The Horizons School provides a community-based educational program promoting successful transition to independent living for young adults with learning disabilities, autism spectrum and developmental disorders.
On April 13th, Horizons School, in collaboration with Disability Resource Network, Phoenix, and United Ability, hosted a hiring expo that brought together 25 employers and 75 attendees. The event, which was sponsored by Cawaco R&D, was focused on helping people with disabilities find employment opportunities.
The event was a great success, with many attendees expressing gratitude for the opportunity to connect with potential employers. Employers, in turn, were impressed by the diverse range of job seekers in attendance and the level of enthusiasm and professionalism displayed by everyone involved.
Horizons School is dedicated to supporting students with learning differences and disabilities, and this event was a natural extension of that mission. By partnering with Disability Resource Network, Phoenix, and United Ability, the school was able to leverage the resources of multiple organizations to create a truly impactful event.
Overall, the hiring expo was a testament to the power of collaboration and community engagement. By coming together and focusing on a common goal, the partners were able to create an event that benefited both job seekers and employers alike. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all involved that the event was such a resounding success.
We look forward to seeing the positive impact that events like this will continue to have on the lives of people with disabilities in our community, and we applaud Horizons School, Disability Resource Network, Phoenix, United Ability, and Cawaco R&D for their commitment to this important work.
September 04 Labor Day – Office closed September 07 First-Year Registration and Orientation September 08 Second- and Third-Year students return to campus and register September 11 Fall classes begin October 18 Board of Directors meets October 20-21 Parent and Family Weekend November 18 Students depart by end of the day for the Thanksgiving holiday November 20 – 24 No classes; School office closed November 27 Classes resume for students December 11-14 Final exams December 13 Board of Directors meets December 16 Students depart by end of the day for term break December 18 Staff professional development and workday December 25 – January 1 Christmas and New Years holiday; School office closed December 30 Spring 2024 tuition due
Spring Trimester 2024
January 07 Students return January 08 Classes resume January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday; School closed February 19 President’s Day; School closed February 21 Board of Directors meets March 16 Students depart by end of the day for spring break March 31 Easter Sunday; Summer 2024 tuition due April 02 Classes resume April 04-19 Student and Parent Conferences April 17 Board of Directors meets April 19 Deadline for priority consideration of financial aid April 22 – 26 Final exams April 27 Students depart by end of the day for term break April 29 Staff professional development & workday May 01, 2024-2025 Tuition Deposit due
Summer Trimester 2024
May 19 Students return May 20 Classes resume May 27 Memorial Day; School office closed June 12 Board of Directors meets June 19 Juneteenth Federal Holiday – No classes, office closed June 21 Deadline for new student applications for admission July 04 Independence Day; School office closed August 02-07 Final exams August 09 Graduation & Reception August 11 Students depart by end of the day August 12 Staff professional development and workday August 15 End of lease term Terrace Court Apartments August 21 Board of Directors meets August 31 Fall 2024 tuition due
NOTES: STUDENTS IN PAID JOBS FOLLOW WORK SCHEDULES AS DETERMINED BY THE EMPLOYER, WHICH MAY DIFFER FROM HORIZONS SCHOOL’S ACADEMIC CALENDAR. STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO ENROLLED AT JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL FOLLOW THAT ACADEMIC CALENDAR TO ATTEND COLLEGE CLASSES. CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE FROM GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH OFFICIALS. Approved by the Board of Directors, April 04, 2023
As students with learning and developmental disabilities reach adulthood, the transition into independent living can be a daunting prospect. However, with the right support and resources, it can be a smooth and fulfilling experience. The Horizons School is dedicated to helping its students successfully make this transition, empowering them to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
At Horizons School, we understand the unique challenges that students with learning and developmental disabilities face when transitioning into independent living. Our specialized curriculum is designed to address these challenges, equipping students with the skills they need to live on their own. From financial management and household tasks to personal hygiene and social skills, our students receive comprehensive training in all areas of independent living.
One of the key components of our program is community-based instruction. This involves taking students into the community to practice the skills they have learned in real-world situations. This hands-on approach allows students to experience the challenges and rewards of independent living in a safe and supportive environment.
In addition to our curriculum, we also provide personalized support to each student. Our team of experienced educators works closely with each student to develop an individualized plan that addresses their unique needs and goals. This includes providing support with finding employment, housing, and community resources.
At Horizons School, we believe that all students with learning and developmental disabilities deserve the opportunity to lead fulfilling and independent lives. Our program provides students with the skills, support, and resources they need to transition into independent living with confidence. We are proud to play a role in empowering our students to achieve their full potential.
In conclusion, the transition into independent living can be a challenging process for students with learning and developmental disabilities. However, with the right support and resources, it can be a fulfilling and empowering experience. The Horizons School is committed to helping its students successfully navigate this transition and achieve their goals.