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Welcome to Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks

    • **Welcome to Horizon Academy!!


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    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.


    Dress Code

    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.


    Fun! Fun!

    Reading can be fun and so can learning. 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, activites, and books that can be checked out. Visit our Parent Resource Room in the Media Center. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Parent Participation

    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 on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm 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 on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Media Center. This organization assists the school through fundraising activities and volunteering. We hope you will want to be a part of these organizations and Horizon Academy!

Current News Stories

2015-2016 Parent Survey


    Parents, Marion County Public Schools wants to hear from you. The district and its 53 schools want to know how they can better serve students, parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders in our local community. With parents taking more interest in their children’s education, the district’s latest Parent Survey is now available online and at each school.


    Parents can access the survey at The survey is available in both English and Spanish.

Important Information

  • School Schedules
    Student Day: 7:55AM - 2:20PM
    Teacher Day: 7:25AM - 3:10PM
    Early Release Time: 12:20PM
    School Office Hours: 7:00AM - 3:30PM
    School Store Hours: 7:30AM - 7:50AM

    Student Lunch
    Student Lunch: $1.75
    (If qualified, reduced price is: $0.40 or free)


    Dress Code
    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.