Our Community Charter School
Our Community School (OCS), a K-8 charter school in Chatsworth has partnered with a Chatsworth computer manufacture and support company, The MSM Technology Group, to launch an innovative program. Engineers from MSM are donating their time to teach a hands-on class in which 20 students in the OCS seventh grade will learn how to build computers. These computers will then be installed in the new OCS computer lab. The computer lab opened in November 2011 for the whole school to enjoy.
Our Community School (OCS) is a public San Fernando Valley charter school. Situated on a beautiful campus in Chatsworth, Ca., the school serves elementary through 8th grade students. OCS students receive more individual attention in small classes and are inspired and taught an innovative standards aligned curriculum by excellent state credentialed teachers.
“We are excited to be offering this high level engineering and technology class in a small school setting,” says Principal Chris Ferris. “MSM came to us with the idea when we were looking to purchase computers for the school’s computer lab. It was a natural fit for our school’s focus on hands-on projects and student empowerment. This kind of partnership is an example of the flexibility charter schools have in their curriculum.”
Mitchell Marcus, the founder of The MSM Technology Group, has many years of experience working with children through his years as a coach and parent volunteer with the Chatsworth AYSO. For Marcus, teaching the students at OCS is a great opportunity for his company to offer this service to the Chatsworth community.