Principal's Blog

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 […]

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 […]