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Directions from MARTINEZ

From 680 South

  • Take Treat Blvd exit, EXIT 48, toward Treat Blvd/Geary Rd.
  • Turn right onto N Main St.
  • Turn left on Pleasant Valley Dr.
  • Take the 2nd right onto Oak Park Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Santa Barbara Road


Directions from WALNUT CREEK

From 680 North

  • Take Treat Blvd exit, EXIT 48, toward Geary Road.
  • Keep left at the fork in the ramp.
  • Ramp become Buskirk Ave.
  • Turn left to stay on Buskirk Ave.
  • Turn left onto Oak Park Blvd.
  • Turn right onto Santa Barbara Road



We recommend visitors park at spots along Monticello Avenue (in front of school; see flag pole as reference). Visitors may also use the parking lot along Hawthorne Dr. Please be aware of reserved parking spots.

Parking areas on the site campus may sometimes be full and/or designated for authorized use only.


Travel by BART

Pleasant Hill BART Station is located 1.5 miles east of site campus (along Oak Park Blvd and crossing over I-680). Getting to BART from school takes about 10 minutes by bicycle and 30 minutes by walking. 

Home Study Staff Directory

Horizons Schools: Home Study (K-8) and Center for Independent Study (9-12)

One Santa Barbara Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

925-682-8000  x3960

(925) 937-6052 fax

Our school is located on the Pleasant Hill Education Center Site which includes several schools and departments. Our main office is located in the same building space as the Pleasant Hill Middle School main office. 


Home Study (K-8)

Horizons Home Study's educational team consists of one administrator, two credentialed teacher-advisors, and office support serving our families. This team of instructional leaders, in addition to its special focus on elementary and middle school grades, has expertise in working with alternative education at all grade levels, K-12.


Administrator - Melissa Brennan

Office Manager - Carlene Hunt

NSHS Clerical Support - Adam Ling

Teacher Advisor - Kristin Dietrick ext. 3969  

Teacher Advisor - Nancy Coffee ext. 3954 

Teacher Advisor - Michelle Eberhart

Counselor - James Saldivar


Remind Text Messages

Subscribe: Subscribers signup by using a code that is provided during new student’s school enrollment. Remind messages are sent as text messages.

Using your mobile phone, text @k794 to the number 81010. You will receive a welcome message from Remind.

Unsubscribe: Subscribers who want to opt out of text messages.

  • Text @LEAVE in the Remind text message to opt out.
  • Text @STOPALL in the Remind text message to opt out of all of our school’s subscriber lists.

If you are accessing Remind through other ways (e.g. iOS, Android, Email, Web), see Remind’s Help page about how to unsubscribe.

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Examples of who to contact if Students need Technical Support while at Home


Contact your teacher about:

  • Class assignments, expectations, due dates, etc.
  • Ideas, strategies, and methods to encourage that support student learning and social/emotional well-being
  • Scheduling an appointment with teacher during teacher office hours

Contact office staff about:

  • School registration, dual enrollments, and school transfers
  • Attendance and report cards
  • Student/parent contact information changes (phone, email, address, etc.)

Contact MDUSD's Technology & Information Services (TIS) Department about tech devices on loan from MDUSD:

  • Tech support regarding issues with chromebooks, wireless hotspot routers, and other school-issued tech devices
  • Login reset and help for certain applications.
  • Suggestion: try asking teacher or office staff for help first before contacting TIS.
  • Tech Support for Families: 925/682-8000 ext. 4920,