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College and Career Week, October 23-27, 2023

The countywide week dedicated to college and career awareness and exploration Students Can Earn College Credit While in High School! Cabrillo dual enrollment resources are available for counselors, students, and parents. The Dual Enrollment DE eForm must …

Legislation Supporting Youth

Dear community member, In recent days Gov. Newsom signed into law a number of bills that take important strides to support our schools and protect the rights and safety of students across California. This is a significant raft of legislation that increase…

Robotics Club Hosts Open Houses

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education, in partnership with the X Academy, is thrilled to announce the launch of the new Santa Cruz COE X Academy Robotics Club. With chapters in Santa Cruz and Watsonville, the club is available at no cost to all high s…

An Inclusive School Community

Dear community member, Education isn’t just about textbooks and grades – it’s about fostering understanding, compassion, and ensuring every student feels included, valued, and safe. While we’ve made strides, there’s more to be done to cr…

Navigating the Future: CALS Department’s Commitment to Student Success & Career Development

As our department continues to grow in both the high school and adult career technical education areas, our team remains focused on our mission that CALS provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career, and technical skills and to prepa…

Exciting Poetry Opportunities for Students in Santa Cruz County!

We have two amazing poetry opportunities for students this year. We have POETRY OUT LOUD, where students participate in a classroom, school, or poetry club to memorize and recite a poem from an anthology of poetry. The Poetry Out Loud event will be held o…

SIT and FosterEd Programs Outreaching to Students & Families

This month, the Students in Transition Program and the FosterEd program hit the ground running with outreach and training opportunities. Staff educated parents and educators about these student populations, as well as shared educational rights and best pr…

Santa Cruz COE’s Commitment to Youth Mental Health First Aid

Santa Cruz COE is supporting Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) as one branch of our larger Behavioral Health and Mental Health Initiatives. With one trainer based at the COE, we were able to train 77 school staff between March 2023 and August 2023. Ou…

Students Return to Campus

Cypress High School Cypress High School is working hard this year to support its current students and families as well as spend some valuable planning time looking into recruitment for next year! School Leadership Club celebrated “Club Sign-Ups Day&…

Social Emotional Learning Across the County

Professional Development at the Districts Suzanne Denham and Shannon McQuaide facilitated a 4-hour professional development around “Creating Cultures of Belonging” on September 1 at San Lorenzo Valley High School and Middle School. Mountain Elementary is …
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