OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP INFO
Oak City Academy Opportunity Scholarship Information & Deadline
Oak City Academy, a leading private school in the Raleigh, Garner, and Clayton area, is a proud recipient of the Opportunity Scholarship Program."The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was born out of an ideology that families in our state should have access to the school that best fits their child’s needs, regardless of their zip code or income. Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013, OSP has now served thousands of families and students from across North Carolina since 2014 through a private school scholarship worth up to $4,200 a year, providing tuition assistance to ensure low-income and working-class families who are eligible for the program can obtain equal access to the school of their choice. The program, according to moms like Charlonda Brown from Goldsboro, has been “life changing” for her family."
The Opportunity Scholarship Program
The new student application opens February 1, 2021. The Priority Window closes March 1, 2021. The application will remain open until August 31, 2021 for students to be considered for the full 2021-22 school year, as funds remain available. However, please note that funds are usually exhausted after the March 1st deadline due to the high application rate.
Oak City Academy Information
The Opportunity Scholarship covers the entire BL K & BL LE/UE (Grades 1st-6th) Tuition. It also covers most of the Hybrid Model Tuition for grades 7th-High School. Other parents utilize the Opportunity Scholarship to cut the price in half for OCA's Full Day Program. Please review tuition and fees here to ensure you can pay the remaining fees necessary, if granted the Opportunity Scholarship so you can choose your program accordingly.
The Opportunity Scholarship application will ask you to list your school of choice. You may list OCA, however all prospective students must still go through the entire OCA Admissions process (linked here) prior to admittance. Please email Kari Kouba at and let her know that you have applied for the Opportunity Scholarship and what grade you would desire to apply for if granted the scholarship. She will inform you of next steps and seat availability.
Useful Links and Information for Families
Guides for the following can be found on the NCSEAA Website:
Families with questions unrelated to the OCA application process are encouraged to email NCSEAA due to the high volume of calls staff will be receiving during the initial days of the application opening. Below are the emails to each of the programs: