Horizons Newark’s focus on STEM and literacy inspires students to learn, achieve, and experience greater academic success. But most of all, students develop a love of learning. The program also includes swimming instruction, breakfast and lunch, field trips, recreation, arts, and an overall emphasis on family involvement.
Network-wide, Horizons high school students boast a 97% graduation rate (compared to a 50% graduation rate among their peers), and, of these Horizons graduates, 91% go on to college or some form of post-secondary training.
Horizons Newark students qualify for free-or-reduced lunch, and reflect the diversity of Newark, New Jersey, and surrounding communities. When they first come to Horizons, most students are performing below grade level.
Horizons head teachers are paid professionals and work in Newark schools during the school year. The small class sizes (with a 5:1 student to faculty ratio) and student-centered approach to project-based learning brings our teachers, students, and families back year-after-year.
Through an in-depth six-week summer program with additional programming throughout the year, Horizons students experience the freedom of new ways of learning.