Welcome to Horizon Academy West – Home of the Bears!  Horizon Academy West (HAW) is committed to providing a rigorous learning environment where all students will be challenged and encouraged to reach their potential. We are a free, public charter school serving Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students in Albuquerque, NM.  In addition, we house a NM PreK Program for 4 year olds. We are a 4-day a week school and open Monday through Thursday.  As we are a lottery-based school, we encourage you to click on Lottery Applications to apply.

Check out the 22-23 Parent and Student Handbook under the "About" Tab.

Our ESSERS III funds are at work!

Our application for funding was approved and our community will see the benefits within the next week or so. We hired a new reading and math interventionist that will work with 3rd through 5th graders and we hired a new School Counselor.  Watch for more individual introductions in the newsletter next week! These positions will immediately benefit our students and community.

ESSERS III ARP Appllication
Second Posting- Return to School Plan
LEA Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction
LEA Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction REVISED 9.19.22

HAW Governing Council Notices


HAW Governing Council regular open meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm to be held virtually using Google Meets and in-person in the conference room.

Next regular open meeting is scheduled on March 28, 2023 at 4:30pm.

Google Meets Link for open meetings:

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/qrn-tuhq-zwc

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 515-442-5989 and enter this PIN: 314 705 075#

Our Learning Model

Horizon Academy West is open for 100% in-person learning and following the guidelines from the NM PED and Department of Health. Students The school continues to maintain a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community.

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Trusted by Our Community

I really love this school my daughter has learned so much in so many ways from education to being considerate, respectful and knowing how to take accountability for her actions. I love this school and their teachers
Student Parent
Our daughters have attended HAW throughout their preschool and elementary years. Our experience with HAW staff has been very positive and they (teachers and staff) truly have our kids' best interests at heart. In addition, our daughters have thrived academically and are performing above their grade levels in reading, writing and math. We were thrilled when our oldest transitioned to middle school with above-average academic performance across all academic areas. Socially, the school holds many family functions that brings our community together. Love, Love, Love Horizon Academy West!
Student Parent

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