The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

News and Announcements

The O'Farrell Charter School is recognized in the Union-Tribune

Click here to read the article in the U-T which mentions The O’Farrell Charter School as the only public school in San Diego County to have a perfect four-year graduation rate and a 100 percent rate of graduates who fulfilled course requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University.

Senator Toni Atkins visits O'Farrell

We were honored to have special guests on campus on September 23, 2019. CA Senator Toni Atkins, SDUSD Board President Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, SDUSD Board Member Richard Barrera, and SDUSD Chief Facilities Planning & Construction Officer Lee Dulgeroff met with students, toured the campus, and saw learning in action in our OCS classrooms.

Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber Attendance Challenge

The attendance challenge will begin on the first day of school:

Perfect Attendance-No absences or tardies
Excellent Attendance-No more than 3 absences

At the end of the year, all students with perfect or excellent attendance will receive the California State Seal Award. Students with perfect attendance will be invited to participate in a special recognition ceremony.

Community Feedback Forum

The O’Farrell Charter School and Ingenuity Charter School will hold a community feedback forum for all interested stakeholders to review and provide feedback on The OCS and Ingenuity Comprehensive Safety Plans and Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP).

DATE: Monday February 10, 2020
TIME: 4:30 P.M.
LOCATION: OCS LIBRARY

Middle School Uniform Changes

Our middle school uniform is changing for the 2019-2020 school year.  Learn more on this link, or on the Middle School Uniform Expectations link on our middle school page. The new uniform expectations will be mailed home.

AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

We are excited to share that The O’Farrell Charter School has been named an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction. This designation represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide. Congratulations to our staff and students. We are proud of the hard work we do in our classrooms!

Hands United For Children: The O'Farrell Charter School

In reviewing its mission, Hands United for Children's Board of Trustees set the goal of assisting a domestic U.S. school to develop facilities and programs for less privileged children. A sideline discussion between soccer dads about education began the process of exploration leading to our selection of the The O'Farrell Charter School as Hands United for Children's domestic education project for 2012 and beyond.

The O'Farrell School's unique vision and situation fit perfectly into the goals of Hands United. Namely, they are determined to provide a top education to students who are frequently left behind in the American educational system. The elements which led us to select O'Farrell are as follows.