The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is a public education organization offering support services to 27 school districts and more than 600 schools and 20,000 educators serving over 500,000 students in Orange County. OCDE’s personnel offer support, professional development, and student programs through its divisions and departments: Administrative Services, Alternative Education, Business Services, Career and Technical Education, Information Technology, Instructional Services, Legal Services, Community and Student Support Services, and Special Education.
Our vision is that ""Orange County students will lead the nation in college and career readiness and success.""​ We play a supportive role in the fulfillment of this vision in collaboration with educators at all levels of student development, ​from early childhood through higher education, and in partnership with families, businesses, and community organizations. We believe that to lead the nation in college and career readiness and success is a high ambition, but within the reach of Orange County students.
Travel Information

Costa Mesa, CA

Known for popular attractions like Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Knott's Berry Farm, Orange County is a popular tourist destination.  Guests also enjoy beautiful beaches and wonderful weather during their visits.  All of these are within reach of the host location in centrally-located Costa Mesa, CA.  Also available nearby is the Segerstrom Center for the Arts which hosts a variety of performing arts events throughout the year.  World class shopping is around the corner at South Coast Plaza.  Orange County has plenty to offer to those who visit!

Air Travel & Transportation

Hotel Recommendations

Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
Address: 325 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
Telephone: (714) 549-0300
Reservations (800) 322-9992
OCDE Rate available for booking within 3 months of event date at $109/night 

Driving and Parking Information

All parking is free 
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.