THE SUCCESS

Two National Blue Ribbon School Award

received the National Blue Ribbon School Award, a prestigious award given to successful schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Horizon was one of the 10 charter schools nationwide and the only charter school from Ohio, out of 350, to receive the award.

U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools List
Horizon Cleveland High School made the “America’s Best High Schools” list by US News & World Report twice, in 2008 and 2010. The Report analyzed almost 19,000 public schools in the United States to develop the list.
Distinguished School Award
HSA Cleveland High School received the federal “Distinguished School Award” by the National Association of State Title 1 Directors for closing the achievement gap between minority and white students in 2010.
Excellent with Distinction Rating
Noble Academy Cleveland was rated “Excellent with Distinction” by the Ohio Department of Education in 2010. Noble was the only charter school to receive such rating out of 350 charter schools.
Excellent Ratings
Four of the Horizon Science Academies in Ohio were rated “Excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education in 2011. These schools were:

Schools of Promise Three of the Horizon Science Academies made the annual “Schools of Promise” list released by the Ohio Department of Education thus far. These were:

Top Rated Schools
Chicago Math and Science Academy was the highest performing non-selective high school out of 97 within Chicago Public Schools, based on the Illinois PSAE tests, in 2008.
First Charter School Student at the Intel
The first charter school student to compete at the INTEL International Science Fair was an HSA Cleveland High School student.
Exemplary Progress
Indiana Math and Science Academy is one of the only four charter schools in Indianapolis to show “Exemplary” progress three years in a row since 2008 by the Indiana Department of Education.
#1 Chess Team in Ohio
After their second place win at the Greater Cleveland Scholastic Chess League competition, the Horizon Cleveland High School team claimed first place at the 2011 State of Ohio Chess Tournament out of 400 teams.
Long Waiting Lists

Most Concept-managed schools have waiting lists due to the great reputations that they have built over time. Chicago Math and Science Academy has the longest of all, with 1,200 students on its waiting list.

Robotics Team Champion’s Award
HSA Denison Middle School robotics team won the Champion’s Award at Hathaway Brown Regional Robotics Competition in Cleveland in 2011. HSA Cincinnati Wolves advanced to the World Championship and CMSA roboTitans is invited to North America Championship due to their success in Illinois State Tournaments.
Gold Medal at International Olympiad
In 2008, Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School student Edward Capps won the gold medal in the International Environmental Project Olympiad in Azerbaijan.
An Outlier: HSA Cleveland Middle
HSA Cleveland Middle School was featured in a report, “Needles in a Haystack,” by the Thomas Fordham Institute in 2010. The report identified eight outlier schools that “showed significant achievement for disadvantaged youngsters from depressed inner-city communities.”