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​​Orange County Superintendent of Schools D​r. Al Mijares shares a message about kindness and its impact on Orange County students.​​​
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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

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​​​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.​​


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