Grades: 9-12 | 34 students
All academics are taught with a focus on statewide standards and offer content that is accessible and challenging for all students.
For over 40 years, Holden has been a safe haven for non-traditional learners.
The founder of Holden recognized that too many students in traditional school systems were not being served well, if at all.
This is as true now as it was 40 years ago.
If you are looking for an innovative, alternative, vibrant, non traditional approach to education, come check us out.
|School Type||Alternative School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||We have a credentialed Education Specialists on staff|
|Total Students||34 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||12 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||3:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||6 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$25,750|
|Tuition Notes||Generous financial aid available. See http://holdenhigh.org/admissions/tuition/tuition-reduction/ for more information.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$7,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Kristin Lamoureux|
|Admissions Associate||Jennifer Polse Payne|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||4 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Community Service, Grade Level Interest Projects, Independent Art and Music Credit, Student Council Community Service,
Grade Level Interest Projects,
Independent Art and Music Credit,
- Holden High School is a great fit for:Unique teens who need a school to fit them instead of vice versaStudents who have developed a negative relationship to school or learningStudents who want to go to a 4 year college but arent succeeding in high pressure environmentsTeens who need a safe environment because they have been bullied or have not found acceptanceStudents who have mild to moderate learning issuesStudents who have experienced depression, anxiety or other emotional issues that may be getting in the way of their learningStudents graduate from Holden with academic confidence and intellectual curiosity, the ability to advocate for themselves, a strong sense of community, a passion for learning, and solid plans for their futures.Holden is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Many of our students attend colleges across the country. Enrollment is open throughout the school year. Please call to set up a visit at 925-254-0199 or come to one of our drop-in open information sessions (see http://holdenhigh.org/calendar/events for upcoming dates).
Profile last updated: 06/02/2016
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