Leading educational excellence by supporting school leadership, providing research-based professional development, and promoting partnerships.
Academic Competitions include the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair, Spelling Bee, Math Contest, Mock Trial, Student Authors’ Fair, and Language Ambassadors Student Recognition Program.
“Be a Teacher” – District Intern Program
The intern program offers Preliminary Credential preparation for an Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate. The state approved courses and individualized support successfully prepares teachers for the realities of daily classroom teaching.
Child Development Programs
Child Development Programs ensure that all children have access to quality child care.
Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum & Instruction works with educators to provide direct support and custom professional development.
Migrant/Seasonal Head Start
Migrant/Seasonal Head Start eases the transition of farmworker families into the community and encourages a love of learning among the most vulnerable of children.
Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP)
The Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project (SC/SVNTP) is a collaborative effort among the University of California, Santa Cruz, Teacher Education Program, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and approximately thirty-one school districts and five charter schools in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, North Monterey and San Benito counties.
The primary goal of this consortium is to provide a program of support and assessment in which the advancement of skills and knowledge is a continuous flow from preservice through the first years of teaching and beyond.
Young Writers Program
The Young Writers Program supports students in grades 4-12 and their teachers in building students’ writing skills and confidence. Projects include the In-Classroom, Personal Statement Workshop, Chamber of Heart & Mystery and Word Lab at MAH, and Hablamos Juntos.
Student Authors’ Fair 2014 (Slideshow)
California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC)
CREEC is the best source for Environmental Education resources in California.