The Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School is a summer learning program with support throughout the school year for students from underserved families in the City of Rochester. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child through focused reading, writing, and mathematics instruction; project-based learning; and enrichment opportunities. A six-week K-8 summer academic and enrichment program forms the core of Horizons. Classes are small by design, with a 1:5 adult to student ratio. Total annual attendance across all grades is 138 students on average. Students attend for nine years, from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The hands-on, project-based curriculum, supplemented by reading specialists, a librarian, and student volunteers from The Harley School, has proven to counteract the negative effects of summer learning loss. All students are taught how to swim, an important life skill that builds confidence and physical fitness.
- Students make consistent gains in reading and math over each 6-week summer session.
- Average daily attendance at Horizons is nearly 95%.
- Horizons classrooms have a ratio of 1 teacher to every 5 students.
- Horizons serves 138 students from the City of Rochester each year.
- Horizons students attend the program for 9 years.
- More than 95% of Horizons students graduate high school.