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Alternative Education Schools

Star Community School

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Star Community School graphic Star Community School offers high school students an alternative learning environment, with smaller classes, individualized instruction, resource support, an organic garden, vocational training, participation in sports, music classes, and more, designed to encourage a diverse group of students to take an active interest in their ongoing education.

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 Star Academy Middle School


    From the Santa Cruz County Office of Education take Encinal to River St.
  • Turn right on River, then left onto Highway 1 South
  • Take the Morrissey Exit
  • Turn left onto Fairmount
  • Turn right onto Morrissey Blvd
  • Turn left on Soquel Ave.
  • Turn right onto Frederick St and proceed to the Star Academy Middle School which is located at the Star of the Sea Church.

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.