Marin Oaks High School

NOVA Independent Study

Nexus Academy

Compass Education Program

Healthy Novato

About The Center

  The Hill Education Campus is home to a variety of unique programs which serve the diverse needs of the Novato Community and School District.

Central to the Campus are three distinctive and award winning alternative educations programs: NOVA Independent Study, Nexus Academy, and Marin Oaks High School.  Here students pursue their passions and achieve success above and beyond the traditional classroom.  These alternative programs also help to support and meet students needs in order to provide an environment where all can succeed.

Located in the two south buildings is Novato Unified School District’s exciting Early Intervention Program, where the youngest members of our community receive comprehensive services to prepare them for success in the District Schools

Hill Education Campus is also honored to host a variety of Community Partners who collaborate and support our various missions in serving the Novato Community.  It is through these productive relationships that NUSD not only supports students in the classroom, but also the families and households they are part of, to create a healthy, thriving community.

Education Center Resources

(Soft Skills Development Program)

College and Career Center

Academic Counseling

Bay Area Community Resources Counseling
(Wellness Counseling)

School Site Council

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
~Estee Lauder






Hello, families and community members!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

As I begin my eleventh year as the administrator of Alternative Education in Novato, I am filled with excitement as our District continues to emphasize the Graduate Profile, focusing on 21st Century Learning and the 6 Cs. Twenty-first century learning emphasizes the growth of the whole student—not only content knowledge, but also a variety of skills. These life skills contribute to competitiveness in a global economy; healthy lifestyles; and a well-informed, productive citizenry. At the Hill Education Center, every staff member from every program is passionate about education, strongly believing that all students can be successful. Every senior and every eighth grade student is expected to complete a Project Based Learning presentation, and will have an opportunity to present these projects to our community at PBL Exhibition Night on May 2, 2018 (seniors) or Exhibition Day on May 3, 2018 (8th graders).  I believe the home/school partnership is critical to a positive educational experience. Parents can do their part by sending us well-rested students who realize that school is, first and foremost, a place for learning. Our job, in turn, is to provide a safe, supportive environment; identify and develop strengths; and address concerns so all of our students can experience success.

Hill Education Center offers a number of enrichment programs for all students.  Bridges, one of the most comprehensive programs offered, is for students who are interested in learning soft skills, taking college courses, and earning units toward a certificate in a vocation of their choice. To learn more about Bridges, please contact the front office and inquire about the application process. Beginning in September, every family should receive an eNewsletter from Hill Education Center.  If you are not on the mailing list, please contact the front office to be added. The newsletter will include important updates about the Graduate Profile, growth mindset, college information and tours, internship opportunities, and many more items.

On a personal note, I have strong connections to this community.

I grew up in Novato, graduated from Novato High School, and returned to Novato High as a teacher in 2002. I absolutely love Novato and enjoy raising my children here.

Thank you for your support and partnership in helping to ensure that all students are prepared for post-secondary education and beyond. I look forward to another successful school year.

Hill Education Center

  • 720 Diablo Ave. Dr,
    Novato, CA, 94947
  • (415) 897-7653
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