"Our vision is that Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success. As a public education organization supporting 27 school districts serving more than 500,000 students, OCDE offers assistance to districts, schools, teachers, families, and students to achieve this shared vision. We recognize that OCDE plays a supportive role in the fulfillment of this vision and that its fulfillment is ultimately dependent on the contributions of educators at all levels of student development from early childhood through higher education in partnership with families, businesses, and community organizations. To lead the nation in college and career readiness and success is a high ambition, but within the reach of Orange County students."
- Al Mijares, Ph.D., County Superintendent of Schools
The Strategic Plan describes OCDE’s mission, values, vision, situation, strategic priorities, goals, and the key performance indicators we will use to track the progress of Orange County education and OCDE effectiveness over the next five years.
We look forward to our work together to ensure that Orange County students lead the nation in college
and career readiness and success.