Horizon Science Academy (HSA) Dayton Downtown received Academic Honors, which was recently recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a High Progress School of Honor.
Our school was among 67 serving substantial proportions of economically disadvantaged students to be recognized for high academic achievement. High Progress Schools of Honor must: be a Title 1 recipient (or Title 1-eligible) and serve 40 percent or more economically disadvantaged students; show gains on combined reading and proﬁciency rate in each of the past ﬁve years that met or exceeded the 90th percentile of all statewide gains; if applicable, the overall Progress component grade must be an A or B for each of the three most recent years; and, have a Gap Closing component grade of A, B or C for the most recent school year.
“Ohio’s students can do amazing things, and these schools are creating the right conditions to close achievement gaps and address the issues that sometimes prevent students from taking full advantage of educational opportunities,” said State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria. “These schools are clearly advancing the vision of Ohio’s strategic plan for education … Congratulations to these schools, their teachers and administrators for making a real diﬀerence in the lives of their students.”