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Horizons Academy

Public | PK, 6 | 592 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2010

I graduated from the LIFE program last year. It would have took me 2 years in a regular highschool to make up all the credits I missed. At LIFE iT only took me 2 years to make up what I missed and finish the rest of my highschool credits. I am so thankful for the support of the teachers and other students there. This school is a success but you have to be self motivated!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

Horizons is a superb school. My 17 year old son had LD and was in danger of not graduating high school on time. He is on the Horizons LIFE prograsm which wll help him to graduate on time. The school and the staff are gems. I wish my son went there his entire school career. I hope the taxpayers of Manatee County see this site so they know what a treasure Horizons is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

Horizons has helped my son. The teachers and staff are great. I appreciate their careing & support. Thanks again, j friedman
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Posted January 16, 2008

I'm very impressed with the teachers at this small school. Thewarm rapport with teachers and high structure have been just what my middle school daughter has needed to boost her confidence and give her the idea that she can succeed. My impression of the entire staff is that they are dedicated to helping kids. The education my daughter is receiving is appropriate for her. Also, there is an emphasis on learning in the classroom instead of pushing too much homework. I see a lot of creativity being utilized in teaching to a group of kids who learn diffferently. My regrets are that the student population is not varied enough. I think Horizon's ought to try and attract more LD kids. Also, the school is not being given enough money to offer enrichment courses and athletics. I would urge the Manatee School District to support this school and broaden it's mandate.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
2%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
13%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 37%
Hispanic 36%
Black 24%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 13%N/A2%
Graduation rate 24%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 45%54%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 8%2%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:20
School Leader's name
  • MR. OMAR EDWARDS
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (941) 708-6417

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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