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Take time each day to be thankful for what you have; try not to concentrate on what you don’t have, but what you have. Small actions and accomplishments need to be acknowledged for yourself and others, and the special memories in your life should be cherished. .

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Articles on Education
A Different Kind of Bullying — Intellectual Bullies
Benefits of Summer School
Choosing the Right Private School for Your Child
Do Kids Need a Break from School in the Summer?
Get Your Game On! The Importance of Play in Early Childhood
How to Help Your Child Start a Successful School Year
How to Support and Strengthen Autistic Limited Speech and Language Delayed Learners
Is Your Child Addicted to Technology?
It's Beautiful to be Bilingual
Reading and Language - is there a connection?
Six Advantages of All Boys' Schools
Spring Fever
The Truth About Homeschooling
And how to homeschool – correctly!
Why Choose an Independent School?
Why, How, and When Should My Child Learn a Second Language?

A hundred years ago in Orange County, fewer than 6,000 students were attending classes in 39 elementary and three high schools. How things have changed.

Today, there are over 60 high school campuses alone and enough elementary schools to educate half a million students. Education, on all levels, flourishes here as evidenced by the fact that 35 OC campuses were named as 2020 California Distinguished Schools while six schools won the 2019 National Blue Ribbon.

Orange County also boasts two large state universities, California State University, Fullerton, which opened in 1960, and The University of California, Irvine, which, although among the youngest campuses in the UC system, is also one of the fastest growing in stature and size. According to Clark Kerr, President of the University of California from 1957 to 1967, "UCI has been one of the great academic rockets launched in the post-World War II period of American history."

In 1995, UCI became the first public university whose faculty won two Nobel Prizes in two different fields in the same year - Frederick Reines in physics and F. Sherwood Rowland in chemistry. That same year, the Nation Research Council ranked UCI's doctoral programs in the top 10 in the nation among public universities. A total of seven Nobel Prize laureates have been affiliated with UCI. The university is also associated with a total of seven Pulitzer Prize winners, including three faculty members and four alumni.

The campus is additionally enriched by the UCI Graduate School of Management, dedicated to developing and educating students to become business leaders through full or part time MBA degree programs and non-degree executive education programs. These programs translate into two to three thousand highly skilled upper-echelon business leaders ready for immediate placement every year.

Besides the area's outstanding state schools, there are also several private colleges such as Chapman University in Orange, comprised of eight schools and colleges including a school of film and television creaed in 1996, and a school of law which opened in 1995.

There are also four community college districts in Orange County with nine colleges. These include 50 year old Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, which ranks second of all California's 106 two-year institutions in the number of students it transfers to the University of California and California State University systems, as well as prominent institutions like Saddleback, Golden West, and Irvine Valley.

Schools & Districts

Anaheim City

Laguna Beach Unified
Anaheim Union High La Habra City
Brea-Olinda Unified Los Alamitos Unified
Buena Park Lowell Joint
Capistrano Unified Magnolia
Centralia Newport-Mesa Unified
Cypress Ocean View
Fountain Valley Orange Unified
Fullerton Placentia-Yorba Linda
Fullerton Joint Union High Saddleback Valley Unified
Garden Grove Unified Santa Ana Unified
Huntington Beach City Savanna
Huntington Beach Union High Tustin Unified
Irvine Unified Westminster


Charter Schools

Community Roots Academy Charter School
Laguna Niguel

Journey School
Aliso Viejo
Kinetic Academy
Huntington Beach
Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts
Laguna Niguel

Palm Lane Elementary Charter


Colleges / Higher Education
O.C. Community Colleges
O.C. Universities
Coast Community College
Costa Mesa
Cal State University Fullerton
Coastline Community College
Fountain Valley
Chapman University
Cypress College
Concordia University
Fullerton College
Soka University
Aliso Viejo
Golden West College
Huntington Beach
University of California, Irvine
Irvine Valley College
Vanguard University
Costa Mesa
Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa
Saddleback College
Mission Viejo
Santa Ana College
Santa Ana
Santiago Canyon College
South Coast College
Armenta Learning Academy
Laguna Niguel
Celebration Education
Santa Ana



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