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Alternative Education Update – September 2022

Alternative Education is off to a great start. Our enrollment has increased significantly compared to this time last year. Our  Mission for the year is …

CAC Opens Another Site at the Watsonville Probation Success Center!

The Santa Cruz County Probation Department had their grand opening of their new Probation Success Center in Watsonville. The Center will provide support and resources …

Inauguration of the Plaza Comunitaria Program

In partnership with the Watsonville Public Library and Consulado de Mexico en San Jose, the Santa Cruz COE developed the Plaza Comunitaria program. This program …

Veronica Ramirez: 40 Years of Dedication to Student Success

When Veronica was a young adult she had two passions for her career: She wanted to work with at-promise youth and youth impacted by the …

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Alternative Education Update – July 2022

Our schools are excited to welcome students and families for a new school year full of wonderful opportunities! The first student day is August 11th. …

Alternative Education Update – June 2022

Alternative Education graduated over 300 students in the month of May. Between Alternative Education and the Career Advancement Charter, we hosted 15 ceremonies. Thank you …

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A Study of Artists at DeWitt

In 2019, the Santa Cruz COE received a Student Support and Enrichment Grant from the California Department of Education

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Sequoia Schools Teacher Spotlight: Michele Delibert

Michele Delibert, a math teacher at Sequoia High School in Watsonville, takes the phrase “goes above and beyond” to the next level.

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Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden

Students at Lighthouse High School are enjoying their new beautiful garden thanks to Senior Joe Briskey and his Eagle Scout project.

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Safe Havens for Optimal Learning: Professional Development in Alternative Education

The Alternative Education Department of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education finished a yearlong training initiative in Trauma Informed Care.

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2015 Alternative Education Program Graduation

The Alternative Education Program of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education held two mid-year graduation ceremonies on January 19th.

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Art and Fashion at the Lighthouse School

The Lighthouse School is a program that the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Special Education Department has been proud to administer for the past 3 years.

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