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Home Teaching/Independent Study

Horizon Charter Schools' (HCS) have a well established tradition of developing and implementing home independent study options that offer unique educational opportunities for all students.

Academic and elective classes are available to families in several locations, and students may also enroll in private instruction with approved vendors. Distance learning is widely used, and many field trips are offered. Special education services are provided as well to eligible students.

Home Teaching

The Home Study Program is designed for students whose parents are actively involved in their education. Parents are responsible for the day-to-day instruction of their children under the guidance and support of a credentialed teacher. Parents have a strong sense of what they want their children to study and are actively involved in the lesson planning, instructing, and correcting of assignments for the children. Home study students, as well as their parents, have face-to-face meetings with their Supervising Teacher at least once every 20 school days for a minimum of one hour per student meeting.

Independent Study (AESS)

Additional Supervising Teacher support for parents may be available when more frequent supervisory meetings with a student are needed.

Curriculum Resource Center

Horizon Charter Schools' Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) houses a rich collection of materials to support student learning. These include library books, curriculum support materials, parent and teacher resources, audiovisual materials, games, manipulatives, and reference materials, all available for checkout.

Contact Information:

Phone: 916.408.5272 or 800.338.8003 x 5272
Fax: 916.408.5255
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Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays, Saturdays, Sunday, and Holidays


3144 Venture Drive, Lincoln, CA

Purchasing Curricula and Resource Materials

Consumable and Non-Consumables

Consumables are materials that can be used only once. Consumables that have been used do not need to be returned. Examples of consumables include:

  • Supplies such as paper, pencils, paint, etc.
  • Project Kits such as "Science in a Nutshell," anatomy kits, boats, etc.
  • Workbooks — those a student writes in

Non-consumables are materials that can be used over and over again.

You will receive materials either directly or through your ST.


For more information about this program and direct access to the Site Administrator please call 916.408.5113.

What They're Saying

It has been rewarding to observe the value of a personalized approach in the education of Horizon students.

— Jennifer Carroll
Regional Administrator




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