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Leadership Orange
is your opportunity to learn about what it takes to educate 208,000 students every day. From peeks into the classroom to driving a school bus, you will gain a new appreciation for how a public school district runs and the people dedicated to the students it serves.

You will learn about the quality and breadth of opportunities afforded our children. You will also see and hear about the challenges the nation's 9th-largest school district faces as it pursues it's vision to be the top producer of successful students in the nation.

Eight half-day sessions cover every facet of the school system with behind the scenes tours, hands-on demonstrations, student interaction, and quality time with the experts in their fields.

Sessions are held monthly (typically the third Friday of the month) starting in September, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at schools and facilities all across the county. Call Marketing and Events at 407.317.3368 for more information. [Note - not open to OCPS employees.]

Application for 2019-20 School year

The application window for 2019-20 Leadership Orange Class X will open in June 2019. To be added to a list for an invitation in June click here.

Please find 2018-19 session dates below.

Friday, Sept. 21: OCPS Today

OCPS Today

  • Introduction and overview of the Orange County Public Schools district

OCPS Today Presentation  OCPS Today Presentation

Friday, Oct. 19: How Students are Taught and How They Learn

Curriculum and Digital Learning

  • How we teach and how students learn.

Curriculum and Digital Learning  Curriculum and Digital Learning Presentation

Curriculum and Digital Learning  Accountability and Assessment Presentation

Friday, Nov. 16: District Operations


  • Overview of the OCPS Operations Division

Operations Division Presentation  Operations Division Presentation

Thursday, Dec. 20: Every Child Matters, Every Child Learns

Exceptional Student Education

  • How we teach and how students learn.

ESE Presentation  ESE Presentation

School Transformation Presentation   School Transformation Presentation

Minority Achievement Office Presentation   Minority Achievement Office Presentation

Friday, Jan. 18: The Troops on the Ground

Friday, Feb. 15: Reinvent Yourself

Career and Technical Education

CTE Presentation  CTE Presentation

Thursday, March 14: Professionals Who Aren't the Teachers

Friday, April 19: Success Through Families and the Community

Tuesday, May 14: Graduation

Held during regular School Board Meeting (5 p.m. reception, 5:30 p.m. board meeting)

Breakfast and lunch are served at each session except at graduation.