State Prescribed Testing and Compulsory Attendance Law

The Horizon Science Academy Toledo is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the 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, please contact the school administration or the Ohio Department of Education. 

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee is intended to insure that all students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. It is through this statewide initiative that we are able to identify reading issues and provide support to our students with interventions, provided through Title I Services, which will help them reach the appropriate grade level reading status. The 3rd grade English Language Arts test serves two purposes. The first is to hold schools accountable for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. The second is that it is used as part of the decision process to promote students from the third grade to the fourth grade. Throughout the year students will have several opportunities to meet the promotion score set by the Ohio Department of Education for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.