Charter schools are publicly funded schools operating independently of local public school systems, but are usually sponsored by an existing public school board of education. Charter schools must be non-sectarian and cannot charge tuition or discriminate by residency, race, religion, or economic status. Charter school staff and teachers are typically allowed more room for innovation in curriculum design and teaching methodology. This freedom is afforded to charter schools in return for greater accountability in student achievement.
Yes! OFL is completely FREE for students.
Students are required to meet with their teachers at least twice per week for one hour each visit and may be required to attend additional appointments and/or small group classes if more help is needed in core subjects.
Mental health services are available at every OFL school site. Students or parents/guardians may access mental health services, including but not limited to crisis intervention and counseling, by contacting the assistant principal to initiate the referral process.
Yes. Though dependent on location, most OFL centers offer basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, and passing league football programs to 9-12th grade students.
Yes, OFL is happy to offer students many traditional high school activities including prom, student leadership, pep rallies, talent shows, community service opportunities, and more.
No. OFL operates year-round, from July to June. A student can enroll with OFL any time of the year.
Yes. Opportunities For Learning is a WASC-accredited public school approved by the California State Board of Education and meets or exceeds all high school graduation requirements.
Yes. OFL is proud to work with Partners in Special Education (PSE) to provide support to OFL students with mild to moderate disabilities or learning impairments, including but not limited to dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and hearing/speech impairments. PSE also provides all OFL students regular access to School Psychologists for general guidance, grief counseling, and crisis intervention.
Yes! OFL Alumni will tell you that OFL’s blended, mostly independent study, structure prepared them for the personal and academic rigor required to successfully attend a university. OFL also proudly offers A-G approved courses for students considering UC and CSU schools, as well as support from on-site Student Advisors and various college readiness programs – click here to learn more.
Not all students thrive in traditional education environments. Though traditional school districts also have passionate and caring staff, they don’t always have the time or resources they need to provide more personalized attention to students. OFL is available as an alternative solution where kids get more individualized support and work at a pace and schedule that best suits them.
Opportunities For Learning accepts any student who meets all three of these requirements:
(1) is between the ages of 14-24
(2) is not enrolled in an equivalent educational program, eg. another public high school
(3) resides within the county or a contiguous county of the OFL location’s chartering school district
No. Charter school students may not be enrolled an equivalent educational program, but may be enrolled in community college, adult school, or in ROP for courses not offered by OFL.
Yes. However, students who have received a high school diploma are not eligible for enrollment.
Absolutely! Students frequently come to OFL to get caught up on credits before returning to their original school to graduate on time with their cohorts.
Yes. Many OFL students work full or part time jobs and continue to excel academically. OFL teachers will work with you to accommodate your schedule.
Yes. As a mostly independent study program, OFL allows young mothers and fathers more time with their family. Teacher appointments are flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate for doctor’s appointments and other needs.
To be eligible for graduation, OFL students must successfully complete 220 credits in specific courses/disciplines and complete 10 hours of community service.
OFL teachers award grades based on his/her professional judgment of a student’s work quality, using the following guidelines:
A Superior achievement
B Above average achievement
C Average achievement
OFL does not award D or F grades. Students who do not demonstrate subject mastery will receive additional coaching and support from their teacher and may choose to re-do their work as many times as necessary until at least C grade standard has been achieved.
Click here to fill out a Transcript Request Form. For transcript questions, please call the Student Records Department at 626-214-2491.
Many of our school sites are Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners. These partnerships provide invaluable opportunities for students to prepare for college and careers. Workforce education and skill building is interwoven throughout the student’s educational experience. Career interests are identified and fostered from enrollment to graduation, ensuring all students leave with the requisite skills and a plan individualized for them to be successful in today’s economy.