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  • Horizon Community Middle School (HCMS) is located in Aurora, CO in the north central area of the Cherry Creek School District. Students from neighboring Arrowhead, Cimarron, Summit, and Sunrise Elementary Schools attend HCMS. Through the 22-23 school year, our students will then attend either Eaglecrest or Smoky Hill High School. Starting in the Fall of 2023, all HCMS students will attend Smoky Hill High School.

    Serving students in grades 6-8, our school enrollment is approximately 800. Students are encouraged and supported to show up to school as their true, authentic selves. HCMS celebrates the diversity and identities of each student. For the 2022-2023 school year, the approximate racial demographics of students at HCMS are as follows:

    • Central/North/South American Indian or Alaskan Native: <1%

    • Asian: 4%

    • Black or African American: 16%

    • Hispanic or Latino: 38%

    • White: 33%

    • Native Hawiian or other Pacific Islander: <1%

    • Multiple Races: 9%

    HCMS educators design and lead instruction following the Colorado Academic Standards. Courses in core subjects (Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) are complemented with courses in multiple elective areas. Students are able to participate in numerous athletic and activity opportunities.