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Cabrillo College Engineering Camp
Cabrillo College is offering an exciting week-long summer day camp opportunity for 5th through 7th grade girls who want to learn more about engineering. The Baskin Girls in Engineering at Cabrillo College is free to participants and introduces the student to all areas of engineering through hands-on projects and teamwork. The camp runs July 27 31st at the Cabrillo campus in Aptos. The online application process opens March 2nd and will fill up quickly. Find out more information. (Applications for 2015 program will be accepted starting March 2, 2015.)

Be sure to check out the latest Dolphin Dispatch newsletter for updates and special event reminders!

Our School


Welcome to the 2014-15 school year, and to the Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School website! Our school offers an exceptional learning environment for a child to be nurtured through these critical first steps of his/her education journey. Led by a talented and dedicated faculty focused on their students' academic success and social-emotional development, SCG offers a well-rounded program that emphasizes essential 21st century skills like problem-solving and collaborative learning within the traditional disciplines of reading, writing, social studies and mathematics, infusing technology and digital literacy into a balanced curriculum that aligns to state-adopted standards.

We boast an extraordinary team of Special Education faculty, who support our students with special needs, and we are particularly proud of our renowned SDC Autism program that provides students with autism the opportunity to thrive in our inclusive classrooms.

We are supported in all our efforts by our amazing parent community who are committed to providing essential enrichment opportunities in the areas of music, dance, art, STEM, and a number of engaging extra-curricular activities. This year our Home and School Club is also helping to fund a new PE/Lifeskills program that teaches children about positive play, with practical skills for life like empathy building and conflict resolution, as well as a new after school Homework Center in partnership with our English Learner Advisory Committee.

We look forward to an exciting year of continuous learning and growth!

Upcoming Events

Superintendent Henry Castaniada Read the Superintendent's latest article or view it in the Capitola Times

Letter from the Superintendent regarding school closures
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Soquel District Office Child Nutrition Information

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Last updated: February 23, 2015