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Reasons Your Children Should Attend Orange County Public Schools

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Our Students Attend Top Colleges and Universities

  • 127 graduating seniors in the class of 2021 were named "Super Scholars" for being accepted into top-20 colleges and universities or U.S. service academies as ranked by U.S. News and World Report
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Customize Your Education

  • Specialized magnet programs at 33 schools; 46 programs including aviation/aerospace, culinary arts, digital media and gaming, medical careers, STEAM and visual and performing arts, to name a few.

  • Get a complete list of magnet programs.

  • Dual-enrollment classes allow students to earn college credit while still in high school.

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Rigorous Classes Taught By Experienced Professionals

  • More than 5,000 OCPS teachers hold advanced degrees.
  • Advanced Placement classes are offered at every high school.
  • The world-renowned International Baccalaureate program is available at four high schools, and the Middle Years IB program is available at five middle schools.
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New and Renovated Schools

  • OCPS has one of the most successful and aggressive building programs in the country. Since 2003, 59 new schools have been built and 132 schools have been renovated, replaced, or upgraded. An additional 11 new schools are scheduled to be completed in the next three years.

  • Over $790 million is budgeted through 2022 for planning, designing and building replacement, comprehensive renovation and relief schools. Get more information on the building program.

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Diverse Student Population

  • Prepares young people for success in college and the real world
  • Students in Orange County come from 192 countries and speak 172 different languages and dialects.
  • Research-based programs are available to prepare all students for success after high school.
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Broad Range Of Extracurricular Activities

  • Students have unlimited opportunities to discover what enriches their lives outside the classroom. From organized sports, the visual and performing arts, to countless clubs and organizations -- there's something for everyone.

  • Many of our high school bands and choruses have been invited to perform at national and international events, such as the Tournament of Roses, Macy's Thanksgiving Day and London's New Year's Day parades.
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It's Free!

  • It's not necessary to pay thousands of dollars in tuition to get a quality education. Orange County citizens showed their strong support of public education by approving the renewal of a 1 mill referendum a second time in August 2018 -- with 84% voter support -- which will help preserve academic programs, retain highly qualified teachers and protect arts, athletics and student activities.

  • Dare to compare OCPS and see for yourself.