Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks is located in the heart of Marion Oaks. We are a unique school in many ways. Horizon Academy is a fifth grade through eighth grade facility. The availability of fifth graders on our campus allows us to better prepare fifth graders for the transition to middle school.
Horizon Academy is a Title I school. We use our Title I funding for additional paraprofessionals to work in small groups in our classrooms. We use Title I funds to offer after school tutoring and homework help. In addition, we supply each student with a binder to assist in organization of academic materials. The binder includes an agenda planner to assist parents to know the work students are tending to in class and as homework.
We have a tremendous faculty. In the past five years, three of our Horizon teachers have been recognized by the Marion County Public Schools and the Public Education Foundation, as Golden Apple Teachers, or top five teachers in the district. In addition, last year we also were recognized by Marion County Public Schools and the Public Education Foundation with a top five Support Employee of the Year. We are very proud of the personnel of Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks as they serve our students and families.
Horizon Academy maintains a unique middle school schedule which includes Hawk Hour, an activity period mid-day, allowing students opportunities to participate in clubs such as Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupation Student Association, and more. In addition, during Hawk Hour, students can participate in Pep Band, Mythology, Aquaculture, Hydroponics, Debate Team, Journalism, Math Assistance, and many other activities. These activities can offer real world application to their current in-class studies plus leadership development.
Our students also excel outside of the classroom. Horizon Academy offers competitive sports programs in cross country, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Students learn a foundation in not only skills for competition but also the benefit of team sportsmanship.
Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks is a unique school and environment. Our focus is on student achievement and preparing each to be successful in high school. We are proud to be the Horizon Hawks.
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!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Safe Halloween Scene
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM School Choice Community Information Nights - Belleview Middle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM School Choice Community Information Nights - North Marion Middle
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.
Only sneakers with laces are allowed to be worn.
All Students must wear a belt with their shirts tucked in.