"Delta has an abundance of inspiring and interesting teachers and staff... I have realized that I am a good enough student to enter college. Thanks to Delta, I'm proudly on my way to nursing school." - Ruby
Our mission Delta serves students who have not been served by a traditional school model. Through strong relationships, Delta builds a safe, inclusive, and caring academic community. Small classes, varied programs, and engaging curriculum empower students and prepare them to successfully navigate life beyond high school.
Our vision It is our hope that the lessons students learn at Delta will empower them as they venture out into the world as adults. Situated on the Cabrillo College campus, Delta works in collaboration with the community college to create bridges to post-secondary education while at Delta and beyond.
Through its three programs: Direct Instruction, Guided Studies, and Independent Studies, Delta strives to make education relevant to young people who have not been engaged by traditional high models. With an average annual enrollment of 125 students, Delta School offers a highly supportive and academically challenging environment with a 1:16 teacher/student ratio. The Delta staff work hard to create an achievement-focused school culture that fosters healthy relationships between students and adults. Delta students have the opportunity to receive workplace skills training and to participate in ROP courses, and internships that will help to ensure that they will develop real world skills required for college and the working world.
Santa Cruz City Schools is Delta’s chartering agency. As such, it disperses state funds to Delta based on the school’s daily attendance, (ADA). It also provides administrative oversight for special state education funding identified for instructional materials, equipment, and special education services.