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.
• Wednesday, August 26th was the official first day of the school year. Check the School Calendar for upcoming events & classes.
• Classes — See the Classes page for a schedule and descriptions of this year's classes, theater and sports offerings.
• AFE Volleyball — We will begin this season with our regular schedule on Monday 8/31 from 1:00–3:00, and Wednesday 9/2 from 10:00–12:00, on the Main Beach near the center courts.
• A new AFE website is coming soon — The AFE website is slated to be moved into a SharpSchools site very soon. It should have more up-to-date features, be mobile friendly, etc.
• 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 26 — First Day of School
September 7 — Labor Day Holiday
November 11 — Veteran's Day Holiday
November 25–27 — Thanksgiving Holiday Break
December 18–January 1 — Winter Holiday Break
January 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 25 — Staff Development Day (RC Closed)
February 8 — Lincoln's Birthday Holiday
February 15 — President's Day Holiday
April 4–8 — Spring Break Holiday
May 30 — Memorial Day Holiday
June 9 — Last Student Day