Educational Services

Initiative for racial equity and justice

Leading educational excellence by supporting school leadership, providing research-based professional development, and promoting partnerships.

Academic Competitions
Academic Competitions include the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair, Spelling Bee, Math Contest, Mock Trial, Student Authors’ Fair, and Language Ambassadors Student Recognition Program.

“Be a Teacher” – District Intern Program
The intern program offers Preliminary Credential preparation for an Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate. The state approved courses and individualized support successfully prepares teachers for the realities of daily classroom teaching.

Child Development Programs
Child Development Programs ensure that all children have access to quality child care.

Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum & Instruction works with educators to provide direct support and custom professional development.

Distinguished Schools

Migrant/Seasonal Head Start
Migrant/Seasonal Head Start eases the transition of farmworker families into the community and encourages a love of learning among the most vulnerable of children.

Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP)
The Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP) is a collaborative effort among the University of California, Santa Cruz, Teacher Education Program, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and approximately thirty-one school districts and five charter schools in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, North Monterey and San Benito counties.

The primary goal of this consortium is to provide a program of support and assessment in which the advancement of skills and knowledge is a continuous flow from preservice through the first years of teaching and beyond.

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Poetry Out Loud 2019

Santa Cruz County Office of Education Awarded Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant

California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

4th Graders Get a Taste of College

Carnegie Hall Link Up Music Education Program Transforms Elementary Students’ Lives

The SCCOE Takes On Poetry Out Loud: A National Recitation Competition

County Spelling Bee Selects Top Students

Young Writers Program To Open After-School Writing Center This Fall

Spirits Soar Despite Rainy Skies at Annual County Spelling Bee

Comedian Michael Pritchard Shares Messages of Compassion and Kindness

First Annual Personal Statement Workshop a Resounding Success!

Visiting Scientist Brings Research and Field Science into Santa Cruz County Classrooms

Santa Cruz County Office of Education Unveils Youth Services Directory

Fed Up—Now What?

Student Authors’ Fair 2014 (Slideshow)

21st Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition

Visits to the Symphony Inspire Love of Music

Volunteers: the Special Ingredient to Young Writers Program Success

Regional Collaborations

California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)
CREEC is the best source for Environmental Education resources in California.