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Open Enrollment Begins November 14, 2022

Cox Academy is a free public school that welcomes all students in Oakland and its surrounding communities regardless of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity or expression, or achievement level in administration of its admissions policies or education programs.

Cox Academy is proud to partner with Oakland Enrolls to help you apply to the best Oakland public charter school for your child. Cox Academy is a FREE public charter school open to ALL students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Note: If you already attend Cox Academy, you do not need to apply to attend again next year

The Cox Academy applications open November 14, 2022 for the 2023-2024 school year.  

The application deadline for all EFC schools for the 2023-2024 school year is February 3, 2023. Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on Wednesday, March 8th.

On Thursday, March 9, 2023 you will see your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online (Oakland Enrolls Schoolmint) student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.


The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 23, 2023. If you do not accept by this date, your charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other Oakland charter schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.

If you miss the February 3, 2023 application deadline, you will still be able to submit an online application for the 2023-2024 school year. Charter school applications submitted after the February 3, 2023 deadline will be considered a Late Application - you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools, and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available. 

Transitional Kindergarten is offered at Cox Academy for children who turn five between September 2nd and April 2nd

For more information about enrollment at Cox Academy, or to schedule a school tour please contact our Enrollment Specialist at 510-246-2153 


At Cox Academy the following absolute preferences will be employed during a public random lottery:

  • First, siblings of existing students (living at the same address) will be offered a space.

  • Second, children of the respective school’s educators, administrators, and staff will be offered a space.

  • Third, residents within the Oakland Unified School District will be offered a space.

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