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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
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Contact Information
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 Persons: Varies Depending on Location
Public Transportation: Varies
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: Government
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: John Rice
Senior Director
Subject Headings
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 agency was last updated on April 23, 2020.