OCC Annual Fund

The backbone of Oyster-Adams’ parent-based fundraising is through our Annual Campaign. The costs of running a bilingual school are high – and the per-capita budget provided by DCPS doesn’t account for the realities of a dual-language, dual-campus program. The Annual Campaign is the primary source of our school’s fundraising budget – $300,000 to be exact!




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Our parent donations facilitate extra staffing, and enable Principal Cruz to dedicate 99.5% of the DCPS budget to OA critical staff.

That means we have 17 instructional aides in OA classrooms, instead of the 5 allotted from our DCPS budget.


Oyster-Adams students are reaching record levels of achievement, regardless of race, learning differences, or socioeconomics.


• Bilingual staffing
• Bilingual programming
• Tutoring
• iReady math app
• Field trips
• Science experiment materials
• Bilingual books & manipulatives
• RAZ Kids bilingual reading app
• Professional development
• Art/PE/Music/Theater programs


We know that you share our goals for achievement and improvement for all OA children – and our school has never been stronger.


  • Scores Are Up–Double digits gains in reading & math PARCC scores!
  • Best in City–OA has highest performing 8th grade readers in the city (DCPS or charter)!
  • Shrinking Achievement Gap–Reading achievement gap is narrowing in every sub- group; 4 years ago less than half of Black/African-American students scored proficient/advanced: now 79% are!
  • College- level Spanish–41 eighth grade students took the AP Spanish Language exams and 98% passed, earning college credit before even enrolling in high school!

What is the purpose of the Annual Giving Fund?
The Annual Campaign is managed by the OCC, Oyster-Adams’ Parent Teacher Organization, a 501(c)(3). The OCC pays for academic programs, equipment and supplies NOT funded by DCPS.

How is money raised for the fund?
Each family is asked to make a suggested donation of $400 per child. Make a one-time donation or consider a monthly contribution. Give what you can. No amount is too small (or too big!).

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. You will receive a receipt for your tax purposes at time of contribution. If you need documentation for an employer match to your personal contribution please email treasurer@oysteradams.org. We’ll be happy to help you!