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​One Day: Inside an Adult Transition Program

A short film produced by OCDE’s Communications and Media Services unit follows a class of Adult Transition students at Harbor Learning Center over the course of one day.​


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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.​


Voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations
California plans to open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to residents 16 and older on April 15, but all COVID-19 vaccinations remain strictly voluntary.​​

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.

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.​


Weekly roundup: Santa Ana to hold graduations at Angel Stadium, signing day a time for celebration, and more

Weekly roundup: Santa Ana to hold graduations at Angel Stadium, signing day a time for celebration, and more

April 16 , 2021

The Santa Ana Unified School District announced that it’s partnering with Angel Stadium to host all of its commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021 at the Anaheim ballpark. “This is part of the ongoing effort to make this experience the most memorable and inclusive for our students and families,” the district said in a […]

COVID-19 update: State issues new guidance for indoor performances, private events

COVID-19 update: State issues new guidance for indoor performances, private events

April 15 , 2021

OCDE and local school districts continue to track the latest developments related to COVID-19 while following guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency. Below is our running digest, with newer stories posted at the top. Updated at 1:43 p.m. on April 15, 2021 State issues new guidance […]

Annual arts and disability festival celebrates 45 years

Annual arts and disability festival celebrates 45 years

April 15 , 2021

“Sometimes people will judge others on the color of their skin and I want people to know that everyone should be treated equally.” Those are the words that Abigail Enriquez, sixth-grader at Bryant Elementary in the Garden Grove Unified School District, expressed when her artwork was selected as the poster for the 45th annual VSA […]

2 OC districts recognized for model school attendance review boards

2 OC districts recognized for model school attendance review boards

April 14 , 2021

Two Orange County districts have been recognized by the state for the work of their school attendance review boards, or SARBs, which are being hailed as model programs that devised innovative strategies to support students during distance learning. The Centralia Elementary and Santa Ana Unified school districts were among 20 statewide recipients of Model SARB […]