Student & Personnel Services Contact Info
Student & Personnel Services: Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
Student Services provides these direct services to students:
Alternative Education Programs are unique educational programs for adolescents who have had limited success in traditional school settings. Over 1,000 students are served annually, receiving individual and small group instruction in a friendly and supportive environment. The focus of the program is on academics, independent living skills, school-to-work transition and self-esteem. Students can receive a high school diploma or prepare for the California High School Proficiency and/or General Education Development (GED) examinations.
Human Resources handles all job applications, credentialing issues, and all personnel services.
ROP provides occupational training in 40 subjects within six broad career pathways. Over 5,000 teens and adults are enrolled at 17 sites throughout the county, including numerous local businesses. Courses build on high school programs and lead to advanced training or employment.
Special Education services provided by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE) include a broad continuum of classes and services available to meet the needs of our students. Referral and enrollment of students in SCCOE special education services is a coordinated, collaborative effort between local district representatives, parents and SCCOE staff. The educational needs and services for students referred to SCCOE are identified through the collaborative Individual Education Program (IEP) Process.
SCCOE special education services and programs serve approximately 375 students. Programs and services are available for students whose primary needs may include learning and/or speech disabilities, severe cognitive physical and/or medical disabilities; significant visual impairment; as well as severe emotional disabilities that require educational and counseling services in a small, structured classroom setting. Students are referred for assessment and services from birth through 21 years of age.
For additional information, please call the Senior Director of Special Education, Dorothy Raab at (831) 466-5781.