Tuition Rates

Tuition payable to Horizon Educational Systems.

Tuition rates 2013-2014:
Non-refundable Tuition rates for the 2013-2014 school year (first INCREASE in YEARS):
$60 – single student of K-8th  OR
$90 – families of K-8th grade students ($80 if paid before August 15th) OR
$120 – families including 9th-12th grade students ($100 if paid before August 15th)

End-of-Year tuition school meeting special renewal rate for 2014-15:  $50/single K-8th / $70-family K-8th / $90 – family 9th-12th grade for end-of-year meeting special rate)

(10% tuition referral discounts are offered, too.  Several families have utilized this to help pay for part of their graduation fee)  – you may need to remind me.  Thank you!

$70/year for high school students seeking to get credit for high school years in which they were registered with the county (this does NOT apply for public or private school transfers).
$35 transcript fee for non-graduating students (this is a one time fee and can be used throughout 12th grade).  HES provides free transcripts for all its graduates.

*Late fees:  $5/student/day for report cards/attendance/evaluations not received when due.  DUE DATE FOR THESE are June 30th for K-11th grade and one week prior to diploma for Seniors and January 31st for mid-year.
**PLEASE NOTE:  Tuition is non-refundable and is NOT to be exchanged for transcript fees.    Transcripts will not be provided for any student whose records are in non-compliance.

(I do accept love offerings for those who feel so inclined)

There is NO transcript fee for graduates.  This has always been my gift
to them, and am still doing transcripts for those who graduated back in


HES graduates have year after year received scholarships.   In 2005, HES saw 8 of its 12 graduates receive Bright Futures Scholarships.   Two of those received the Florida Academic Scholars Awards (100% tuition), and one of those received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (an additional $3,000 award).

Dual Enrollment:

HES has articulation agreements with Manatee Community College and Hillsborough Community College for “dual enrollment” of courses taken by our 9th-12th grade students (who have qualifying scores/grades) at their campuses (tuition free and college credit).    HES has an articulation agreement also with the Florida Virtual School , plus several HES students take courses at the local technical training  centers.

Please check out for Florida statutes regarding homeschooling, as well as for a checklist of questions to ask private schools.

Please contact Debbie Dykes, HES Administrator/Principal  for questions or further information.

phone:  941-751-4501 after 3pm

Thanks for considering Horizon Educational Systems.


Mrs. Debra Dykes
Horizon Educational Systems
941-751-4501 after 3pm


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).

(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.