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Alternative Education Programs Santa Cruz County Office of Education

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General Agency Information
Name:Alternative Education Programs Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Address:400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-466-5728
Description:Our programs are student-centered and adapt to meet individual needs. Staff works collaboratively to facilitate learning and change. Dedicated teachers assist students to achieve social, interpersonal and academic success. Low student-to-teacher ratios are provided in a variety of K-12 educational environments. Fourteen Alternative Education campuses provide individual, small group and community based instruction.
Mission:The mission of the Santa Cruz County Office Alternative Education Program is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that empowers students to achieve academic, social, and vocational excellence.
Programs:Alternative Education Programs:
Academic Achievement
Social Skills Development
Vocational Preparation

Alternative Education School Sites:
DeWitt Anderson School
Escuela Quetzal
Esperanza Middle School
Freedom Community School
Hartman School
Highlands: San Lorenzo Valley Community High School
Louden Nelson Community School
Natural Bridges High School/Career Training Center
Ponderosa High School and Career Training Center
Santa Cruz Community School/Phoenix Academy School
Santa Cruz Teen Center
SOS Program (Second Opportunity Students)
Star Academy Middle School
Star Community High School
Success Academy School
Teenage Parent Program (T.A.P.)
Wagner Cottage
Watsonville Community School
Y.E.S. (Youth Experiencing Success)
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Varies Depending on Location
Public Transportation:Varies
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Government

John  Rice
Senior Director

Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Child Agencies:Watsonville Community School TAP Program
Subject Headings
 Alternative Education
Alternative Schools
GED Instruction
High School Students
High School Vocational Education Courses
High Schools
Independent Study
Juvenile Offenders
Regional Occupational Programs
Returning Students
School to Work Programs
Teen Parent/Pregnant Teen Education Programs
Teen Parenting Education
Teenage Parents
Young Adults
Youth Development
Youth/Student Support Groups
This record last modified December 20, 2015

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