Principal Message

Welcome to Horizon School!

As we move forward with a school year like no other, our focus will still be to ensure:

  • every student is finding a way to feel connected,

  • every student is being challenged by new learnings and experiences,

  • and every student knows they have someone on staff to support them.

Horizon School is part of a greater alternative educational center.  We share a campus with Summit High School (high school students from ages 16-18), Opportunity school for 9th and 10th graders and portions of the district’s Special Education program.  Horizon School offers educational opportunities through an independent studies program and a home school program which is available for grades TK-12.  Families opt to attend Horizon School for a variety of reasons.  In many cases, the traditional comprehensive schools may not be a fit for their particular educational needs.  Because we offer A-G courses, students can easily make the transition for Horizon School to colleges and universities.  The educational programs are rigorous and relevant in accordance to California state standards and to prepare the students to be college and career ready.  Our school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing excellent educational experiences for our students.  The programs include traditional classrooms, flexible learning, distance learning and blended learning.  Students in Horizon’s independent or home school program typically meet individually with both a lead teacher and support teachers.  These meetings are standing weekly appointments.  The teachers in Horizon are uniquely qualified to work with students who choose Horizon as their home school.  We are committed to providing the finest educational opportunities for our students and families.  Our highly qualified and talented staff make this possible.

The strongest predictor of student success is the quality of their teachers.  With Horizon School we must take the village approach in raising a child.  Active participation from parents, educators, community members and business partnerships will help ensure we develop highly successful students.  While there are structured opportunities to develop these relationships with all stakeholders, we encourage you to get involved with the school.  If you are interested in volunteering or looking for ways to make positive contributions to the school, please be encouraged to step forward.

I look forward to serving our students and families.  Our students deserve the finest education possible.  Horizon is a place where every child can thrive.  If you have questions or comments regarding our program or your student, please do not hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of our staff, welcome to Horizon School.  


Jose Ramirez, Ed.D. 


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