Highest College Persistence Rate.

Chicago Math & Science Academy graduates achieved the highest college persistence rate of all non-selective public schools in the city of Chicago in 2014-2015 among 2012 graduates.

U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools List

Chicago Math & Science Academy and Indiana Math and Science Academy were awarded U.S. News & World Report’s Bronze Medal for making their list of the Best High Schools in the U.S. in 2015.HSA Cleveland High School made the “America’s Best High Schools” list by US News & World Report twice, in 2008 and 2010. The Report analyzed almost 19,000 public schools in the United States to develop the list.

HSA Columbus High School the “America’s Best High Schools” list by US News & World Report in 2013.

National Blue Ribbon School Award

In 2009 and 2012 respectively, HSA Cleveland High School and HSA Columbus High School received the National Blue Ribbon School Award, a prestigious award given to successful schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Horizon was one of the 10 charter schools nationwide and the only charter school from Ohio, out of 350, to receive the award.

Excellent with Distinction Rating

Noble Academy Cleveland was rated “Excellent with Distinction” by the Ohio Department of Education in 2010. Noble was the only charter school to receive this rating out of 350 charter schools.

Distinguished School Award

HSA Cleveland High School received the federal “Distinguished School Award” by the National Association of State Title 1 Directors for closing the achievement gap between minority and white students in 2010.

Schools of Promise

Three of the Horizon Science Academies made the annual “Schools of Promise” list released by the Ohio Department of Education thus far. These were:– HSA Cleveland High– HSA Columbus High

– HSA Toledo High


Excellent Ratings

Four of the Horizon Science Academies in Ohio were rated “Excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education in 2011. These schools were:– HSA Columbus High– HSA Cleveland High – HSA Cleveland Middle – Noble Academy Cleveland

First Charter School Student at ISEF

The first charter school student to compete at the INTEL International Science Fair was an HSA Cleveland High School student.

Honor Roll Schools

Chicago Math and Science Academy made the “Honor Roll Schools” list by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2008.

Second to None

In 2011,Gateway Science Academy became one of the highest-performing charter schools in St. Louis in its first year of operation. Michigan Math and Science Academy became the highest-performing school in its region by getting an “A” on its annual report card by the Michigan Department of Education in 2011.

Second to None

Chicago Math and Science Academy was the highest-performing non-selective high school out of 97 within Chicago Public Schools, based on the Illinois PSAE test, in 2008.

#1 Chess Team in Ohio

After their second place win at the Greater Cleveland Scholastic Chess Leaguecompetition, the HSA Cleveland High School team claimed first place at the 2011 State of Ohio Chess Tournament out of 400 teams.

Exemplary Progress

Indiana Math and Science Academy is one of the only four charter schools in Indianapolis to show “Exemplary” progress three years in a row since 2008 by the Indiana Department of Education.

Robotics Teams

HSA McKinley Park Hawks on the Horizon are the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition Midwest Regional Champions. In 2013, HSA Cincinnati Wolves advanced to the World Championship and CMSA RoboTitans were invited to the North America Championship due to their success in Illinois State Tournaments.

Long Waiting Lists

Horizon Science Academies and other Concept- managed schools have long waiting lists due to the great reputations that they have built over time.

An Outlier:

HSA Cleveland Middle HSA Cleveland Middle School was featured in a report, “Needles in a Haystack,” by the Thomas Fordham Institute in 2010. The report identified eight outlier schools that “showed significant achievement for disadvantaged youngsters from depressed inner-city communities.”

Gold Medal at International Olympiad

In 2008, HSA Cleveland High School student Edward Capps won the gold medal in the International Environmental Project Olympiad inAzerbaijan.

  2014 STEM Pioneer Leadership Award

The International Association for STEM Leaders recognized Concept Schools for its “world-class academic programming that prepares students for both college and future careers in STEM fields.”

  Stanford CREDO study high-performing EMO.

Concept Schools was named among the highest-performing educational management organizations in 25 states in this in-depth 2013 study.