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June 13, 2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel Article:

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Santa Cruz school finds home in Scotts Valley MCP Middle and High School set to move to former Bethany University building By Calvin Men

MCP Middle & High School Expands with New Scotts Valley Location

Celebrates Fifth Year Serving Students in grades 6-12 from Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County

[Santa Cruz, Calif.] [15 May 2014] – MCP Middle & High School (MCP), the region’s only non-profit, independent small school that personalizes college readiness for students who learn

differently, today announced that their program will be accessible to a wider audience with their move to a larger location in Scotts Valley.

“We have found a permanent home at 125 Bethany Drive in Scotts Valley: a great location where we can grow and thrive with our unique and talented student population from both sides of the hill. The new space gives us room to fully implement the teaching we know works best for students who learn differently.” Said Jay M. Dunlap, Executive Director of MCP Middle & High School.

Conveniently located in Scotts Valley, this expansion will serve Santa Cruz county families, and be a more accessible location for Santa Clara county families with students who are highly capable and have learning-differences. “MCP serves students who aren’t finding their path in more traditional schools,” said Bill DeMar, co-owner and president of The Meritage Real Estate Development Group of Watsonville, Calif. “They provide a unique and needed service in our community.”

MCP’s middle and high school programs individualize academics for each student with a Personalized Learning Plan, and social and emotional support for students who learn differently, and those who are double-exceptional and gifted. Class size

varies from 4-8 students, and staff to student ratio is 3:1. Daily skills classes support learning outside the academic realm, with daily academic homework support available as well.

New Location for Fall 2014:   125 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Contact: Jay Dunlap, Executive Director: info (at) exploremcp.org    831.458.9800

Celebrating our new home: Brian Duckworth, board member; Jay M. Dunlap, Executive Director; Kris Neustadter, Director of Student Services; Jill McKee, Board President

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