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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 8th-largest school district faces as it pursues its vision to ensure every student has a promising and successful future.

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.

[Note - open only to Orange County residents. OCPS employees are NOT eligible to participate.]

Sept. 8 - OCPS Today (Vista Lakes Elementary)

OCPS Today

  • Introduction and overview of Orange County Public Schools

OCPS Today Presentation  OCPS Today Presentation

OCPS Today Presentation  Calendar Presentation

Oct. 13 - Curriculum and Digital Learning (Kelly Park K-8)

Curriculum and STO

  • Curriculum and Digital Learning Overview

Curriculum Presentation  Curriculum Presentation

  • School Transformation Office (STO)

OCPS Today Presentation  STO Presentation

Nov. 10 - Exceptional Student Education (Magnolia School)

Exceptional Student Education, Access and Opportunity, Research, Measurement and Strategy

  • Exceptional Student Education Overview

ESE Presentation  ESE Presentation 

  • Access and Opportunity

A&O Presentation  Access and Opportunity Presentation 

  • Research, Measurement and Strategy

Assessment Presentation   Research, Measurement and Strategy Presentation

Dec. 15 - Operations Division (Transportation Complex)

Safety and Emergency Management
Building Code Compliance
Environmental Compliance & Sustainability
Procurement Services
Transportation Services
District Police
Food & Nutrition Services

Operations Division  Presentation  Operations Division Presentation

Jan. 19 - High School Life, Visual and Performing Arts, Student Services and School Choice (University HS)

High School Life
Visual and Performing Arts
Guiding Students Through Their Academic Career
School Choice

Operations Division  Presentation  High School Life

Operations Division  Presentation  Visual and Performing Arts

Operations Division  Presentation  Guiding Students Through Their Academic Career

Operations Division  Presentation  School Choice

Feb. 16 - Student Enrollment, Budget & Finance, and Facilities & Building (Water Spring MS)

Mar. 29 - Career and Technical Education, Human Resources / Recruitment and Retention Efforts (Orange Technical College-Main Campus)

Orange Technical College

  • Overview and Immersion Experiences of the Career and Technical Education Program in Orange County Public Schools

OTC General Presentation  OTC General Presentation

Human Resources

  • Instructional Pathways / Teacher Recruitment and Retention Efforts

Human Resources  Instructional Recruiting Pathways Presentation

Apr. 19 - Legal Services and The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (Board Room-RBELC)

Legal Services

  • Areas where the OCPS Office of Legal Services
    provide legal guidance.

Legal Services  OCPS Legal JEOPARODY

The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools 

  • The Foundation Overview

Foundation for OCPS Presentation  Foundation for OCPS Presentation

2023-24 session dates

Friday, September 8
Friday, October 13
Friday, November 10
Friday, December 15
Friday, January 19
Friday, February 16
Friday, March 29
Friday, April 19

Graduation during School Board Meeting: May 14

Call Public Relations at 407.317.3368 for more information.