Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League 103 Waugh Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95065 The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League was founded in 1976 and is comprised of eight schools. The current league members…More are Aptos High School, Soquel High School, Santa Cruz High School, Harbor High School, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Scotts Valley High School, Mt. Madonna and St. Francis Central Coast Catholic of Watsonville.
Harbor High is one of two public high schools in Santa Cruz. The school is on Santa Cruz's eastside and is…More easily accessible from Soquel Avenue. Its mascot is the Pirate. Harbor High boasts top-rate dance and soccer teams. The school's surfing team is quickly getting noticed, as well.</p>
<p>"Our students form a diverse and talented community and the school is a center for the central part of Santa Cruz," Harbor High's principal, Dick Davis, says in his letter to the community on the school's website.</p>
Established in 1895 Santa Cruz High was the first high school in the city. It is know for its diverse and friendly…More student population. The school offers a demanding curriculum that includes a full range of honors and Advanced Placement classes. The athletics program is also strong, and Santa Cruz High is the reigning winner of the The Shell, the annual football game against cross-town rival, Harbor High School.</p>
<p>The school offers a range of programs to meet the individual needs of all students. Resource specialists offer special education programs and classes for those with learning disabilities. A teen parent program helps with the needs of pregnant students and those with young children, including child care and parenting classes.</p>
Westlake Elementary School 1000 High St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Westlake is the elementary school that serves families on Santa Cruz's upper west side. The school is on High Street,…More close to the University of California, Santa Cruz main entrance. The school is decorated with multiple brightly-colored student-painted murals. A separate play area is designed for the younger children, while a large playground offers standard jungle-gym fare for older kids. Students have the opportunity to tend to a campus garden, learning with hands-on experience.
Holy Cross School 150 Emmett St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Holy Cross School is part of the Holy Cross Parish. The school was founded in 1862, originally as an orphanage. Its…More mission changed gradually, and it began to serve the needy children of Santa Cruz as well as become a girls school for Santa Cruz's Catholic families. The high school portion of the school was discontinued in the 1970s, and today the school serves children in preschool through eighth grade. The school focuses heavily on community involvement and international service, and it organizes several projects for students to participate in, including raising funds to build schools in Afghanistan and growing food to donate to local soup kitchens.
The Santa Cruz Learning Center serves children ages 5 and up. It specializes in helping dyslexia, learning-different,…More gifted and<br /> talented and Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD) individuals.</p>
<p>Multi-sensory instruction, tailored to each person and support with<br /> school subjects and homework is provided. Extra help and teaching from a different perspective is the center's goal. High school entrance prepraredness is also available.</p>
TAPP Program 415 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95060 The TAPP Program is run through several individual Santa Cruz County schools including Santa Cruz High. The program is…More aimed at helping pregnant teenagers and young mothers graduate from high school. Students who are involved in the program receive additional support in achieving their educational and personal goals. The TAPP program partners with the Walnut Avenue Women's Center to provide an array of family services. All of the services are free.
Live Oak School District 984 Bostwick Ln, Santa Cruz, CA95062 The Live Oak School District serves students in unincorporated Santa Cruz. The district includes Live Oak, Green Acres…More and Del Mar elementary schools; Shoreline Middle School; Cypress, a charter high school; Ocean Alternative, a home school; and Tierra Pacific, a charter school for students in kindergarden though eighth grade.
Johnny Crow's Garden 548 Highland Ave, Santa Cruz, CA95060 Johnny Crow's Garden is located on one of the highest points in Santa Cruz — literally a crow's nest. The…More home-turned-business is up a long winding road off of High St. Lovely gardens with delicate statues and intricate artwork decorate the garden of the house.
VHM Christian School 427 Capitola Rd Ext, Santa Cruz, CA95062 VHM Christian School is a kindergarten through eighth-grade private Seventh Day Adventist-based education in Santa Cruz.…More The school "has high moral and spiritual standards, which are intended to guide the student in his or her ability to distinguish right from wrong." The school also runs a separate preschool called Discovery Land.
MCP Middle and High School 117 Fern St, Santa Cruz, CA95060 MCP Middle and High School is a private school that offers specialized education programs for students who are gifted…More and for students with learning disabilities. Admissions information is available on the website.
Cypress Charter High School 1959 Merrill St, Santa Cruz, CA95062 This accredited school is open to all high school-aged students in California. It offers a personalized teaching…More curriculum with small class sizes. Parents are required to volunteer and become involved in their children's activities.