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​​Orange County Superintendent of Schools D​r. Al Mijares shares a message about kindness and its impact on Orange County students.​​​
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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.​


​​​Post-E​lection Guidance for Positive School Climates

​Following the 2016 election, parents and educators have been leading thoughtful discussions at home and in the classroom.

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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Westminster High School receives national recognition for successful AVID strategies

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OCDE Associate Superintendent Nina Boyd honored by Coalition for Adequate School Housing

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Paper roller coasters, engineered to send marbles through complex loops, tunnels and spirals. A robotic hand that opens and closes by programming a computer. A kid-size submarine mockup, made of cardboard. These are some of the cool exhibits we spotted at Tuesday’s CHEP Expo, which showcased the work of students enrolled in OCDE’s Community Home Education Program, […]