August, 2023 - Horizon Academy


Out of the Darkness

August 22, 2023

Over the summer, our Horizon Academy community suffered a heartbreaking loss with the unexpected passing of Taiga Hughes.  Her death forces all of us to confront the horrible reality that suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people ages 10-19 in the United States.   At Horizon Academy, we are strongly invested in promoting student mental health and partnering with families to bolster emotional wellness, in addition to academic skill building.  Taiga’s death is truly devastating for us, and we are committed to doing everything we can to honor her life and prevent any other future tragedies.  The…

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