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 2019-2020
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.

2019 – 2020 Horizon Charter School of Tampa Student Calendar

August 12 – Student’s First Day of School

September 2 – Labor Day Holiday/No School for Students

October 11 – End of First Grading Period
October 18-21 – Fall Break

November 25-29 – Thanksgiving Break /Non-Student Days

December 2 – Students Return to School
December 18 – End of 2nd Grading Period (End of 1st Semester)
December 19-January 6 – Winter Break/Non-Student Days

January 7 – Students Return to School
January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – No School for Students

February 17 – President’s Day – No School for Students

March 13 -End of 3rd Grading Period
March 16-23 – Spring Break – No School for Students
March 24 – Students Return to School

April 10 – Non-Student Day
April 13 – Non-Student Day

May 25 – Memorial Day/Non-Student Day
May 29 – Last Day of School – End of 4th Grading Period – End of Second Semester

Please note:
Hurricane Day(s) if needed – March 23, 2020 and April 13, 2020.

Student Early Release Days: 9/20/19, 11/22/19, 12/18/19, 1/17/20, 2/14/20, 3/13/20, 5/29/20