Discipline at Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks

  • The Big 3

    1. Do what's right.
    2. Do your best.
    3. Treat others the way you want to be treated.


     The Big 3 are defined and applied to each setting of the school in the Hawk Expectations.

    We believe that the The Big Three are expectations that will guide all members of our school community to perform to their fullest potential. The Big Three are a continual focus for all of us at Horizon Academy. Students are expected to exhibit these expectations in the classroom, in the media center, in the gym, in the cafeteria, in the hallway, and on the bus.


    The staff and administration of Horizon Academy are proud to implement the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. Through this program students are recognized for following the expectations of The Big Three. Students are able to earn a token, a Hawk Eye, for being spied demonstrating appropriate behavior. The Hawk Eyes can be redeemed for a variety of items, activities, and events.


    Horizon Academy students will also be learning about character development through a school-wide program called Second Step. Second Step is a research-based program that will teach grade-level appropriate lessons for the themes of Empathy and Communication, Bullying Prevention, Emotion Management and Coping, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Goal Setting, and Substance Abuse Prevention.