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​​​​​​County Offices of Education Explained

OCDE has produced a brief video that explains what county ​​offices of education do and how they support school systems, students and families throughout the state.​​​​


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Strategic Plan

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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Fentanyl Dangers
What makes fentanyl exceedingly dangerous is its potency — and the fact that many of its victims don’t know they’re taking the synthetic opioid.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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.​​


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​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.​


Orange County students test their knowledge in annual Super Quiz Relay

Orange County students test their knowledge in annual Super Quiz Relay

February 7 , 2023

On Saturday, Feb. 4, approximately 550 Orange County students put their hard work to the test for the final day of the 2023 Orange County Academic Decathlon at Westminster High School. Presented by the Orange County Academic Decathlon Association and the Orange County Department of Education, the annual contest invites high school students to complete a series of 10 academically challenging events that help build teamwork and a competitive spirit. This year, the decathlon celebrated its 55th anniversary. Leading up […]

Vanguard University, OCDE are teaming up for a two-day hybrid conference on human trafficking

Vanguard University, OCDE are teaming up for a two-day hybrid conference on human trafficking

February 7 , 2023

Continuing a five-year partnership in the fight against trafficking and exploitation, Vanguard University and the Orange County Department of Education will jointly host a two-day hybrid conference on human trafficking next month. Presented by Vanguard’s Global Center for Women and Justice at the university’s Costa Mesa campus, Ensure Justice 2023 will take place on March 3 and March 4, bringing together experts, survivors, law enforcement representatives, educators and community leaders to discuss the latest trends, challenges and strategies for protecting […]

National School Counseling Week: 4 facts you might not know about school counselors

National School Counseling Week: 4 facts you might not know about school counselors

February 6 , 2023

All this week, Orange County and the rest of the nation are celebrating the vital contributions of school counselors, who play essential roles in support of the health, wellbeing and academic success of students. National School Counseling Week is annually recognized the first full week of February as a way to focus the public’s attention on a group of highly-trained professionals who — often quietly — guide students along their educational journeys and help them map out future careers. This year’s […]

Newport-Mesa juniors gain real-world insight, experience through mentor program

Newport-Mesa juniors gain real-world insight, experience through mentor program

February 6 , 2023

For more than a quarter-century, Newport Harbor High School has offered its juniors the opportunity to connect with mentors as they explore potential careers. Today, the 1:1 Junior Career Mentor Program, which is funded by the Newport Harbor Educational Foundation, features a roster of more than 250 professionals from a wide range of fields, including arts, law enforcement, medicine and construction. “This is an amazing opportunity for students to see what a career is like up close,” said Counselor Sara […]