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. AFE is part of the Santa Cruz City Schools district.
Resource Center Phone & Hours: (831) 429-3898 / Monday–Thursday, 10:00–3:00.
• Fall—Important Dates. Get these important dates on your calendars!
- Aug 22—Teachers return and will be calling you to set up appointments.
- Aug 23—10:00–12:30, Paperwork Party to fill out re-enrollment packets and field trip forms in Rm 2.
- Aug 24—First day of the 2016-17 year—Start keeping records.
- Aug 24—12:00–4:00, Paperwork Party (see above)
Meeting for New Families—New Families will be informed about the time and location of this get together.
Aug 31—Welcome Back Gathering, 2–4 pm Please join us for our all-school gathering to reconnect, welcome new families, and hear about the upcoming year! If you have a course, workshop, apprenticeship, study group, or an event of any kind, please come prepared to set up information and sign-up sheets at one of the tables.
• AFE Families: Please subscribe to AFE's Newsletter mailing list — Sign up to receive our newsletter via email by filling out the form on our Newsletter page.
• Student Resource Directory — For the first time, Santa Cruz County youth and parents looking for support have a user-friendly online directory of local resources such as nutrition, mentoring and health.
• 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.
August 24 — First Day of School
September 5 — Labor Day Holiday
November 11 — Veteran's Day Holiday
November 23–25 — Thanksgiving Holiday Break
December 23–January 6 — Winter Holiday Break
January 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 23 — Staff Development Day (RC Closed)
February 13 — Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
February 20 — President's Day Holiday
April 3–7 — Spring Break Holiday
May 29 — Memorial Day Holiday
June 8 — Last Student Day