In 2011, four Lodi Elementary School teachers wanted to make a change in the classroom. They knew that a ‘one size fits all’ approach to education does not work for every student or family and they wanted to provide families with another option. During the 2011 year, these four teachers along with other staff and community members went out to visit charter schools throughout the state. It was during these visits that idea of OSC started to form. In the Fall of 2012, the doors opened to families as another option for their child.