A brighter tomorrow

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

Family Feature: The Millard Family

Family Feature: The Millard Family

“It wasn’t until coming to Horizon Academy that we really realized how hard school had been for Will,” says current Horizon Academy parent, Michelle Millard. In early 2019, Michelle started to recognize the signs that …

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Orton-Gillingham - The Transfer of Learning

Orton-Gillingham – The Transfer of Learning

by Aly Burnett, Orton-Gillingham Instructor & Tutor Transfer of Learning is the application of skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes that were learned in one situation to another learning situation (Perkins, 1992).The Orton-Gillingham approach provides cumulative and …

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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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Digital Resources

Written By Michael McConnell, STEM Instructor I am what sociologists call a digital native. Tim Berners-Lee released the first web browser the month after I was born. (I’ll leave it to curious readers to research …

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Faculty Spotlight: Holly Hammond

Holly Hammond is no ordinary educator. She is responsible for a classroom of all 4th and 5th grade boys with diagnosed learning disabilities. “I am a huge advocate for boys. So many boys are in …

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