Orchard Hills™ residents will have the opportunity to attend award-winning schools* within either the acclaimed Irvine or Tustin Unified School Districts, from kindergarten through the milestone of high school graduation. Quality education is the cornerstone of any community, and these remarkable schools provide students with access to signature academic programs, the experience of a challenging curriculum and exceptional teachers whose highest priority is student achievement.
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Hicks Canyon Elementary School

Hicks Canyon Elementary School offers students the opportunity to participate in GATE, an instructional program specifically designed to meet the unique and diverse educational needs of gifted and talented students. Among other things, Hicks Canyon Elementary School boasts a popular Wednesday after-school program where children can enroll in a range of special and diverse activities from chess to fashion design. Music enthusiasts can participate in the school chorus and an after-school music program is available to fourth graders.

Serves residents of the Groves at Orchard Hills, Terrazza and portions of Strada.

•  California Distinguished School

 

3817 Viewpark Avenue
Irvine, CA 92602
Office: (949) 724-6827
Deena Vela, Principal
www.tustin.k12.ca.us/hicks

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Orchard Hills School

Orchard Hills Middle School has become one of Orange County’s most sought-after schools for students 5th through 8th grade. From state-of-the-art facilities to dedicated teachers and administrators who strive to achieve the pinnacle of academic excellence, Orchard Hills School has quickly earned a reputation for the highest levels of learning and individual student growth both intellectually and socially. An emphasis on reading and critical thinking is an integral part of the curriculum and all Orchard Hills students participate in the Accelerated Reader program to improve their reading fluency and comprehension; each student is also provided an iPad as part of the technology bond measure. 

Serves residents of the Groves at Orchard Hills, Terrazza and portions of Strada.

District planning calls for expanding the school to serve kindergarten through eighth grades; until the expansion, Orchard Hills students in kindergarten through fourth grade will attend Hicks Canyon Elementary School.

•  2015 Gold Ribbon School
•  California Distinguished School

 

11555 Culver Drive
Irvine, CA 92602
Office: (949) 724-6827
Cindy Agopian, Principal
www.tustin.k12.ca.us/orchardhills

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Beckman High School

One of the most elite high schools in the county, Beckman High School has achieved this impressive distinction by empowering students with the academic, technological and social skills necessary for post secondary success through rigorous study and achievement inside and outside the classroom. Teachers encourage students to participate in academics, athletics, activities and the arts to enrich their high school experience and to nurture a passion for the subjects and activities they love. A challenging curriculum is at the core of the school’s success and Beckman High students have the opportunity to enroll in college-level classes at Irvine Valley College through the Early College Program.  Athletes have the opportunity to participate in an acclaimed sports program that has seen the Patriots set county sports records, qualify for Olympic trials, win league and CIF championships, as well as prestigious state titles. Aspiring musicians and thespians also have the opportunity to express their unique talents.

Serves residents of the Groves at Orchard Hills, Terrazza and portions of Strada.

•  2015 Gold Ribbon School
•  California Distinguished School

Orange County high schools grabbed high rankings this year in the Washington Post’s list of 2,300 high schools it deems “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”  On a list of only California public and private high schools, 12 Orange County schools cracked the top 100. Arnold O. Beckman High School in Irvine took No. 60 on this list. To view the full story, click here.

 

3588 Bryan Avenue
Irvine, CA 92602
Office: (714) 734-2900
Dr. Donnie Rafter, Principal
www.tustin.k12.ca.us/beckmanhs

*Orchard Hills homeowners are encouraged to personally contact their designated school district offices for specific information regarding school attendance boundaries. To contact the Irvine Unified School District, call 949-936-5000 or visit IUSD; for the Tustin Unified School District, call 714-730-7301 or visit TUSD. **Academic Performance Index (API) is a numeric index or scale that ranges from a low of 200 to a high of 1000. Score listed pulled from the State of California Board of Education’s 2013 Growth Academic Performance Index Report. ***Northwood High School serves residents of Corte Bella, Entrata, Vista Scena and portions of Strada.
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