Established in 1981
Horizon Christian School has a rich history of providing a comprehensive educational experience focused on the growth and development of each student, grounded in the timeless truths of the Holy Bible and inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
THE NEW 3 R’S OF EDUCATION
The classic pursuit of education has involved reading, writing and arithmetic. To be effective in the current culture there are 3 “new” R’s that must be employed which are Relationships, Relevance and Rigor.
It has been said that people “don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Thus, the first responsibility of educators must be to know and care for their students individually.
How does the educational content apply to everyday life and current culture? Why is knowing this material important? Are instructors in tune with the culture and able to engage students through innovative instructional strategies?
Students need to be pushed in order to achieve their potential. The appropriate amount of rigor must be employed and expected in all areas of educational pursuit.
The vision of Horizon Christian School is to develop a great school system, devoid of denominational distinctiveness, for the glory of God and as a ministry to the greater Portland metro area.
WHOEVER WILL MAY COME
HCS is not just open to current Jesus followers but to every student who feels called here and is willing to abide by the code of conduct, realizing that Jesus and Scripture will be intentionally and boldly taught at all levels.
We believe that the power, purpose, presence and people of Jesus will change lives. We will use every opportunity to declare the good news of Jesus and the life-changing value of Scripture.
We have high expectations of students and seek to develop and unleash their potential, with the understanding and belief that Jesus has in greatness in mind!
HORIZON STAFF MEMBERS
Staff members are selected based in large part on their calling and commitment. We desire to have the best (character) and the brightest (competence) in the classroom and in our support and leadership positions. Horizon staff are challenged to be culturally relevant, decidedly relational and academically rigorous. We make it a priority to hire staff that are innovative, life-long learners and who are ready to pour their hearts into students.