Horizon Academy is pleased to offer an iPad to every student and teacher for academic use. Students in grades 8-12 will be able to take their iPad home, and are expected to take advantage of their iPad to complete classwork. This program will help prepare our students to utilize digital devices in college and the workplace to work more effectively and organize their busy lives.
Students will take advantage of many apps falling in the following categories:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Research and Information Fluency
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Apple TV devices wirelessly integrate iPads into the classroom technology environment.
Every classroom is also outfitted with:
Using a SMART interactive whiteboard, students can physically interact with lessons by moving letters, numbers, words and pictures with their fingers. The SMART Board meets the needs of both visual and kinesthetic learners. It also improves accessibility for students with special needs by enabling them to see, read and manipulate information more easily.
The document camera acts as a digital overhead, allowing students and teachers to share and collaborate on classroom work.
Students enhance their learning through the following softwares:
AR serves as the practice component of a comprehensive reading program by promoting personalized practice combined with data to monitor and manage that practice.
Reading Plus is a web-based program serving students in grades 3 and up that transforms how, what, and why students read while broadening interests and building knowledge.
Lexia Core 5
Lexia stands as one of the most rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and respected reading programs in the world. In numerous studies published in peer-reviewed journals, Lexia has been found to accelerate the development of critical foundational literacy skills in the early grades.
Accelerated Math helps teachers personalize math practice, differentiate instruction, monitor progress, and make data-driven decisions to guide each student to success.
Google Apps for Education
Students learn to organize their work and lives with email, calendar, and Google Docs, a cloud-based productivity suite.
Type to Learn 4
Type to Learn 4 builds critical 21st Century skills for all keyboarding students in grades K-12. The integrated cycle of review, demonstration, typing practice, and assessment, with continuous reinforcement of home row positioning and ergonomic safety, teaches proper keyboard fingering for each key with ample opportunity for typing skills practice.