Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

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Articles About ROP

Learning Mechanics and Academics
A Driven Life
ROP Success Stories – Part II
Santa Cruz ROP Biology Students Investigate Fish Fraud
ROP Success Stories
Job Centered Learning: a documentary by Bob Gliner
Soquel High School 2nd Annual Career Expo was a Success!
Scotts Valley ROP Students Win Chance to Record in Traveling ‘Lennon Bus’
Construction Crunch: Workforce Shortage Weighs on Industry and Homeowners
Santa Cruz Alternative High School Students Build Pies from Earth Up
ROP Medical Technology and Health Careers Students Share with the Community
An Educational Journey by Debbie Reynon
The Immigration Project: We Are Pajaro Valley
ROP Wows CAP Students with Real-Life Career Activities
What It Means To Be “World Ready”
ROP Students Gain Real Life Experience at Graniterock Quarry in Aromas
ROP Students Assist in Porter Memorial Public Library Improvements
Santa Cruz ROP Biotechnology Course Charting New, ‘Real World’ Course
ROP Floral Design Program Students Visit Residents of La Posada
Students from Soquel High School ROP Participate in 2015 Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge
Harbor High ROP Expo Brings Tailored Career Advice To Students
ROP Bicycle Technology Students Benefit from Ongoing Partnership with The Bicycle Trip

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ROP logoThe Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) for Santa Cruz County. Our mission statement is The Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career and technical skills and to prepare for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace. ROP is a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited program. This year we will serve over 3,400 students in 135 classes in 44 different subjects at 23 different sites. As a department of the County Office of Education, ROP provides tuition free programming to all interested high school students 15 years of age and older.

The ROP staff is made up of 4 Support Staff, 8 Counselors, 68 Teachers and 2 Administrators. In addition to excellent Career and Technical Education programming, we offer a Work Based Learning program for our students and a Designated Subjects Credential program for our teachers.

ROP is committed to providing unique opportunities for students to become college and career ready. One of the ways we do this is to offer 17 UC a-g courses in all of the high school districts in Santa Cruz County. These courses will help students complete the minimum requirements to be admitted to a California State University or a University of California. Another way ROP helps students prepare for post-secondary opportunities is that we offer 14 courses that are articulated with local community colleges. Students in these courses can earn college credit while they are in high school. Some of our courses also offer an industry recognized certificate upon completion which will help in making a student instantly employable.

ROP also offers fee based programs for adults. We offer very successful Dental Assisting and Medical Assisting programs. 60-70% of the students in these programs are employed at the time of graduation. Other adult programs include ServSafe, Smog Certification and we have provided scholarships for qualified students in our Cosmetology program.

ROP is dedicated to providing a learning environment where students become college and career ready.

Find out more by visiting ROP’s web site.