Mission Statement To provide youth who struggle in traditional learning environments, including students with disabilities, with the tools needed to excel academically, emotionally and socially in all aspects of life. ? Our History Founded in 2004 as a middle school, Opportunity Charter School (OCS) was created to meet the growing educational needs of the Harlem community, where access to a quality education for students faced with learning disabilities and socioeconomic barriers were unmet. Since its inception, OCS has been a model institution for providing innovative academic programming for both special needs and general education students, including those at risk of academic failure. ? In 2006, OCS opened a high school and now serves approximately 420 students in grades 6 through 12.