Holden High School

Tel: (925)254-0199
  • 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 Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedWe have a credentialed Education Specialists on staff
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students34 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeHolden High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size6 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,750
Tuition NotesGenerous financial aid available. See http://holdenhigh.org/admissions/tuition/tuition-reduction/ for more information.
% on Financial Aid
70%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKristin Lamoureux
Admissions AssociateJennifer Polse Payne

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service, Grade Level Interest Projects, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Independent Art and Music Credit

School Notes

  • 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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