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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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Two OC projects named finalists at culminating National History Day event

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Two projects from Orange County were named finalists at this year’s National History Day showdown in Maryland. The 2018 National Contest, which was held June 10 through June 14 at the University of Maryland, featured more than 3,000 middle and high school students presenting documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites connected to the theme “Conflict […]

OCDE students earn skateboards for hitting attendance goals

OCDE students earn skateboards for hitting attendance goals

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A half-dozen students from OCDE’s alternative education program recently took home new skateboards as bonuses for stellar attendance. Students enrolled in schools run by the department’s Administrative Unit 104 in Garden Grove entered into a drawing for the boards after meeting the challenge of producing perfect attendance records in May. Similarly, their independent studies counterparts […]

5 OC library branches are offering free summer meals for kids starting today

5 OC library branches are offering free summer meals for kids starting today

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