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Home Teaching Support

HCS offers a wide variety of student support services that provide the extra assistance some students may need. Some of these services will be recommended by the Supervising Teacher and some that may originate with a request from the student or parent.

Services include:

  • Special Education
  • Mentors/Tutors
  • Regional Subject Specialists in Math, English, History, and Science
  • High School Guidance Counselors
  • Learning Centers
  • Educational Materials
  • Vendor Course Instruction
  • Parent Trainings
  • Additional Instructional Support

Special Education and Section 504

The Special Education Department manages all paperwork related to the evaluation, monitoring, and implementation of special education services. Horizon Charter Schools offer a full continuum of services and employs staff members from various disciplines. Students who meet the criteria for special education have an IEP (Individualized Education Program). The Special Education Department also works in conjunction with Student Success Team staff members to offer accommodation ideas and recommend referrals to special education assessment when merited. These students typically need classroom and testing accommodations and/or modifications as well as direct instruction from a certificated and/or licensed specialist. Independent study needs to be determined as an appropriate placement by an IEP team and must be written into the IEP by the "sending" school, HCS, or PaSCL. If you have questions regarding the special education process, you may contact the Special Education Department at 800.338.8003, extension 5188.

Section 504 Accommodations plans are also managed by the Special Education Department. These plans are available to students who have documented disabilities and need classroom and testing accommodations. There are no direct services available through Section 504 Plans.

High School Guidance

The Guidance Office helps students plan their high school course schedule to best meet their future goals, be they college or straight to a career. Counselors help Supervising Teachers, parents, and students determine which classes should be taken and where those classes are offered. The Guidance Office assists students in the process of career exploration. The counselors can help students access Regional Occupation Program classes, community college classes, work experience, apprenticeships, and Work Permits. The Guidance Office also provides information about colleges, scholarships and other financial aid. For more information, contact the Guidance Office at 916.408.5276, toll free at 800.338.8003 x5276, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What They're Saying

Horizon has a very special place in the lives of so many people, giving them the opportunity to educate in the way that is best for their personal situation and needs.

— Ross Hougham
HCSEF 2010 Scholarship Winner




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