Opportunity and Equity through Innovation and Incubation

We expand access to high quality innovative 4K-12 educational options for students, families, and communities across Wisconsin by authorizing and overseeing public charter schools that meet local needs, interests, and demands.

“In this time when families are looking for diverse opportunities for their children and the capacity of local districts is often quite stressed, OEO has the ability to be agile and serve community needs in a new way, through a partnership between the university and local schools.”

Sarah Hackett , Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools

As part of the University of Wisconsin System, we live out the Wisconsin Idea by incubating new innovative learning experiences to maximize educational opportunities and close achievement gaps. In doing so, the Wisconsin Idea extends to our very youngest learners through the expansion of K-12 public charter schools.