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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: Volunteers bring coding lessons to youth shelter, students’ satellite launches into orbit, and more

Weekly roundup: Volunteers bring coding lessons to youth shelter, students’ satellite launches into orbit, and more

November 16 , 2018

Children from the Thomas House Family Shelter in Garden Grove are learning coding from from a group of high school and college student volunteers. The Orange County Register chronicled this week a recent lesson run by the volunteer team from Open Sesame Coding for Kids, where they worked with children from transitional shelter. The Register described […]

Educators, industry leaders invited to attend fourth annual OC Pathways Showcase on Nov. 27

Educators, industry leaders invited to attend fourth annual OC Pathways Showcase on Nov. 27

November 14 , 2018

There’s still time for educators and industry leaders to be part of the fourth annual OC Pathways Showcase, which will take place at the Edwards Lifesciences campus on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Featuring student-led exhibits and two speakers from Edwards Lifesciences, the event will once again celebrate the collaborative efforts of schools, colleges and businesses to […]

Irvine students’ STEM lesson involves launching satellite into outer space

Irvine students’ STEM lesson involves launching satellite into outer space

November 14 , 2018

A team of students from six high schools in Irvine Unified and one in Tustin Unified have worked to successfully launch a satellite into outer space. On Sunday, the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program, comprised of students from Irvine, Northwood, Portola, University, Woodbridge and Beckman high schools launched Mission Irvine01 with the help of Rocket Lab, a commercial space rocket […]

Two OC schools win national recognition for arts education

Two OC schools win national recognition for arts education

November 13 , 2018

Ladera Vista Junior High School of the Arts and Orange County School of the Arts have been named Exemplary Schools by the Arts School Network, a national prize for K-12 schools, colleges and universities that go above and beyond in promoting quality in arts education. Ladera Vista, from the Fullerton School District, and Orange County School […]