Odyssey Charter School

Odyssey Charter School is a publicly-funded Kindergarten through 9th 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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To achieve our long-term goals, Odyssey’s Facilities & Campus Master Plan was crafted in late 2014. As a result of Odyssey’s superior academic performance, its controlled approach to growth, the stability of its annual operating budget, and the credibility of its financial projections, the Delaware Department of Education renewed the school’s charter in 2015 and gave its approval for Odyssey to add a high school, which opened in August 2016.

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Headmaster's Message

October 16, 2017

Odyssey Families and Staff,

A little more than ten years ago, Odyssey Charter School opened with 2 sections of 22 students in kindergarten, first and second grade in what many of us affectionately refer to as the Pathmark Center. Five years later, the school had grown to a school with a student population of 400 students and approximately 40 staff members, with an Upper School at the former St. Thomas School in Wilmington, and a site in the Pathmart Center off of Lancaster Pike. At that time, an emerging theme with our Board, staff and families was the idea of a unified school campus for grades K-12.

After an exhaustive search for a school site, the OCS School Board settled on the purchase of a portion of a controversial commercial property in the Barley Mill Road Office Complex. OCS finally settled on the property in March of 2015, with a purchase price of approximately $30 million through bond financing …

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Weekly Parent Communication 11/13-11/17

Date Event Location Time
Mon
11/13
Make Up Picture Day All Schools varies
Iron Hill Museum Visits OCS 4th Grade US/HS Library 11:00am-2:00pm
Tue
11/7
 
 
Wed
11/15
CBOC Meeting LS Board Room 6:15pm
Board Meeting LS Multipurpose Room 7:00pm
Thu
11/16
     
Fri
11/17
End of MP1 Grades K-3    

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
Wednesday, November 8 at 6pm at the Multipurpose Room, Building 20
Saturday, December 2 at 11:00am at the Multipurpose Room, Building 20

Grades 1-5 Open House
Thursday, November 30 at 6:00pm at the Multipurpose Room, Building 20

Grades 6-8 Open House
Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30pm at the Small Gym, Building 21/22

Grades 9-11 Open House
Thursday, November 30 at 6:30pm at the Small Gym, Building 21/22
Saturday, December 2 at 10:30am at the Lobby, Building 21

6th Grade Family Tours
December 5th and 6th at 8:30 and 9:30am. Please sign up at the link!

9th Grade Shadow Days
Prospective 9th graders are partnered with a current 9th grader and attend classes for the day. Please sign up at the link!

High School Course Catalog

Our HS course catalog is updated. Please click here to review.

Strategic Plan Goals & Committees

Odyssey Charter School's New Strategic Plan! We need you! For details and to volunteer, click here.

  • Home Access Center

    The Odyssey Charter School is excited to provide the Home Access Center (HAC) to guardians of students in grades 5 through 10.

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  • OCS Open House

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

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Calendar


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News & Events

Puerto Rico Project

We Need Your Help! Our OCS Students are taking initiative to help relief efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island!

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Board Meeting Updates

The School Board will meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Elementary School Bldg #20, at 7:00pm.
The next meeting has been scheduled for November 15.

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Important Ellinomatheia Announcement

We have just been informed by the Center for the Promotion and Support of the Greek Language that the results are in for the Ellinomatheia Exams taken in May 2017.

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Greek Independence Day

On March 24, 2017, a Resolution was passed by the US Senate, introduced by U.S. Senator Mr. Memendez, and supported by our own U.S. Senator, Mr. Coons. This resolution explains the mutual feelings of the United States of America and the country of Greece, towards Democracy, Liberty, and the value of the Greek language, and also comments on the close collaboration between US and Greece over the past 196 years.

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Supply Lists

Supply lists for school year 2017-2018 are now ready.

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Before/Aftercare Program

OCS Before and Aftercare registration for the 2017/2018 school year is now open.

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Important Information

Admissions Information
Back to School Information
FERPA Letter to Families
Click here for more information on FERPA
Access to Public Records and Freedom of Information Act
       FOIA Request Form
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance for Sports Programs

Delaware Department of Justice
Bullying Prevention & School Crime
Contact (Ombudsperson)
Anonymous Tip Line
1-800-220-5414