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Vicente Martinez High School & Briones Independent Study School!

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Lori O'Connor - Principal

Cathleen Mariucci - Office Manager

(925) 335-5880 Phone

(925) 335-5889 Fax

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To report safety concerns such as bullying, potential fights, alcohol/drug use or any other safety items of concern call 925-335-5888 or text  925-727-DONT. You can also submit a concern electronically CLICK HERE

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MUSD News!

MUSD is seeking applicants for the Measure K (bond) oversight committee and the Measure C (parcel tax) oversight committee. Your help is needed and we value the role of our citizens in making sure all expenditures are in full alignment with what promises have been made to the taxpayers of Martinez Unified. The application is located on the district website at www.martinezusd.net. For questions, please contact Diane Deshler, Chief Business Official, at ddeshler@martinez.k12.ca.us or call (925) 335-5925.


MUSD is hiring! We currently have positions open for Pararprofessionals and Noon Duty Supervisors at almost every site.  Please contact Casie Pruett for details at 335-5924 or go to the Personnel Page of the Martinez Unified School District website and click on Classified openings on the upper left side of the page. Join our awesome team!

Welcome to Vicente Martinez High School!


unnamed.jpgVicente Martinez High School

Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accredited

Vicente Martinez High School is a WASC accredited, model continuation high school as determined by the California Department of Education. Students attend one advisory period and five class periods per day. Shortened days are an option, if necessary and/or appropriate. School begins at 9:00am and ends at 1:50pm daily with a 20 minute lunch mid-day. Students must be at least 15 1/2 years old to enroll.


Some highlights of the school include:

  • Small campus with small class sizes (23 maximum)

  • Academic planning with the focus on making up deficient credits

  • Development of goals with a focus on academics, attendance and social emotional

  • Rigorous coursework with differentiated instruction

  • Social emotional approach and support

  • Resource Teacher on staff

  • Mental Health Counselors on staff

  • Job/Internship preparation and offerings

  • R4 grant - Career Pathways for continuation schools

  • Clear behavioral expectations



To Read Student Testimonials Click here

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Welcome to Briones Independent Study School!

Briones Independent Study School is a WASC accredited school. Students at Briones earn a WASC accredited diploma. There is a 210 credit requirement for graduation and six Briones courses have been approved by the University of California for A-G Requirements. Briones Independent Study School is a K-12 school that provides an educational option that fosters students' academic growth, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The school provides all students with individualized learning plans which take into account diverse needs, individual learning styles and interests.

Students are required to meet with their assigned teacher for one hour per week and also complete 25 hours of course work independently each week. Students in K-8 must have a parent/guardian available to work with the student at home on assignments that are based on California state grade level standards. Students who are successful in independent study are those students who are independent learners, organized, and motivated to complete work on their own. Enrollment in Briones is voluntary. However, if a student does not complete the required work or meet with his/her teacher as scheduled, the student will be referred to another school on the third infraction.

Information and Announcements

Parent Handbook - Understanding Common Core and the New Report Card Click here


Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars

The series of three seminars for groups of parents focuses on positive ways to promote children's development. To see flyer click here 


New Law Regarding School Immunizations

Beginning in January 2016 parents will no longer be able to submit personal belief exemptions to required immunizations. For more information on the new law, Click here


Martinez Education Foundation

Investing in today's Children for the Future of Martinez!

For more information Click here

College and Carer Pathways

For Inforamtion about College and Career Pathways Click here

SBAC Information

For more information on SBAC results Click here. 

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