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The Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career and technical skills and to prepare for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace.

Project Bike Trip and Santa Cruz County ROP recognized in US News report - Bicycle Programs Gain Speed

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Granite Rock

More than 60 students from Watsonville High School's ROP class and James Lick High School in San Jose visited the A. R. Wilson Quarry today as part of Graniterock's Construction Academy.

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Cycle Forward

Eli Young is a forward-thinking San Lorenzo Valley High School soon-to-be graduate. Eli, who has just completed the Level 1 Bicycle Mechanics certificate in ROP Bicycle Technology (sponsored by Project Bike Trip) at Scotts Valley High School, recently brought his love of working on bicycles together with his commitment to community service in a unique project he started called Cycle Forward. [ Read More ]

Debbie Reynon-Volunteer of the Month

DebbieReynon, ROP Dental Assisting Instructor, received two awards from the California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT), "Recognition of Service CADAT Life Recipient Award" and for the second year, "CADAT Volunteer of the Year Award". Debbie is honored to be recognized as the first ROP President of CADAT in its 55 year history. [ Read More ]

Karen Lemon-Educator of the Month

On April 15, 2015, at a Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) Board Meeting, Karen Lemon, ROP Photography Instructor at Renaissance High School, was awarded the PVUSD Educator of the Month Award. Signed by Dorma Baker, PVUSD Superintendent, RHS Principal Andrew Singleton and Jacob Young from the award's sponsoring business, Jacob Young Financial, the award stated "You are recognized by your Colleagues for having gone the extra mile to improve and enrich the educational experience of your students." [ Read More ]

Success with ROP

Morgan Andrews a former student in Doron Brenner's ROP Computer Aided Design class is designing her way to success.. Of the many careers the class explored, Morgan especially enjoyed civil engineering and was accepted into the engineering program at Portland State University.

While she is still in school today, Morgan is already working in her field, recently serving as lead designer of a $590,000 sewer replacement pro ject in Portland, Oregon. Construction will begin this month.

Way to go Morgan!

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