Odyssey Charter School

Odyssey Charter School is a publicly-funded Kindergarten through 8th grade elementary school located in Wilmington, Delaware. Since its inception in 2006, Odyssey Charter School has provided the families of Delaware with a first-class public school education.

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Admissions

Open House Events

Families of prospective students should attend one of our Open House events to learn more about Odyssey Charter School.

Kindergarten Open House for students who will be five years old by August 31, 2017
Monday, 11/28 at 6:00pm at the Lower School, Building 20

Grades 1-4 Open House
Monday, 11/14 at 6:00p at the Lower School, Building 20

Grades 5-8 Open House
Monday, 11/14 at 7:00p at the Upper School, Building 22

Grades 9-10 Open House
Monday, 11/21 at 6:00pm at the High School, Building 21
Saturday, 12/10 at 10:00am at the High School, Building 21

Student/Family Tours for Rising 6th Graders
December 6th and 7th 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am
Please contact Student Advisor Stephanie Sieminski to schedule your tour.

Student Shadow Days for 9th Graders
Tuesdays throughout open enrollment period 8:30am-1:45pm
Please submit your request here or contact Student Advisor Chris Holler to schedule a shadow day.

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OCS Open House Materials

Materials from our Open House events are available below. Please click on links to view.

OCS High School Presentation

OCS High School curriculum outlines
     ELA Articulation
     Math Articulation
     Science Articulation
     Social Studies Articulation

OCS Upper School Presentation

OCS Lower School (Grades 1-3) Presentation

OCS Kindergarten Presentation

OCS Course Catalog 2016-2017

 

Application Timeline

Current Odyssey students do not need to apply to attend Odyssey for the following school year.

  • Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:00am - Online Choice Application Opens
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017* - 4:00pm - Online Choice Application Closes
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - District/School Notify Parent of Invitation Status
  • Friday, March 17, 2017 - Parent Notify District/School of Acceptance Decision
Any applications received after the open enrollment period will not be included in our lottery, but will be put at the end of our waiting list in the order received.

Please apply online at SchoolChoiceDE.org *Students who are not currently registered in a public school in Delaware will be required to pre-register in their resident feeder school. Any student who does not have a State of Delaware student ID by the end of the open enrollment period will not be included in the lottery, but will be put at the end of our waiting list in the order received.

The benefits of applying online include

  • Can submit anywhere internet access is available
  • Email notifications
  • Manage all children through one account
  • Easily track and respond to application results
Paper Applications are available at either Odyssey school building or at the Choice Office of any State of Delaware school district. Please ask us if you need help applying online. We communicate primarily via email, so please let us know if you are unable to communicate via email.

If any information on current or previously submitted enrollment applications is found to be false and/or an attempt to obtain unfair lottery preference or unlawful early admission, the application and enrollment will be considered null and void, and will result in the rejection of the application form, disqualification from the lottery process if applicable, withdrawal of invitation offer, and/or termination of school choice by Odyssey Charter School.

Please be aware of our uniform policy. Uniforms must be purchased from one of our two vendors. Only APPROVED uniform items from each vendor are acceptable.

Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of parents/guardians. Odyssey Charter School bus stops are provided at specified "hub" locations. Families must be prepared to transport their children to and from school, or to and from one of the existing Odyssey hub bus stops. Odyssey cannot guarantee the timely arrival of buses to the stops. Click here to view the current bus schedule.*
* The bus schedule is subject to change at the school's discretion.

The successful operation of a school requires the cooperation of many people. Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct 2016-2017. This is subject to change for subsequent school years.

Odyssey will now and in the future make use of an electronic lottery system. The electronic lottery system has been tested and is used by most if not all of the Delaware school districts, and many of the charter schools for the Delaware Choice/Charter School Program. It has proven to be an efficient, effective, and fair method of determining lottery selection in the school choice process. It eliminates the potential for human error and is much more efficient than a paper lottery system.

 

FAQ's

I cannot attend an open house. Can I call the school and schedule a private tour?
Unfortunately, due to staffing constraints, we are unable to accommodate requests to tour the school outside of our scheduled open house times.

My child has a sibling who currently attends Odyssey. Does he/she still have to apply to attend Odyssey?
Yes. All prospective students must complete an application in order to be considered for admittance to Odyssey Charter School. For further information about the charter/choice process see School Choice

For further information about the Odyssey Charter School lottery procedure, please read the Odyssey Charter School Admissions Procedure.