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Principal's Welcome Message

     Melissa Lee

  Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Coombs Alternative Education School. The structure of the campus is to help students meet their graduation requirements in a safe, secure environment, with added adult supervision and instructional support systems. We continue to provide most students with an advisory period to support both their social emotional and academic growth. The school offers a traveling sports program where students that commit to participating

actively will receive 2.5 credits in P.E. or Electives in each of the four (4) sports offered. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in home and away games with other alternative schools in the low desert area such as Indio, Palm Springs, San Jacinto, Rancho Mirage, etc. This program helps engage our students in school and fosters the development of teamwork.

Every Thursday at 1:00pm, we will have an early release day. This provides our teachers with valuable collaboration and professional development time on a weekly basis, including monitoring student progress in each assigned class. We will send periodic academic review or “PAR” letters every three weeks, informing you if your student is not making adequate academic progress. Please feel free to contact the office or your student’s teachers with any questions.  

We look forward to welcoming our students back to in person learning and having a successful new school year, keeping with our motto that every student can graduate with a high school diploma when given the support to do so! 

                                                M Lee         

Dr. Melissa Lee

                             Principal, Coombs Alternative Education School


New Horizons High School Mission, Vision and Student Learner Outcomes

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.
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 Students

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.
"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
  • September 5    Labor Day 
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • November 24  Thanksgiving Day
  • November 21-25 Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 25     Day After Thanksgiving
  • December 19-January 6th    Winter Recess
  • December 23 Floating Holiday
  • December 26  Christmas Day Observed
  •  January 2nd             New Years Eve Observed 
  • December 31     New Years Day Observed
  •        January 16            Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  •  February 20-February 24th Presidents Week
  • April 7-14th    Spring Recess 
  • May 29th    Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • May 31st Graduation
  • 4:30pm-6pm
  • June 1st Last Day of school