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Horizon Science Academy Cleveland

6000 S. Marginal Rd. Cleveland OH, 44103-1042

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School Summary


School Type

Operated By
Concept Schools

Sponsored By
ESC of Lake Erie West


Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School (HSA) is a public charter school that enrolls 500 students in grades 9-12. Created in 1999, HSA provides students with an innovative, world-class education that is rich in math, science and technology. We are focused on preparing students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers and ethical leaders, who are ready for post-secondary education and to meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce. 

We have a culture built on a common set of values; student, teacher, and parent accountability; and high expectations, resulting in high levels of student achievement.  Our administrators, teachers and guardians have high expectations of our students and students have high expectations of their teachers.

We are proud to offer a rigorous and challenging curriculum that has been uniquely designed to prepare students for high academic achievement in uninterrupted schooling environments. Horizon Science Academy received the 2009 Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education.   We are proud of our other awards and accomplishments:

  • Bronze medal, US News and World Report – America’s Best High Schools, 2010
  • 100% college acceptance since 2008
  • National Title I Distinguished School Award, 2009
  • Ohio Department of Education School of Promise 2008 – 2011
  • Named one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek, 2014

Horizon Science Academy also offers Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps –JROTC. This U.S. Army-sponsored program introduces cadets to leadership development, values, and discipline and boasts a JROTC Honor Unit status.  Cadets participate in toy drives, food drives, and a summer leadership challenge. Our JROTC drill team is recognized around the region for its excellent performances. 

HSA is operated independently under a Board of Trustees. In addition to adhering to all of the same state and local rules and regulations, and meeting the same academic requirements as traditional public schools, charter schools have additional accountability.  Horizon Science Academy is accountable to its sponsor (Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West), to the state, and to parents.

Special Programs

Highlighted Academic Offerings

Horizon Science Academy offers a wide range of course offerings including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, honors courses, and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEOP), which allow students to take classes at area colleges while in high school.

Horizon Science Academy in one of 6,500 schools across the country participating in Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs.  Students enrolled in this engineering program receive a world-class curriculum provided by high-quality teachers, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in our global economy.

Student Engagement and Activities

In addition to our rigorous academic curriculum, we offer three dozen after school and weekend programs. These include weekend camps at Ohio state parks to study and to play. Clubs and activities include: computer gaming, robotics, Ski Club, Anti-Bullying Club, dance, Zoology Club, and many more. HSA’s Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) program operates inside and outside the classroom. The school’s STEM team actively learns via hands-on laboratory work. This culminates in student’s participation in annual local, regional, national, and international Science Fair competitions including Concept Schools Science & Engineering Fair (CONSEF), Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF), International Sustainable World (Engineering, Energy, & Environment) Project (I-SWEEP) and the International High School Environment Project Olympiad. 

Student Resources and Services

Enrollment is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation is available via RTA. Horizon Science Academy is managed by Concept Schools, a successful nonprofit charter management organization that operates 30 schools throughout the Midwest. For more information, or to arrange a tour, please call 216-432-3660 and visit our website at

Transportation Info

GCRTA bus tickets: students need to live in city of Cleveland and 3 miles or more from the school to be eligible for RTA ticket.

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