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

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!!!

Subscribe to AFE's Newsletter mailing list— Please sign up to receive our newsletter via email by filling out the form on our Newsletter page.

Class Descriptions for the new "school" year (2014–2015) have been posted on our Classes page. This list will fill out after our Welcome Back Gathering in September.

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.

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