Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the school located?

A: OSC is located within the Lodi Primary School.

Q: Is OSC a public school?

A: OSC is a public charter school open to all students in the district or open-enrolled in the district.

Q: What grade level does OSC serve?

A: Students entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.

Q: Who can be an OSC student?

A: Ouisconsing School of Collaboration promotes equal opportunity and access for all students regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, or disability.

Q: Is OSC just for gifted or struggling students?

A: No. Ouisconsing School of Collaboration is open to every child, regardless of ability.  OSC provides families another option for education.

Q: Will students receive special education, Title 1, OT, PT, and Speech and Language services?

A: Yes.

Q: Will students receive art, physical education, music and any other specials offered to Lodi Elementary students?

A: Yes.

Q: Will OSC students take standardized tests?

A: Yes. Students will be part of any mandatory state testing.  In addition, students will be part of District Assessments (MAP/NWEA and DIBELS.)

Q: Will students still receive the “basics”?

A: Students will learn the standards as established by the Department of Public Instruction.  Our focus will be on the National Common Core Standards that have been adopted by the state of Wisconsin.

Q: How do I apply to be part of OSC?

A: An application form can be found on our website, under Enrollment.  (Application available.)

Q: If I fill out an application, is my child in OSC?

A: No. If there are more applications than seats available, a fair and equal lottery will take place. Notice of this will be made on the website after the enrollment period ends. Please refer to the Enrollment section for more information.

Q: Can I still apply after the enrollment period ends?

A: Yes.  If all seats are filled, your child will be placed on the waiting list until the following enrollment period begins. If a lottery is being held, your child will not be part of the lottery and will be placed on the waiting list.

Q: If I have a child in OSC, is his/her brother or sister automatically enrolled in OSC? What is the sibling clause?

A: Please refer to the Enrollment section for more information.

Q: How do I know what my child should be doing for homework?

A: There are a variety of ways to stay informed. First, have daily conversations with your child. Second, refer to your child’s Google Classroom account. This is basically their “assignment book” which indicates all tasks that are assigned for the week. All tasks are to be completed either at home or school by the due date indicated on Google Classroom. Third, please read E~Blasts and E~News emails that are sent out each week. Students who manage their time appropriately should be able to complete the majority of their tasks at school.