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​​College and Career Pathways

OCDE’s fourth annual OC Pathways Showcase recently celebrated the collaborative efforts of schools, colleges and businesses to forge career pathways and work-based learning opportunities for students. Watch our video recap.​
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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.

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.

Orange County Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agendas for upcoming Orange County Board of Education meetings are posted at least 72 hours before each session.​

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Three OC continuation schools named among state’s best

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