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School and Community

Horizon Science Academy is a public charter school enrolling 500 students in grades 9 through 12. The school opened in the fall of 1999 and graduated its first senior class in 2002. HSA is an accredited College Preparatory High School sponsored by Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West and has been recognized as an EXCELLENT school by Ohio Department of Education and received National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2012.

The student body is culturally diverse whose breakdown for 2017-2018 academic years is 86% Black & African American, 4% Hispanic & Latino, 3% Multiracial, 5% White and 2% Asian. Moreover, 96% of the students qualify free and reduced lunch program.

HSA’s mission is to prepare students for college by creating an effective learning community with high expectations and a rigorous curriculum focused on math, science and technology. We are particularly proud of the fact that more than 90% of our seniors are accepted into college every year.

Curriculum 

Students earn one credit for each year-long course provided that they have a passing grade (D- or better) at the end of the year in that course. In addition to the standard curriculum (as outlined below), HSA offers Advanced Placement courses in AP Language, AP Government, AP US History, AP Environmental Science and AP Computer Science. Honor courses in English II, Introduction to Engineering (PLTW), Principles of Engineering (PLTW), Biomedical Science (PLTW), Human Body Systems (PLTW). Students may earn high school and post-secondary credit(s) by completing dual enrollment classes at local colleges and universities. Students may earn high school credit in Algebra I, Physical Science and World Languages in the 8th Grade.

GPA Calculation 

 All credit classes are included in computing GPA and class rank. Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment courses are weighted by one point.

A+

4.00

B+

3.33

C+

2.33

D+

1.33

F

0.00

A

4.00

B

3.00

C

2.00

D

1.00

A-

3.7

B-

2.7

C-

1.67

D-

0.67

Rank

HSA ranks students in its graduating class

Graduation Requirements 

A minimum of 26 credits is required for graduation. The breakdown of graduation requirements is: 4 credits in English, 4 credits in Mathematics, 4 credits in Science, 3.5 credits in Social Studies, 2 credits in World Languages (the same language), 1 credit in Fine Arts, .5 credit in Physical Education/Health, 1 credit in Computer Technology, and 7 additional credits. In addition to the required 26 credits, each student must complete 40 hours community service and pass state tests.

College Enrollment

Some of the colleges and universities that HSA students enrolled in are: Univ. of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, West Point Acad., Univ. of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame Univ.,  Vanderbilt Univ., The Ohio State Univ., Case Western University, Miami Univ., UCLA, Uni. of Dayton, Otterbein Univ.

After School Activities

HSA offers a variety of sports such as Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Cross Country; and clubs such as Choir, Cooking Club, Table Tennis, Turkish Olympiad, Yearbook, Math and Student Council, Robotics, Scientific Research Program, Concept Young Scholar Program, Spoken Word, Model UN,   International Festival of Language and Culture