Welcome to Horizon Educational Systems!

HES is a non-traditional private school to provide families a private school option for use in their parent-directed education programs.

Welcome to the Horizon Educational Systems website! This website will provide useful information to help you understand our school.  HES is a non-traditional private school to provide Christian and non-Christian families a private school option for use in their parent-directed education programs. Although based in Manatee County, its geographic area is not limited and currently serves families in Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Dade, Lee, Orange, Polk counties as well as in other US states and Brazil. Who is H.E.S.? provides you with answers to many questions regarding private schools and what H.E.S. offers to its students. We are a non-brick and mortar, accountability private school, certified by the Florida Department of Education. To those considering Horizon Educational Systems and to those that are already enrolled with H.E.S., the Forms and Resources page was created to provide needed forms, resources and links that you will need throughout the year.  Watch for updates and other helpful information from time to time. After reading the information about who H.E.S. is, and you would like to apply for membership, you may use the HES Application form.  Print it, fill out the information and submit it back to H.E.S. by U.S. mail. We have also included the direct link for S.H.A.R.E. support group. This parent-directed education support group is comprised of over 600 families throughout the Manatee/Sarasota counties and beyond. S.H.A.R.E. provides educational events, sports, small groups and so much more!  Check out their website to see what is going on and get involved! http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/articles/Pages/Factors-in-the-Admission-Decision.aspxl National Association for College Admission Counseling: Factors in the Admission Decision reminder:  Horizon Educational Systems is a PRIVATE school when reviewing this site http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/eligibility/becoming+eligible/academic+standards NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)  ELIGIBILITY for competition

The Patriot Post Founders’ Quote Daily “It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness.” — James Wilson (Lectures on Law, 1791) Reference: Vindicating the Founders, West (100); original Works, Wilson, 1002.01 Definitions.— (1) A “home education program” means the sequentially progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her parent in order to satisfy the attendance requirements of ss. 1002.41,1003.01(13), and 1003.21(1). HORIZON EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS IS: (2) A “private school” is a nonpublic school defined as an individual, association, copartnership, or corporation, or department, division, or section of such organizations, that designates itself as an educational center that includes kindergarten or a higher grade or as an elementary, secondary, business, technical, or trade school below college level or any organization that provides instructional services that meet the intent of s. 1003.01(13) or that gives preemployment or supplementary training in technology or in fields of trade or industry or that offers academic, literary, or career training below college level, or any combination of the above, including an institution that performs the functions of the above schools through correspondence or extension, except those licensed under the provisions of chapter 1005. A private school may be a parochial, religious, denominational, for-profit, or nonprofit school. This definition does not include home education programs conducted in accordance with s. 1002.41. History.—s. 90, ch. 2002-387; s. 32, ch. 2004-41; s. 76, ch. 2004-357; s. 169, ch. 2007-5.

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