The mission of OCES is for all students to be prepared to pursue a career of their choice and to become productive citizens. The school motto: "I have a curious mind, a caring heart, and the courage to never give up" encourages and empowers students to seek information and love learning, treat others with kindness and respect, and to always, always work hard. The kind of student we hope to grow is a continuous learner, an appreciator of the arts, and a giver of their personal gifts. At OCES, teachers and staff follow the motto and hold high expectations for themselves and their students. There is a commitment to provide a safe, orderly, caring and attractive environment in which students can learn and grow. The staff, parents and students are united in the commitment of educating the leaders of the future.