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.
• Enrollment for Next Year! — Dear Families, Please fill out an Intent to Re-enroll if you are planning to return to AFE next year. The forms will be on the RC counter. If you will not be returning, please let your consultant teacher know. We have a waiting list of families wishing to enroll next year and need to know how many spaces we will have available. Prospective families will be invited to informational meetings in April and May. If you happen know of a family who has been planning to join AFE, please make sure they fill out the Enrollment Inquiry form on the Enrollment page of our website right away.
• Be sure to check our School Calendar for all upcoming classes and events.
• 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