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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
3.3.2017

RATED AN "A" SCHOOL BY THE AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (2014)

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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Teams have been formed, funds have been raised now it is time to tie your shoe laces and strut that shift!  Relay For Life is tonight from 5:00 PM to midnight!
COURSE SCHEDULING FOR 2017-2018 IS THIS WEDNESDAY!
We’re approaching that exciting time of year again, scheduling for next school year. There are student sessions all day and evening parent sessions all scheduled for March 8th. You will attend information sessions by grade level following the schedule below.  The 2017-2018 scheduling handbook and a sample course selection sheet were emailed to you March 1st.  At the scheduling meeting you will receive your official 2017-2018 Course Request Form that is color-coded by grade level.

Wednesday, March 8th Student Sessions
9:40 am – 10:40 a.m. 10th Grade – Next year’s Juniors
11:40 am – 12:40 p.m. 11th Grade – Next year’s Seniors
1:10 – 2:10 pm 9th Grade – Next year’s Sophomores
 
The Scheduling Handbook and sample Course Requests Form will be emailed to everyone Tuesday, March 1st, so please take the time to preview these tools and prepare questions for the scheduling information sessions.  All scheduling forms are due by end of day Tuesday, March 28th.   ILP Conferences March 23rd and 24th will include discussions focusing on planning for next year and teacher’s signing off on course request forms where needed.

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HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SPEAKS TO STUDENTS NEXT WEEK!
pictured: Oskar's Holocaust Survivor Life Mask created in 2010
Next month we are privileged to open our doors to Oskar Knoblauch, a 91 year old Holocaust Survivor, who will come to speak with different classes on his life and lessons learned.  What a wonderful opportunity for our children and staff to experience this primary source of history that no textbook or teacher could replace.  The students whose studies are most relevant to this presentation will be the ones attending.  We will videotape and archive his time with us for future generations of students to view.  The events will take place for 8th and 10th grade students on Monday, March 6th 12:30 to 2:00 pm and on Wednesday, March 8th 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for 11th and 12th grade students.
 
An Additional Opportunity: In the late 1990s Mr. Knoblauch began to leaf through a journal he kept before and during World War II.   Leafing through these pages gave him not only the desire to teach tolerance and respect to young and old audiences alike, but to write his book, “A Boy’s Story – A Man’s Memory Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945” that was published in 2010. Mr. Knoblauch has supplied us with signed copies of his book that are available for purchase in the front office at the discounted price of $12.00 ($15.95 regular price). We have a limited supply of books so it is on a first come, first serve basis. Cash or checks only will be accepted and please make checks payable to OK Books LLC.
 
To learn more about Oskar Knoblauch please visit The Voice of Tolerance.

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BON VOYAGE!
Be sure to follow Horizon Honors Facebook and the adventures of our students traveling over spring break! Students and staff will be posting photos and travel updates daily on our Facebook page!
  • Middle School Washington D.C. trip leaves Tuesday, March 14th at 12:50 a.m.
  • High School New York and The Arts trip leaves Saturday, March 11th at 10:50 p.m.
Safe travel to all our teachers and students!

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ATHLETICS
THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
Friday, March 3rd:
  • Girls Beach Volleyball @ Away vs. Rancho Solano Prep @ 2 p.m.
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ AZ College Prep.
    vs. Gilbert Varsity @ 12 p.m.
    vs. Brophy Prep 1 p.m.
    vs. Basha Varsity 3 p.m.
  • Girls Softball Tournament @ Joy Christian
    vs. Tanque Verde @ 11 a.m.
    vs. Thatcher Varsity @ 1 p.m.
  • Boys Baseball Tournament @ Bourgade Catholic High School
    vs. Mayer Varsity @ 11:00am
    vs. Bourgade 1:00pm
Saturday, March 4th:
  • Girls Softball Tournament @ Valley Christian
    vs. Phx Christian @ 11 a.m.
    vs. Pusch Ridge @ 1 p.m.
  • Boys Baseball Tournament @ Phoenix Christian
    vs. Fountain Hills @ 9 a.m.
    vs. Mogollon @ 11 a.m.
  • Co-Ed Track & Field Away vs. Chandler Prep @ Catholic Seton
Monday, March 6th:
  • Girls Beach Volleyball @ Home vs. Valley Christian @ Pecos Park @ 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7th:
  • Girls Softball @ Home vs. Northland Prep. @ 3:45 p.m.
  • Co-Ed Track & Field @ TBA
  • Co-Ed Golf @ Away vs. Arizona Lutheran @ Southern Ridge @ 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8th:
  • Boys Baseball @ Away vs. Bourgade @ 4 p.m.
  • Girls Beach Volleyball @ Away vs. Chandler Prep. @ McQueen Park @ 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 9th:
  • Boys Baseball @ Away vs. Paradise Honors @ The Odyssey for Advanced and International Studies at @ 3:45 p.m.
  • Boys Volleyball @ Away vs. Boulder JV @ 4:30/5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 10th:
  • Girls Beach Volleyball @ Home vs. AZ College Prep @ Pecos Park @ 4 p.m.
  • Girls Softball @ Away vs. Paradise Honors @ 3:34 p.m.
BOYS SOCCER MEETING FOR 2017-2018
There will be an informational soccer meeting for high school boys interested in playing soccer next school year.  The meeting Wednesday, March 8 during lunch in the Weight Room. No matter what your skill level this meeting is for you!

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BASEBALL UPDATE
Congratulations to the Horizon Honors Baseball team for defeating Valley Christian by a score of 13-3 on Wednesday in their season opener.  The Eagles were led by Cooper Brown on the mound.  Many of the boys contributed offensively.  Best of luck to them as they participate in the Desert Classic this weekend. 

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
GRADUATING SENIORS
Are you a senior that has plans to continue your education beyond high school?  Do you plan to attend a technical school, community college, or college/university?  HCLC is announcing the Larry Pieratt Scholarship to help you meet your financial needs.  This scholarship is given by the school to honor HCLC founder, Larry Pieratt.  There will be four $1,000 scholarships given this spring.  The scholarship is based on academic merit, leadership, and community service.  The Larry Pieratt Scholarship applications will be emailed to all seniors next week!  Applications are due April 28th and scholarship recipients are announced May 12th.

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SAT & ACT TESTING
SAT Testing Dates
Register at:  sat.collegeboard.org/register
March 11, 2017 
May 6, 2017 (register by April 7, 2017)
June 3, 2017 (register by May 9, 2017)

ACT Testing Dates
Register at: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/
April 8, 2017 (register by March 3, 2017)
June 10, 2017 (register by May 5, 2017)

COLLEGE WORKSHOPS
Further information, locations and registration links are available on our website at http://www.horizonhonorssecondary.org/ccc/collegeplanning/events.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
EASTER BASKET COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT APRIL 3RD!
On Monday, April 3rd please help Key Club assemble 100 Easter baskets for Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Murphy Elementary School in Phoenix.  Key Club will purchase the Easter baskets but donations are needed to help fill them.  Please bring items to fill baskets.  Suggested items to bring: personal hygiene items (hotel size), plastic eggs filled with candy or individually wrapped candies (no chocolate please), crayons/markers, coloring books, small stuffed animals, goldfish, nail polish, small toys, bracelets, etc.  Students will receive up to two hours community service for helping and an additional two hours for bringing donation items for baskets.  You may drop off donations items to the Media Center.

Basket assembly will take place in Room 105 Monday, April 3rd 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  For further information please contact Mindy Duet.

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LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER
BOOK FAIR COMING NEXT WEEK!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read to our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit the Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
 
Book Fair dates: March 6th – 9th
Shopping hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm daily
Special activities:  5:00 to 8:00 pm during Elementary Summatives
 
You can also download the Book Fair app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs
 
If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online book fair through March 18th.  Purchases will be shipped directly to Horizon with FREE shipping!  All purchases benefit HCLC.

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PARENT INVOLVEMENT
PARENT COURSE SCHEDULING SUPPORT MEETINGS FOR 2017-2018 THIS WEDNESDAY!
It’s that exciting time of year again, scheduling for next school year. Student information sessions run all day, but the parent sessions are in the evening on March 8th in the Community Room.  The 5:30 p.m. session is for parents of 6th graders who will be attending 7th grade and the 6:30 p.m. session is for current secondary parents. We hope many of you take advantage of these evening sessions with our entire student support team.  All scheduling materials were sent on March 1st via your child’s email and are also available via the Horizon Honors Secondary School website in the College and Career Center section.
 
WEDNESDAY, March 8th Parent Sessions – Community Room
  • 5:30 p.m. 6th Grade Parents for Next Year’s 7th Graders
  • 6:30 p.m. Current Secondary Parents for Next Year’s 8th – 12th Graders

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COURSE SELECTION SHEETS SIGNED AT ILP CONFERENCES
Are you signed up for an ILP Conference on Thursday, March 23rd or Friday, March 24th?  This is a very important time to meet with teachers, plan for next year, and get your Course Request Form signed to turn in by the end of the day on Tuesday the 28th.  Contact the front office to set up an appointment time.
 
The office is ready to assist you in setting up your ILP time for 4th quarter if you have not done so already.  Please call (480) 659-3000 and select a meeting time for you and your child.  ILPs will be held Thursday, March 23rd with conference appointment times available 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. as well as Friday, March 24th from 7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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Remember ILP Conferences March 23rd and 24th will include discussion focused on planning for next year and teacher’s signing off on course request forms.  All scheduling forms are due by end of day Tuesday, March 28th.  Your Horizon Honors Secondary student support team looks forward to assisting each of you through the registration process for the 2017–2018 school year!
 
Secondary Student Support Team
Mrs. Cynthia Shaheen, Secondary Principal
Mr. Scott Gotham, Secondary Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kathleen Patterson, Secondary Master Teacher
Mr. Paul Schneider, Secondary Master Teacher
Mrs. Erin Collins, Counselor Grades 10 – 12
Mrs. Heather Wallace, Student Advisor Grades 7 

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GRADUATION SPEAKERS
We will be completing final filming of commencement speakers Thursday, March 23rd and Friday, March 24th.  Please contact the office if you do not have an appointment.  If you have already videotaped – Thank you!  If you have any final concerns about being included, please contact Mrs. Britt as soon as possible. 
For questions or information on filming your own video, please contact christi.britt@horizonclc.org.

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ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE – TESTING – MARK YOUR CALENDAR
In an effort to support our students to perform at their best, Horizon Honors is implementing some changes to our test taking procedures.  More will be shared as we get closer to the testing window, but one change that will impact all students is an alternative schedule we will be following for four days.  This schedule will allow us to test our students only in the morning blocks when they are most ready to perform, minimize the impact on instructional days, and allow for technology to be available for both testing and classroom use.  Please read each day carefully to understand how your schedule will be affected.  Accommodations will be made for students who, because of carpools or other circumstances, need to be on campus prior to 10:30 a.m. and are not testing.  A study location will be available to them.

​Wednesday, April 19th 
Non-testing seniors do not report to school until 10:30 AM
8:00 – 10:30 AM - End Of Course Testing – Writing 9th gr, 10th gr, 11th gr
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 1 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 2
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 3
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 4

Thursday, April 20th
Non-testing students do not report to school until 10:30 AM 
(some 9th gr, most 10th gr, all 11th & 12th gr)
8:00 – 10:30 AM  - AIMS Science Test - All Students in Biology and Honors Biology
                                and some identified sophomores contacted by Mr. Gotham
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 5 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 6
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 7
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 8

Wednesday, April 26th 
Non-testing seniors do not report to school until 10:30 AM
8:00 – 10:30 AM - End Of Course Testing – Language Arts 9th gr, 10th gr, 11th gr
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 5 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 6
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 7
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 8

Thursday, April 27th
Non-testing students do not report to school until 10:30 AM 
(students in math courses not listed below)
8:00 – 10:30 AM - End Of Course Testing – Mathematics All Students in Algebra 1-2,     
                                Algebra 1-2 Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 3 – 4, 
                                and College Algebra Honors    
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 1 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 2
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 3
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 4

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WORK WITH US! HORIZON HONORS IS HIRING TEACHERS!
Horizon Community Learning Center ​is hiring 2017-2018 teachers and various grade levels. Join a dynamic school team and help students achieve their best. Our students are high-achieving, engaged, motivated, and expect quality instruction from their teachers. We are part of a family-oriented community which is highly involved and greatly values education. For more info, visit http://www.horizonclc.org/contact/careers

PARENT PARTNERSHIP

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LAST CHANCE! CONTEST ENDS MARCH 31ST!
Horizon Honors is in 23 place of 25 schools but there is still time move to up details below.
 HELP OUR SCHOOL EARN UP TO $3,000!

Contest is ending this month. If you have original  receipts from May-March turn them into the Chandler Fashion Center Guest Services!

EXTRA BONUS POINTS The Month of MARCH!
  • SHOP/ Earn TRIPLE points for all receipts logged in March from these selected stores: Build A Bear Workshop, Children’s Place, Claire’s, Cotton On, crazy 8, Disney Store, Fuzziwigs Candy Factory, Gap, GameStop, Gymboree, icing, LEGO® Store, Loft, New York and Company, XXI Forever. 
  • EAT/ Earn DOUBLE points for all receipts logged in March from Chandler Fashion Center eateries & restaurants Receipts may be dated since May 1, 2016 or later and logged by March 31, 2017 to earn bonus points. 
  • PHOTOS/ Earn 1,000 points when you buy an Easter Bunny photo package The Easter Bunny arrives March 22 and will visit through April 15. Log your Easter Bunny photo package receipt before the end of March to earn 1,000 bonus points. 
  • MUSIC/ Earn 1,000 points per person by attending a new concert series on the lawn area in the Chandler Village every Friday in March and April from 6:30-8:30. There will be a table to sign-in at each night to earn the points, just mention you are with Horizon Community Learning Center.

How do I credit my receipts for my school?
Bring your receipts to Guest services, located on the upper level across from Barnes & Nobles to earn five points per dollar spent. You can drop receipts off in the school offices prior to deadline.
You may also bring receipts to the Chandler Management Office for validation, located down the hallway by Paradise Bakery. The Management Office is open Mon- Fri 8:30-5:30.
SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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MARCH
AT A GLANCE
      
March 1
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Wear color or shirts of what cause is important to you!
MUN – Model United Nations meets at lunch room 112
Student Council meets after school room 105

March 2
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Paint yourself in purple, the color for all cancer.
Art Club meets at lunch in the Art Room
Film Club meets at lunch room 115


March 3
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Dress up with your team to get excited for relay!
*Exclusive out of dress code day for students on a Relay For Life Team.
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Book Fair setup
Relay for Life 5:00 pm to midnight
Dish It Out -- Relay For Life Fundraiser in the high school courtyard 11:00 to 11:30 am

Lunch Orders Due

March 6
Book Fair
Honors Symphonic Band Performing at Area Concert Festival 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
Guest Speaker Oskar Knoblauch, Holocaust Survivor, 12:30 to 2:00 pm for 10th grade students in the Multipurpose Room.

March 7
POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109
Book Fair

March 8
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208
Student Council meets after school room 105
Upcoming 8th through 12th grade parent meeting 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Book Fair
Guest Speaker Oskar Knoblauch, Holocaust Survivor, 9:30 to 11:00 am for 11th and 12th grade students in the Multipurpose Room
Student Course Selection meeting 9:40 am – 10:40 a.m. 10th grade entering 11th grade
Student Course Selection meeting 11:40 am – 12:40 p.m. 11th grade entering 12th grade
Student Course Selection meeting 1:10 – 2:10 pm 9th grade entering 10th grade

March 9
He For She Club meets at lunch room 101
GSA – Gay-Straight Alliance meets at lunch room 109
Book Fair

​March 10
Band Council meets at lunch in the Band Room
reSEARCHing The Cure Club meets at lunch room 209
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Lunch Orders Due
Book Fair cleanup

March 13
Spring Break

March 14
Spring Break

March 15
Spring Break

March 16
Spring Break

March 17
Spring Break
MUN Conference at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ

March 18
MUN Conference at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ

March 20
Spring Break

March 21
Spring Break

March 22
Spring Break


March 23
Secondary ILP Conferences


March 24
Secondary ILP Conferences
Lunch Orders Due

March 25
Set Construction 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

March 27
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112
Key Club Leadership Team meets at lunch room 103
Wilderness Club meets at lunch room 109
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104

March 28
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 29
MUN – Model United Nations meets at lunch room 112
Student Council meets after school room 105
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 30
Art Club meets at lunch in the Art Room
Film Club meets at lunch room 115
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 31
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Spring Fling 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lunch Orders Due


​​For a full list of Secondary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.
APRIL
AT A GLANCE
     
April 1
Set Construction 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

April 3
Key Club meets at lunch room 103
Phoenix Rescue Mission Easter Basket Community Service 2:30-4:30 PM room 103

April 4
POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109

April 5
FIDM Club meeting at lunch room 127
Blood Drive 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Student Council meets after school room 105
Performing Arts Exhibition 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

April 6
Secondary Parent University – Early College Planning 101 MPR 6 PM

April 7
Band Council Meeting at lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing The Cure Club meets at lunch room 209
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Lunch Orders Due


April 8
Set Assembly 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

April 10
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112
Key Club Leadership Team meets at lunch room 103
Wilderness Club meets at lunch room 109
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104

April 11
Biology Field Trip to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 7 AM – 2:00 PM
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208

April 12
MUN – Model United Nations meets at lunch room 112
Student Council meets after school room 105

April 14
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Lunch Orders Due

April 15
Spring Musical Parent Workshop 1:00 to 4:00 PM

April 17
Key Club meets at lunch room 103

April 19
Alternative School Day Schedule
FIDM Club meeting at lunch room 127
Student Council meets after school room 105

April 20
Alternative School Day Schedule
Cinderella Parent Picture Performance 5:30 in the Multipurpose Room

April 21
Band Council Meeting at lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing The Cure Club meets at lunch room 209
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Cinderella performance at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due

April 22
AP Exam Practice 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in rooms 111/112
Cinderella performance at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room

April 24
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112
Key Club Leadership Team meets at lunch room 103
Wilderness Club meets at lunch room 109
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104

April 25
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208

April 26
Alternative School Day Schedule
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209
Student Council meets after school room 105

April 27
Alternative School Day Schedule
No Place for Hate during lunch in room 127

April 28
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Cinderella performance at 3:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Cinderella performance at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due

April 29
Cinderella performance at 3:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Cinderella performance at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room

April 30
Set Strike 1:00 – 4:00 PM


​​For a full list of Secondary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.

Horizon Honors Secondary School
Horizon Honors High School
​Horizon Honors Middle School

16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Office: 480.659.3000
Attendance: 480.659.3062
horizonclc.org


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