Principal Mary Bunker

Principal Mary Bunker
  • I have the honor of being the principal of the Alternative Education Programs for SMUSD. These programs support many wonderful students and families in the district and include: Twin Oaks High School, Foothills High School, the Alternative Options Academy, San Marcos Adult School, Why Try (intervention program) and the Adult Transition Program (ATP). 

  • Twin Oaks High School is a vital part of SMUSD and serves students from Mission Hills High, San Marcos High, and other students 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 feel free to contact our site if you have questions about any of our Alternative Education Programs.