Principal's Page

Dear San Marcos Community,

I am excited to begin yet another school year as your SMUSD Alternative Education principal, which includes overseeing The Adult Transition Program, San Marcos Adult School, Foothills High School, Twin Oaks High School, and the ASSET after-school program. I have the honor of working with staff who are dedicated, solid educators and take pride in providing rigorous academic content and building strong student/teacher relationships. I value our families who continually commit to education, communicate with our schools, and support their student(s) to succeed scholastically and beyond. Together we can make this a great year.

Principal Garth Phillips

Twin Oaks High School is a vital part of SMUSD serving students from Mission Hills High, San Marcos High, and others who move into this attendance area who are credit deficient or who wish for a smaller, more personalized educational setting. It is staffed with highly specialized, experienced teachers and support staff who are dedicated in providing quality education and creating a positive educational environment. We strive to recognize each student's educational potential.

TOHS has a diverse population of 10th, 11th & 12th-grade students with mixed ability levels and unique academic histories. Upon registration, all students are welcomed into the Tiger Family and strongly encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make up missed credits, create positive work habits, learn to make appropriate decisions, plan for future careers and/or education, and to meet new friends. There is a very active after-school program, funded by a federal grant, which supports students after hours with academic assistance, career readiness, service projects, fitness, and recreational activities.

TOHS has an Exemplary Award Winning Orientation Program for all incoming students and has been recognized as a Model School by the California Department of Education. Staff members are dedicated to preparing students to meet the demands of modern society by utilizing technology in the classroom and by providing a valuable alternative to a traditional high school. Students work to fulfill district credit requirements in order to graduate or return to their comprehensive sites, and their progress is monitored continuously by a full-time counselor, Advisory Class teacher, and the administration.

All Twin Oaks High School students must be self-motivated and prepared to follow strict behavioral expectations and attendance requirements.

One of our mottos is Hope, Opportunity, and Second Chance - and we take that seriously around here.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding any of our Alternative Education Programs

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