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Want to compete in the Academic Decathlon or Pentathlon? OCDE is looking for middle and high school teams
September 22 , 2021
The Orange County Department of Education is recruiting high school teams for the 2021-22 Orange County Academic Decathlon, and middle school teams are encouraged to sign up for the Academic Pentathlon. Founded in 1968 by former Orange County Superintendent Dr. Robert Peterson, the Academic Decathlon is a 10-event scholastic contest staged at the county, state […]
3 OC middle schoolers named finalists in national STEM competition
Three Orange County teens were recently named as some of the most promising middle school STEM students in the country. Sebastian Rae Alexis from Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine, Clara Choi from Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana and Hailey Miya Van from Jeffrey Trail Middle School in Irvine have been […]
7 Orange County elementary schools earn National Blue Ribbon honors
September 21 , 2021
Seven Orange County schools have been awarded the nation’s highest level of distinction as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced Tuesday. The local winners are: Anaheim Hills Elementary School in the Orange Unified School District Davis Magnet School in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District De Portola Elementary School in the […]
VIDEO: Santa Ana students parlay Spyder3D internship into employment straight out of high school
September 20 , 2021
What started as a work-based learning opportunity with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment has turned into full-time employment for two recent graduates of the Santa Ana Unified School District. For the latest OC Pathways success story, we paid a visit to the Spyder3D headquarters in Brea, where Victoria Dueñas and Vanessa Martinez talked about their journey from […]