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Alternative Education Schools

Natural Bridges High School/Career Training Center

Natural Bridges High School News:

October, 2012

Articles about our program:

Strawberry Blast at UCSC Introduces Youth to Food Issues
Students Help Beautify Lighthouse Field
Natural Bridges High School Students Prepare Haut Surf Shop for Mural
Article in Habitat for Humanity Summer 2013 Newletter
Two Alternative Education Programs Partner with Habitat for Humanity
Construction Technology Pilots at Ponderosa and Natural Bridges High Schools
UCSC Carbon Fund Promotes Green Projects on Campus and in the Community
Natural Bridges High School Community Service: LiMPETS
Natural Bridges High School Students Offer Environmental Instruction to Bay View First-Graders
Watch a slideshow from the 2010-2011 year at Natural Bridges High School
Impact Designs: Engineering & Sustainability through Student Service
Watch Natural Bridges High School students on ECO Company TV
Watch the slideshow of "A Good Year at Natural Bridges High School"
Natural Bridges High School celebrated the graduation of the first students in the Green Canteen Program with an awards ceremony for the 16 students who participated in a Save Our Shores program on reducing plastic pollution. Read more in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Natural Bridges student with tools Natural Bridges High School/Career Training Center is a program for students in grades 10-12 seeking employment training while earning credits toward high school graduation. The program includes training for careers in agriculture, construction, alternative energy, habitat restoration and computers; courses in local ecology, history, economics, as well as other graduation requirements; and instruction in written and spoken communication, presentation and leadership skills.

School-Wide Goals

In Alternative Education, we become more...
Literate -    Knowledgable, life-long learners.
Ethical -     Kind to ourselves, others, and the world.
Empowered -     Prepared to create our futures.

Natural Bridges High School map


  • From the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, turn right on River Street and make right turn onto Highway 1 North.
  • Follow Highway 1 North to the stop light and make a right turn onto Mission Street/Hwy 1.
  • Take Mission Street out to Swift Street and make a left turn on Swift Street.
  • Go through one stop sign and the school will be on your right.

Also visit the Alternative Education Programs Career Center.

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