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Alternative Education Schools

Watsonville Community School Student graduating

Watsonville Community School provides a safe, respectful, supportive environment for students who need comprehensive academic support in an alternative setting. The staff of WCS are caring educators who foster academic achievement in addition to social and emotional health. Students also have the opportunity to access outdoor education, martial arts classes, organic gardening, computer skills, and ROP career classes.

School-Wide Goals

In Alternative Education, we become more...
Literate -    Knowledgable, life-long learners.
Ethical -     Kind to ourselves, others, and the world.
Empowered -     Prepared to create our futures.

Watsonville Community map


  • From the County Office of Education, turn right at River St
  • Turn left onto Highway 1 South towards Watsonville
  • Exit Airport Blvd. Proceed on Airport Blvd. towards Freedom.
  • Watsonville Community School is located in the Freedom Community United Methodist Church on the right hand side of Airport Blvd. between Airport Way and Loma Prieta.

Also visit the Alternative Education Programs Career Center.

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The Santa Cruz County Office of Education provides quality educational programs and services to a diverse community.