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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: Suspension trends, school nutrition standards, Lego vandals and more

Weekly roundup: Suspension trends, school nutrition standards, Lego vandals and more

December 14 , 2018

Suspensions in California schools have dropped by nearly 50 percent over the last six years. As EdSource reported this week, new data released by the state Department of Education show the total number of students suspended in California fell from 710,000 in 2011-12 to 363,000 last year. Suspensions in Orange County decreased by almost 52 […]

Pacific Coast High School’s Mock Trial team advances to OC final

Pacific Coast High School’s Mock Trial team advances to OC final

December 13 , 2018

For the second time in three years, Pacific Coast High School has advanced to the final round of the Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Orange County High School Mock Trial Competition. The team will face a team from Veritas Classical Academy this Saturday for the OC championship. Administered by the Orange County Department of Education, PCHS is an […]

#kindness1billion: PAL programs compete in annual Kindness Challenge

#kindness1billion: PAL programs compete in annual Kindness Challenge

December 11 , 2018

A handful of Peer Assistance Leadership programs recently let us know how they celebrated last month’s World Kindness Day. Administered by OCDE, PAL is campus-based and built around the idea of students helping other students. Working with advisors, youth leaders in grades four through 12 create positive school environments through mentoring, new-student transition services, conflict management, service learning, […]

Former homeless student hopes to inspire others with story of perseverance

Former homeless student hopes to inspire others with story of perseverance

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Dilan Oezkan is an energetic and charismatic high school senior with a 4.4 GPA who dreams of acting on Broadway or the silver screen one day. He’s also been homeless for most of his life, moving with his family from motel to motel, and on a couple occasions, having nowhere to sleep but a park […]