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Lincoln, CA
Students enrolled: 1,428

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Horizon Charter School 4

Posted August 18, 2015
- a parent
We have been using Horizon for the Homeschooling program for three years now. I am happy with it. The two teachers I have had have booth been excellent and helpful. My children have IEP's and for the most part the therapists have also been very good, and when I had a problem it was promptly addressed and to my satisfaction. My reason for giving 4 instead of 5 stars is they do not give as much funding as ANY of the other charter schools in the area. They pay the teachers and therapists quite a bit less than the other schools do also and so sometimes good people end up having to leave to pay their bills. If the administration/owners would make less money and pass it down the line a bit more then this would be a great school.

Horizon Charter School 1

Posted October 22, 2014
- a parent
I would like to address this school with a very loud and angry note, but I can't find one that would put Auburn HCS to justice. (I have not been to the other sites, just Auburn). For starters, I wasted 1 1/2 years of my high school carreer here and I really would that back. It's a disaster. The school's teachers and staff are poorly paid, the entire system is extremely unorganized, they're located in an office building in the middle of a parking lot, little discipline, no classroom challege for even the most average student, students may very from being friendly and close to chaotically immature and ignorantly disrespectful. There is no work to be done but busywork and school is only in attendance 2-3 days a week (which is nice but is not implimented to make the most of things). I frankly recall my mother accusing my Spanish teacher of going deaf, and my biology teacher announced himself as an extremeist christan and refused to teach evolution at the beginning of the year. They recieved a grant of 1000$, and used it to buy several widescreen TV's that they installed in the hallways. They're not even used. And they don't even have a yearbook anymore either. (submitted by student)

Horizon Charter School 1

Posted August 31, 2014
- a parent
This charter school pays less than most of the other charter schools in the area. I've also heard their teachers are paid less than most of the other charter schools.

Horizon Charter School 2

Posted August 06, 2014
- a parent
This will be our 5th year with Horizon Charter. We really love our ST, but the school itself is laughably - and frustratingly - unorganized a lot of the time. We do the 100% homeschooling program, so we are less affected by that than I suppose we would be if we utilized any of the core classes. I have never found a good reason to trust my children's core subjects to the Auburn site - I'll leave it at that. We have, in the past, utilized Friday enrichment classes there (which dwindle down every year - this year there is only one, and currently it shows as merely "tentative"), which were OK, though I must admit I was annoyed that the teachers offered my kids soda, candy, and/or other junk food every single week. My kids refused the soda upfront, but eventually I had to tell them to quit taking the candy as well. Heavy pressure to teach-to-the-test, even in the 100% Homeschooling program. We may quit soon. The school seems able to offer us less and less of anything educationally valuable or useful (there isn't a single enrichment class left for my youngest child, now a 4th grader, for the second year in a row). School gets worse every year, IMHO.

Horizon Charter School 3

Posted October 23, 2013
- a community member
I have been going to Horizon since 7th grade and I am currently in 11th. The school is very laid back, and mostly all the kids in my class have always been close. This is a great school if you want your kid to feel comfortable and avoid getting bullied, but the education isn't the best. Everything has always been very easy, and when it comes to the state testing everyone always looks confused a bit. I enjoyed my time here and met some of the greatest people I wouldn't have met elsewhere. --a student

Horizon Charter School 5

Posted August 06, 2013
- a parent
We love this school, this will be my fifth year. My children are educated at home and they attend the Friday classes at the Roseville site. My oldest daughter has special needs and their Special Education dept. is the best! She attends once a week: OT, speech and resource. The teachers and therapists are awesome. Received my curriculum early this year - I'm ready before school starts. Awesome school library - lots of support in however you choose to educate at home. My Supervising Teacher is wonderful, my kids love her.

Horizon Charter School 5

Posted June 18, 2013
- a parent
We love this school. We have been a part of the home school programs and Lincoln Montessori, they both are excellent and have provided our children with a fantastic education. The staff at both are dedicated and caring; they live out personalized learning. The upper teachers at LMCC proved their commitment to us and I would highly recommend them. Parents need to step up and be part of a solution than a problem, both programs are built on parent involvement. Charter schools do not have all the bells and whistles of regular schools; if that is what you are looking for than don't look to charter schools. Thank you Horizon for giving us excellent choice and quality programs.

Horizon Charter School 5

Posted May 01, 2013
- a parent
well after looking at all the other parent comments it sounds like its a different school. my daughter attends HCA Elk Grove. We have had some trouble with keeping a regular school administrator and teachers for the math classes. however, mrs Judith hayes has been a godsend. she is engaged, listens and has worked very hard to bringing the school up to par. I am satisfied and hope that there will still be an elk grove chapter by the time my daughter graduates. all the problems began with the previous administration. now the current admin has to clean up the mess left behind and sadly the children have to pay the price. hopefully next year things will start to calm down and smooth out. I for one am very happy!

Horizon Charter School 4

Posted February 22, 2013
- a parent
My child attended a local public school and was left alone to go to the restroom and other places on the campus, the children at the public school were out of control and the Principle did nothing. After working with the staff at LMCC I found them to be extremely attentive to the children and concerned for the well being of them when speaking with the office and volunteering in the classrom as a parent. The Montessori Meathods need to be learned by parents to understand how the children learn in this self directed independent way. It has been a pleasure to have lower class size and freedom for my child to explore rather than be hearded lack cattle (children are given a number at public school) and my child is not sitting at a desk listening to teacher for six hours a day and being told to do one worksheet after another. Now she does PE and art projects and children are disciplined if they step out of line....Something I did not see at the local public school.

Horizon Charter School 1

Posted February 05, 2013
- a parent
Not the best experience for our family. Just pulled our kids. Kids have a lot of time on their hands to finish boring worksheets and not engage. School constantly had outbreaks of head lice (and yes I know this happens everywhere) but it seemed that every month I got a notice about head lice, and it wasn't like that at other schools. My advice is keep looking around there has to be a better option.

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Horizon Charter School
2800 Nicolaus Road, Suite 100, Lincoln, CA  95648
(916) 408-5200
Last modified Horizon Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Horizon Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top