Horizon Charter School of TampaHorizon Charter School of Tampa

7235 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634
P 813-887-3800 | F 813-885-9626 |info@horizoncharter.org
Sheila Thomley, Principal – Currently enrolling for 2016-2017
Grades K – 8


The school choice initiative provides the opportunity for children in grades K through 8 to attend Horizon Charter School, free of charge. The school is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit entity and has a board of directors that is responsible for the school. Horizon Charter School of Tampa is a part of the Child and Family Developmental Center. Center Academy provides management and consultation services to the school.


The mission of Horizon Charter School of Tampa is to meet the needs of students by focusing on basic skills and improving overall student motivation and self-esteem. The school is designed for students who function more effectively in smaller education settings.

The Horizon Charter School of Tampa is dedicated to identifying children’s undiscovered talents and creating customized learning tools to draw out each child’s hidden abilities.

– Individualized Instruction
– Motivation
– Concentration
– Gifted
– Learning Differences
– Small Class Size
– Reading Intervention
– Self-Esteem Enhancement


The curriculum is aligned to the Sunshine State Standards, the Common Core Curriculum, and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is administered.


Florida Dept. of Education Charter School site
US Dept. of Education Charter School site

2016-17 School Calendar

August 1 Teachers Return
August 9 Open House 4:00 to 7:00PM
August 15 First Day for Students
September 5 Labor Day – School Closed
September 16 Early Release
October 7 Early Release
October 10 Columbus Day – School closed
November 11 Early Release
November 21 – 25 Thanksgiving – School Closed
December 16 Early Release
December 19 – 30 Winter Holiday – School Closed
January 2 Students Return
January 13 Early Release
January 16 Martin Luther King Day – School Closed
February 17 Early Release
February 20 President’s Day – School Closed
March 10 Early Release
March 13 – 17 Spring Break
April 14 Good Friday – School Closed
May 26 Last Day / Early Release