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    Learn More about OA

    We hope this website gives you an idea of how our program works and the activities we offer to homeschooling families. If you are interested in registering your child or learning more about our school, please complete the New Student Information Survey.

    Quick Links

    Staff Contacts
    Contact Deb Bell  Deb Bell Teacher
    Contact Justin Burrows  Justin Burrows Teacher
    Contact Heddi Craft  Heddi Craft Teacher
    Contact Sue Finnegan  Sue Finnegan (831) 475-0767 Sys Admin
    Contact Zelda McGrath  Zelda McGrath Teacher
    Contact Mary Sauter  Mary Sauter Principal
    Contact Elana Sifry  Elana Sifry Teacher
    Contact Joy Wood  Joy Wood Teacher
    Parent Mentors

    We have incredible mentor parents with years of homeschooling experience. They are happy to talk to you and answer your questions.  Go to the Parent Resource Page

    New Family Orientation

    AUGUST 22 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    *New student and family orientation is from 10:00 - 11:00 where we will explain enrollment, activities and procedures in more detail *At 11:00 - 12:00, we invite returning parents and students to join our new families in a round-table introduction and discussion to share homeschooling experiences.

    Homeschool Conference Kickoff

    Thursday August 29 - Homeschool Conference Kickoff

    11:00 - Arrive
    11:15-12:45 Keynote Speaker/Kid event 12:45-1:15 BYO Lunch

    1:15-2:00 Mentor-led discussion break out group/ Tips and Tricks Panel / Kid play & activities

    Thursday September 5 - Homeschool Conference Day 2

    11:00 Arrive
    11:15 - 12:15 Session 1 - Workshops about math, literacy, and homeschooling topics

    12:15 - 12:45 BYO Lunch
    1 - 2 Session 2 - Workshops about math, literacy, and homeschooling topics

    The conference workshops will focus on strategies for teaching in reading, writing and math. Parent survey results showed a need for support in these areas. Each session will offer an open-ended discussion about topics of interest.

    What's Happening Next at Ocean Alternative?

    Want to find an event but don't know the date? Click on full size calendar (link above) and search the event you are looking for.

    Click on an event & the details pop up
    Class Days 

    Please look over the specific class day page for details.  Find out what your Sea Squirt, Urchin or Grouper did during school. 

    Parent Volunteers Needed


    • Site Council - contribute ideas for school events - New families encouraged!
    • Offering a class to teach students a skill or passion (any time commitment okay)
    • Drive for Schools Fundraiser Helper
    Save the Date