Arts Advocacy Video : “Why The Arts?”
Believing in the importance of arts education, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education has created a video featuring student voices expressing their thoughts on the value of studying the arts.
Common Core Standards and the Arts
David Coleman, primary author of the Common Core Standards, is very clear about how the arts help students access the Common Core requirements in English Language Arts and Math.
Ponderosa Boat Works Sails Through Summer School
Thanks to a generous offer made by the University of California Santa Cruz, eight students from the Ponderosa Boat Works haven’t missed a beat to quarters, a jibe, a tack, a tide, or a westerly wind.
Santa Cruz County Office of Education Takes A Trip to a Transitional Kinder Classroom
On many days throughout the year, you can find students getting into vans for field trips to a variety of exciting destinations.
Two Alternative Education Programs Partner with Habitat for Humanity
Natural Bridges High School and Ponderosa High School, which both have Green Careers Training Programs, have begun a partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
New Child Care Services Available for North County Migrant Workers
Our mission at Central California Migrant/Seasonal Head Start is to ease the transition of farm worker families into our community and to encourage the love of learning among the most vulnerable of our children.