Today we proudly submitted the Pajaro Prep charter petition to the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. We feel confident that they will provide an honest, thorough and fair evaluation and recommendation! We would be honored and thrilled to have Santa Cruz COE be our authorizing agent!
With great disappointment, our parents and team learned that PVUSD voted not to be our authorizing agent. All along, we have stated that we wanted to work in partnership with the district to provide parents and families with another mainstream public school option that does things differently from the traditional schools in the Valley. Sadly, the district chose not to work with our team to make this a reality. Times are exceedingly difficult for school districts these days, both financially and in areas of student achievement and we can understand some of the districts apprehension about adding another charter school.

However, our parents and team are committed to seeing Pajaro Prep become a reality and offering under-achieving and underserved students a new option to learning,growing and succeeding. We will follow our game plan and submit our charter petition to the Santa Cruz County Board of Education on appea