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Horizons School:

Home Study

Grades K-8

One Santa Barbara Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

925-682-8000 x3960

fax 925-937-6052



Administrator: Dr. Sharon Brockman

Office Manager: Mrs. Carlene Hunt

Teacher: Ms. Hilary Twitchell

Teacher: Mrs. Kristin Dietrick


For grades 9-12, the Independent Study high school program, go to horizonscis.com

Open to students in surrounding districts and counties

Books and Teaching Materials for all Grades Available

WASC Accredited

Teach your children at home (grades K-8)

 Click here to find out more about our home school program and to apply (grades K-8)! 


Please note that as of Fall 2017, we will not be accepting new high school students in Horizons School: Home Study.  For students in grades 9-12 - please go to Horizons School: Center for Independent Study (CIS) horizonscis.com .  If you have questions, please make an appointment with our principal.

2016-17 School Calendar

August 22 – First Student Day

Sept. 5 – Labor Day- No School

October 10 – All Teacher In-Service Day- No School

October 28 – End 1st Quarter

November 11 – Veterans Day- No School

November 21-25 – School Recess

November 24 – Thanksgiving Day - No School

January 2 – Legal Holiday- No School

January 16 – Martin Luther King Day- No School

December 19-January 1 - Winter Recess- No School

January 20 – End 2nd Quarter &1st Semester

February 13 – All Teacher In-Service Day- No School

February 20 – Presidents' Holiday - No School

March 6 – All Teacher In-Service Day- No School

March 30 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day- No School

April 3 - 7 – Spring Recess- No School

May 29 – Memorial Day- No School

June 9 – Last Student Day/ End of 2nd semester

State Standards

State Curriculum Standards for grades K-12 are available from the California Department of Education website at 


Teacher-Advisors assist families in tailoring instruction to individual skills, interests, and styles. Quite often, students go above and beyond grade-level standards!

Common Core strategies are tried and true strategies in the Home Study setting, as is cross-curricular and regular "extension" learning.