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Alternative Education Schools

YES (Youth Experiencing Success)

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The YES School is a program that serves adolescents who are dedicated to sobriety and recovery. Students learn to value themselves and others while completing their high school education. The program is a collaborative effort between the County Office of Education and Youth Services. The foundation of the program is self-empowerment accompanied by peer support.

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.

Y.E.S. map


  • From the County Office of Education, take Highway 1 North towards Santa Cruz.
  • At the Highway 1 and 17 interchange, stay on Highway 1 and proceed towards the Half Moon Bay/Highway 1 North exit.
  • Proceed on Highway 1 across the San Lorenzo River and through the River Street/ Highway 9 intersection to Mission Street.
  • Turn right on Mission Street and continue past the King Street intersection to the school.

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.