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Orange County WellSpace Project

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The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and Children’s ​Health of Orange County (CHOC) have teamed up with several local districts to install WellSpaces on school campuses. These tranquil spaces allow students to decompress, learn mindfulness strategies, and develop self regulation and coping skills. In the WellSpace, students are supported by school based mental health staff who help improve their overall wellbeing and mental health. Each space is intentionally located within a school campus, allowing access to all, and provides universal support to students to strengthen and improve their social and emotional skills - thus allowing students to achieve their highest potential. 
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If you are interested in creating a wellness space for students at your school site/district, please fill out this brief Google Form​​​. On the form, indicate the level of support you are interested in. After you submit the form, you will be contacted by someone on our WellSpace initiative team. *Please note: submitting an interest form does not guarantee approval for a WellSpace on behalf of OCDE and CHOC.

For more information about the WellSpace initiative, please contact Mayu Iwatani, miwatani@ocde.us​.



To date, a designated WellSpace exists at each of the following school sites: 
  1. ​McAuliffe Middle School (Los Alamitos Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  2. Oak Middle School (Los Alamitos Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  3. Buena Park Middle School (Buena Park School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  4. Gordon H. Beatty Middle School (Buena Park School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  5. Buena Park High School (Fullerton Joint Union High School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  6. La Quinta High School (Garden Grove Unified School District - OCDE/CHOC 
  7. Pacific Coast High School (ACCESS Orange County Department of Education) - OCDE 
  8. Marine View Middle School (Ocean View School District) - OCDE 
  9. Vista View Middle School (Ocean View School District) - OCDE 
  10. Spring View Middle School (Ocean View School District) - OCDE 
  11.  Mesa View Middle School (Ocean View School District) - OCDE 
  12. Savanna High School (Anaheim Union High School District) - CHOC 
  13. Brookhurst Middle School (Anaheim Union High School District) - CHOC 
  14. Villa Park High School (Orange Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  15. University High School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  16. Irvine High School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  17. Venado Middle School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  18. South Lake Middle School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  19. Sunburst Youth Academy (ACCESS Orange County Department of Education) - OCDE ​
  20. El Toro High School (Saddleback Valley Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC ​
  21. Troy High School (Fullerton Joint Union High School) - OCDE/CHOC ​
  22. Los Alamitos High School (Los Alamitos Unified School District) - OCDE
  23. Niguel Hills Middle School (Capistrano Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC​

A WellSpace is coming soon to following school sites: 
  1. Mater Dei (Private) - CHOC 
  2. Fountain Valley High School (Huntington Beach Union High School District) - OCDE/CHOC ​
  3. Creekside High School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  4. Lakeside Middle School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC ​​
  5. Rancho Middle School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC ​
  6. Plaza Vista K-8 School (Irvine Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC 
  7. Argosy ACCESS ​(​​Orange County Department of Education) - OCDE ​​​​
  8. Hare High School​​​ (Garden Grove Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC​
  9. Columbus Tustin Middle School​ (​Tustin Unified School District​) - OCDE/CHOC​
  10. Portola Middle School (Orange Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC ​​
  11. San Juan Hills High School  (Capistrano Unified School District) - OCDE/CHOC​​​

Sites are mapped below in blue. ​
Sites coming soon are mapped below in red.​

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