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School & Social Opportunities

 

We support many activities and events to ensure students and families have ample opportunities for a variety of social engagements.  Students and teachers and parents who play together build friendships that can often last well beyond the years they are enrolled in SLV Charter. 

Check our calendar to find the dates and times for the following activities and look for more details in the Charter Newsletter.
  
After School Sports
Students in our middle and high school programs have the opportunity to participate in the after-school sports offered at the District's middle and high school. 
 
All Charter Musical Play  
This annual after-school musical play is a favorite for students in elementary through high school. Teacher Amber Walker directs an original script written by Janine Chadwick, adapted from one of her scripts performed at LPRT (Little People's Repertory Theater.) This play is the ultimate collaboration effort culminating in a fun-filled rock musical.
 

Capture the Flag
A monthly homeschool-wide event gets students and willing parents interacting in a playful multi-age sport. 

Field Trips
All of our programs have various day and overnight field trips.  Parents who support as drivers and chaperones gain from this opportunity to bond with fellow parents as they participate with the students. Regular field trips include camping to various nearby State or National Parks, 3-5 day trips to Headwaters, Yosemite, Ashland Shakespeare Festival.
 
Harvest Festival

This is an annual fundraiser for our Coast Redwood High School program. The high school students work in conjunction with the staff to create a fun, festive atmosphere for everyone in the community to come and enjoy the beginning of Fall. There is live music, snacks, donated items for a raffle and lots of fun activities for every age.

Holiday Craft Fair
We have many creative entrepreneurs, young and older, who sell their items at this annual event. There are many items worth giving as gifts: jewelry, ornaments, lotions, soaps, candles, photography, pet items, quilts, holiday edibles. The making and selling and buying and sharing of food and trade secrets make for a fantastic time for all.
 
Middle-School Movie Night 
Middle school students love to have a variety of ways to interact with each other.  Friday movies with popcorn, pillows, and supportive teachers is an activity we offer when enough student interest makes it a reality.
 
Team Building/Ropes Course
Participating in one of Mount Hermon's low and high rope courses is an annual favorite way for many of our programs to start off the year.  
 
Santa Cruz Symphony 
Our upper elementary students have the opportunity to attend the Santa Cruz Symphony every year with the added benefit of a classroom visit from a member of the Symphony who shares the inside story of the life of a musician and what to expect while at the Symphony.
 
Science Fair 
We encourage our K-8 students to participate in the County Science Fair. For our K-8 homeschool students, we have created our Charter Science Fair that is a springboard for the County Fair.
 
Skate Days
A K-8 homeschool event offered three times a year where parents and children gather to skate and talk and build connections.