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Empowering students diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities to become effective learners and confident self-advocates. 


Our admission process is designed to thoughtfully walk you through the steps towards admission as you learn more about our school and as we learn more about the strengths and challenges of your child. 


Your donation provides need-based scholarships and programs for students with language-based learning disabilities and allows them to receive the tools they need to be successful. 

Our Approach 

Horizon Academy empowers students diagnosed with specific learning disabilities to become effective learners and confident self-advocates.

Our staff is highly trained in the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach, Multisensory Math (MSM) and the Strategic Instructional Model (SIM). 

Horizon Academy maintains accreditation though the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and AdvancED and our program is accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillignham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).

Meet Some of Our Students

Horizon Academy Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Molly Schmeidler

Faculty Spotlight: Molly Schmeidler

“I noticed students that struggled in the classroom and thought to myself, ‘there must be a better way to educate these students,’” said Upper School teacher, Molly Schmeidler. Schmeidler spent 4 years teaching at the …

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Soaring to New Heights: Jamal Johnson

Soaring to New Heights: Jamal Johnson

Jamal Johnson was a bright toddler who was inquisitive about the world around him and eager to learn. It wasn’t until after starting Kindergarten that Kim Johnson, Jamal’s grandmother, began noticing problems. “Academically, he was …

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Horizon Academy Blog

Accommodations and Modifications

Accommodations and Modifications by Lower School Teacher, Ann Kavanaugh When students struggle, it is important and common for schools to utilize needed accommodations and modifications to support these students and help them to be successful …

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American Sign Language for the Dyslexia Student

American Sign Language for the Dyslexia Student By Rachel Denning, Horizon Academy Orton-Gillingham Coach and Instructor Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is not just a gestured version of English? It is actually …

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Collaborative Storytelling Club

By: Michael McConnell Over the last 3 years, Collaborative Storytelling Club has become one of Horizon Academy’s most popular clubs with sessions every quarter even during our online 4th quarter last year. If you have …

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Culturally Responsive Repertoire in Music Education

By Andi Meyer, Fine Arts Instructor  Educators at Horizon Academy and across the country are working to make sure their curriculum is culturally responsive. One of my specialty areas, Music Education, is undergoing a significant …

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