Resources For Families


Find out more about our academic programs and priority initiatives, and dive into reports, resources and updates aimed at helping you to be your child’s best advocate.

Equity Initiatives

Working To Make Santa Cruz County A Model Of Safety & Inclusiveness For LGBTQ Students

Guiding schools and school districts in ways to make all schools safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ students and their families.

Initiative for Racial Equity &Justice

Online Resources & An Ongoing Community

Providing a dynamic hub for educators engaging in courageous conversations about race and equity with each other and their students.

Sueños Program

South County Program To Support Teens and Young Adults in the Workplace

Sueños helps teenagers and young adults (ages 16 to 24) develop workplace skills that will prepare them to enter and thrive in an increasingly competitive labor market.

COE Programs & Initiatives

Superintendent Initiatives

Priority Initatives

By giving extra attention to programs that promote the welfare and safety of our students, we believe we can make an even greater impact.

Superintendent Updates

Messages From District Leaders

Superintendents from across Santa Cruz County work together to produce clear and consistent messages to keep their communities informed.

childcare resources

Child Development Resource Center (CDRC)

The CDRC connects families with licensed child care centers and licensed family child care homes to meet family’s needs.

Annual Reports

Comprehensive Reports from the COE

Download a PDF or request a printed copy of our latest or past annual reports.

Student Programs

Alternative Education Programs​

For Adolescents Who Have Had Limited Success In Traditional School Settings​

Students can receive a high school diploma or prepare for the California High School Proficiency and/or General Education Development (GED) examinations.

Special Education

Programs For Students With Disabilities

A broad continuum of classes and services available to meet the needs of our students.

North Santa Cruz County SELPA

Information About Special Education for Students with Disabilities.

A consortium to provide for all special education service needs of children residing within North Santa Cruz County.

Health & Wellness

Programs & Initiatives For Health

Partnering with other organizations to  increase the health & wellness of all students in the county. 

Career Technical Education Partnerships

Occupational Training In 40 Subjects Within Six Broad Career Pathways

CTEP provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career and technical skills and to prepare for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace.

College & Career Collaborative

Increasing Postsecondary Access & Attainment For Students In Santa Cruz County

A partnership of educators, administrators, and counselors including ten K-12 school districts, three colleges, and the County Office of Education.

Student Support Services

Quality Programs For The Students Of Santa Cruz County

Programs, services and trainings that promote school safety, youth employment/development, supportive services and community partnerships.

Academic Competitions

Academic Enrichment Programs & Student Competitions In Santa Cruz County

Competitions & programs for students including spelling bee, math contest, mock trial, science & engineering fair and more.

K-12 Computer Science Initiative

Explore Computer Science

Providing students and educators the tools, exposure, and opportunity to discover the enjoyment and benefits of computer science.


For 5th & 6th Grade Students

Students focus on investigating the rich coastal redwood forest ecosystem that surrounds our coastal community.

Supporting Educators

School Climate, Safety & Emergency Resources

A Focus On Student Safety

Making schools safer by developing resources and forming partnerships with first responders through the Safe Schools Consortia.

Educational Technology & Innovation

Distance Learning Resources

A collection of resources and ongoing professional development opportunities to support students, families and educators working remotely.

Educational Data

Compiling, Analyzing and Disseminating Data

Information from the COE and the California Department of Education.