Policies & Governance

Group of Elementary Students showing backpacks and school supply donations
Horizon Community Learning Center (DBA Horizon Honors Schools) is the charter holder for two schools: Horizon Honors Elementary School (Grades K-6) and Horizon Honors Secondary School (Grades 7-12). The charter is organized with the following authoritative structure:

Corporate Board
Governing (School) Board
Executive Director
School Principals

All Horizon Honors policies may be found on the Arizona School Board Association Website. 

Horizon Honors' AZSBA academic, financial and operational dashboards:
Horizon Honors Elementary School
Horizon Honors Secondary School

Charter Sponsorship

Horizon Honors schools are chartered by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.

Form of Business
Horizon Community Learning Center, Inc. (DBA Horizon Honors Schools) has chosen to operate as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and has formed a corporation in the state of Arizona.  

The governing body for the corporation is the Corporate Board of Directors and the governing board for the schools is the School Board.

Corporate Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of three members:

  • Fred Neal*, President
  • Steve Holm*, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Kyle Pieratt, Member

The Corporate Board of Directors holds the schools' charters, employees the executive director, and is the final authority for all legal and business operations.

School Board
The Horizon Honors School Board is comprised of four members:

  • Steve Holm*, President
  • Fred Neal*, Vice President
  • Donna Bullock, Member
  • Pilar Holtrop, Member

The Corporate Board of Directors appoints the board members annually.

The School Board is responsible for the oversight of the schools' programs and operations including all student, personnel and financial responsibilities. School Board Meetings are held once a month at 5 p.m. in the Main Office on the dates listed below. Per A.R.S. §38-431.02, all notices of the meetings for the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted on this website. Notices will also be posted outside the Horizon Honors Main Office door at 16233 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048, which is open to the public. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda. Available board agendas can be accessed by clicking the associated date. Minutes from the meetings are available by request in the Main Office.

2019-2020 School Board Meetings:

July 9, 2019   Organizational Meeting Agenda
July 9, 2019   Budget Hearing Agenda
July 9, 2019   Board Meeting Agenda
August 27, 2019   Board Meeting Agenda
September 24, 2019   Board Meeting Agenda
October 22, 2019    
November 26, 2019    
December 17, 2019    
January 28, 2019    
February 25, 2020    
March 24, 2020    
April 28, 2020    
May 19, 2020    
June 9, 2020    

Prior meetings:

July 10, 2018 Organizational Meeting
July 10, 2018 Budget Hearing
July 10, 2018 Board Meeting
August 28, 2018 
September 25, 2018 
October 23, 2018 
November 27, 2018
December 18, 2018
February 26, 2019
March 26, 2019
April 23, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 28, 2019 - Graduation
June 20, 2019

Other Files:

2019-2020 Horizon Honors Elementary School Notice of Budget Hearing
2019-2020 Horizon Honors Elementary School Budget

2019-2020 Horizon Honors Secondary School Notice of Budget Hearing
2019-2020 Horizon Honors Secondary School Budget

* Original founders of Horizon Community Learning Center, Inc.