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Letter From the Principal

Ocean Alternative Education Center provides education and support that meets the needs of families and their children who desire a home-community-based educational experience.

 Ocean Alternative Education Center (OAEC) was established in the spring of 1995. The school began with four students and has grown to our current enrollment of 71 students in grades K-8. There are four credentialed teacher consultants who work with homeschooling families to provide individualized educational support, resource and reference guidance, classes, workshops and personal contact. The school has a teaching principal and an administrative secretary. The following information will introduce you to OAEC and give you an overview of how we fit into the educational community of Live Oak School District.

As a home-based independent study program, the connection between parents, students and our staff is of utmost importance. The educational guidance and resource referral from the teaching staff shapes the unique learning process set up to meet the needs of each individual student. In 2017-18 school year, we implemented Ocean Online as an additional option for students. Ocean Online provides an adaptable, online curriculum choice with direct teacher support. Ocean Online students, still part of Ocean Alternative, are welcome to participate in our community clubs and events. The opportunity to customize learning for students, in addition, to our community network and blended learning opportunities bring families to choose Ocean Alternative. Our staff’s educational expertise and understanding of our philosophy give parents the confidence to make this educational choice for their children.

Mary Sauter