Your browser does not support JavaScript!
Skip to main content
​​​​​​​​​​
​​

​​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.​
Video transcript


Kindness 1 billion logo

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.​​


​​​

Calendar icon Calendar of Events

​Check out the latest events, workshops, trainings and activities coming up at OCDE.


Governor signs conservation law inspired by Sonora High’s ‘Water Guardians’

Governor signs conservation law inspired by Sonora High’s ‘Water Guardians’

July 24 , 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a water conservation bill that a group of Sonora High School girls, known as the Water Guardians, helped introduce. The new law allows water suppliers that offer water efficiency rebates to commercial and industrial users to also include K-12 schools. Schools can use the rebates for planned and […]

Weekly roundup: learning English through fun projects, a schools safety conversation and more

Weekly roundup: learning English through fun projects, a schools safety conversation and more

July 21 , 2017

Learning English doesn’t have to be just about classrooms and books. A summer camp in Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is showing students can also pick up the language through art projects, music, dance and technology. About 420 English learners in third through fifth grade at three elementary schools are spending part of their summer […]

School safety panel features state and county leaders, kicks off OC conference

School safety panel features state and county leaders, kicks off OC conference

July 19 , 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares convened Wednesday for a midday news conference to talk about their coordinated efforts to keep schools safe. The session, rare for bringing together two county leaders and the state’s top schools chief, kicked off the […]

Irvine Valley College offers working students an after-hours pathway to a business degree

Irvine Valley College offers working students an after-hours pathway to a business degree

July 17 , 2017

Irvine Valley College is launching a new degree program designed to work around the busy schedules of its working students. First piloted in the fall, the school’s Weekend Pathways program is set to return in August, offering an associate degree in business administration in two years or less — along with guaranteed admission to a California […]