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Student Information

Orange High School Students working on laptops and microscopes.

North Carolina high school students are expected to meet specific course and credit requirements and testing standards in order to graduate. These requirements differ depending on when students entered ninth grade for the first time. Over the past few years, the State and local Board of Education have changed graduation requirements to better reflect the skills and knowledge needed for success at community colleges, colleges and universities, and in business and industry.

All current Orange County Schools students not enrolled in the Occupational Course of Study program are required to have 27 credits for graduation. The course and credit requirements in place for students entering ninth grade in fall 2009 and later are commonly known as the Future-Ready Core. Students who entered ninth grade prior to fall 2009, though required to have the same number of credits to graduate, have different course requirements.

To better understand the course and credit requirements for graduation, visit:

State Board of Education Graduation Requirements and Orange County Schools Board of Education Policy (3460)

Students also have the option to gain course credit through demonstrated mastery.  Visit the district Credit Demonstrated by Mastery page for more information.


Daily Announcements

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


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.


Code of Conduct

The purpose of this policy is to provide students, parents, guardians, school personnel, and the public with a concise, comprehensive description of the expectations for the behavior of all students enrolled in the Orange County Schools. This Code contains definitions of inappropriate student conduct and possible courses of action, which may be utilized by school officials to discipline students who behave improperly. The Board places emphasis upon the right of all students to learn in an atmosphere free from disruption byothers. For more information click here.


Codigo de Conducta

El propósito de esta política es proporcionar a estudiantes, padres, tutores, personal escolar y el público una descripción concisa completa de las expectativas de comportamiento para todos los estudiantes inscritos en las Escuelas del Condado de Orange. Este código contiene definiciones de cuales son comportamientos no adecuados así como posibles consecuencias que pueden ser llevadas a cabo por la administración escolar cuando un estudiante se comporta inadecuadamente. El Consejo hace énfasis en crear un ambiente en donde todos los estudiantes puedan aprender libres de problemas ocasionados por otros. Para más información haga clic aquí.

Driver's Education

The goal of the Orange School System (OCS) Driver Education Program is to provide a quality driver education experience to all students in a safe and timely manner. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. For more information click here.


2018 - 2019 Registration Schedule


Help Ticket

In order to streamline support requests and better serve you, we utilize a support ticket system. Every support request is assigned a unique ticket number which you can use to track the progress and responses online. For your reference we provide complete archives and history of all your support requests. A valid email address is required to submit a ticket


Parent/Student Handbook

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


Plus Lunch

Opportunity for students to HAVE CHOICE in pursuing academic enrichment and extracurricular offerings during school day. For more information click here.


Puchase a Yearbook

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