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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.

    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

    no classes 1/20 - 1/24parent - Teacher conferences Tues - fri

    advanced theater begins this week

    Rehearsals -  Thursdays

    January 23, 30 & Feb 6  -  12 to 3 pm

    Broadway Playhouse

    Be on time, off book, and ready to dive into our play. Bring water and a snack.
    Ocean’s Tech Challenge Team Sundays, January 12 & 26 * 2:30-4:00

    Ages: 7-13      

    We will meet at 11th Hour Coffee Shop,1001 Center St #1, Santa Cruz.
    The Tech-Museum”s annual tech challenge offers an opportunity for kids to research and build a solution for a space based project to be presented in April at the Tech Museum

    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 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

    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 

    Monterey Bay Aquarium, February 7 - please pay by 1/31.

    Brave Writer Book Club Thursday, February  13

    Save the Date