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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.

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    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 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

    live earth farm

    Friday, October 25, 10:00 - 1:00

    172 Litchfield Lane, Watsonville, Ca 95076     (See directions for Upper Farm                    


    Spend a beautiful Fall Day at Live Earth farm learning about organic farming, holding chickens, visiting with farm animals, picking strawberries and juicing apples.  

    Bring lunch and we'll eat in the orchard and play after the tour. 

    Cost: $8/student (subsidized by OA), parents and younger siblings are free, pay cash or check to Live Earth farm.  Please sign up at Ocean.

    Toyota Drive for Schools

    Thank you for raising money for our school. Unfortunately, we didn't match Sue's special challenge.  We had 6 lucky participants win a Yogurtland gift card for their efforts.

    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
    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
    Info about our Community Events 

    Live Earth Farm - 10/25

    Tech Museum Field Trip (closed) - 11/15

    Brave Writer Book Club - 11/14

    Talent Show - Friday, December 13

    Winter Buddy Day - December 19

    Save the Date