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Horizons Home Study - Overview

MISSION STATEMENT

At Horizons School, our mission is to assist in the education of independent high school students and TK-12 families. Horizons School prepares students to succeed in their education, graduate high school, pursue post-secondary options, and become productive citizens.

SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES 

Horizons School will prepare its graduates to be:

1.       CRITICAL THINKERS who:

  • Research and analyze using multiple resources

  • Analyze media including television, print, and electronic sources to arrive at a valid interpretation on information

  • Independently consider alternative approaches and potential outcomes

  • Use thinking skills to make beneficial life choices

2.       SELF-DIRECTED, LIFELONG LEARNERS who:

  • Understand how they learn, set goals, accept responsibility and keep commitments as part of their own success

  • Welcome and explore new challenges while adapting to and becoming involved with the world’s changing issues and interdependence

  • Dream, plan, pursue and achieve personal, academic and career goals

  • Seek their potential for physical and emotional well-being with a strong sense of self-confidence

3.       EFFECTIVE AND DISCERNING COMMUNICATORS who:

  • Understand written, auditory and visual material

  • Develop an awareness and consideration of the diversity within our local and global communities and our environmental interdependence

  • Express ideas, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in a variety of ways

  • Utilize ever changing technology and research ethically and responsibly

4.       CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY who: 

  • Respect and value the rights of self and each member of a diverse society

  • Work cooperatively with peers, parents, adult mentors and employers in both leadership and supporting roles

  • Participate in civic, artistic, and cultural activities with courage and self-confidence.

  • Transition successfully from school to career

 

WASC Accreditation and UC/CSU Approved

Horizons School, including the Home Study and Center for Independent Study programs, is part of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD). Horizons is a fully WASC accredited school, with California credentialed teachers, and has a UC/CSU approved college preparatory program. Courses in Horizons School meet all the requirements for graduation from MDUSD. Horizons Home Study is a grades K-8 program. The Center for for Independent Study (CIS) is a grades 9-12 alternative education program.