Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School CEEB Code: 361-551
1070 Morse Rd. Columbus OH 43229 Phone: (614) 846 7616 Fax: (614) 846 7696 hs.horizoncolumbus.org
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 the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West and has been recognized as an EXCELLENT school by the Ohio Department of Education and received National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2012. The school also received its STEM designation from the Ohio Department of Education in the 20-21 school year.
The student body is culturally diverse. The ethnicity breakdown is 84% Black & African American, 6% Hispanic & Latino, 2% Multiracial,2% White and 2% Asian, 4% other. Moreover, 99% of the students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.
HSA’s mission is to prepare students for college and careers 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 95% of our seniors are accepted into college every year.
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 addition to the standard curriculum (as outlined below), HSA offers 23 honors courses in Introduction to Engineering Design,, DC/AC Electronic Circuits, Industrial Robotics, Robotics, Principles and Practices of Biomedical Technologies, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Patient Care, Pharmacology, Medical and Dental Techniques, Computer Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Visual Programming, Web Design, Video and Sound, Design Techniques, Creating and Editing Digital Graphics, Multimedia and Image Management Techniques, Animation, and Microsoft Office Specialist. College Credit Plus (dual enrollment) courses, HIST 1152: American History Since 1877, ENGL 1100: Composition I, and ENGL 2367: Composition II are also offered. Students may earn high school and post-secondary credit(s) by completing dual enrollment classes at local colleges and universities and/or completing a career / technical education program. Students may earn high school credit in Algebra I, English I, Modern World History, Orchestra, and World Languages in the 8th Grade.
All credit classes are included in computing GPA and class rank. Honors, Advanced Placement, 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
HSA ranks students in its graduating class.
A minimum of 23 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 credits in Physical Education, .50 credit in Health Education, 1 credit in Computer Technology, and 2.5 additional credits. In addition to the required 23 credits, each student must complete 40 hours of community service and pass state tests.
Some of the colleges and universities that HSA students enrolled in are Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, West Point Academy, University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame University, Vanderbilt University, The Ohio State University, Case Western University, Miami University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Dayton, and Otterbein University.
After School Activities
HSA offers a variety of sports such as Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track. Clubs offered are Choir, HOSA, SkillsUSA, Cooking Club, Dance, and Cheer Club, Table Tennis, Yearbook, Math Club, Student Council, Media Arts Club, Robotics Club, Scientific Research Program, Concept Young Scholar Program, Spoken Word, Model UN, African American History Month, and International Festival of Language and Culture.