Horizon Academy began construction in October of 2006 at the cost of $37 million. We feature 57 academic classrooms in three two-story buildings. Using a learning “community” concept, students also take advantage of a new cafeteria, gymnasium, music suite, and media center. Administrative offices at the front and center of campus round out the 180,000-square-foot facility. Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks is the first school in Marion County built with half-cent sales tax dollars.
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks opened its doors to fourth and fifth graders in January 2008. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders arrived on August 18, 2008. Currently in Marion Oaks, Horizon Academy is a 5th grade through 8th grade public school. Sunrise Elementary serves Kindergarten through 4th grades and Marion Oaks Elementary serves Kindergarten through 5th grades.
Reading and learning are fun and it is so important for our students to feel like they are just as successful as they want to be. Parents are invited to come to our Parent Resource Room and borrow wonderful teaching tools to get your child motivated in school. We have games, activities, and books that can be checked out to assist in different subject areas. Visit our Parent Resource Room available to our parents every afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30. Or contact our Parent Liaison, Crystel Morales for further information.
All parents are encouraged to be involved with the school by joining either or both of our parent organizations.
The School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting will be held quarterly at 5:30pm in the Media Center at Horizon. This organization is required by the state legislature and will include oversight of some school funds.
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will follow the SAC meeting quarterly at 6:30pm. This organization assists the school through fundraising activities and volunteering.
For specific dates of these meetings refer to our webpage calendar as well as our monthly newsletter.
We hope you will want to be a part of these organizations and an active member of the Horizon Academy family and look forward to seeing you there!
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks has a Uniform Dress Code. This dress code was voted on and approved by School Advisory Council, parents and the school board. Students are required to abide by the uniform dress code of Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks. This dress code policy has been modified by the School Advisory Council for the 2014-2015 school year. Please read the Horizon Uniform Dress Code policy for more information. For illustrations of the dress code, please review the Horizon Academy Dress Code Uniform Presentation.
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM Volleyball Game: Dunnellon at Horizon (Division)
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM Volleyball: Liberty @ Horizon
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM Volleyball: Horizon @ Ft. King
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SAC Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM PTO Meeting
Student Day: 7:55AM - 2:20PM
Teacher Day: 7:25AM - 3:10PM
Early Release Time: 12:20PM
School Office Hours: 7:30AM - 3:30PM
School Store Hours: 7:30AM - 7:50AM Days vary
Student Lunch: $1.75
(If qualified, reduced price is: $0.40 or free)
All Visible clothing must be within the color guidelines.
Solid colors of White, Gold / Yellow, Black and Navy Blue and must have a collar and sleeves.
Solid colors of Khaki, Navy Blue, and Black. Clothing must be the appropriate size for the child so that the clothing is being worn at the student's waist.