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A directory of Santa Cruz County Public Schools including alternative programs and charter schools.


Santa Cruz County Public Schools

Alternative Education Programs (SCCOE)

Cesar E. Chavez School for Social Change

DeWitt Anderson School 

Escuela Quetzal

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

Success Academy

Teenage Parent Program

Wagner Cottage

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 School 


Live Oak School District, Pre-K – 12

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
Santa Cruz

Del Mar Elementary School, K-5
1959 Merrill Street
Santa Cruz

Green Acres Elementary School, K-5
966 Bostwick Lane
Santa Cruz

Live Oak Elementary School, K-5
1916 Capitola Road
Santa Cruz

Ocean Alternative Education Center, K-12
984-6 Bostwick Lane
Santa Cruz

Shoreline Middle School, 6-8
855 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz

Tierra Pacifica Charter School, K-8
986  Bostwick Lane
Santa Cruz
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

Mountain Elementary School, K-6

Pacific Elementary School District

Pacific Elementary School

P.O. Box H
831. 425.7002
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Pacific Elementary School in Davenport offers a Preschool, an Alternative Independent Study Program and Kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms.  Our mission is to prepare children for life through experiential learning. Well-rounded instruction is complemented by a variety of programs, including music, Life Lab, as well as visual, performing, and culinary arts.

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.

Amesti Elementary 

Ann Soldo Elementary 

Aptos High  Aptos Jr High 

Bradley Elementary 

Calabasas Elementary 

Freedom Elementary 

H.A. Hyde Elementary 

Hall Elementary 

E.A. Hall Middle 

Lakeview Middle 

Landmark Elementary

Linscott Charter School 

MacQuiddy Elementary 

Mar Vista Elementary 

Mintie White Elementary 

New School 

Ohlone 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 Middle

Pajaro Valley High

Radcliff Elementary

Renaissance High 

Rio Del Mar Elementary 

Rolling Hills Middle 

Starlight Elementary 

Valencia Elementary 

Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, K-8 

Watsonville High 


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 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

Harbor High 

Mission Hill Middle School 

Santa Cruz High School 

Soquel High School 

Westlake Elementary School 


SCCOE Charter School

Pacific Collegiate 


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 

Soquel Elementary

Support Services

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.
Santa Cruz
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.

Lucy Ruggles
Interactive Tutoring

“Learning how to learn”
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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
Scotts Valley
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
Santa Cruz
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.

Teach By-The-Beach

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.
For more information about Santa Cruz County Schools please go to www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/.


For more information about Santa Cruz County Schools please go to www.santacruz.k12.ca.us/

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 01:08
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