Oakland Unity Middle School welcomes all students in Oakland and it surrounding communities regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation. The racial and ethnic balance of the school reflects the school’s East Oakland neighborhood.

OUMS accepts all students eligible to enroll in 6th, 7th and 8th grade students up to its capacity.

Oakland Unity is proud to partner with EnrollOak.org to help you choose the best Oakland public school – district and charter – for your child. Oakland Unity is a public school, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Get started now at EnrollOak.org.

Oakland Unity’s open enrollment application for the 2019-2020 school year is available on Monday, November 5, 2018. The deadline is on February 8, 2019. Applications received by this deadline will be included in our lottery, held on March 4th-13th, 2019. On March 14, 2019 you should see all your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT/DECLINE an offer. The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is April 2nd, 2019. If you do not accept by this date, the 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 missed the February 8, 2019 deadline, you will still be able to submit an online application for 2019-2020 starting February 13, 2019. Applications submitted after the February 8 deadline will be considered a Round 2 Application – you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools, and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available. Round 2 applicants will be placed on waitlists on a first-come first-served basis.

Preference in the public drawing shall be given to siblings of currently enrolled 6th and 7th graders.

At  the conclusion of the public random drawing, all students who were not granted admission due to capacity are given the option to put their name on a waiting list according to their draw in the lottery. This wait list will allow students the option of enrollment in the case of an opening during the school year.

The wait list will not be carried over to the following school year.

OUMS seeks a commitment from both students and parents to the mission and vision of the school’s charter. Prior to admission, all parents or guardians will be required to complete an application packet and asked to sign an agreement indicating they understand the school’s philosophy and program.