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Ocean Online Clubs

Ocean Online Curriculum Options

Ocean Online uses a blended learning model, combining the best in educational technology (Buzz) with expert teacher support and consultation. Our program is designed ...more

School Gmail Accounts

Ocean Online students need a school gmail each student needs to come up with a user name and 8 digit password, please complete this survey. We use Google Accounts to use the online curriculum and communicate with your teacher.

Field Trips


For details on these clubs, go to our Clubs page


Singing in English & Spanish Club - for all ages


Garden - for all ages


Minecraft - for Sea Urchins (8-11 yr olds) & Groupers (11 - 14 yr olds)


Leadership - for Groupers (11 - 14 yr olds)


Teen Club - for Groupers (11 - 14 yr olds)


Baking Club - for all ages

Ocean Online


Ocean Online is the digital independent study program at Ocean Alternative. Ocean Online uses a blended learning model, combining the best in educational technology with expert teacher support and consultation. Ocean Online students receive a wide range of services including: high quality online curriculum, a personalized independent study program, weekly teacher consultation and instruction, dedicated classroom space with drop-in hours, student assessment and feedback, clubs and special events, parent conferences, a social network of homeschooling families, access to our resource library, and Chromebooks (on loan if needed).


Ocean Online is proud to present dedicated classroom space and drop-in hours for the 2017-2018 school year. Housed on the same campus as Ocean Alternative, we are offering drop-in hours on Monday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 1:30pm. During these times, all Ocean Online students can come for quiet individual work time, small group lessons, one on one tutoring, and peer to peer time. A certificated teacher will be on site to provide supervision, instruction, and support.


Ocean Online is a unique opportunity for students living in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, San Benito, and San Mateo counties. There is a non-classroom based instruction option (SB277 compliant). For more information and to begin the enrollment process please fill out the Ocean Online New Student Information form.

Ocean Online

Weekly Student Schedule


Ocean Online offers a wide range of student and family activities, both on and off-site. Always check our calendar (under Resources) for a complete, up to date schedule of field trips, community events, and other offerings. Please visit our “Clubs” page for weekly activities like Music, Leadership, and Yearbook, etc.



  • 9:30am to 1:30pm - School: one on one, small group, peer to peer, and individual work time. Tutoring and support available on a first come first serve basis, with whole group lessons daily. Drop-in, with flexible start and end times.

  • 1 to 3pm - Tutoring: by appointment only.



  • Homeschool / Independent Study / Private Classes, etc.



  • 9:30am to 1:30pm - School (same as Monday's)

  • 1 to 3pm - Tutoring: by appointment only.



  • 11:30am to 1pm (grades 6-8) - SPECTRA Art begins in October.

  • 12 to 3 - Tutoring: by appointment only.



  • Monthly Field Trips are listed online, please visit our school calendar.

  • 10am to 2pm - Tutoring: by appointment only.

Community Events

First Day Celebration - Aug. 23 at Anna Jean Cummings Park

New Family Orientation - Aug. 24

Ocean Alternative Homeschool Conference

River Day - Aug. 29

Beach Day - Sept 8

Movie Night - Sept. 12

County Fair! - Sept. 14

Fall Camping Trip - Sept. 22-24

Family Potluck & Game Night  October 26

Talent Show & Share - December 14

Family Math Festival - January 11

Science Fair - February, TBD

Theater Class Performances - March 8 & 9

Family Art Night - April 26

Open House - May

Carnival - May

Swim Party - May

Spring Camping Trip - TBD

Graduation - TBD