Tagged: Programming FAQs

Are there any after-school programs for students?

August 16, 2019

Students in our school year program have the opportunity to participate in After-School Clubs and Extended Care. The selection changes each quarter with hours from 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Examples of past clubs include activities in the topics of Art, Chess, Puppetry, Photography, Collaborative Storytelling, Mad Science, Acrobatic Aerial Silks, Basketball, X-Country, and Track. We also provide a Homework Club for students to stay after school to complete their homework, with teaching assistants available for support. Students who stay for clubs are also able to take advantage of Extended Care from 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on the days…

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How much homework can my child expect to be assigned every night?

August 16, 2019

The amount of homework a student receives each night is based on their grade level. Students can be expected to have 40 minutes to one hour of homework, depending on their age. Homework typically includes reading and math, with the purpose of repeating skills that have already been introduced to your student. Homework should be done independently by the student. Our goal is for students to learn accountability and the executive function skills needed to be successful. Should a student not understand the assigned homework, he/she should be encouraged to advocate for him/herself the following school day with the respective…

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How do you challenge students who are particularly talented in one area or another?

August 16, 2019

At Horizon Academy, our goal is to continue to enhance a student’s strengths while remediating his/her area(s) of challenge. Students are engaged in classes that will foster their individual strengths including science, social sciences, art, etc.

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What’s the student to teacher ratio?

August 16, 2019

Within core classes, our students have up to a 5 to 1 student-teacher ratio. For most classes, the average class size is up to 10 students with one teacher and one teacher assistant. For P.E. and content classes (social sciences and science) students can have up to 20 students with one lead teacher and a teaching assistant or multiple teachers/teaching assistants within the room who provide support, depending on the class.

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