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RESET Toolbox​​

OCDE has partnered with Western Youth Services and CHOC to develop a free, online mental health toolbox that includes self-paced trainings, apps and resources.​


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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.​


​​ COVID-19 Safety Plan

​California requires schools that have reopened for in-person instruction to complete and post a COVID-19 Safety Plan with a guidance checklist and prevention program.​

Understanding Health Education in California

​The California B​oard of Education approved a Health Education Framework for public schools in 2019, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards.

Religious Expression in Public S​chools

​Since 1995, the U.S. Department of Education has published and periodically updated guidance on religious expression in public schools.​

Resources and Supports for Professional Learning

​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.

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.​


Want to compete in the Academic Decathlon or Pentathlon? OCDE is looking for middle and high school teams

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

3 OC middle schoolers named finalists in national STEM competition

September 22 , 2021

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

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

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 […]