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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.


Weekly roundup: A GoatFundMe campaign, celebrating classified employees, Pacifica High’s ROTC program, and more

Weekly roundup: A GoatFundMe campaign, celebrating classified employees, Pacifica High’s ROTC program, and more

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They called it their “GoatFundMe” campaign. After considering a number of philanthropic pursuits, a group of students from Niguel Hills Middle School in Laguna Niguel decided to raise money to purchase goats for impoverished and undernourished communities around the world. The Orange County Register reports that students involved with their school’s Student PTSA program partnered […]

Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership honors two school chapters, one advisor

Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership honors two school chapters, one advisor

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Orange County to be represented at the National History Day finals in Maryland

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Mijares: Classified School Employee Week honors those who make teaching and learning possible

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In every school district and at every community college, you’ll find employees who quietly lay the foundation for teaching and learning while nurturing a culture of kindness. I’m referring to the women and men who keep our campuses clean, who maintain our educational technologies, who answer phone calls and are usually the first to greet […]