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. AFE is part of the Santa Cruz City School District.

Resource Center Phone & Hours: (831) 429-3898 / Monday–Thursday, 10:00–3:00.

Current Announcements

The Flu has Arrived in Santa Cruz — Parents, please read The Flu: A Guide For Parents / La influenza: una guía para los padres.

County Health Services letter about the measles: English (Word doc) (PDF) - or - Español (Word doc) (PDF)

Follywood — February 14th, Multipurpose Room on the BSSC campus, starting at 7:00pm. It'll be a fun evening of independent films made by AFE students and alumni.

lighted gloves kickstarterThe teenage team of Zohar Wouk, 19, Abe Karplus, 18, and Abe Jellinek, 15, is running a Kickstarter campaign to bring their kinetic, motion reactive lighted gloves to market. (Photo credit: Dan Coyro—Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Read the Sentinal article.

Night at the Wax Museum — Come see over 50 AFE students performing under the direction of Terri Steinmann.
Saturday, January 31 at 7pm, at the Harbor High Little Theater, 300 La Fonda Ave. Advance tickets $5 child, $8 adult (available in the RC), at-the-door tickets $10. All proceeds will support AFE Theater.

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.

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 February 3rd. All students and family members are welcome!

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