Policies & Governance

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Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) 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:
HCLC Corporate Board
HCLC Governing (School) Board
Executive Director
School Principals

HCLC is organized in a manner that maximizes the involvement of all stakeholders including students, parents, support staff, teachers, administrators, School Board members and the community.  The key element to success is the ownership of each stakeholder in how that success is reached.  This approach emphasizes a shared process with a sincere commitment to decision making by consensus. 

All Horizon Community Learning Center policies may be found on the Arizona School Board Association Website. 

Charter Sponsorship

Horizon Community Learning Center is chartered by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.

Form of Business
Horizon Community Learning Center, Inc. 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 school’s charter, employees the executive director and is the final authority for all legal and business operations.

School Board

The Horizon Community Learning Center 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 HCLC 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.

December 19, 2017
January 23, 2018
February 27, 2018
March 27, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 22, 2018
June 12, 2018 

Prior meetings:
July 11, 2017 Organizational Meeting
July 11, 2017 Budget Hearing
July 11, 2017 Board Meeting
August 22, 2017 
September 26, 2017 
October 24, 2017 
November 28, 2017

Other Files:

2017-2018 Horizon Honors Elementary School Notice of Budget Hearing
2017-2018 Horizon Honors Elementary School Budget

2017-2018 Horizon Honors Secondary School Notice of Budget Hearing
2017-2018 Horizon Honors Secondary School Budget

* Original founders of Horizon Community Learning Center, Inc.