Daily Announcements


California's summer nutrition programs can help
feed your children healthy meals during the summer months.

Click below for more information:
Summer Meal Programs.pdf

JSUSD Budget Subcommittee has three (3) openings for Parent/Community representatives.
JSUSD Facilities Subcommittee has one (1) opening for a Parent/Community representative.

If interested, application is available below.

Application - Budget and Facilities Committees 3-15.pdf

Daily Announcements


June 23 to July 30

Tue., Wed., Thurs.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day


Monday, June 22

Willow High, INCOMING 9th graders @ 1:00

John Swett High, EXISTING 9th & 12th grade @ 2:00

2015-2016 school year starts on Tuesday, August 25th.

Intervention Program 9:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Willow Class 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


9:05-3:05     9/10 Intervention Hoy

9:30-1:00     Willow Class Nelso

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month the Intervention class is dismissed at 2:10 p.m. 

Welcome  to the Willow Alternative Education Campus Website.  We are very excited to kick off the 2015-16 school year on August 25th.  I am honored and thrilled to lead this school and be part of this extraordinary community.  Most importantly, I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as a role model/mentor to our students and have a positive impact on their lives. 

Willow High School  offers a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of our students.

  • The Willow Continuation High School program is for 11th and 12th grade students with an emphasis on credit recovery and graduation from Willow High School (190 credits).
  • The Willow Intervention program is designed for 9th and 10th grade students with an emphasis on preparing them to return to and graduate from John Swett High School (220 credits).
  • The Community Based Instruction program prepares special needs students ages 18-22 life skills and experiences that prepares them for the real world by living independently and becoming a productive member of the community.
  • The Independent Study/Home Hospital program is a voluntary program.  In Independent Study, the student assumes the primary responsibility for his/her education.  Students accepted into Independent Study are required to meet with the assigned teacher for a minimum of one hour per week.  All students are on an individualized contract stipulating the academic work that is expected for each semester.

I have spent the past 19 years working in a variety of educational settings gaining teaching and leadership experience in K-12 education.  I spent the first part of my career as a high school Social Science teacher at Granada High School in Livermore, CA.  I then moved on to begin my administration career at California High School in San Ramon, CA where I was an Assistant Principal.  I then spent the next 4 years as the Principal of Hidden Hills Elementary School, also located in San Ramon.  I currently live close by in Martinez with my wife Tamee and my 11 year old identical twin boys, Jake and Luke.  I believe my vast educational and life experiences have prepared me to take Willow High School to the next level by bringing a caring and supportive approach to help students become successful in the 21st century world. 

I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Willow High School and to work with you as a partner in education to insure your child's success.  I am looking forward to meeting all of the students to find out what motivates them to succeed.

I feel that my responsibility as the Principal is to make sure all students know that we care, will challenge them, and that they receive a quality education within a safe, respectful environment.  The entire staff at Willow Alternative Education Campus shares this same passion.

I am a firm believer in the home/school/community connection.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or just to introduce yourself.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Working together only enhances your child's educational experiences.


Ken Nelson


CHP News 
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CHP News.pdf

Today, 8/1/2015
High: 76 Low: 59
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/2/2015
High: 75 Low: 58
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.