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Preparation and Resolutions for the New Year

With each New Year, we have the opportunity to reflect on our lives, and make adjustments to our life goals and objectives. These adjustments are usually expressed as New Year’s Resolutions. This New Year, as you begin the journey down a new path, share this new beginning with your child.

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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 a dozen high schools in the County were 19999 winners in the California Distinguished Schools Program, while nine elementary schools were nominated for national recognition as 1999 Nation Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

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. 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

Journey School - Aliso Viejo  
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



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