A typical summer program day begins with students learning together in 15:1 classes led by professional faculty, who follow project-based learning models, from 8am-3pm. Students spend the morning focusing on literacy and math-based academics. The afternoons are reserved for enrichment activities, where students rotate between art, dance, drumming, science, chorus, and athletics. Weekly, students participate in a culturally-relevant field trip to a local destination. From 3pm-6pm, students participate in our HorizonsPlus after-school program. Here, students focus on social-emotional growth through organized group play, specialty classes, and additional physical activities.
We have recently expanded to include regular school-year programming, which incorporates quarterly events, STEAM labs, peer tutoring, and HorizonsPlus. Some quarterly events include: Super Science Saturday, Sip & Paint Saturday, a Read-a-Palooza, and an annual Welcome-Back cook out before program begins! These events are intended to maintain consistent interaction between faculty and students, therefore building trust and allowing students to fully embrace their time in the summer program. These events also provide space for critical familial bonding among students and loved ones.