Horizon Charter Schools History
Begun in 1993 as Home Independent Study, the school soon changed its name to Horizon Instructional Systems. In order to make the name more synonymous with its purpose, the name was again changed in 2006 to Horizon Charter School (HCS). In July 2010, Partnerships for Student-Centered Learning Charter School (PaSCL) was added to the Horizon family.
During the early years, HCS was entirely a homeschool program. In response to parent requests to supplement the homeschool program, core and enrichment classes were developed and offered. In 1998, the Montessori Community Cooperative was added. Since then the Academy of Math, Science, & Engineering, Accelerated Learning Academy of Placer County, programs for students at-risk, Distance/Virtual Learning (online) options, and homeschool resources in Auburn and Roseville have all enhanced the educational options available through HCS.
The addition of PaSCL allows the academies, as well as resource and learning centers outside of Placer County.
HCS are publicly funded and no fees or tuitions are charged.