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Principal's Welcome MessageGo to top

Principal Sanchez

Welcome to New Horizons High School. Our mission is to prepare competent, courteous, contributing members of society. Our success will result from our commitment to literacy, high expectations, and accountability in an environment driven by student service. We are structured to help students better meet their graduation requirements in a secure environment with added adult supervision and support systems.

We continue to expand our schedule to include an Advisory Period to help students develop a multitude of extra-curricular endeavors. This year we will continue to organize our traveling sports program. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in home and away games with other like schools in the low desert area. Such as Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage, etc. Students that commit to participating actively will receive 2.5 credits in P.E. or Elective credits in each of the four sports offered. These additions will help our students better focus on their academic needs and foster the development of a team sport and the idea of teamwork.

We will also have an early release day every Thursday at 1:00 pm. This will provide our teachers with valuable collaboration and professional development time on a weekly basis. This includes monitoring the success or lack of success in each assigned class.
 
We look forward to having a prosperous new year and to keeping with our motto that every student can graduate with a high school diploma when given a fair opportunity to do so!
 
Mr. David A. Sanchez
dsanchez@banning.k12.ca.us

New Horizons High School Mission, Vision and Student Learner OutcomesGo to top

Mission:

Our mission at New Horizons High School is learning. Our objective is to prepare competent, courteous, contributing members of society. Our success will result from our commitment to literacy, high expectations, and accountability in an environment driven by customer service.

Vision:

The vision of New Horizons High School educational community is for students to:

Value the effort of earning a high school diploma.
Instill a sense of personal responsibility for their actions and achievements.
Sow an appreciation of diversity and cultures in our global society.
Increase the values that foster positive self worth and confidence. 
Optimize a healthy perspective and influence on their family and their community.
Navigate the transition to successful college and career readiness.
 

We Care for All Our StudentsGo to top

Young adults do not change because of programs, they change because of people.  New Horizons staff influences all of our students to achieve their best.  We at New Horizons care for all of our students.  We help our students attain the standards necessary to graduate and become productive citizens in the 21st century.  We help students connect with others, be successful, solve problems, and to succeed academically. 
 
Newest Handbook Cover
(Painting by Josephine Torres)
"The difference between school and life?  In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."  Tom Bodett