Pros - Many field trips for students/parents. - One-day-a-week class-like experience. Activities can be educational; however they're not meant to be in place of homeschooling. - Support system is there. You must invest time being an active participant at Ocean to get it. Also if you make friends w/ other parents your child will have built-in friends w/ the other parents' children. - Offers a slight stipend at Kaleidoscope for consumables. - The proof required is extremely easy to get and they support any kind of homeschooling. Cons - Chaotic and disorganized. Teacher advisor forgot 3 appts in the past 4 years. Classes chaotic. - Most field trips not infant/toddler appropriate. With an active infant/toddler you won't be able to partake in the different trips unless one of the teachers or parents agree to look after your older child. - My child was receiving mean-girl treatment and staff did nothing. Was told they don't choose sides and did not keep the girl doing it all away from my child (which was the only thing I requested the staff to do). 5 stars for the activities 1 star for the staff not keeping my child safe. Averages out to 3 stars.
About This School
Ocean Alternative Education Center is a public middle school in Santa Cruz. The principal of Ocean Alternative Education Center is Priscilla Smart. 93 children attend Ocean Alternative Education Center and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Unspecified. 0% of the 93 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ocean Alternative Education Center is 20:1. Tierra Pacifica Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||0.9%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||0%||45%|
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