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Daily Announcements

Announcement for each day, the daily schedule and reminders about up coming events. Click here for all of the detail.

Notes from the OHS Counseling Department

Click here for the November Newsletter from the OHS Counseling Department

Bus and Transportation Information

Each day, more than 3500 students ride a school bus operated by the Orange County Schools Transportation Department. The Transportation Department runs 77 regular bus routes each day. In addition, the district has additional activity buses that are also used to transport students to field trips and sporting events. For more information click here.

Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise (CCP) provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. For more information click here.

Course Registration and Graduation

Registration for course selection at the middle & high school levels begins in the Spring. Registration guides with core course requirements and exploratory/elective course offerings are available for students and parents to make an academic plan suited to the student needs and interests. For more information click here.

Inscripción en el Curso y Graduación

La inscripción para la selección de cursos en los niveles de secundaria y preparatoria comienza en la primavera. Las guías de registro con los requisitos del curso básico y las ofertas de cursos exploratorios / optativos están disponibles para que los estudiantes y padres puedan hacer un plan académico adecuado a las necesidades e intereses de los estudiantes. Para más información haga clic aquí.


Prospective Family Tours:

On the first Friday of every month from 9:00 - 10:00 am, we have a parent/guardian meeting for prospective families in our Media Center to share information about our school and answer any questions you might have about Orange High School. Please register for your tour by completing this form. For more information about enrollment click here.

Online Payments

Need to make an online payment? Click here.

Parent/Student Handbook

Click here to access the 2017-2018 Orange High School Parent/ Studetn Handbook.


PowerSchool is a suite of tools to monitor student progress and communicate with teachers. Real-time notifications alert parents to new grades and attendance as well as important class announcements and reminders. Research shows that students with involved parents tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance. PowerSchool makes it easy for parents to get and stay involved with convenient, time-saving solutions to track and monitor their child’s progress. See the sections below on how to create your PowerSchool Parent Account.

PowerSchool Access for Parents

Click here to set up your PowerSchool parent account for the first time. Once you have setup PowerSchool parent account you can use this link to access the PowerSchool login page. In order to finish setting up your PowerSchool parent account you will have to link student(s) to your parent account with a unique Access ID and Password. To obtain this information follow the directions in the next section below.


Linking Student(s) to Parent Account (Obtaining Access ID and Password)

Parents/guardians must complete this form and deliver it in person to the student's school, with valid ID, to obtain a student's Access ID and Password. A school staff member will check the form against the ID and approved the form. When you come in to drop off the form be sure to obtain the information sheet containing the process for creating a new account and/or linking the student to the account before you leave. Parents that have multiple students at OCS will have to complete and submit one form for each student.

Note: Students do not know this ID or Password information. It is not their student number or Google login information. This ID and Password are unique and only given to parents.

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Parents/guardians that are unable to come to the school in person will have to complete this form in the presence of a Notary Public and send it to the student's school. Once the form has been approved by a staff member, the parent/guardian will recieve information, containing the process for creating a new account and/or linking the student to the account, withing 15 (fifteen) days. Parents that have multiple students in OCS will have to complete and submit one form for each student.

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Trouble Accessing your PowerSchool Parent Account?

If you cannot access your PowerSchool parent account please first use the the automated process located on the Parent Portal Screen “Having trouble signing in?”. If this does not resolve the login issue parents/guardians can contact the school further assistance. The school can only verify the email address that is used with the parent portal account over the phone or email. 

Accounts that are locked due to too many login attempt erros will have to come to the school with picture ID.

If you have any issues creating your PowerSchool Parent account or loggin into your parent account please contact the OHS Digital Learning Coach Stephen Stewart.

Canvas Observer

Click Here for directions on how to create an Canvas Parent Observer account. You will need to contact your teacher or the Orange High School Digital Learning Coach to obtain the pairing code to link your obsever account to a student. Note: not all teachers use Canvas so you may not be able to see all of the students classes as a Canvas Observer. 

If you have any issues creating your Canvas parent observer account or loggin into your parent observer account please contact the OHS Digital Learning Coach Stephen Stewart.


The Orange High PTSA is a Parent Teacher Student Association supporting Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  PTSA Membership is open to parents/guardians, teachers, students, and any community member with an interest in supporting the students and staff at Orange High School (click here for the PTSA Registration Form).  We welcome your involvement! The PTSA keeps families up-to-date with what is going on in our school and in our community. To receive the PTSA email updates, contact us at any time. For more information click here.

Puchase a Yearbook

For information about purchasing a year book or other graduating class produts click here.

Volunteer at Orange County Schools

Volunteers play a vital role in the education of all of our students. Their time and talents enhance the educational experience of every student with whom they work. We welcome parents and community members as volunteers. Please consider volunteering in the school of your choice. For more information click here.