiful campus while learning about the people and programs that make OCS unique! This is a drop-in format […]

December 10th Principal’s Update

Dear Orange Charter Families, Orange Charter School believes in active engagement with and giving back to its surrounding community! There is no better time to celebrate this theme than during the holiday season. There are multiple examples of “service learning” this month that I am proud to feature. (Service learning is that which teaches caring/empathy […]