***Per FL DOE directive, all MCPS schools are closed through May 1.***
***All EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES during this same time period are cancelled. ***
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FLDOH Marion County Coronavirus Hotline: 352.644.2590
Our primary goals are to keep our schools safe, stop the spread, and educate our community. For more information regarding our COVID-19 / Coronavirus actions, click here.
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) magnet school, located in the heart of the Marion Oaks. Unlike most middle schools, we also have 5th grade classes, which allow upper elementary students to better adapt to team teaching, middle school behavior and academic standards.
Horizon is a Title I school, which means additional funding to supplement classrooms, provide technology to students and classrooms, and provide professional development for our staff and additional opportunities for all of our students. All of our students may join the community center, which provides computer access, games, social activities and more to the entire Marion Oaks community.
Horizon Academy is a unique school with unique academic offerings. Student clubs include the FFA, FBLA, SAVE Promise Club, Band, Relay for Life, NJHS, Drama and more. We also have competitive athletics programs in cross-country, volleyball, basketball, and track. It is our goal to ensure all students are prepared for high school and beyond. Our students understand that, “Good is Not Enough, when Better is Possible – and Better is a Never-Ending Quest!
Student Day: 7:55AM - 2:30PM
Teacher Day: 7:25AM - 3:10PM
Early Release Time: 12:20PM
School Office Hours: 7:30AM - 3:00PM
Breakfast is FREE for all students starting at 7:30AM
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.
All shoes worn are to be appropriate for physical education classes and must have rubber soles. Shoes must be secured with laces (if applicable), Velcro, etc. and must completely cover toes and heel.
All Students must wear their shirts tucked in.