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ROP Music Production and Recording Arts

Scotts Valley High's ROP Music Production and Recording Arts class got Universal Audio's Apollo interface installed into their recording studio this week.

"The Apollo features all new A/D and D/A conversion for extremely detailed and open sound, giving you measurably the lowest noise and highest dynamic range in their class." - Universal Audio

Students will be now be able to record their original songs written in class on the most advanced technology used in the industry!
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Santa Cruz biotechnology course charting new, real world course

The stakes are a little higher in Nehal Pfeiffer's Harbor High School classroom.

Nehal Pfeiffer calls herself the CEO of a fictional company made up of her students and run like a Silicon Valley biotechnology laboratory, such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she worked before earning her teaching degree. The class business has its own website and is dubbed NTP Biolabs, a student's idea because it is the initials for both Pfeiffer's name and the DNA backbone molecule nucleoside triphosphate.
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ROP Floral Design Program Students Visit Residents of La Posada Name Dropping - Santa Cruz Sentinel

The Santa Cruz County ROP Floral Design program taught at Soquel High School visited La Posada Retirement home. The students presented residents with Valentine bud vases and spent time socializing. At the end of their visit the class was asked to return and teach a floral design class. The students stated that the love and enthusiasm that they received from the patients generated a warm sense of wanting to give to the community.
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Name Dropping - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Joe and Leslie Muzzio congratulate their daughter Amanda Muzzio of Santa Cruz on receiving her white coat at New York University College of Dentistry's White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2018.

The ceremony was held Jan. 19, on the NYU main campus in New York City. The White Coat Ceremony is another step on the path toward becoming a dentist with both a Student Pledge and a Faculty Pledge affirming mutual commitment to professionalism, humanism, integrity and ethics.

Muzzio is a second-year student in the Doctor of Dental Science Program at NYU Dentistry. She graduated from Harbor High in 2009 and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013. Amanda is also a 2008 graduate of the Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program for Dental Assistants. She credits her grandfather, the late Dr. Richard D. Duoos and the Regional Occupational Program with confirming her commitment to a career in dentistry.


Congratulations to Rayona Mullen- Staniec and the ROP Medical Assisting Program. Great job!

The ROP Medical Assisting Program has been approved to be an affiliated program with the American Medical Technologists. AMT is a national agency that provides certification for allied health care professionals and is recognized in all 50 states. The certification not only demonstrates to employers that they are hiring the best qualified individual for the job but it also meets the federal directive that requires individuals who enter information into an electronic medical record to be certified. A graduate who passes the exam would use the credentials to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).


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