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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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Weekly roundup: Sunburst Youth Academy cadets shine bright at Anaheim Ducks game, and more

Weekly roundup: Sunburst Youth Academy cadets shine bright at Anaheim Ducks game, and more

April 12 , 2024

Swapping their school hallways for the ice rink, four students from Sunburst Youth Academy’s Class 33 color guard delivered a performance at the Anaheim Ducks home game against the Seattle Kraken at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The four cadets, hailing from Sunburst, a community high school for at-risk youth operated by the California National Guard in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, proudly presented the colors during the national anthem on April 5, captivating thousands of hockey […]

Ocean View High honored as School of Excellence for empowering first-generation and low-income students

Ocean View High honored as School of Excellence for empowering first-generation and low-income students

April 11 , 2024

For its wide-ranging efforts to help first-generation and low-income students navigate the path to higher education, Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach has been named a School of Excellence by the American College Application Campaign. A total of 27 schools across the country were recognized this year by ACAC — that’s a national initiative of ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning — for their commitment to promoting postsecondary equity and success. Ocean View High, in collaboration with our state’s FutureReady CA […]

OC Arts and Disability Festival to make a splash with creativity and inclusivity on April 27

OC Arts and Disability Festival to make a splash with creativity and inclusivity on April 27

April 10 , 2024

The 48th annual Orange County Arts and Disability Festival is weeks away from returning to MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana on Saturday, April 27, with the theme “Make a Splash.”  Hosted by the Orange County Department of Education in partnership with Orange County Arts and Disability, the daylong family-friendly event is a cornerstone of Arts Orange County’s annual “Imagination Celebration.” The festival will welcome Rena Strober as the new mistress of ceremonies and Mayleen Richardson, an American Sign Language interpreter, […]

Careers Without Borders: Activist Dolores Huerta inspires students to enact change

Careers Without Borders: Activist Dolores Huerta inspires students to enact change

April 9 , 2024

In 1972, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta inspired members of the United Farm Workers union to chant “Si, se puede,” or “Yes, we can.” Five decades later, her famous slogan is now being used to empower a new generation.  Students and staff from the Orange County Department of Education’s Alternative Education division were joined by Huerta for a virtual sit-down during Women’s History Month as part of the Careers Without Borders speaker series. The program, created by OCDE’s Alternative, Community […]