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Alternative Education Schools

San Lorenzo Valley Community School Highlands

Read an article published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on May 21, 2012, entitled Program helps students help steelhead, themselves.

San Lorenzo Valley Community School graphic Highlands is a small community school located at Highlands Park off Highway 9 in Ben Lomond. Patience, understanding, and unwavering support for students with a variety of academic needs have made the staff of SLV Community School a key to success for Alt. Ed. students for nearly twenty years. Students from grades 7-12 receive individual attention and academic support to develop social skills, employability, multi-cultural awareness and appreciation, and environmental responsibility.

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.


Map to San Lorenzo Valley Community School


  • From the Santa Cruz County Office of Education take Highway 1 North towards Santa Cruz.
  • Take the Highway 17 exit and proceed towards Scotts Valley.
  • Take the first Scotts Valley exit (Mt. Hermon Road).
  • Proceed through Scotts Valley on Mt. Hermon Road towards Felton
  • Turn right where Mt. Hermon Road intersects with Graham Road (an alternate route to Felton).
  • At the main intersection in Felton turn right onto Highway 9, and proceed to Ben Lomond. San Lorenzo Valley Community School is located in Highlands Park just North of Ben Lomond.

Also visit the Alternative Education Programs Career Center.

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