Welcome to Alternative Family Education K–12
AFE Campus

Alternative Family Education (AFE) is an independent home study school provided for kindergarten through twelfth grade students and families who prefer an individualized approach to education, combined with the support of school district resources. See the About AFE page for more information.

Resource Center Phone & Hours: (831) 429-3898 / Monday–Thursday, 10:00–3:00.

Current Announcements

We wish you a relaxing fun-filled summer (see the last page of our June newsletter for lots of family fun summer activities!) and look forward to reconnecting with you and meeting new AFE families in August. —AFE Staff

Looking Ahead to August — "Welcome" and "Welcome Back to AFE" will happen at the end of August. Our staff returns on Monday, August 25th and teachers will be contacting you to set up a meeting.

Mark Your Calendars for the following events:

Paperwork Party — Tuesday, August 26th & Wednesday, August 27th from 11:00–3:00. The Resource Center will be open for you to come in to complete re-enrollment paperwork, fill out field trips forms, update your health and emergency information, check out materials, and say hi.

Orientation For Families New to AFE — That week we will also have an orientation to welcome new families! Details to be announced.

First Day of the 2014–15 "School" Year — Wednesday, August 27th.

Welcome Back Gathering — Wednesday, September 3rd, 1:30–4:00 on the field by the big building. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm for the new year, along with finger foods snacks to share, if you wish. More details to follow in a letter that will arrive in your mailbox by mid August.

Annual Campout at Camp Loma — September 12–14, from Friday afternoon through noon on Sunday. More info will be provided in the fall, but mark your calendars. Due to insurance coverage needs, only AFE students may attend. Alumni who have a sibling still attending AFE may join us, but must be accompanied by one of their parents. Gonna be fun!!!

Class Descriptions for next year (2014–2015) have been posted on our Classes page.

BSSC has become an affiliate site for Bookshop Santa Cruz. Anything purchased through this BSSC Affiliate link will be credited toward the purchase of new books for our library.

Official Dates & Holidays for 2014–2015

August 27 — First Day of School
September  1 — Labor Day Holiday
November 11 — Veteran's Day Holiday
November 26–28 — Thanksgiving Holiday Break
December 19–January 2 — Winter Holiday Break
January 19 — Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 26 — Staff Development Day (RC Closed)
February 9 — Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
February 16 — President's Day Holiday
March 30–April 3 — Spring Break Holiday
May 25 — Memorial Day Holiday
June 11 — Last Student Day