Horizons Atlanta Program Sites
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Atlanta International School | Founded in 2016
Horizons at Atlanta International School launched in 2016 with 41 students and will serve 135 students at full enrollment. The Horizons at Atlanta International School program fosters and celebrates the diversity of Horizons students through a blend of academic, social and emotional learning, cultural and enrichment activities, and physical fitness and health. The emphasis on international context and language learning at AIS plays a critical role in the design of our curriculum and program. The site partners with neighboring Garden Hills Elementary.
Atlanta Technical College | Founded in 2013
Horizons at Atlanta Technical College launched in 2013 with 15 students and will serve 135 students at full enrollment.
- Career-focused theme transforms the traditional classroom into a mini community and gives students a first-hand understanding of how various occupations impact their neighborhood.
- Challenging, fun curriculum of daily applications in math, reading, writing and science builds confidence and reduces summer learning loss.
- Piano and drama classes, swimming lessons at the local YMCA, and exciting field trips raise students' self-esteem and aspirations, and create a vision for success.
Clark Atlanta University | Founded in 2013
Horizons at Clark Atlanta launched in 2013 with 15 students and will serve 135 students at full enrollment. Our program theme, "The Journey", takes each Young Scholar (student) on a six-week learning adventure of academic achievement, cultural and social enrichment, swimming, and global awareness. Students compare and contrast key land and cultural components of Africa, Europe, North America and South America, and explore real-world social issues. Access to Clark Atlanta's campus, faculty and students build a desire in our Young Scholars to continue their education. Guest presentations from Atlanta's business, civic and education influencers expose our students to various career paths. Twice-weekly study trips to museums, libraries and landmarks create a real-life connection to the concepts and skills being taught.
Georgia State University | Founded in 2015
Horizons Atlanta at Georgia State University launched in 2015 with 15 rising first grade students and will serve 135 elementary and middle school students at full enrollment. The site's theme of Growing Greatness-Growing Future Leaders is supported by rigorous academics, experiential learning activities, gardening and exposure to the arts. Horizons Atlanta at Georgia State University supports the out-of-school needs of the Edgewood and Mechanicsville communities. Access to Georgia State University staff, faculty and students build a desire in Horizons students to attend college and excel in life.
Georgia Tech | Founded in 2013
Horizons at Georgia Tech launched in 2013 with 36 students and currently serves 130 rising first through ninth grade students in 2017. The program will start high school programming in school year 2017-2018 to help prepare Horizons students for entry into post-secondary educational institutions. This Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) focused program partners with Centennial Academy and Drew Charter School. Students learn to code and conduct hands-on STEAM experiments weekly. Students have access to Georgia Tech staff, faculty and students through lab visits and guest speakers. Robust school year program includes an after school program with homework assistance, hands-on STEAM experiments, and life skills training. The program also has family engagement events during the school year.
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School | Founded in 1999
(HlES) launched in 1999 as our region's first program. Horizons at HlES serves 135 rising 1st through ninth grade public school students through a Global Academy model, preparing students to become global learners, thinkers, feelers, and doers. The curriculum is inspired by both the International Baccalaureate program and HlES's Program for Global Citizenship, and empowers students to take action and make a difference as active global citizens. Citizen projects allow each grade level to take action by giving of themselves through community outreach initiatives.
Kennesaw State University (Paulding) | Founded in 2015
Launched in 2015, Horizons at Kennesaw State University will serve 135 K-8th grade Paulding County students at full enrollment. Horizons students benefit from a strong partnership with the Bagwell School of Education that provides individual and small group instruction from students majoring in Early Childhood Education to augment the Horizons literacy instruction. The rigorous, STEM-centered curriculum is supported by KSU's Instructional Technology and Community Engagement Departments. Community organizations such as Certain Strokes, The Dallas Theater and Roundtree Recreational Center provide artistic and cultural enrichment. Weekly field trips and swimming lessons three times per week round-out the educational components and build students’ confidence and self-esteem.
Purpose Built Schools Atlanta | Founded in 2017
Purpose Built Schools is a locally-based nonprofit committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through high-performing schools. Purpose Built partners with communities to support high-performing neighborhood schools and organizations. ln 2017, Purpose Built Schools and Horizons Atlanta will launch an innovative partnership to address the summer learning needs of Thomasville Heights Elementary School in southeast Atlanta. Beginning with 45 students, the program will grow to 135 K-8th grade students at full enrollment Horizons students will benefit from a challenging, fun curriculum of daily applications in math, reading, writing and science that builds confidence and reduces summer learning loss.
Woodward Academy | Founded in 2012
Horizons at Woodward Academy launched in 2012 with 12 students and will serve 135 students in grades K-8 at full enrollment. Our site emphasizes project-based learning with an intentional focus on building students’ character, in addition to academic and personal confidence. Collaborative support from teachers, volunteers, families and Woodward community partners strengthens the program. This program site serves students from 13 schools in South Fulton County. Woodward Upper School students and senior leadership actively engage with Horizons students as volunteers. In addition to academics, field trips, and daily swimming lessons, students produce and star in an End of Summer performance that wonderfully celebrates their achievements.
In addition to our program sites, our Horizons Atlanta regional office serves to accelerate the growth of Horizons programs across Atlanta, provide programmatic connections and professional development opportunities, and enhance operational efficiencies by serving multiple Horizons programs within one geographic area. Our regional team is led by Emily Brenner Hawkins, Executive Director.