A brighter tomorrow

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

Admissions

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. 

Giving

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).

Horizon Academy Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Holly Hammond

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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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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Horizon Academy Blog

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: Tiffany Arrington, PhD

Horizon Academy is excited to welcome Dr. Tiffany Arrington, PhD, as our new school psychologist. There are many benefits to having a school psychologist on staff. Dr. Arrington can consult on instruction, assessment and student …

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Getting to Know You

Written By Gabi Guillory-Welsh Teachers and parents alike understand the importance of building strong, trusting relationships with students. According to a Review of Educational Research analysis of 46 studies, strong teacher-student relationships were associated with …

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Movement & The Brain

Written by Jackie Thomas, OT For this 2019-2020 school year, Horizon Academy extended its school day. Usually when a school adds minutes to their day, it is intended to be used for instruction or classroom …

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Orthographic Mapping

Written by Jill Hodge In the last few decades, scientists have learned a lot about how we learn to read and why some people have reading challenges. One of the most significant findings is orthographic mapping. …

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Tools for Learning

by Holly Hammond, Teacher According to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), there are three primary neurological networks that impact learning: Multiple means of representation – Gives learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge.Multiple …

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