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One of the Nation's BEST!
Posted on 04/26/2017
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The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Nation’s Best High Schools were released this morning.  This is a report that compares over 22,000 high schools across the country based on student assessments, as well as how well schools prepare students for college. Only 6,000 schools – barely one-fourth of the schools that U.S. News evaluated -- were awarded medals in this year’s rankings. We are thrilled to report that once again we have made their list!  Horizon Honors Secondary School is ranked #19 in the state! We also received their silver medal award. 
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Here are the best 20 Arizona High Schools:
1. Basis Scottsdale (Scottsdale)
2. Basis Tucson North (Tucson)
3. Basis Oro Valley (Oro Valley)
4. Basis Peoria (Peoria)
5. Basis Chandler (Chandler)
6. University High School (Tucson)
7. University High School (Tolleson)
8. Gilbert Classical Academy High School (Gilbert)
9. Arizona College Prep -- Erie Campus (Chandler)
10. Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (Flagstaff)
11. Presidio School (Tucson)
12. Arizona School for the Arts (Phoenix)
13. Northland Preparatory Academy (Flagstaff)
14. Catalina Foothills High School (Tucson)
15. North Pointe Preparatory (Phoenix)
16. Chaparral High School (Scottsdale)
17. Pinnacle High School (Phoenix)
18. Desert Mountain High School (Scottsdale)
19. HORIZON HONORS SECONDARY SCHOOL
20. Hamilton High School (Chandler)

We recognize that the high school years are critical in preparing our students for their continued education and becoming our future leaders.  We also value the education we provide to our students K-12 and this report emphasizes our continued effort to provide all students with a high quality education.  Our teachers are exemplary, and our students strive for excellence in all they accomplish.  We also know that we couldn’t accomplish this excellence without the great partnership with our families.  Your involvement and support of your child’s education truly helps them to learn, believe, dream, and dare to be their absolute best!

A very special thank you and congratulations to all our staff, our students, and our families who continue to work hard and support all that Horizon Honors stands for – excellence!

Cynthia Shaheen                                           
Principal                                                       
Horizon Honors Secondary School    

Betsy Fera
Executive Director               
Horizon Community Learning Center