In its first full charter application season, the Iowa Coalition helped facilitate applications to launch 8 new public charter schools in Iowa. Five schools will open in Des Moines and three will open in Cedar Rapids.
Horizon Science Academy in Des Moines was awarded a federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant by the United States Department of Education. They will receive more than $1.7 million over a five-year period to continue the great work they have started in the Beaverdale neighborhood of Des Moines. Horizon has the mission to provide its students with an innovative world-class education, rich in math, science, and technology focused on preparing students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers, and ethical leaders, skill-ready for post-secondary education to meet the challenges of a competitive global workforce. They will eventually have students enrolled kindergarten through 12th grade, but they launched with students K-3rd during their first year in 2023-24.