Middle School Program
New Horizon School proudly supports the transition between elementary and high school by supporting a blend of academics and hands-on courses. Students are placed in skill-based courses using Direct Instruction and/or little direct instruction in core academic classes. Middle School students participate in selecting electives and have high engagement in clubs, after school activities, and are members of the Associated Student Body Council.
New Horizon School’s Middle School Program is an extension of the Elementary Program but is also a bridge to our Junior High/High School Program. We support students in Grades 7-8 who learn differently. Desired learner outcomes for Middle School students:
- develop effective and efficient academic skills
- persist and self-advocate
- socialize and relate well to peers
- cope with feelings and have positive self-esteem
The Middle School curriculum accommodates students' ongoing and changing needs and includes community experiences and group projects to support the development of teamwork skills. Students utilize technology to access learning. Graphic organizers, visual cues, and prompts help students to focus and attend. Teachers use innovative, authentic assessment strategies to measure student progress.