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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.​


Upcoming series of online gaming events seeks to build friendships, promote inclusivity

Upcoming series of online gaming events seeks to build friendships, promote inclusivity

April 13 , 2021

Orange County high schoolers are invited to build friendships while playing popular games online during a series of upcoming gaming nights. The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is piloting its new Community Game Nights initiative to promote inclusivity and bridge accessibility gaps. Working with OC STEM, OCDE, Special Olympics SoCal, UCI Esports and IVC Esports, […]

Six tips for kindergarten readiness

Six tips for kindergarten readiness

April 12 , 2021

While the second week in April is dedicated nationally to celebrating the Week of the Young Child, OCDE’s Early Learning team works year-round to provide research-based professional learning opportunities, coaching, technical assistance and educational incentives for Orange County early learning and care programs. The team offers a wide variety of virtual learning trainings to support […]

Weekly roundup: Five OC districts awarded for music education programs; Anaheim Elementary students return to campus; and more

Weekly roundup: Five OC districts awarded for music education programs; Anaheim Elementary students return to campus; and more

April 9 , 2021

Five Orange County school districts this week were named among the 2021 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. Anaheim Elementary, Anaheim Union High, Capistrano Unified, Garden Grove Unified and Irvine Unified were among the 19 districts in California — and only four percent of districts nationwide — to receive this prestigious honor […]

Dr. John (Jack) Bedell, former OC Board of Education trustee and longtime professor, dies at 78

Dr. John (Jack) Bedell, former OC Board of Education trustee and longtime professor, dies at 78

April 9 , 2021

Dr. John (Jack) Bedell, a longtime professor who leveraged his signature charm, wit and humor to build relationships and find consensus during his 16 years on the Orange County Board of Education, has died. He was 78. A beloved and highly respected faculty member at Cal State Fullerton for more than 40 years, Bedell served […]