News & Resources

Parent & Family Weekend Highlight: Consumer Fraud Protection

During our recent Parent and Family Weekend, The Horizons School invited students, their families and community members to learn more about protecting yourself from consumer fraud, online security threats and scams.  A panel of experts (an information security engineer, a banker, and a member of the local better business bureau) gave their insights and answered audience questions.  In addition to that, some of our students put together the video below to illustrate practical ways to protect yourself from identity theft.  Enjoy!

Introducing Horizons Social Club

The Horizons School is happy to announce Horizons Social Club.  This new club is open to contracting students and alumni (graduated in 2014 or later) who would like to learn the necessary skills to plan and implement social events with their peers.  They will practice leadership and communication skills and work cooperatively to access the community during evenings and weekends.

What can participants expect?

  • Meet with the Social Group and choose community-based activities per month
  • Become the event planner and assist your peers in creating a game plan
  • Meet 1 on 1 with staff members to make sure your event goes smoothly
  • Create entries on the school’s News & Resources page to highlight events

If you would like to participate this summer, please register before June 2.

Membership is $600 / trimester.

Questions?  You can call (205.322.6606) or email Mrs. Sherman ( or Mr. Jackson (

New Job Developer & Coach

March 2017

We are excited to welcome our new Job Developer/Coach! Ms. Virgilio will make an exciting new addition to the Career Team.

Message from Ms. Virgilio:

My name is Alicia Virgilio and I just began my first week here at Horizons School as the alicia virgilionew Job Developer/Coach. Both the faculty and students have been extremely welcoming these first few days, and I am beyond thankful to be a part of this great organization. I first began working with this population in a volunteer capacity in my hometown of Chicago, which made me realize that this was what I wanted to do as a career. I most recently coordinated the Employment Program for a local non-profit that serves adults with disabilities and I am excited to share what I have learned in a school setting, as well as learning from each of you!

I genuinely look forward to having the opportunity to meet all of you in person, so please be sure to come introduce yourself if you see me lost in the hallways!

Field Education: Baseball

January 2017

We were treated to a wonderful tour of The Negro Southern League Baseball Museum by our former art teacher, Ms. Toby Richards. We also were surprised with a complete tour of Regions Baseball Complex and learned a few history lessons along the way. It was a wonderful day!

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