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Cox Academy is NOW enrolling for the 2020-21 School Year!

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 choose the best Oakland public school - district or charter - for your child. Cox Academy is a public school, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Families can call 510-454-9360 to submit applications or go to enrolloak.org 

Once the application is submitted they should get a message within a week with an offer. If an offer is not sent they can call the main office or email coxenrollment@efcps.net


  • The application deadline for Cox Academy, for the 2020-2021 school year, is February 7, 2020.

  • Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery.  The lottery will take place at Cox Academy (9860 Sunnyside Street, Oakland 94603) on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM.

  • On Thursday, March 12, 2020 you will see your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer. 

  • The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 26, 2020. If you do not accept by this date, your charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.    

  • If you miss the February 7, 2020 application deadline, you will still be able to submit an online application for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications submitted after the February 7, 2020 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. 

  • If you already attend Cox Academy, you do not need to apply to attend again next year. 

  • Transitional Kindergarten is also offered at Cox Academy for children who turn five between Sept. 2nd and Dec. 2nd, 2020.

  • For more information about enrollment at Cox Academy, or to schedule a school tour (held 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month) please contact the Cox Academy main office at: 510-904-6300

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.