Get Ready! Horizon Charter Schools "PROM 2015"
Friday, May 22nd, 2015. Call the Auburn Learning Center for more information (916.408.5200 x 5155.
Horizon Charter Schools Own Rosa Beach
Mrs Celina Rodriguez, a former anchorwoman for CNN and Telemundo interviews Horizon Charter School Virtual educator, Mrs Rosa Beach on her radio program "Buenos Dias, Celina" on Digital Education.
Celina introduces Rosa as an innovative educator, a pioneer professional and former professor who has extensive teaching experience at the university and public schools. At present, she is the chair of the Spanish Department and teaching courses online at the Virtual Learning Program at Horizon Charter Schools, a model school in Northern California.
Horizon Graduate Featured on America's Got Talent
Tosha Hanford is a recent graduate from Horizon Charter School, and her group of six ice skaters/aerialists recently auditioned for America's Got Talent.
Tosha and "Aerial Ice" are hoping to "spread the word" about her group
to garner interest and support, and to help when the time comes for America to vote.
New Horizon Vendor Search Tool!
Parents are now able to go to our school website and search for field trips, service vendors and curriculum vendors by keyword search, zip code, and distance. You can see an entire list of vendors by category or choose to search by keyword or zip code preference.
We hope that these changes in response to parent request will make it much easier to find the field trip activity, service vendor or curriculum vendor that will best serve your student's needs.
To see the new vendor search tool please visit our homepage and use the parent information drop down menu.
Need Money For College?
Looking for money for college? Check out this link: StudentScholarships.org,
StudentScholarships.org is a free resource and you can register for email notifications when scholarships are posted so you don't miss a deadline. You can also download a copy of their newsletter. These are not loans that have to be repaid so don't let finances (or the lack of them) stop you from reaching your goals! Go online today and take a positive step toward your future.
iPad Drawing Winner Announced
Colter Gray is the latest winner in Horizon's Apple iPad drawing and arrived with his family at the main Administrative offices in Lincoln this morning to celebrate.
This fantastic young man is in the second grade and is assigned to ST Marianne Hansen. Colter explained to the group of fifteen staff that he was so excited when he heard last week that he was the winner that he could hardly think of anything else. Colter's name was picked from over one thousand names of new students that had enrolled since February 16th,2012. His dream is to become an animator for the Disney corporation and we hope that this award will contribute in some small way to his career success.
Teachers Who Make a Difference!
Three of Horizon's teachers have been honored by the Placer County Charter Administrators. During a ceremony held in Auburn on Monday, May 7 at The Ridge Golf Course, Horizon teachers Joan Oakes, Annette Darling, and Donat Brice were recognized as Teachers Who Make a Difference.
Joan Oakes is thorough, efficient, and seeks to make learning fun and interesting as she conducts hands-on experiments and organizes field trips for her students to enjoy. She communicates well with her students and parents and goes the extra mile to help them be successful. She is a team player and an outstanding teacher. We are grateful to have her as part of our Rocklin Academy of Math, Science and Engineering.
Annette Darling has made a difference with Horizon Charter Schools. Se began the first Transition Program and has done so with compassion toward students, parents, and staff. She is able to motivate students with words of encouragement and understanding and instill a love for learning in her students by providing them with ample opportunities for success. Annette brings to life the words teachers live by, "all children can learn."
Donat Brice has made a very positive impact on the school campus this year. He is a caring teacher who encourages students to reach their potential. Don always puts students first and is truly making a difference.
Horizon Charter Schools named among the top 25 high schools in the Sacramento area based on SAT scores by the Sacramento Business Journal! See the entire article by clicking here.
Writing Contest Winners Announced
Horizon Charter Schools are pleased to announce the winners of the Spring 2012 Essay Writing Contest. 1st place winner is ST John Staley's 9th grader Lindsey Rogers ($250 Target gift card), and 2nd place winner is ST Laura Kelley's 8th grader Lindsey Henricksen ($100 gift card).
Both girls submitted 100-word essays on "Why I Love Horizon" which are viewable below. Congratulations Lindsey and Lindsey! Way to go! Congratulations also to the parents and STs who worked together with these students to help them achieve academically and personally. Great teamwork!
2nd Place Essay by Lindsey Henricksen
I love Horizon because I have the freedom to be me. I have choices in the ways I can learn. Since I think "outside-the-box", this works really well for me. Whether I'm studying Algebra in my awesome virtual learning class; watching Discovery Education streaming videos so I understand Social Studies better; making a creative lapbook on the Periodic Table of Elements; or just reading my textbooks, I'm learning what I need to know. I love homeschooling with Horizon because learning is exciting and fun, and I still have time for guitar and horseback riding lessons!
1st Place Essay by Lindsey Rogers
Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, "Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education." As exhibited in this quote, intelligence is not only found through the reading of text books, but also through life lessons. Horizon Charter is where we see this approach to teaching put into practice. Teachers encourage students to reach for their best and achieve high goals, while also developing character through pursuing excellence. As students of Horizon, we have the opportunity to use a variety of curriculums and to use funds in which we can further our education and be well-prepared for our futures.