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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

View the online version, or contact Media Services for a printed version.​


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​​​Fentanyl Dangers
What makes fentanyl exceedingly dangerous is its potency — and the fact tha​t 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.​​


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.​

County Committee on School District Organization Agenda

With members elected by local boards of education, the County Committee studies and makes recommendations related to the organization and reorganization of school districts, their boundaries, and their trustee elections.​
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University High’s legal eagles soar to victory in OC Mock Trial, set sights on state finals

University High’s legal eagles soar to victory in OC Mock Trial, set sights on state finals

February 19 , 2024

There’s no appealing this courtroom ruling. Showcasing their legal acumen and public speaking skills, students from University High School in Irvine have won the Orange County Mock Trial competition and will participate in next month’s California Mock Trial Finals.  The countywide event, which ran from November through February, saw participation from 47 local high school teams and more than 1,000 students. The state finals are scheduled to take place in Los Angeles from March 22 through March 24. This year’s […]

Weekly roundup: Local arts educators share career pathways with families, Woodbridge students earn seventh decathlon title, and more

Weekly roundup: Local arts educators share career pathways with families, Woodbridge students earn seventh decathlon title, and more

February 16 , 2024

Regional arts leaders representing 28 school districts, arts organizations, colleges and universities came together on Feb. 9 to give high school students a peek into potential career paths available in the field of arts education. The first-of-its-kind Orange County College and Career Pathways in the Arts event invited families to Saddleback College to meet with experts and learn about workforce opportunities. With the recent passing of Proposition 28 — or the Arts and Music in Schools Funding Guarantee and Accountability […]

WATCH: Westminster High School Celebrates Lunar New Year with celebrity chef Jet Tila

WATCH: Westminster High School Celebrates Lunar New Year with celebrity chef Jet Tila

February 15 , 2024

On Feb. 8, Westminster High School in the Huntington Beach Union High School District hosted a vibrant Tết Festival to celebrate the Lunar New Year, featuring celebrity chef Jet Tila from the Food Network. Chef Tila engaged students with stories from his life and career. And he demonstrated the delicate art of making dumplings, which were served to students as they watched performances during their lunch break. Tila also promoted “Global Eats,” a national initiative he co-created with other international […]

Creative Edge Lecture series will spotlight best-selling author and exhibition designer

Creative Edge Lecture series will spotlight best-selling author and exhibition designer

February 15 , 2024

Nina Simon, a best-selling author and former museum director, will grace the stage of the Irvine Barclay Theater on March 5 to invoke thoughtful dialogue around the intersection of arts and education through a live, in-person talk hosted by Arts Orange County. With a roster that features national poet laureates and renowned artists, the Creative Edge Lecture series has invited distinguished leaders in the arts to share their knowledge and help inspire local educators, community members, artists and business leaders […]