2018-2019 Calendar Update

2018-2019 Calendar Update
Posted on 07/11/2018
Horizon Honors logo with words "2018-2019 Updated Calendar"
For the last several years, we have received multiple concerns from staff, students, and parents regarding the timing of the end of the school year. There are many opportunities that our students and families miss out on such as camps, internships, and work opportunities due to our school year ending in June.

The Horizon Honors Schools Leadership team worked this summer to brainstorm a solution to release all students prior to Memorial Day. After creating a plan and an updated calendar, the Horizon Honors staff were asked for feedback. An overwhelming majority of the staff supported a calendar change for our schools.  The Horizon Honors Governing Board then approved the updated calendar last night at their monthly meeting.

We are pleased to offer an updated 2018-2019 calendar that goes into effect immediately for Horizon Honors Elementary School (Grades K-6) and Horizon Honors Secondary School (Grades 7-12,) as well the PreK at HCLC Program (Mr. Harank.)

Info to know about the calendar changes:
  • The First day of school will still be July 30, 2018.
  • The last day of school is now May 24, 2019.
  • All Individual Learning Plan Conference (ILP) Days will be school days with early release, followed by ILP Conferences in the afternoon.
  • On early release days, Horizon Honors Elementary School and PreK at HCLC students will be released at 11:30 a.m. Horizon Honors Secondary School students will be released at 12 p.m. There will be NO lunch on early release days.
  • There will no longer be ILP Conferences held the day after the last day of school.
  • Class of 2019 Commencement activities will still be held on May 28, 2019.
We understand that some families may already have alternate plans for ILP Conference Days. We ask that you provide that information to your classroom teachers as well as the attendance office once the school year begins.

For future school years, we plan to continue to release students prior to Memorial Day. Look for the 2019-2020 school calendar this Fall.

We hope that you find these changes benefit your family.