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Cabrillo Hosts Thousands of Fourth-Graders

Cabrillo Hosts Thousands of Fourth-Graders

Nearly 3,000 fourth-grade students from around Santa Cruz County came to Cabrillo College’s Aptos campus Friday to get their first taste of college life and, organizers hope, show them that post-secondary education is within their reach. Now in its seventh year, the Samper Fourth Grade Experience includes time in the classroom, in addition to studentRead more about Cabrillo Hosts Thousands of Fourth-Graders[…]

Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation

Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation

In California’s Santa Cruz County, juvenile justice leaders found that young people on probation were not earning high school credits or graduating at the same rates as their general population peers. To learn more about the issue and how to address it, probation officials turned to the Plan-Do-Study-Act method — a keystone of the AnnieRead more about Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation[…]

Students Don Science Hats for Science and Engineering Fair

Students Don Science Hats for Science and Engineering Fair

Approximately 400 students from kindergarten to 12th grade competed Saturday in the 31st annual Science & Engineering Fair organized by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Ten science fair finalists from each participating school in the county set up their tri-fold cardboard displays, complete with illustrations, props and demonstrations, in a space provided byRead more about Students Don Science Hats for Science and Engineering Fair[…]

Watsonville High School Auto Shop Building Named in Honor of CTEP Teacher Bill Sunderland

Watsonville High School Auto Shop Building Named in Honor of CTEP Teacher Bill Sunderland

Bill Sunderland retired after 47 years teaching automotive classes at WHS. He immediately began mentoring the new teacher and teaches students in the drivers training program. Bill studied Gen ED at Humbolt State, received his AA in Auto Tech at Santa Rosa Junior College and his BA in Industrial Arts at Chico State. Former studentsRead more about Watsonville High School Auto Shop Building Named in Honor of CTEP Teacher Bill Sunderland[…]

Pacific Elementary School FoodLab – Award Winning School Lunch Program

Pacific Elementary School FoodLab – Award Winning School Lunch Program

Pacific Elementary School Principal, Eric Gross, recently shared with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) Program’s coordinator, Dr. Steven T. Hoy, the scope and sequence of their award winning FoodLab program for his students. Upon further review of their website, it revealed the excellent job the school’s programRead more about Pacific Elementary School FoodLab – Award Winning School Lunch Program[…]

Poetry Out Loud 2019

Poetry Out Loud 2019

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has a strong partnership with the Arts Council Santa Cruz to bring the national Poetry Out Loud competition to our county. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation competition created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, both organizations based in Washington D.C. Since 2005,Read more about Poetry Out Loud 2019[…]

UCSC Abuzz with County’s Top Spellers

UCSC Abuzz with County’s Top Spellers

UCSC Classroom Units thrummed with excitement on Saturday, January 26 as over eighty of the county’s best spellers gathered once again under the redwood trees for the annual Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee.  The students, divided into an Elementary Division, for grades 4-6 and Junior Division for grades 7-9, represented public and private schools fromRead more about UCSC Abuzz with County’s Top Spellers[…]

Bay Photo High School Student Internship Opportunities

Bay Photo High School Student Internship Opportunities

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) Program announces the newly established Bay Photo high school student internship program. These paid internship positions have presented our community’s youth the connection to receive work-based learning (WBL) opportunities in a globally recognized organization such as Bay Photo. Linda Roberts, Director ofRead more about Bay Photo High School Student Internship Opportunities[…]

Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden

Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden

Students at Lighthouse High School are enjoying their new beautiful garden thanks to Senior Joe Briskey and his Eagle Scout project. Joe transferred to Lighthouse at the beginning of the school year to experience a more flexible high school program. Lighthouse is considered a hybrid program that combines classroom activities and independent studies and isRead more about Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden[…]

California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) released the California School Dashboard on December 6th. Review the press release from State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Dashboard provides school communities with a comprehensive view of how their schools are performing and serving students across a variety of measures. The DashboardRead more about California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard[…]