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Horizon Christian Schools

Private | PK-12 | 525 students

Horizon is best known for its academic culture of bringing LIFE to learning.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $283,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $910.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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Posted April 7, 2014

My 2 grandchildren go to this school. The education and support they receive at HCS is far and away better than in public schools. I am so happy they are doing so well and the teachers and staff are so very supportive.


Posted April 7, 2014

Horizon christain high school in tualatin oregon. Both my children graduated from horizon and it is a fantastic school! Great athletic programs and wonderful caring coaches and teachers! They honestly have time for your kids!! My children transferred from lake Oswego high school and the personal one on one relationship with the teachers is like night and day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

High School is an excellent school. Caring teachers and administrators. It's a place where kids can be involved in sports, leadership, drama, and clubs - all at once! Great Christian values. Would HIGHLY recommend the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

Our daughter came to Horizon Jr. High in February, 5 months after school started. The kids in her grade, were warm and welcoming and she fit in right away. It was a huge change in her countenance, attitude, and demeanor from the school she had been to the first day and week at Horizon. This school has been a huge blessing to our daughter and us as parents. It's not only a warm and welcoming environment for the students but for the parents as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

We sought a safe school environment for our sons where there might be less bullying, violence, or insults. We gave Horizon Christian Schools a try and discovered that "SAFE" actually translated to S-piritual, A-cademic, F-un, and E-mpowering ! Spiritual: The emphasis of the school is on Christ and developing Christ-like qualities. Academic: The teachers provide plenty of intellectual challenge and support. Fun: There are many ways for kids to engage with sports, the arts, service projects, and social activities. Empowering: The kids are encouraged to celebrate the unique gifts God has given them and to develop leadership and compassion to share those gifts with others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

My son transferred her from public to start 6th grade. I can't say enough about the love and support he received from the teachers. They were beyond amazing. I believe if he would have been in another school that he would have really struggled, more than he did here. I don't know how we would have made it through. They care about their students so much and show it everyday. They went above and beyond to make sure he got the help that he needed academically and worked with us and kept in contact us almost on a daily basis. They never made me feel like a bother or pain with all my questions and emails, they supported it. I can't say enough good about the teachers at this school. My daughter ended up starting her high school years here and so far she is loving it. She really struggled socially in her public middle school and it was heart breaking to see her so depressed and angry all the time. In just the first couple weeks of school I see a huge difference in her demeanor and how she is caring about herself and treating the rest of the family. I am so excited to see what the future hold for her. I would do anything I could to send my child here. Horizon is worth it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Horizon Christian is a K-12th grade school that embraces the philosophy of "Bringing LIFE to Learning". Traditionally this phrase read "Bringing Learning to Life" however at Horizon teachers and staff put LIFE in learning meaning they pour their hearts into the job required daily activity regardless of time and compensation. Each student is a mission field unto itself. The greatest rewards are when my kids come home appreciating the challenges to think critically beyond the concept into the application and God intended meaning of that principal in life. The classic pursuit of education has involved Reading, wRiting and a-Rithmetic. In order to be effective in the current culture there are 3 "new" R's that Horizon employes: Relationships - It has been said that students "Don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Thus, the first responsibility of educators must be to know and care for their students individually. Relevance - Are instructors in tune with the culture and able to engage students through innovative instructional strategies? Rigor - Students need to be pushed in order to achieve their potential. This is the culture of our school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Black 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 21%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation George Fox University
Warner Pacific
Portland Community College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Debby Mager
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • admissions.hs@horizonlife.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Assembly of God

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • DECA
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$3000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
George Fox University
Warner Pacific
Portland Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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7400 SW Sagert St
Tualatin, OR 97062
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Phone: (503) 692-9312

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