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Tragic Loss of A Student

Dear Parent or Guardian, It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of a devastating loss to our community. We have learned …

Students Participate in a Climate Activism Workshop

One of our Alternative Education schools, Star School, partnered with Made Fresh Crew/Seawalls and the City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Board for a three-day …

Halloween 2022

October Festivities at the COE!

The Special Education Department had wonderful Halloween celebrations in all of our programs! We are hoping that next year our Post-Seniors can return to the …

National Coming Out Day at Cypress High School

Cypress High School hosted their annual National Coming Out Day event on October 18. Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQ+ awareness day, to support …

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Career Advancement Charter Update – October 2022

The Career Advancement Charter (CAC) is an Independent Study program for adult learners to earn their high school diploma while gaining academic and technical skills …

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Alternative Education Update – October 2022

Our school sites have started to partner with Safe RX to provide engaging and relevant information regarding the opioid crisis. This month we have teachers, …

CTE Student Spotlight: Eric Hernandez

Eric is very close to our hearts at the COE. He attended high school at La Manzana through the Santa Cruz COE Alternative Education. His …

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. …