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Alternative Education Schools

Escuela Quetzal

Quetzal bird

Es cu ela Quetzal is a school counseling program designed for youth who are willing to actively particiapte in counseling services to learn how to make empowered decisions toward positive personal growth. The program is made possible through collaboration between Youth Services and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Each day students attend core academic classes and receive group and individual counseling. Family and community involvement are also important components of the program. Along with academics, students are offered courses in art, music,vocational education, sports, an organic garden, and computer training.

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.

Quetzal map


    From the County Office of Education:
  • Turn right on River Street
  • Turn left onto Highway 1 South
  • Exit at Hwy 152/Main St.
  • Turn right on Main St.
  • Turn left on E. Beach St.
  • Turn left on Lincoln St.
  • Turn left on East Lake
  • Quetzal is at 241 East Lake

Also visit the Alternative Education Programs Career Center.

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Santa Cruz County Office of Education  |  400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060  |  831.466.5600  |  Fax: 831.466.5607
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides quality educational programs and services to a diverse community.