Principal's Blog

2 Hour Delay on Thursday, January 15th

Orange Charter School will operate on a 2 hour delay on Thursday, January 15th 2015 due to the continued possibility of hazardous driving conditions. Thank you and please be careful on your way in tomorrow.      

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7th Annual Holiday Hoopla: December 8 – 10th


What is it? The Holiday Hoopla is an event where students, staff, and parents can purchase gifts for the holidays. It is a great chance for students to shop independently, for their family and friends. Gift wrap will be available for them to bring home their surprise. What we need for a successful Hoopla… 1. […]

November 5th Principal’s Update


Orange Charter Families, We are really hitting our stride at the start of the 2nd quarter! I am so impressed by teachers’ continued commitment to a rigorous professional learning regimen this school year in support of our (rapid) transformation into a model Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math learning environment. We are making a tremendous […]

October 22nd Principal’s Update


Orange Charter Families, It has been an unusually busy (and productive) week at Orange Charter School, even by our standards! The week got off to a tremendous start at this Sunday’s Hillsborough Handmade (Puppet) Parade. What an ideal showcase for our arts & community-centered school! Thanks to all who attended. We were by far one […]

October 8th Principal’s Update


Orange Charter Families, Just like Project-Based Learning pioneers Sylvia Chard and Lillian Katz, I believe that school life should be a reflection of real life. Periods of intense solo work should be balanced with periods of intense collaborative work which should be balanced with opportunities for lighter work and reflection which should be balanced with […]

Save the Date: Fall Fest is October 4th from 2-4 PM

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October 4th 2pm – 4pm Come celebrate our school community and the arrival of Fall! Check out the sign – up genius to see how you can help Lots of FREE games and crafts Purchase books at the Book Fair Small refreshments will be for sale And MUCH, MUCH more!!!

2014-2015 Welcome Back Message from Mr. Corcoran

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August 4th, 2014 Hello, OCS Families! August has arrived and that means it is time to officially welcome everyone to the start of the 2014-2015 school year! Staff members and I have been working hard, in a number of different ways (cleaning, interviewing, attending workshops, painting, reading, renovating…etc., you get the point:)), to prepare for […]