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Horizons Center for Independent Study (CIS)

One Santa Barbara Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 682-8000 x3960 OFFICE

(925) 937-6052 FAX




Melissa Brennan

Office Manager

Carlene Hunt 

School Support

Carolyn Goetz

Adam Ling

School Counselor

James Saldivar


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Get to know our team...

James Saldivar School Counselor

James Saldivar

"I hope to provide social, emotional and academic support to students and families in need. It is my goal to help foster a sense of community between the students and school. Having been a former student of M.D.U.S.D, I feel privileged to be working with the same community that played such a significant role in my personal development."

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Alternative Education Schools

Horizons Home Study

(TK-8th Grade Students)

One Santa Barbara Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 682-8000 x3960 OFFICE

(925) 937-6052 FAX



(Bay Point campus of Horizons Independent Study)

235 Pacifica Avenue

Bay Point, CA 94565

(925) 982-8000 x3960 OFFICE

(925) 937-6052 FAX

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What is Independent Study?

  • Our Independent Study school is a University of California a-g approved program for high school students. It is designed to meet the same requirements as a traditional comprehensive high school. 
  • Students must transfer from their current high school to attend CIS full time. Most students graduate from CIS.
  • Students meet with a CIS teacher a minimum of one (1) hour per week to review assignments, progress, assess skills, and develop a graduation plan. Full time students must take a minimum of four (4) classes to be considered a full time CIS student. 
  • CIS students have the option to enroll in classes at their traditional high school for daily instruction concurrently, if it is necessary.
    • For example, many CIS students take Math at their high school to ensure they can successfully meet the Math requirements. 
  • CIS students have the option to attend classes at Diablo Valley College with CIS. Students may take one or two classes concurrently with Diablo Valley College to earn both high school and college credits. Students work with CIS teachers to choose the best courses based on their requirements. 
  • Horizons also offers classes for students who would like more support. There are classes offered in Math, Science, English, Art, and PE. This support will be available all school year and students will meet with their assigned CIS teacher to review their progress and schedule.
  • CIS students are able to play sports and attend activities at their comprehensive high schools as long as they are in good standing at CIS.

To learn more about what our school offers, please click on the tab Our School for application instructions, staff contact list, and additional descriptions about our school structure and programs.


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CIS Calendar

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2020-2021 Important Dates

Aug 17: First Student Day

Sep 7: Labor Day

Oct 16: Term 1 Ends

Nov 11: Veteran's Day

Nov 23 to 27: School Recess

Dec 18: Term 2 Ends

Dec 21 to Jan 4: Winter Recess

Jan 18: Martin Luther King Day

Feb 12: School Recess

Feb 15: Presidents' Day

Mar 19: Term 3 Ends

Apr 2: Cesar Chavez Day

Apr 5 to 9: Spring Recess

May 31: Memorial Day

Jun 1: Graduation Ceremony

Jun 2: Term 4 Ends

Jun 2: Last Student Day

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