The department of Academic Equity and Categorical Programs oversees a variety of special services provided to students. Services include Title I, Two Way Immersion, English Learner services, and Migrant Education. Special Projects also prepares administrative work related to grants, the Consolidated Application, and reports required by the California Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights. The department also is responsible for managing categorical funding, including Single Plan funds.


Eric Gross
429-3410 ext 242
Beatris Zamora
Site Program Coordinator
429-3410 ext 241
Patty Switzer
School Community Coordinator
Migrant Education
429-3410 ext 246
Administrative Secretary
429-3410 ext 218
Jessica Murray
English Language Resource Teacher
429-3410 ext 254

Beatriz Diaz

Program Coordinator
Migrant Ed
429-3410 ext 266
School Community Coordinator/MEES
PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence) Resource Teacher
PASS (Portable Assisted Study Sequence) Resource Teacher

English Learner Programs


Supplemental Education Services

Supplemental Education Services (SES) is a program funded by the federal government as part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.  This program consists of free tutoring services that occur outside of the regular school day for low income families at Program Improvement (PI) schools. Santa Cruz City School District's PI schools for 2011-2012 are Bay View Elementary, Gault Elementary, Branciforte Middle, and Mission Hill Middle. SES tutoring is offered by educational providers approved by the State Board of Education.

These PI schools have mailed SES applications to families who 1) submitted a free and reduced lunch form and 2) are deemed to be a priority for receiving services.  Although your child may attend one of the District's PI schools, you are not required to enroll your child in SES. Completed SES applications are due back to the main office of your child's school by Monday, October 31, 2011.

Additional information / Informacion adicional

Economic Impact Aid Funding 2012-13 - Unaudited Actuals

Economic Impact Aid Funding 2011-12 Actuals/2012-13 Estimated as Required by SB 754

SES application English  and Español

SES participation English and Spanish

SES Approved Providers List

SES Approved Provider list for Session 2


Program Improvement and School Choice



Title III

Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides supplemental funding to school districts to implement language instruction educational programs designed to help English learners and immigrant students attain English language proficiency and meet the state’s academic and content standards.  The Title III Plan outlines how Santa Cruz City Schools intends to implement its Title III Program Improvement Year IV Plan for the Secondary District from 2011-13.  A link to the Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan Title III 2011 can be found on the right side of this page - Related Links.

Migrant Education Program

The general purpose of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. A child is considered “migrant” if the parent or guardian is a migratory worker in the agricultural, dairy, lumber, or fishing industries and whose family has moved during the past three years. Eligibility is established through an interview conducted by a Migrant Education recruiter who visits the migrant worker's home and employment location.

To ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and achievement standards expected of all children, Santa Cruz City Schools has made available the following services:



Migrant Education Even Start (MEES) provides home-based instruction to pre-K students

Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) provides high school students portable units of study for which they can receive credits toward graduation requirements.

Out of School Youth (OSY) receives information on basic nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, proper dental care, and drug and alcohol awareness in order to help them make healthy lifestyle changes.

Summer academic enrichment academies and programs:  Selected students will represent our district at summer academies and programs that aim to enhance their educational experience. 


Vision and hearing assessments
Community resource referrals

Star Students