Student Application Process

Deadlines for applications differ by campus during the spring each year. Please contact each school directly to arrange a tour and learn more about the application deadlines for the upcoming school year.  To find a school near you visit our locations page.

Aspire's Oakland schools are proud to participate in Enroll Oakland Charters in an effort to improve enrollment opportunities across all of Oakland’s public schools. To find more information about applying to charter schools in Oakland click here.


  • Aspire Public Schools has no admission requirements
  • Aspire Public Schools does not charge tuition
  • Aspire Public Schools is non-sectarian
  • Aspire Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admissions policies or education programs

Founding Families

  • Founding Families are respectively defined as parent/s or legal guardian/s or individuals who contribute substantial personal time and effort to develop the new charter school during the established Founding Period.
  • The qualifications to become a Founding Family and the preference that results may differ for each new Aspire school.
  • Aspire’s Founding Families policy is consistent with California Education Code and he U.S. and California Department of Education’s guidance regarding lottery preferences and family participation.


If the number of students who wish to attend the school exceeds the school’s capacity, attendance will be determined by a public random drawing. Depending on the site, priority in the lottery may be given to families within the chartering district, and/or to founding families. The parent or legal guardian will be notified by mail regarding the status of the student’s application.

Special Enrollment Process for Oakland Schools

The Enroll Oakland Charters online application for the 2017-18 school year is now open! Aspire is proud to partner with charter schools across Oakland to improve enrollment opportunities for Oakland families. Click here to apply to one of our Aspire Oakland schools and share with family and friends looking for a great charter public school.

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