Meeting Higher Standards
of Excellence in Education
by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Reviewed and Approved
by the California Department of Education (CDE), the
Advisory Commission on Charter Schools (ACCS), and
the California State Board of Education (SBE) for meeting
or exceeding state mandated fiscal accountability requirements.
2800 Nicolaus Road Suite 100
Lincoln CA 95648
Chief Executive Officer
Horizon Charter School
Horizon Charter School serves students in its sponsoring
county of Placer and the contiguous counties of Nevada,
El Dorado, Sacramento, Yuba and Sutter counties
Horizon Charter School (HCS), a
California public school, serves approximately 2,900
students in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sacramento,
Yuba, & Sutter Counties. As a public school,
HCS charges no tuitions or fees.
learning approach targets students' interests, abilities
and aptitudes. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, HCS
provides each student with comprehensive quality
learning choices and educational pathways.
and students partner with highly qualified credentialed
teachers in home-based/independent study programs,
as well as academies, cooperatives, and Montessori
Horizon Charter School's main office is located
in Lincoln, CA.
At HCS, we believe every child can
excel academically and personally. A Personalized Learning
Plan is developed for every child based on California
Academic Content Standards and the child’s abilities,
interests, and aptitudes. Students are largely responsible
for their educational inquiry and pursuits.
HCS is founded on the principle of parental choice.
Parents have the opportunity to work with a credentialed
teacher in designing a classical course of study
or a more personalized, student-centered learning
approach. A “one-size-fits-all” curriculum is not
required and the school allows for differences in
student learning styles, abilities, and interests.
HCS’s focus is developing and implementing
homeschool and independent study programs that expand
educational opportunities for public school children.
program, parents are the day-to-day teachers of their
children under the guidance and support of a credentialed
School Independent Study
program known as Additional Educational Services
(AESS), students meet weekly or bimonthly with their
supervising teacher and study independently on their
Academic and elective
classes are available in several locations.
is widely used, and many
services are provided to eligible students.
is HCS’s site-based K-8 school program located in