Summer Programs - Horizon Academy

Summer Programs

Providing students with the critical learning skills they need during the summer months.

Summer Academic Program

Entering Grades 1 – 6, $3,350

June 5 – June 30, 2023 | 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Application Deadline: Rolling based on availability
Student Screening is required. Call for an appointment.

Horizon Academy’s Summer Academic Program helps students entering first through sixth grades strengthen their reading, writing, and math skills while having fun. Guided by specially trained staff, Horizon Academy summer students engage as learners in small instructional groups with a focus on reading, written expression, and math. Instructional approaches include Orton-Gillingham, Multisensory Math, and learning strategies in written expression, comprehension, and study skills. The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of each student to ensure that they experience school success. Students will become strategic learners as they develop time management, self-advocacy, and social skills.
In addition to academics, the following will be offered:

  • Daily PE classes Monday through Thursday.
  • Weekly art, music, makerspace, and social and emotional learning (SEL) classes.
  • Friday afternoons will include water activities on campus.
  • Limited before-school care is available upon request for a fee.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due when your child is accepted to secure your spot in the program. The remaining balance is due by June 5th.

For more information about the Summer Academic Program, click here.

*Horizon Academy Summer Program will be implementing the guidelines provided by the CDC and the local health department to maintain a safe environment for our students, faculty and families.


Summer Tutoring

Entering Grades 1 – 12

June 5 – July 20, 2023 | 45-minute 1:1 sessions
Location: Horizon Academy | 4901 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, Kansas
Student Prequalification is required.

2 Days a week – $960
4 Days a week – $1,920

  • No sessions July 3-6.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Commitment is for all 7 weeks of sessions.
  • No make-up days for missed sessions.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $120 is due when your child is accepted to secure your spot in the program. The remaining balance is due by June 5th.
  • Sessions will take place at our Roeland Park campus, with limited availability at an Overland Park satellite location.

Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

Testing documentation with diagnosis of dyslexia or specific learning disability in reading and writing is required.
Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. This multisensory approach is diagnostic, prescriptive, systematic, structured, and personalized to meet the needs of the learner.

Supportive Tutoring

  • Math – Our tutors use the Multisensory Math approach, a student-paced, mastery-based curriculum that is suitable for students with a wide range of abilities. All levels of math from basic skills through Algebra II can be addressed.
  • Written Expression – Tutors will use research-based and multisensory writing strategies. The sequence of the writing process and 6-traits of writing will be addressed. Students will learn the essential structure and vocabulary of essay writing from prewriting to polishing.

For more information about our Summer Tutoring Program, click here for more information.


’Rizon Readers Kindergarten Readiness Program

Entering Kindergarten, $1,000

June 5 – June 29, 2023 | Mondays – Thursdays | 8:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Horizon Academy | 4901 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, Kansas
Enrollment Capacity: Maximum of 8 rising Kindergarten Students

’Rizon Readers Kindergarten Readiness Program is a pilot program at a reduced cost that aims to prepare rising Kindergarten students at risk for reading disorders for success in literacy and numeracy. Through a play-based, multisensory Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Approach, students will practice language skills including phonological awareness, emergent writing, alphabet awareness, and fundamental numeracy skills. 

The program has been created by experts in Speech & Language Pathology, the Orton-Gillingham Approach (dyslexia literacy intervention), and Multisensory Math. The program will be led by an early childhood O-G certified teacher. 

Upon completion of the program, parents will be offered a parent-teacher conference to discuss student growth as well as teacher recommendations and accommodations for the coming school years.

Admission Criteria

Parents interested in the program can click here for more information and can fill out a screener via the apply button below. Eligible students will receive in-depth pre-testing as well as post-testing to evaluate their progress.


SNAP to Middle School

Entering Grades 6 – 8, $550

July 31 – August 3 | Monday – Thursday | 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (Students Only)
Location: Horizon Academy | 4901 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, Kansas
Space is Limited – Prequalification is required through completion of this application.

SNAP to Middle School program at Horizon Academy is designed to kickstart student executive function (EF) readiness for students entering 6th and 7th grades in the 2023-2024 school year. It is hosted by Dr. Tiffany Arrington.

This is a program designed to support students to improve:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Goal-Setting
  • Organizing materials
  • Tracking time
  • Completing multistep directions

SNAP to Middle School provides students a safe opportunity to rehearse these skills prior to middle school entry.

For more information, click here for full program details. To apply, click the button below.


Public Speaking

Entering Grades 6, 7, 8 – $200

June 5 – June 30, 2023 | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Horizon Academy | 4901 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, Kansas
Enrollment Capacity: Maximum of Eight

Starting in middle school, students are often expected to present in class with no presentational training. In Horizon Academy’s summer public speaking course, students will be introduced to, and have the chance to practice, speaking in front of their peers. While there is no end-all cure for stage fright and other anxiety-based complications around public speaking, there are ways to treat the physical symptoms of stage fright and regain control of a presentation. Focusing on movement, breath control, and tension, students will learn to address their public speaking fear. They will have the opportunity to explore rhetoric, performance, and presentational speaking in a judgment-free environment, with positive feedback from peers.

For more information, click here for full program details. To apply, click the button below.