Meet Your Counselors
Welcome to Horizon Academy’s School Counseling services! We are committed to the success and responsible citizenship of all students. Our Professional School Counselors will coordinate a comprehensive school counseling plan for all students leading to academic success, career awareness, and social/personal development, community involvement, and multicultural/global citizenship development.
We would like to invite you to come in and get to know us and the services we offer and those offered from our counseling office. You may call or walk in to make an appointment with us. You don't need to wait until you have a problem or special reason! We hope that, together, we can lay a good foundation for future success and achievement by making your child's time at Horizon Academy a happy and rewarding learning experience.
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks is a neighborhood community school which takes pride in the core values that are our building blocks to a great school. That is why our school offers many flexible times for parents to meet with teachers to discuss academic or behavioral challenges. Conferences are offered at 7:30 a.m. -- 7:50 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Phone conferences can also be scheduled upon request for different times. Parents can contact the teacher through e-mail on our faculty list or contact our counseling office.
SCHOOL COUNSELING GOALS:
- Provides school counseling services to all students
- Promotes student academic achievement and responsible citizenship in all students
- Promotes academic success skills
- Enhances student decision making and life management skills
- Promotes student knowledge and skills in academic planning and career development
- Increases student knowledge of self and others
- Supports family needs for information, resources, and referrals
- Systematically provides prevention and intervention programs and services
- Aligns school counseling services with the broader instructional program
- Provides a clear structure with specific standards and competencies for all students
- Provides for planning, accountability, and evaluation
Registration: All new students must register in the School Counseling Office. Our personnel are familiar with all the requirements and can help you with questions.
Official Records: Your child's cumulative records are housed electronically. If you need to review anything in the file please call ahead and make an appointment for someone to go over the contents with you. If you need a copy of any document in your child's file we can provide it for you. If you request more than two copies, a charge will be assessed at 5 cents per copy. If you are transferring out of Horizon Academy, we will make sure all necessary documents are forwarded to your child's new school.
School Intent (transfer back to school or to online)
Leadership Ocala/Marion Youth The Ocala Metro Chamber and Economic Partnership is excited to begin the application process for Leadership Ocala/Marion Youth class for the 2022 – 2023 school year! This program is for students entering their Junior year of High School. Please encourage students who you feel would be a good candidate for the program to fill out an application online. Both the student application and the parental consent form must be submitted to complete the application process. We believe we can help develop your students to be the next generation of community leaders. Please reach out with additional questions. Thank you for your time and consideration!
Student Application: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehr1bomlkmmd70j2/start
Parental Consent: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehr6lwzjkmnkke4n/start
5th and 7th Grade School Counseling Team
Google Voice: 352-509-6204
Dawn Bernier, School Counseling Clerk email: Dawn.Bernier@marion.k12.fl.us
7th and 8th Grade School Counseling Team
Carmen Lopez, School Counseling Clerk email: Carmen.Lopez@marion.k12.fl.us