The Horizons program provides students with mild learning differences an adapted curriculum to accommodate their specific needs. This program is designed only for students already in the system, not new students, as the students’ needs and learning styles are assessed over a period of time by our trained teachers through psychoeducational evaluations and observations. Remediation or therapies are not offered in the program, however, students learn compensatory strategies as they are taught course content.
Horizons teachers are very accessible and are key to the success of our students providing structure, organization, and encouragement to the students. Teachers aim to mainstream a child, however, they take great care to assure that the change is a successful one and does not lead to frustration and/or failure. Teachers, parents, and students meet to discuss the child’s needs before mainstreaming occurs and to agree that the child is ready. There is a probationary period of one quarter, to make sure that the student is academically, socially, and emotionally adapting to the change. The program is available until 6th grade as the goal is to mainstream all students once they cross over to 7th grade.