Public Schools Guide
A directory of Santa Cruz County Public Schools including alternative programs and charter schools.
Alternative Education Programs (SCCOE)
Cesar E. Chavez School for Social Change
DeWitt Anderson School
Esperanza Middle School
Natural Bridges High School
Green Careers Center
Robert A. Hartman School
San Lorenzo Valley Community School
Santa Cruz Community School
Star Community School
Teenage Parent Program
Watsonville Community School
YES (Youth Experiencing Success)
Bonny Doon Union
Elementary School District
Bonny Doon Elementary
Happy Valley Union
Elementary School District
Happy Valley Elementary
Live Oak School District
984-1 Bostwick Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
The Live Oak School District is a dynamic, high-achieving, and economically stable district of seven school sites and 2,200 students. We have been honored with many awards, including California Distinguished School, California Reading Association, and Magna Technology Award. We believe in choices for families. We have three elementary schools, Del Mar, Green Acres, and Live Oak (all with preschools and after-school programs), Shoreline Middle School (with a Teen Center), Ocean Alternative Home School, Tierra Pacifica Charter (K-8), and Cypress Charter High.
Cypress Charter High School, 9-12
2039 Merrill Street
Del Mar Elementary School, K-5
1959 Merrill Street
Green Acres Elementary School, K-5
966 Bostwick Lane
Live Oak Elementary School, K-5
1916 Capitola Road
Ocean Alternative Education Center, K-12
984-6 Bostwick Lane
Shoreline Middle School, 6-8
855 17th Avenue
Tierra Pacifica Charter School, K-8
986 Bostwick Lane
Tierra Pacifica has developed a unique solution to the challenge that all schools face: how to create a joyful learning community that results in high academic performance and honors each child. A responsive social environment and parent participation are the heart of our school. Founded in 1998, we serve 135 students in grades K-8 in six multi-age classrooms. Tierra Pacifica is a CA public charter school sponsored by the Live Oak School District.
Mountain Elementary School District
Pacific Elementary School District
Pacific Elementary School
50 Ocean Street, Davenport
Pacific Elementary School in Davenport is a public school serving 130 students, preschool-sixth grade. Families throughout the county choose us for our traditional classrooms or our hybrid independent study program with three classroom days and two home school days per week. All students participate in our award-winning garden and lunch programs in which students grow, cook, study, and eat healthy food. We emphasize experiential learning, including FOSS science, field trips, weekly music, media literacy, and drama. We maintain a gifted and talented education (GATE) program and offer opportunities for accelerated math advancement. To express interest, visit: www.pacificesd.org/new-family-
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Alianza Charter School, K-8
115 Casserly Road
Alianza offers a Spanish-English Two Way Bilingual Immersion Program. Students read, write, and speak a second language as they grow and develop in all academic areas. During half the day, students are immersed in Spanish where all books, instruction, and conversation are in Spanish. During the second part of the day, students are completely immersed in English. Alianza is committed to preparing all students to meet or exceed state standards.
Ann Soldo Elementary
Aptos High Aptos Jr High
H.A. Hyde Elementary
E.A. Hall Middle
Linscott Charter School
Mar Vista Elementary
Mintie White Elementary
Pacific Coast Charter School, K-12
294 Green Valley Road
Pacific Coast Charter School (PCCS) is a unique K-12 personalized learning program that blends independent study with academic and enrichment classes, college preparation, community service, and workshops and tutorials, led by credentialed teachers. Pacific Coast Charter School is accepting enrollment for 2009/2010.
Pajaro Valley High
Rio Del Mar Elementary
Rolling Hills Middle
Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, K-8
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
Boulder Creek Elementary
San Lorenzo Valley Elementary Schools
San Lorenzo Valley Middle School
San Lorenzo Valley High School
San Lorenzo Valley Charter School
Santa Cruz City Unified School District
Alternative Family Education
Ark Independent Studies
Costanoa High School
Monarch Community School
Bay View School, K-5
Branciforte Middle School
DeLaveaga Elementary School
Delta High School, 9-12
Gault Elementary, K-5
Mission Hill Middle School
Santa Cruz High School
Soquel High School
Westlake Elementary School
SCCOE Charter Schools
Scotts Valley Unified School District
Brook Knoll Elementary
Scotts Valley Middle
Scotts Valley High
Vine Hill Elementary
Soquel Union Elementary School District
Main Street Elementary
New Brighton Middle
Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring is a highly individualized, one-on-one program. We can work with the school curriculum or create a customized program to fit each student. We also offer support over the summer to master material from the previous year or get ahead by preparing for the upcoming grade! We also have excellent SAT Prep and Study Skills programs for the summer to really help students who want to get ahead. We serve all ages, in all subjects, including reading, mathematics, science, foreign languages, and much more. Call to schedule your free in-home consultation.
Educational Resource Center of Santa Cruz
224C Walnut Ave.
Visit us to borrow over 2600 educational toys, games, and learning materials. We can provide you with enrichment activities for your 2 to 12 year old or an experienced teacher can help you select home tutoring materials to help you with specific learning needs. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11-4.
“Learning how to learn”
With encouragement and support, a student will see that learning can be enjoyable and rewarding. Success in school builds confidence and self-esteem, and summer is a great time to learn the skills for academic success in the fall. Contact me for a free first appointment and we can discuss how we can best support your student in “learning how to learn”.
Read America Clinic
4740-A Scotts Valley Drive
Give your child the skills and confidence for academic success. Read America Clinic provides a caring, embarrassment-free environment with individual instruction using proven, research-based programs. Offering remedial reading/writing, preparation for state testing and exit exams; beginning reading instruction and parent training; homework/study-skills assistance; literacy or foreign language enrichment. All ages/abilities.
Santa Cruz Spanish
PO Box 3082
Spanish classes for all. Get ready for Spanish in high school: Private classes and small groups to get students ready for Spanish classes in 9th grade.
Advanced students: We use effective methods to improve Spanish knowledge and greatly increase AP or IB test scores. Students learn complete manipulation of verb tenses and get plenty of opportunity to practice with Spanish conversation and pronunciation. After school classes in elementary and middle schools.
Steps To Success Educational Therapy
4145 Clares St
Steps to Success is a comprehensive educational therapy practice for children (K-12th grade) with learning differences. Using a family centered approach, we work to strengthen learning deficits, remediate academic skills and develop successful learning strategies. Services offered include developmental educational assessments, individualized educational therapy, classroom observations, parent training, consultation and tutoring.
8037 Soquel Drive
We offer a rare combination of teaching and therapeutic approaches to individuals with educational or communicative needs. We provide a full spectrum of services ranging from early childhood subjects to highest-end secondary math and science curricula. We are energetic, compassionate, and eager to meet the individual needs of our students.