For Parents

Parents, we know that your child's educational success depends upon your interest and involvement and we congratulate you for taking the time to look at the resources that we have available to you. On these pages we have highlighted information to help parents better empower a special needs child, locate affordable childcare, explore college and career options or talk to children about peer pressure, bullying and other negative influences.

Students, welcome to the Imperial County Office of Education! Thanks for taking the time to explore the resources and activities available to you through our offices. On this page you will find some highlighted information about college and career readiness as well as Academic Events which hosts county-wide activities and competitions such as mock trial, academic decathlon, and more. Follow the links to learn dates for upcoming events, download applications & more.

Special Education

Follow these links to access resources especially for families with special needs members.

Higher Education and Adult Learning

The office of Higher Education and Adult Learning offers a variety of activities and information on how to prepare for post-secondary options including academic preparation, exploring college and career options, applying to college, financial aid and scholarships. Additionally, learn about options for adults who are interested in returning to school to obtain their high school diploma or courses in English language development.

Student Well-Being Department

The Student Well-Being Department offers a variety of programs concerned with the comprehensive health of students and their families. These concerns include physical, emotional and social barriers to healthy living.

Early Care & Education Programs

Child Development Services is now Early Care & Education Programs. You can contact them for the programs below and information on getting subsidized childcare:

ProgramPhone NumberFax Number
Alternative Payment Program(760) 312-6522(760) 312-6577
State Preschool Programs(760) 312-6466(760) 312-6198
Head Start Programs(760)312-6148(760)312-6198
Resource and Referral Program(760) 312-6603(760) 312-6198
Imperial County Early Care & Education Planning Council (760) 312-6604(760) 312-6577
Early Care & Education Programs(760) 312-6431(760) 312-6577

Getting Subsidized Childcare

Follow these links for information on getting subsidized childcare

Benefits for Students

  • Higher Education Weeks – September and May
  • College Application Workshops
  • Personal Statement Workshops
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • SAT and ACT Preparation
  • Parent Conferences
  • Student Conferences

Academic Student Events

Academic Student Events is a section of the Student Services division. Our office works in partnership with county school districts, both public and private, as well as many community organizations to provide a variety of educational opportunities for teachers and students in competitive, non-competitive, and cooperative situations.

Click on individual events listed below to view a brief description and download forms. The fees quoted for these events are subject to change: