Welcome to Horizon Academy, where we empower students in grades 1-12 diagnosed with specific learning disabilities to become effective learners and confident self-advocates. We aspire to be the Midwest’s premier school and education center for students with learning disabilities and a leading resource for the community.

Save the date for our 14th annual Bayou Bash! We hope to see you there at The InterContinental Kansas City on the Plaza on February 3, 2018.

On the Blog

Entrepreneurship Project

Written by Mrs. Bergman, Counselor What do the founders of IKEA, JetBlue, Charles Schwab, and Apple all have in common? They all have learning disabilities. While learning disabilities can make many tasks more challenging, they are often associated with strengths in entrepreneurial areas such as creativity, problem solving, and big-picture thinking.   This fall, the…

Why Exercise is Important for the Brain…and a Great Way to Jump Start the Day!

Written by Coach Chamberlain, Physical Education and Sports Coordinator As I read different articles on the internet about cutting back Physical Education in schools across the country, it only motivates me to do more as a Physical Education Teacher. Some schools are deciding it is best to eliminate PE from a student’s schedule, yet I believe…

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Activities

Written by Ms. Doetzer, Elementary Teacher   The Orton-Gillingham Approach is designed to help students with Dyslexia, which affects 1 in 5 children. Once you’ve been through the Orton-Gillingham training, there are a lot of fun ways to incorporate it into your classroom! These activities won’t just help those affected by Dyslexia, but will help…

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