OCC Annual Campaign

Oyster-Adams Keeps Getting Better!

Students are reaching record levels of achievement, regardless of race, learning differences, or socioeconomics.


  • Scores Are Up–Double digits gains in reading & math PARCC scores!
  • Best in City–OA has highest performing 7th grade readers in the city (DCPS or charter)!
  • Shrinking Achievement Gap–Reading achievement gap is narrowing in every subgroup; 4 years ago less than half of Black/African-American students scored proficient/advanced: now 79% are!
  • College-Level Spanish–26 eighth grade students took the AP Spanish Language exams and 96% passed, earning college credit before even enrolling in high school!

Without OCC Funds: 5 Instructional Aides

With OCC Funds: 17 Instructional Aides!

We Need Parent Donations To Cover the Extra Costs of a Bilingual Program

The OCC (OA’s Parent-Teacher Organization) helps drive these achievements through your donations! Our renowned bilingual program is expensive to run. Parent donations help cover extra staffing costs. Reaching 100% family participation allows Principal Cruz to dedicate 99.5% of our DCPS budget to OA critical staff. That means we get 17 instructional aides (instead of the 5 we get through DCPS)!

If 100% of families participated in this campaign, no more fundraising would be required.

2018-2019 Annual Campaign Status

Families: 14%

OCC recommends $400 per child.

OCC’s largest fundraiser is the annual write-a-check campaign, (“OCC Dues”). Parents are encouraged to contribute a set amount for each of their Oyster-Adams children. Give more if you can, less if you need to. Make a monthly or one-time payment via the form below. Or, pay by check made out to the OCC, or cash. Please make note of your child’s name and grade.




Donate Once: Annual Contribution

Subscribe and Make a Monthly Contribution:

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Student name(s)


The OCC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations given to the OCC are tax-deductible.

We are #OAthankful

Your OCC Board: Andrea Egan, Geoffrey Campen, Alberto Rivera Fournier, Catherine Depret, Catrin Morris, Carla Ferris, Jessica D’Amico, Mark Bromley, Purnima Boominathan, Carolina Santos, Maria Coor, Amalia Cordova, Ana María González, Laura Kleinman, Mayra Cruz, Robert Ames, Pam Ross, Jan Schuettpelz