Note from Me to the school administrator during the difficult waiting period hoping for positive response from district & appropriate placement for our son--- Summer 2012: Dear __________, How am I supposed to focus on my work when you send me this wonderful stuff??? Very hard to see my computer screen with tears in my eyes. What is especially proving with his entire experience with you (All @HNS) is the drastic improvement he has shown in such a short time. What is even more remarkable is the change at home..noticed by family, neighbors, and family friends. He can feel it and talks about it too. He talks about the difficulty he has with certain aspects of the day, however, finishes the conversation with how he NEEDS to keep trying and work through it because he can "feel he is stronger inside from it just like when i feel my pipes are ripped [muscles] after hitting the heavy bag after a great workout & a long time." Will find a way... he is absolutely meant to continue NHS. AC ps.- He reads the newspaper now....last time he did that was during his few days in March. Hmmm go figure.
New Horizon School is a fantastic option for students who struggle in typical public school experiences. The small class sizes ensure that every student gets the attention that he or she needs to be successful. Curriculum is student-driven providing engaging and relevant subject matter. And most importantly, New Horizon teaches the whole student. Students social and emotional wellbeing are paramount. The focus is not merely on academics alone, but on creating prosperous, independent young people who will be able to interact with and contribute to society as a whole.
We were very impressed from day 1 with New Horizon School. Our daughter struggles with the fast pace and impersonal classrooms of traditional public school. Here I feel like we are the most important people in the world.
Our son needs understanding teachers who know well the challenges of ADHD and executive function disorder and a learning environment to be himself without constantly stressing about being called out by peers and educators for things he's learning to control. He is a much happier and successful student learning at New Horizon School. We are so thankful we found them.
After our child was bullied relentlessly in his public school in 7th grade, we made the decision to change to private school. We investigated all that would take a child with learning and social skills challenges. New Horizon was the best choice, and we're so happy to have found them. He still has challenges, but he is in a nurturing, caring environment.
My son has changed from an anxious, behaviorally volatile, disinterested and academically failing teen to an engaged learner with excelling marks, post high school plans and student leadership skills. The teachers are excited, motivativating, exceptionally patient and uniquely able to engage challenging young learners individually in ways that help each student grow socially as well as academically. And they make it fun while maintaining an atmosphere that engenders respect for everyone. Having language, social skills and psychological counseling available on site during the school day and having these professionals working with the school staff has been a terrific benefit as well. We tried several different public school programs, with IEPs we helped write as very involved parents, but my son became so much happier and life got so much easier after he started at NHS! It is the right size with the right schedule and good class offerings for students with learning differences and/or mild to moderate neuropsychological issues.
New Horizon is a wonderful school! They provided my bright and capable daughter who was not able to "fit in" and be successful at a traditional school with a nuturing and challenging place to learn. By fully addressing her emotional, social, and academic needs, New Horizon provided her with a great education which has allowed her to successfully transition to life after high school, including a job and college.
Our daughter is thriving @ New Horizon. The public schools she has attended really did try their best to accommodate and help her in the learning process, but as she grew older it became more difficult to give her the one-on-one attention she needed to continue to grow academically and socially. Every teacher at NHS is specifically trained to work with children & teens challenged with unique learning & social needs. And the administrator and staff are caring and high quality & qualified individuals. We highly recommend NHS. It is an excellent option for students needing that little or lot of extra help in a school setting.
My son flourished at NHS! He has Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. When he first came to the school in 8th grade, hevspent his break time walking the perimeter of the school grounds to avoid contact with anyone. By the time he was in 12th grade, he was a homeroom ASB representative! Students in the same grade stay together as a homeroom each year. Because of this and the school's small class size, all the staff and his agemates knew him, understood his learning differences and treated him respectfully. He was able to take classes that challenged his intellectual abilities and still provided help with his organization, planning and attention issues. Their consistent behavior management system helps students understand what didn't work and what they might do next time to prevent the problem. NHS provided a safe, caring, academically accommodating, intellectually stimulating school experience that helped him grow emotionally and socially.
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