General Information

Horizon Science Academy of Lorain is a public charter school that provides its students with an innovative world class education, rich in math, science and technology. HSA  focuses on preparing students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers and ethical leaders, with skills ready to meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce.

Walk through the doors of our school and you would feel a palpable sense of something unique and strong.   Students’ faces of all nationalities, race, economic backgrounds and scholastic levels exude unspoken confidence.  Hallways buzz with excitement and the moment you are introduced to the students and faculty, it becomes clear that this is a school that changes lives.

We have a culture built on a common set of values, student, teacher, and parent accountability and high expectations all 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.

There is a sense of teamwork involving everyone from parents, administrators, businesses and bus drivers.  Everyone is working toward a single goal; student achievement.

Our teachers have a thirst for teaching and students develop a thirst for learning. Uncertain futures brim with unlimited opportunity in our school.

Our students sparkle when talking about their school, their successes and their future.

Horizon Science Academy of Lorain is managed by Concept Schools, NFP. Concept Schools is a not-for-profit charter management organization that manages high quality charters in the Midwest. All Concept managed schools implement the school design created by Concept in 1999. All Concept managed schools are very successful and they build strong reputation for being effective learning environments in a very short time.  For more information about Concept Schools, please visit

Horizon Science Academy of Lorain has a Board of Directors that is independent of Concept Schools. Board of Directors of Horizon Science Academy of Lorain is the charter holder and has the ultimate responsibility and accountability to our sponsor/authorizer. The Board governs and oversees all operations of Horizon Science Academy of Lorain. Board of Directors of Horizon Science Academy of Lorain is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, who are committed to improve high quality public education choices in our community.

The Academy is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter, contact the school administration or the Ohio Department of Education.