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​​Multilingual Education in Orange County

In this video, Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares discusses the benefits of multilingual education and its correlation to college and career success.​
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Strategic Plan 2016-19

OCDE’s vision that Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success is outlined, along with eight strategic priorities and key performance indicators.​

Orange County Public Schools Directory

View the online version, or contact Media Services for a printed version.​


​​​Understanding the California Healthy Youth Act

​This state legislation was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and took effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Here’s a list of common questions and answers, courtesy of the California Department of Education.
 

Professional Learning Opportunities

​OCDE supports student achievement through high-quality training opportunities for teachers, administrators and support staff.
 

State Standards for English and Math

​California’s standards for English and math were designed to reflect the knowledge and skills students will need to be successful in college and beyond. 
 

Charter Schools

​Educational options in Orange County include high quality charter schools that emphasize rigorous academic standards, innovative programs and responsible business practices.
 

Local Control and Accountability Plans

​As part of California’s new funding formula, school districts, county offices and charter schools are required to annually update Local Control and Accountability Pl​​ans, or LCAPs.
 

Public Notices

​The following public notices are posted for informational purposes for Orange County community members.​​


 
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​Check out the latest events, workshops, trainings and activities coming up at OCDE.


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Mijares: Orange County students are making a difference through kindness

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Orange Unified provided SAT, PSAT to 8,000 high school students

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As part of a growing statewide effort to have more students take the SAT and PSAT, the Orange Unified School District provided the exams at no cost to about 8,000 students earlier this month. This is the third straight year Orange Unified has provided the SAT and PSAT to students for free. Students typically have […]