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Leadership Orange
is your opportunity to learn about what it takes to educate 214,000 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 8th-largest school district faces as it pursues its 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 starting in September, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at schools and facilities all across the county. Call Public Relations at 407.317.3368 for more information. [Note - not open to OCPS employees.]

Class schedule


Friday, Sept. 20: OCPS Today (Cypress Creek High)

OCPS Today

  • Introduction and overview of the Orange County Public Schools district

OCPS Today Presentation  OCPS Today Presentation

Friday, Oct. 4: How Students are Taught and How They Learn (Edgewater High)

Curriculum and Digital Learning

  • How we teach and how students learn.

Friday, Nov. 8: District Operations (Pine Hills Transportation Ctr.)


  • Security, Safety
  • Food & Nutrition Services
  • Transportation


Friday, Dec. 6: Every Child Matters, Every Child Learns (Brookshire Elem.)

Exceptional Student Education

  • How we teach and how students learn.
  • Minority Achievement overview
  • State testing and grading


Friday, Jan. 17: The Troops on the Ground (Timber Creek High)

The Troops on the Ground/High School Life

  • How a high school is run
  • Guidance services for students
  • School Choice options

Friday, Feb. 14: Reinvent Yourself

Career and Technical Education

Friday, March 6: Professionals Who Aren't the Teachers

The Troops on the Ground/High School Life

Friday, April 3: Success Through Families and the Community

Foundation for OCPS


Tuesday, April 28: Graduation

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