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.
• AFE T-Shirts! — Now on sale in the Resource Center for $15. All proceeds go toward AFE fundraising!
• AFE Picture Days — Tuesday, November 4th, 12:30–1:30 pm, Monarch School Garden. Middle school students.
• AFE Site Council — Our Site Council meets monthly as a liaison between parents and staff to inform and guide decision making, promote family and student needs, and organize family efforts in support of AFE. Our next meeting is on November 4th. All students and family members are welcome!
• AFE Picture Days — Thursday, November 6th, 11:00–2:30 pm, AFE lawn area. K–2 will start around 11am, High school starting at 12:00–1:30 pm or until finished, 3rd, 4th & 5th graders come at 1:30.
• The AFE Parent Club and WEST Performing Arts present a fundraiser screening of Class Dismissed: A Film About Learning Outside the Classroom. Thursday, November 20 at 7pm at the Broadway Playhouse (in the Santa Cruz Art League), $10/person.
• Follywood — will be on Valentine's Day! All submissions are due by January 9th.
• 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 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