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Horizon Honors Secondary School

Horizon Honors High School – Grades 9-12
Horizon Honors Middle School – Grades 7-8

GRADES: 7-12

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ENROLLMENT: 
Horizon Honors Middle School (7-8) - 285
Horizon Honors High School (9-12) - 430

TEACHER TO STUDENT RATIO:
1 to 20

Horizon Honors Secondary School provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum in a nurturing, small-school environment. Students are held to high academic standards and are offered an integrated approach that involves solving real-life problems through cooperative, thematic, hands-on/minds-on experiences so they may understand how their classes, like life, are linked together.

Horizon Honors’ curriculum incorporates the standards adopted by the Arizona Department of Education. Students are expected to achieve beyond these standards in all content areas including the development of skills in critical thinking, creative thinking, and character building. The honors curriculum is designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, is evidence-based, and aligns with college and career expectations. The rigorous content and skills reflect the knowledge that young people need for success. 
  • Advanced Placement Courses (AP) may begin as early as freshman year
  • Dual Enrollment/Concurrent Courses are offered for university credit in qualifying classes.
  • Students in Grades 8-11 attend College & Career Readiness to receive ILP goal assistance, improve study skills, and provide tools for future success.
  • Electives are available in a wide range of studies, including Culinary Arts, Forensics, and Performing Arts.
  • The use of technology and digital resources are integrated into every course.
  • Students are provided comprehensive College & Career Counseling. The focus is on academic, career, personal, and social development.
  • Student support sessions with teachers are offered after school three days a week.

HOMEWORK
Homework is not viewed as a separate activity and is designed to increase in complexity over the 7th-12th grade experience. Students are assigned projects/assignments that will require varying levels of time and energy. The focus is age and course appropriate. Reflecting real-life, Horizon Honors uses homework to help students develop the ability to organize, manage their time, and meet deadlines. You can expect to see regular assignments in core subject areas that build upon the mastery of precious skills. You should expect homework on weekends as well as during the week. Dual enrollment of AP courses may require homework over school breaks, including summer break.