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    September 21-23 - 

    COME PLAY WITH US IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS! Our annual camping trip will be at Camp Loma, located at 29650 Highland Way, which is a continuation of Summit Road off HWY 17. You can also come up on Soquel San Jose Road, or Eureka Canyon Road.

    • FRIDAY - Arrive anytime after 3:00pm on Friday. Dinner on your own

    • SATURDAY- GAMES, PLAYGROUND • Dinner Saturday night will be a potluck at 6:30pm. • TALENT SHOW/CAMPFIRE -after dinner

    • SUNDAY - Departure at 12:00 pm

    • Cost is $10 per person/night or if you just come for the day OR $75 per family for the weekend. (whichever is less) Limited scholarships are available. (2 yrs & younger free) • This camp has a large kitchen, a walk in refrigerator, pots/pans/dishes, a community area, and space for tent or car camping. We will have to carry out our own trash so please be mindful when planning meals. • There is not space for bike riding. If you bring a pet, you may be asked to keep it on a leash, out of respect to other families • Please sign up in the office so that we can keep a current tally of the number of people coming. • There will be a flyer available in the office with all the details of this event & directions to Camp Loma. If anyone has equipment to lend others or need to borrow, please let Mary know.

    Class Days - Week 2

    We had a wonderful start to our first week of class days.  We will be following the same adjusted schedule for week 2 before we settle into our regular schedule in October.  

    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)
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    2018/19 School Year

    September 21 to 23 - Fall Camping Trip

    October 4 - Spectra Art Classes start

    October 25 - Fall Buddy Day

    These are subject to change. Please, refer to the calendar for up-to-date information.

    Want to 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 visiting our school, please complete the New Student Information Survey.