Policies & Governance

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Horizon Community Learning Center (doing business as Horizon Honors Schools) is the charter holder for two schools: Horizon Honors Elementary School (Grades K-6) and Horizon Honors Secondary School (Grades 7-12). The charter is organized with the following authoritative structure:

Corporate Board
Governing (School) Board
Executive Director
School Principals

Horizon Honors School Board:

The Horizon Honors School Board is comprised of five members:
  • Bill Thompson, President
  • Fred Neal*, Vice President
  • Pilar Holtrop, Member
  • Brittany Stotler, Member
  • William Stalker Highsmith, Member

    The Corporate Board of Directors appoints the board members for a two-year term.

    The School Board is responsible for the oversight of the schools' programs and operations including all student, personnel, and financial responsibilities. Individuals interested in contacting the Board Members are encouraged to speak during public comment during Board Meetings. Individuals may also send an email to board at horizonhonors.org. All board members as well as the Horizon Honors Executive Director will receive all emails sent to this address. The Board is a collective body and individual Board member replies may be unavailable, limited, or not be representative of the position of the entire Board. Horizon Honors staff members may follow up as appropriate. The email will be filed in accordance with public records requirements.

    School Board Meetings are held once a month at 5 p.m. in the Main Office (unless otherwise noted) on the dates listed below. Per A.R.S. §38-431.02, all notices of the meetings for Horizon Honors Schools Board will be posted on this website. Notices will also be posted outside the Horizon Honors Main Office door at 16233 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048, which is open to the public. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda. Agendas for scheduled meetings will be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting time.

    • Board agendas can be accessed below.
    • Meeting public comment instructions and the required form can be found here.
    • Minutes from the meetings are available by request in the Main Office.

    2024-2025 School Board Meetings:

    July 9, 2024   Organizational Board Meeting Agenda
    July 9, 2024 following Organizational Meeting    Budget Public Hearing Agenda
    July 9, 2024 following Budget Hearing   Board Meeting Agenda
    August 27, 2024   Board Meeting Agenda
    September 24, 2024   Board Meeting Agenda 
    October 22, 2024   Board Meeting Agenda 
    November 19, 2024    Board Meeting Agenda
    December 17, 2024   Board Meeting Agenda
    January 28, 2025   Board Meeting Agenda
    February 25, 2025   Board Meeting Agenda
    March 25, 2025   Board Meeting Agenda
    April 22, 2025   Board Meeting Agenda
    May 20, 2025   Board Meeting Agenda
    June 10, 2025   Board Meeting Agenda

    Other School Board Documents:

    2024-2025 Horizon Honors Elementary School Notice of Budget Hearing
    2024-2025  Horizon Honors Proposed Elementary School Budget

    2024-2025 Horizon Honors Secondary School Notice of Budget Hearing
    2024-2025  Horizon Honors Proposed Secondary School Budget

    Annual Financial Report Website

    Public Records Requests:

    All public records requests should be sent to the following:
    Melissa Hartley
    melissa.hartley at horizonhonors.org

    Please send a detailed email with your request and use the subject line: "Public Records Request." Notice of receipt of the request will be sent within 5 business days. 

    * Original founder of Horizon Community Learning Center, Inc.

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