Odyssey Charter School

Odyssey Charter School is a publicly-funded Kindergarten through 6th 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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OCS Families

Our school has recently been the recipient of major academic awards from the State of Delaware and the Delaware Charter School Network. The awards, for two years of “exceptional academic performance,” strongly support the notion that our students, parents, teachers and administration, working with our PTO, have helped orchestrate dramatic increases in student achievement to record levels at Odyssey.

Just two years ago, at the conclusion of the 2011 – 2012 school year, our school’s third grade reading scores were ranked 35th out of 108 in the state and 27th in mathematics. Our fourth graders were 23rd and 17th, respectively. They have improved to rankings of 11th and 3rd in third grade and 3rd and 1st respectively in fourth grade among all state elementary schools. From those lows two years ago, while the school’s staff and student population have nearly doubled, our academic achievement levels have improved to the point where they have been recognized as “exceptional” by the State of Delaware and our Department of Education (DOE)...

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2014 Recognition School

Odyssey Charter School has officially been recognized by the state of Delaware and awarded one of the State of Delaware’s Recognition Awards, also known as the Delaware Academic Achievement Awards.

The reason our school has been named a 2014 Recognition School is that Odyssey Charter School was one of the schools that had “exceptional performance,” that met AYP/AMOs for each of the past two years, and ranked based on a weighted score of: percent proficient in ELA, percent proficient in Math, and percent of population in at-risk groups (combined African American, Hispanic, students with disabilities, ELLs, and Free/Reduced Lunch), all in the most recent year.

Congratulations Odyssey Charter School Staff and Families!!


Impact Award

Dr. Manolakos has been honored by the Delaware Charter School Network by receiving the IDEA: Impact Award!! This award was created to recognize a school leader that has made a significant impact on Delaware’s education community, congratulations to Dr. Nick as this is well deserved!!

Odyssey was also honored as the recipient of the IDEA: Excellence in Academics Award, which recognizes charter schools with a consistent high level of student achievement. Odyssey’s students have always been strong academically, with results flying higher than ever in the last few years under Dr. Nick’s leadership. We are proud of all of our students and grateful to our teaching staff for sustaining an amazingly high level of academic achievement!!

Congratulations to Dr. Nick and the Odyssey Faculty!!

Please take a moment to send a note to the Odyssey Charter School Board of Directors expressing your appreciation for the hard work and dedication Dr. Nick has shown to our school!

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  • Home Access Center

    The Odyssey Charter School is excited to provide the Home Access Center (HAC) to guardians of students in grades 5, 6 and 7.

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News & Events

  • Open Enrollment 2015-2016

    Open house for prospective student applicants will be held at 4319 Lancaster Pike, Bldg. 20, Wilmington, DE 19807 on the following dates:

    Grades Kindergarten and 1
    Saturday, November 15th 2014
    11:00am - 12:30pm

    Grades 2, 3, and 4
    Wednesday, November 19th 2014
    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8
    Thursday, November 20th 2014
    6:30pm - 8:00pm

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  • Board Meeting Updates

    There will be a closed session of the Odyssey Charter School Board on Monday October 27th at 7:00pm.

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  • Picture Day - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Forms and money must be turned in on picture day to the photographer. Students will be photographed in uniform. There will be individual and class pictures taken.

  • 5th grade Halloween Hayride Social

    Come join us for our first ever Fifth Grade Social! Saturday, November 1st from 12:00 - 2:00pm at Bellvue State Park.

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  • Accelerated Reader and Fall Heorte (Festival)

    If you have reached 100% of your ar goal (minimum 85% on quizzes), come join the fun at our fall festival Games, contests, and excitement! November 7th 2014 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Upper School Gym. For more Information on the AR program, please read our AR Parent Newsletter.

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  • SCRIP – Gift/Cash Cards Program

    Starting in September 2014, families and staff of OCS can purchase store gift cards from Odyssey Charter School PTO for participating stores where you shop.

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