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Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

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Mark Hodges
Mark Hodges
Senior Director,
Regional Occupational Program


Jim Howes
Jim Howes
Assistant Director,
Regional Occupational Program
(831) 254-0695


Michele Cuartilon
Department Office Coordinator,
Regional Occupational Program


Main phone #: (831) 466-5760
Fax: (831) 466-5769


Visit the Regional Occupational Programs web site: http://www.rop.santacruz.k12.ca.us

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Student & Personnel Services: Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

ROP Bicycle Technology Students Benefit from Ongoing Partnership with The Bicycle Trip


Bicycle Trip mechanic Nate T. with ROP student

Bicycle Trip mechanic Nate T. with ROP student

In December, the Harbor High School Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Bicycle Technology class visited The Bicycle Trip, the sponsor of all of ROP's Bike Tech classes. Steve Hess, the ROP Bike Tech teacher, organized a great learning experience for his students, to bring relevance to what they are learning in his class.

ROP has been able to offer bike classes at Santa Cruz High, Harbor High, Soquel High, Pajaro Valley High and Aptos High, with the generous support of Berri Michel the owner of The Bicycle Trip. The Bicycle Trip has placed fully loaded bike shops at all of the above sites. Many of the graduates have been able to obtain jobs in the bike mechanic industry as well as developing a new appreciation and mind set of care for our environment.

Thank you Bicycle Trip, for your ongoing support of students in Santa Cruz County!

ROP Bicycle Technology students

ROP Bicycle Technology students visit the Bicycle Trip


ROP Senior Director Mark Hodges (center) with Bicycle Trip Manager Aaron Jacobs (left) and ROP Bicycle Technology teacher Steve Hess (right)

ROP Senior Director Mark Hodges (center) with Bicycle Trip Manager Aaron Jacobs (left) and ROP Bicycle Technology Teacher Steve Hess (right)



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