Horizon Christian School's Master Plan

In 1998, Horizon's Board of Directors began formulating a vision of a new campus as part of our "second to none" initiative and to address capacity, resources, and facilities issues. In 2002, the vision began to take shape with the donation of five acres of beautifully scenic property at the corner of 8th and Pacific Avenues in Hood River, Oregon which was destined to become our new campus.

In November of 2005, construction began on a 51,000 square foot building and in November of 2006, the school moved into the completed portions of the building which included all of the classrooms, science labs, computer labs, a media center, band/music rooms, art studio, offices, and meeting rooms. The new campus will enable the school to grow from its current enrollment of 190 to 280, with an eventual school capacity of 475.

In June of 2007, we announced a new capital drive to complete the gym called Hoops 07 and the new gym was completed in time for Horizon's baskball team's last scheduled season's game in February 2008.

The next major project occured during the 2012 summer when the first stage of the cafeteria was completed. This allows students to now eat in the cafeteria space.

The final two projects left to complete the current master plan include:

  1. Completing the Cafeteria, Kitchen, Stage and storage areas which will provide a permanent hot lunch facility capable of feeding more than 200 students at a time. In addition, the Cafeteria will be equipped for stage productions and will seat more than 600 people for special events.
  2. A variety of smaller projects including bleachers for the gym, additional electronic infrastructure for the building, and finishing touches on the athletic fields such as seating, concession stands, and outdoor storage of equipment.

Completion of the final two projects represents about 6% of the cost of the total campus construction project cost. These final two projects will be completing after funding has been identified and received.

A summary of the cost of the new campus is provided below:

  • Total Budgeted Project cost of $8,000,000
  • Expect to finish Project about 4% below original budget
  • Replacement cost near $10,000,000 today

Project Costs

Description
Phase I
(Occupancy)
Phase II
(Gym & Cafeteria(
Phase III
(Athletic Fields)
Total
Budget at Beginning of Construction
$6,273
$1,259
$461
$7,994
Spending to-date
$6,823
$360
$50
$7,233
Approximate Balance to Compete - at retail
$ 50
$390
$35
$475
Total Project Costs
$6,873
$750
$85
$7,708
% of Original Budget
110%
60%
18%
96%