Options For Youth

About Options For Youth

Options For Youth (OFY) is a network of FREE non-profit public charter schools, serving students who have fallen behind in school, are looking to get ahead and graduate early, or simply desire a non-traditional learning environment.

At OFY, inspiring students inspires us. We believe the student-teacher relationship is critical to the development of a young person’s social, emotional, and academic well-being. When you visit one of our centers, you’ll find students working one-on-one with highly qualified, passionate teachers and advisors. We take enormous pride in the quality of our staff and the deep connection that each of them share with every OFY student.

Today, OFY offers students the opportunity to engage in a variety of learning styles, creating what we call a ‘blended’ learning model. This innovative approach to education allows students to learn with great flexibility through:

Independent study
Small group (SGI) classes
Online courses
Night classes*
Single-subject tutoring
Hands-on experiential activities, trips, and cultural excursions and more

Many OFY schools are Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners. From enrollment to graduation, these partnerships empower OFY students to prepare for success in today's economy through career exposure, networking events, college and career entry planning, critical skill building, and certificate and internship opportunities.


Interession Center Coordinator

June 2023 - August 2023 Carmichael, CA
“I got to be pretty independent in the projects I worked on and the work that I did. There were also a lot of people willing to help out.”
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