"(continued from previous post, current OCA teacher of seven+ years) OCA is a safe environment. There are no gangs and no one gets bullied. In my seven years there have been no black eyes, split lips, hair pulled, nothing. If you believe that bullying is kids whispering insults or going on facebook to talk smack, then yes, that happens, although rarely. At the schools I attended growing up, if you were ugly, fat, socially-awkward, bookish, shy, or "acted white", or in any way cared about your education and wanted to get straight A's, you would be terrorized daily by the alpha males/females, wanna-be gangsters, strong-willed, troubled, selfish kids. The bullies ran things and the teachers were apathetic or powerless to stop them. Not so at OCA. Those bullies that normally harass good kids at other schools are too busy dealing with teachers/staff. Yes we're tough, but really we're only tough on the misbehaving kids. Most kids get to enjoy a safe learning environment because the small amount of troublemakers that humiliate, cuss, lie, cheat, insult, and hurt others do not get a free pass to do whatever they want. (continued on next post)"
"I go to Oakland Charter Academy Middle School, I must said their teaching was awesome , I will on eighth grade on 2013-2014. The only problem that I had is they won't let you have a casual day even is a last day of school. But the high school student are some days they could wear casualty not us the middle school student. I strongly advise to make both side to be more fairness and reward student with one casual day at least."
"i go to oakland charter academy middleschool myself and i must say i had problems with their unexpressive uniforms but my math great was extremely low and they brought it up i feel cared about and they push yuou to do your best the first day of school i was terrified but the kids were so inviting and it made me feel as if i were part of their little family of 150 students"
"this school is a very bad, I dont know if I can even called school. My kids are attending summer school, thank god it's almost over, and they dont like it, they have very bad teachers, oakland charter teachers have not respect for the student they treat student like military style, and excessive homework for 6th grade student , my kids have to stay doing home work till midnight sometimes that is not right, plus they make them carry too many books that in not good for their back either. Also it looks like the teacher are not able to control students if is not yelling, they even called students stupid, a lot bad thing looks like this school are out control."