Orland Unified School District

Mission

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Orland Unified School District’s mission is to provide high quality, differentiated, effective instruction in a safe, positive, and diverse learning environment to prepare students for success in college, careers, and life. 
Vision

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Orland Unified School District’s vision is to be the school district of choice for all students with our boundaries, and the best school in Glenn County.
Core Values

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We put students' needs first and do what is best for students.
We ensure a positive and safe learning and working environment for all students and staff.
We use student growth as our measure of improved achievement.
We are respectful, honest, ethical, and transparent in all our activities.
We will maintain an attitude of perseverance and resilience - a “can do” approach even when faced with difficult problems.
We promote consistency, collaboration, and communication throughout the district and community.
We build and maintain strong community connections; recognizing that we must serve our community.
We pursue success for all students and high expectations in all areas of learning.
We strive to ensure all our practices are Research and Evidence-based.
Learning is an expectation for everyone in our system; students, staff, and leadership.
We expect accountability for everyone in our schools. 
Our Community

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Orland Unified School District is located in Glenn County, about 100 miles north of Sacramento, in the fertile Northern Sacramento River Valley. Interstate 5 passes through Orland and offers good views of the widely diverse agricultural activities that provide a strong economic base for the area. A strong sense of community pride makes Orland a great place to live, grow and raise children. The city of Orland  is a family-oriented community with excellent schools, many churches, a well-managed city library, civic-minded service organizations, and strong law enforcement. The Orland Volunteer Fire Department has provided fire protection to city and rural residents for over 75 years.
Enrollment

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Our school district is comprised of 2300 K-12 students in six schools, plus independent study:
  • 2 elementary schools (K-2 & 3-5)
  • 1 intermediate school (6-8)
  • 1 high school (9-12)
  • 1 continuation high school (9-12)
  • 1 community day school 7-12
  • Independent study program
Click here to view our schools and connect to their websites.
Classes

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  • The District is proud that it has maintained a class size ratio that is among the lowest in the area.
  • In addition, we maintain a full K-12 music program (K-12 vocal and 5-12 instrumental), with substantial help from the Orland Music Boosters organization.
  • An extensive vocational education program at Orland High School offers a variety of classes from woodshop, welding and auto shop to web design and retail.
  • Advanced Placement classes are offered for college-bound students.
  • Wide-ranging, competitive sports program includes swimming, golf, tennis and soccer.
  • Counseling services are available for students in grades 6-12.
  • Award-winning Agriculture Program including livestock facilities and an experimental farm project through the University of California.
  • Through an active partnership with Butte College and California State University, Chico, Orland High students can concurrently enroll in and receive credit for college courses.
  • Students take field trips to Monterey, Yosemite, Ashland and San Francisco.
  • Positive relationships exist among administration, employee groups and parents (Interest-Based Bargaining is used for negotiations and other issues.)
  • Teachers and administrators receive State and National Honors.

High Academic Standards

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Orland Unified is dedicated to achieving high standards. The state standards are taught at all grade levels with state-approved, newly-adopted textbooks and supporting materials. For example, these world-class standards start kids learning algebra concepts in the first grade. Sophisticated computer software tracks each student's progress, so that academic programs can be tailored to meet individual needs. The District plans to offer this software to parents, so they can participate more fully in their child's education.

Since the Orland schools are now unified, curriculum articulation allows future teachers to build on the successes of the past. The goal is to provide seamless transitions between all levels of education, so that students do not experience gaps or unnecessary overlaps in their learning.
Technology

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The District has over 600 network-ready computers connected to a district-wide network. Network connections are used for Internet research, classroom instruction and communication among classrooms.

We also have automated attendance and reporting, automated access to media center resources, and a District intranet for administrative and academic communication.
Athletics

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Orland High School maintains a full slate of athletic teams for both men and women, with 13 varsity sports. The high school is a member of the Westside League of the North Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.

The Orland Athletic Boosters organization donates a substantial amount of time and money to benefit the Orland High School interscholastic athletic program.
Departments

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For information on District Departments, please click the following links:

OUSD does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability.  Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Orland Unified School District office at 1320 Sixth Street.  he Title IX coordinator is Ronnie Stenquist and her contact information is 530-865-1200  The District's 504, Title II, and Title V coordinator is Jeff Scheele and his contact number is 530-865-1200. To review the full copy of the Uniform Complaint Procedure click here.