Is your son or daughter ready to live independently? To start working? How will you teach them everything they need to make that transition?

For 29 years The Horizons School has been preparing young adults with learning difficulties to live and work independently. Explore our website and come visit the school to learn about our programs and the successes and accomplishments of our graduates.

The Horizons School has a thorough admissions process designed to help us determine if an individual will benefit from the programs we offer.

Admissions Criteria

Horizons School is designed for young adults ages 18 to 26 who:

  • Have a primary diagnosis of a specific learning disability or developmental disability (IQ of 65 or above)
  • Show evidence of psychological and emotional stability. We do not accept students with clinical diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, mood disorders, or personality disorders.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, and/or a certificate of high school completion / attendance
  • Are capable of living in an apartment with a roommate with minimal supervision
  • Have sufficient mobility to access the community with limited assistance. The student residential building does not have first floor apartments.
  • Are capable of managing own medication and other health needs with minimal prompting
  • Have continuous parent / guardian support
  • Motivated to fully engage in the program and respond positively to supervision
  • Does not require 1:1 intervention/interaction throughout the day and is capable of simple decision-making
  • Capable of self-care and activities of daily living without prompting (e.g. eating, brushing teeth, dressing, toileting,
    basic hygiene and grooming)
  • Be free from patterns of aggression or abuse toward self, others and property

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Horizons School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin and are entitled to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.