JCS Pine Hills

Passion, Responsibility, Opportunities, Support, Prepared, Excellence, & Respect

Welcome to JCS Pine Hills

JCS Pine Hills is an independent study K-12 charter school serving approximately 700 students in Riverside County. Our mission is to empower learners with educational choice. Our vision is to provide an exemplary personalized learning program in a supportive, resource-rich learning environment. We are dedicated to excellence and committed to nurturing passionate lifelong learners. Core values include:

  • Creativity and Innovation: Envision and explore rich teaching and learning opportunities.
  • Commitment: Educate students to their full potential and uphold the greater good of the school.
  • Choice: Empower individual paths and goals through personalized learning.
  • Excellence: Foster a climate of high expectations, quality, and accountability.
  • Integrity and Compassion: Model honesty, dignity, fairness, and responsibility while demonstrating respect and understanding.

JCS Pine Hills Academy (K-8)

JCS AcademiesAt JCS Pine Hills Academy, K-8, our goal is to develop passionate life-long learners through differentiated and personalized instruction. While on campus, students participate in hands-on, activity-based Common Core instruction. Lessons are taught whole-class, small-group and/or individually. Our qualified teachers pull from a variety of resources to create meaningful lessons that target both the academic and interest levels of the students.This program is an excellent fit for students who enjoy working independently as well as collaborating with others. Generally, students attend the academy four days per week. On home study days, students complete assignments at home under the direction of a parent-teacher.

JCS Pine Hills Academy (6-12)

JCS AcademiesJCS Pine Hills Academy (6-8)
This small program meets at the academy three days per week and focuses on character development and academic success. Students engage in a standards based education rich in cross curricular projects that motivate inquiry and interest in learning. Students become creative problem solvers and regularly use technology for independent research. Student leadership is encouraged and active in promoting extracurricular events and community service. JCS staff takes pride in promoting a safe environment where a culture of respect, exemplary character and good citizenship is celebrated.

JCS AcademiesJCS Pine Hills Academy (9-12)
This is a unique program option designed for high school students who would benefit from group instruction in core and elective subjects 3 days per week. Students are exposed to the academic rigor of college preparatory courses which have been approved and are on file with the University of California and are taught by highly qualified, credentialed teachers. The Academy is designed to support parents who desire personalized instruction and creative curriculum design.

JCS Pine Hills INSITE (9-12)

JCS INSITEThe INSITE program offers JCS high school students an independent study option which provides daily support from teachers who are able to work with each student’s strengths. JCS INSITE provides independent Study Model where students attend up to four days per week to work on their individualized course assignments, flexible scheduling to accommodate students with jobs or outside commitments such as competitive sports, focus on completing requirements that lead to a high school diploma, opportunity to graduate early as students can work ahead, opportunity to earn credits for previously failed courses, Six-Week Core Blocks allowing students to focus on math and one core subject at a time, rather than the traditional six subjects, and the opportunity to interact with high school peers, with support from three credentialed teachers as needed.

JCS Pine Hills Home Study (K-12)

JCS HomestudyJCS is one school with many programs designed to meet the individual needs of its students. Each JCS program offers an Academy track and a Home Study track. For more information about whether JCS Home Study is the right choice for your student, please feel free to contact our Admissions Department or learn more about each program within the JCS Family.

Programs Offered

JCS Academies
JCS Homestudy


Jillian Tonkin

Contact Info.

By Phone
(951) 395-0225

K-8 Academy
27235 Madison Ave.
Temecula, CA 92590

6-12 Academy, INSITE, Home Study, JCS Resource Center
29141 Vallejo Ave.
Temecula, CA 92592