Contra Costa County

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Helping Contra Costa County Students Succeed

Contra Costa County was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California, with the City of Martinez as the County Seat. It is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and the ninth most populous county in California.

We serve students across this diverse region in cities like Concord, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Hercules, Crockett, Antioch, Discovery Bay, San Ramon and Alamo to name a few.

Visions In Education is a tuition-free public school that provides a high quality standards-based education to home school families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School Program.

Success Stories

“Visions allowed me to finish up my high school courses online, so I could attend college at the same time. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t be a college student at 17 without their help.”

Elizabeth AllisonUniversity Prep Grad 2018View Grad Spotlight

“Visions In Education is an excellent option for those who struggle in the traditional school setting. We never thought that our son would take the initiative that he’s taking to finish his assignments. He also receives more one-on-one time with his teacher than he ever did at his other high school. Considering Visions? It’s worth checking out!”  Read more reviews on GreatSchools.

Visions Parent

“Visions allowed me to create my own schedule and feel a lot more at ease. Looking back this [choice] improved my mental health.”

Tarig ElsiddigIndependent Study Grad 2008View Grad Spotlight

“I loved Visions. I took all four years of high school from home because of Visions. They provided me with a laptop so I was able to work easily. I had a great teacher who helped me out by teaching me life skills.” Read more reviews on Niche.

Visions Student

“I couldn’t stand the regular high school setting; the strict class schedules, waking up early for no reason, which many studies show is detrimental to teenagers. There were pointless homework assignments and they taught us ‘on rails’ instead of letting us innovate. There was a complete lack of appreciation for STEM, cliquey drama and almost no free time.”

Chris TaylorIndependent Study Grad 2010View Grad Spotlight

“Visions is really the best of both worlds because you get the guidance of a credentialed teacher, the funds to tailor your child’s education to their interests, and the flexibility of a home school schedule. Your teacher is just there to bounce off ideas, help with resources, help with curriculum, and make sure your child is on track with CA guidelines for grade level.” Read more reviews on Yelp.

JessicaVisions Parent

“I enrolled in Visions because of the flexibility. I am so glad I came here, I honestly think it was the best decision for me. I had an amazing teacher, who I hold very dear to my heart. I’m not sure if she will ever realize what it meant to me that she saw more in me than just another pregnant teen.”

Itati MartinIndependent Study Grad 2010View Grad Spotlight

“I loved Visions. The teachers were always there to support, teach, and work with students to succeed. My teachers took the time to get to know me and took a real interest in helping me grow; completely different experience from when I was in public school.” Read more reviews on Niche.

Visions Student

“I was really scared of being judged. My teacher would talk to me about what I’ve been through which is something that no one ever did for me. That’s what opened up the gates for me to succeed.”

Angel GonzalesIndependent Study Grad 2016View Grad Spotlight

“Been with them 8 years, each year is better than the last. They give you as much support as you need and want. Both my kids are extremely happy with their education and freedom of learning. Our teacher has had our kids since kinder and knows them so well. Even this many years later we are happy with Visions and all they offer our kids, no other charter compares.” Read more reviews on Google.

JessicaVisions Parent

“When we came to Visions it was very apparent that the students came first and that I would be able to get personal schooling while moving just as fast, if not faster, than in [traditional] public school.”

Hailey JohnsonUniversity Prep Grad 2014View Grad Spotlight

“We have been with Visions for just over a year now and can honestly say…we are happy! Our CT (credentialed teacher) is well educated in the homeschooling path and can advise and support us easily on our journey. Every curriculum request is handled quickly and efficiently and monthly enrichment days are enjoyed by our children.” Read more reviews on Yelp.

JenniferVisions Parent

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