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The Partners in Education program links businesses and organizations with schools to share resources, both in people and materials. Each flourishes from the support and prosperity of the other. Schools must prepare today's students for their entry into a competitive work force. When businesses take part in the education of these young people, they help strengthen the work force of the future. The Partners in Education program is vital in helping the community and the school system work and grow together.

The general requirements are simple: 

  • The partnership needs to provide a benefit to the school, as well as be mutually beneficial to the business through cause-related marketing not advertising.
  • We define a partnership as completing at least three activities, for each school your organization partners with, during the school year. This is the minimum requirement for recognition of the partner relationship.

The key to success is finding how the school's needs and the business's resources intersect and how they can be implemented in a mutually beneficial manner. Businesses can partner with an individual school, multiple schools or with the entire district.

Please note that district-wide partnerships must be able to support meaningful activities at a district level or at all schools. 

OCPS has key concentrations of recruitment for Partners in Education that are in the STEM fields, in the travel & tourism industry, and those that are faith-based organizations. 

Additional Information

Ways to Become Involved

Click here for a list of ideas and activities that support schools, teachers, and students.

How to Become a Partner in Education

School Level Partner in Education - Partner with a school

Click here to go to the new Interactive Partners in Education System.

Search for Opportunities. You can search by school name, or using the geographical tools.

Click the Sign Up button to sign up for your preferred activity.

Create a new account as a registered Partner in Education (if your organization isn't already registered).

To learn about the best type of partnership for you, please email Kathleen Wright
Thank you for your interest in supporting Orange County Public Schools.

Partnership Opportunities

Click here to become a Partner in Education

Discover the partner opportunities our schools have available. ALL businesses can register for their first opportunity by searching under Partners in Education for a school(s) of interest, then click on "Become a Partner" for that school. Businesses can also manage all their school partnerships across the district from their dashboard on the profile page.

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