The Home Study Program is designed for students whose parents are actively involved in their education. The 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. Homeschool 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.
Students have a wide array of classes and activities to choose from. Area classes are offered throughout the six-county region, and private instruction from approved vendors is also available. Each area sponsors several regional activities and field trips throughout the school year.
There are various Home Study support opportunities such as the Roseville Campus RISE program, the Auburn Campus REACH program, and the Placerville Campus classes.
Lincoln Montessori Community Co-op
This is Horizon's only five-day a week full-time option for those parents who wish for their children to obtain an academic education in a community-based setting. In this site-based program, students attend school all day Monday through Friday. The Lincoln Montessori Community Co-op (LMCC) serves grades K-8, with combination classes of two grade levels. Providing an avenue for parental involvement, Lincoln Montessori is a co-op in which parent participation is an integral part of the school’s success and an expected element from each family. Enrollment in the LMCC is by a lottery.
In this Montessori program, children work in groups and individually using a hands-on learning approach mainly in the lower grades. In the upper grades, project-based learning is a method often applied. In both situations, all work is aimed at the child’s individual ability level. Students have large amounts of independent work periods at varying times throughout the day. Students should be able to work independently. Field trips are scheduled regularly at LMCC.