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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.

Dental Assisting Program signups and procedures are now in place for Fall 2017. Click the link above for more information.

Students interested in the Medical Assisting Class please download an Application, fill it out, and signup for an orientation (Mar 28, Apr 13 or Apr 28) as soon as you can. The priority deadline is May 1st, 2017.

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ROP Students training for Career and College readiness.

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Volunteer of the Year - Lorenzo Holguin

Congrats to Lorenzo for being recognized by the United Way of Santa Cruz County for his years of service with the Watsonville Bike Shack Cooperative .

John Lennon Bus

Scotts Valley Students have won the opportunity to Record on John Lennon Bus click the link above to read the story.

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Natural Bridges students build pies from scratch

Baking a pie, let alone one they and their classmates helped grow the pumpkins for, was something of a new experience for April Jernberg's sustainable agriculture class at Natural Bridges High School.

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Free 2 Be A Kid - Clothing and Gift Drive

The ROP Medical Pathway students at Harbor High thought it would be rewarding to participate in Operation Christmas Child and show how much we care for these children even though we do not know them or know where the gifts would be going.

The students gathered toys, art supplies, toiletries and much more that would fit in a shoe box, these items were presented to Emily Dore for distribution and will soon be on their way to some very special children.

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The Immigration Project:
We are Pajaro Valley

Immigration has been a hot political topic, especially in this election year; so how does a teacher talk with students about it? Not so easy!

ROP teacher Karen Lemon first imagined this project through ongoing contact with Ms. Judy Stabile, Director of the Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC). A project, first proposed by the San Jose Museum of Art, the "Border Cantos" Project, and then adopted by PVAC as "Immigration, Borders, Boundaries and Beginnings," started Mrs. Lemon thinking about what a great opportunity this would be to create a collaboration between several different school sites, teachers, students and academic courses. [ Read More ]

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