Back to School

Back to School
Posted on 07/16/2021
back to school graphic Horizon Honors Secondary School Back to School 2021!
Welcome Horizon Honors Secondary School Families!
We are excited to see all of you for a great 2021-2022 school year, 
Make plans now to be part of all we do!
Please make sure to read this e-mail in its entirety so you will have all the important information you need for the upcoming school year.
Student schedules for students in Grades 7-12 are now available in PowerSchool.
Returning families should log in at
New families may set up their PowerSchool account at using the instruction sheets they received during the registration process. 
If you have any questions or need more info on PowerSchool, click here. We will also have printed student schedules at the Open House on July 30th.
PowerSchool also has a mobile app!
You will need a district code to make the app work.
District Code: BSTP
Download the app today!
In order to be completely informed for the beginning of the year, please check out the links below or visit our Horizon Honors Secondary School Resource Library.
Horizon Honors Secondary School will host an Open House on Friday, July 30th.  Students and family members are welcome to drop in anytime between 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Stop in and walk your schedule, meet your teachers, and check out your textbooks. If you have materials from last school year, please turn in those items during the Open House.
Don’t miss a special orientation for all NEW Horizon Honors students and their family members on Friday, July 30th at 8 a.m. in the Multi-purpose Room (enter through the Elementary School front doors on the east side of campus.) This event is tailored to meet your needs as a new family and to get you up to speed as we welcome you to Horizon Honors. 
NOTE: These sessions do not include any of the information presented in the grade level parent orientations for 7th, 9th and 12th grade described below. A new Horizon Honors family with a 9th grader, for example, should attend both the new family session and the 9th Grade Parent Orientation. 
8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
7:55 a.m. - transition to classrooms
Block 1/5: 8 to 9:30 a.m. 
Block 2/6: 9:33 to 11:08 a.m.
Block 3/7: 11:12 a.m. to 1:12 p.m.

Lunch A: 11:08 to 11:39 a.m.
Lunch B: 11:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Block 4/8: 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.
For more information, please see the Silver/Blue Day Schedule.
Lunch A: 11:08 to 11:39 a.m.
Lunch B: 11:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
The assigned lunch is dependent on Block 3 and 7 classes.
Information will be sent about lunch assignments next week!
Students Fees are paid online.
Horizon Honors values providing multiple opportunities that enrich student learning. In order to support these expanded programs, additional funds are needed above and beyond what state funding provides. As a result, we ask our families to pay additional fees, which represent only a portion of the costs required to provide the programming. Fees are paid online via PowerSchool and/or school website. Families may set up payment plans or apply for scholarships/fee reduction, with criteria based on need/income level. All fees are paid after July 1st and prior to the first day of school, with the exception of extra-curricular fees. Fees listed are only approximate and are subject to change. 
Students with outstanding fees may not be eligible to participate in field trips, extended day field trips, fee-based extracurriculars including Athletics, travel trips, promotion trips, High School Commencement Ceremony, or Middle School Promotion Celebration until the balance is paid in full or payment plan is current.
ALL STUDENTS: Optional Consumable Class Supply Fees - approximately $60 per student, provides personal supplies used by students and technology supplies. 
MOST STUDENTS: Elective Fees - approximately $50-$150 per elective, covers specific course materials and supplies for certain elective courses. Not all electives have a fee. See the Horizon Honors Secondary School Scheduling Guide (available at for details by course. 
MANY STUDENTS: Virtual AP & Virtual Elective Fees - fees range from $100-$200, must be paid prior to the initiation of each online course. See the Horizon Honors Secondary School Scheduling Guide (available at for details by course. 
MANY STUDENTS: Extra-curricular Fees – varies significantly depending on activity, provides for activities such as field trips, special assemblies, school-sponsored clubs, theatre arts, and athletics. 
Please refer to the Traffic Flow maps for drop off and pick up information.
  • Allow enough time for drop off and pick up. There will be congestion.
  • Watch for and take direction from staff members both in the parking lots and at the crosswalks.
  • DO NOT DROP OFF SECONDARY STUDENTS PRIOR TO 7:30 AM! Students will not be allowed on campus prior to 7:30 a.m.
  • Do not park in reserved spaces. 
  • STUDENTS MAY NOT PARK IN THE CAMPUS PARKING LOT. Students may park in the church lots ONLY.
  • Students may be picked up in front of the Secondary School or in the Mountain Park Church parking lot south of the campus.
  • Secondary students must be off campus by 4 p.m. unless participating in a school-sponsored activity.
The Horizon Honors Optional Lunch Program will resume on Monday, August 23! Food items are ordered, in advance, online and include menu items from popular area restaurants. Look for an email in early August with details!
Until the lunch program resumes, students should bring a lunch from home each school day.
Parents of seniors, freshman, and 7th graders, please join us for an orientation designed to help you and your child successfully navigate this next developmental milestone. Topics covered will be specific to the social, emotional, and academic needs you and your child will experience this school year. All sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room – please enter through the Elementary School doors. 
NOTE: These sessions will not repeat anything presented to New Families. A new Horizon Honors family with a 9th grader, for example, should attend both the new family session and the 9th grade Parent Orientation.
Welcome to Middle School Orientation for Parents of 7th Graders
Wednesday, July 28th @ 5 p.m. (Parents ONLY)
Welcome to High School Orientation for Parents of 9th Graders
Wednesday, July 28th @ 6:30 p.m. (Parents ONLY)
Class of 2022 - Welcome to Senior Year Parent Orientation
Wednesday, August 4th @ 6 p.m. 
You won't want to miss Coffee Connection! Both new and returning parents are invited to join us in the Media Center to meet other parents from your child's classes and much more! Coffee and goodies will be provided.

We hope to answer many of your questions at the events mentioned in this email. We will also provide students a re-imagined "Soaring Eagle Week" which will take place during class time throughout the first week of school. It will be full of school orientation activities to get students up to speed on all things Horizon Honors Secondary School.
However, if you have any questions, you may respond to this email or call us at 480-659-3000. Horizon Honors Offices will re-open on Monday, July 19th.
Information about Athletics and the Student Handbooks will be sent in the coming days!
We are all looking forward to being together with your child on the first day of school, August 2nd!
It's a great day to be an Eagle! #ALWAYSIS
Paul Schneider
Horizon Honors Secondary School Principal 
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