We partner with Orange County school districts to provide over 500,000 students with world class education in safe learning environments focused on Common Core State Standards that prepare students for success in college, careers, and the global economy.
We provide students with county-operated programs and services in the areas of alternative and correctional education, career technical education, child care services, outdoor science, special education, and student programs.
We serve in a leadership role and as a connecting agency among Orange County school districts; community college districts; institutes of higher education; career technical programs; local, state, and federal governmental agencies; businesses; and community organizations.
We respond to district and community requests for administrative, business, and educational support services and professional development.
We collaborate with families, businesses, and the community to promote the success and well-being of Orange County students.
The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is a public organization dedicated to the fundamental human values of honesty, commitment, responsibility, respect, integrity, and professional ethics. Our priority is service to students, school districts, and community members who look to us for support and educational leadership. We believe the public deserves our candor and objectivity in the delivery of all services.
We provide a safe, caring, courteous, and professional environment that fosters collaborative work and individual development for our employees. We hold each other and ourselves accountable for the highest level of performance, efficiency, resource management, and professionalism.