HORIZON

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Homeschool Program

Synopsis:
The Horizon Homeschool Package makes select Horizon programs and expertise available to homeschooling families to supplement and support home education, while covering associated costs and connecting Horizon with missionally appropriate families and students. Click here to download the Summary by Benefits by Grade Level and Cost.

Click here to download the complete Homeschool Program packet.

Benefits:

 lizard group 
 girls dissection
 science group
 Homeschool Student with Microscope

1. Extracurricular Activities (Elementary & Secondary)
The ability to participate in Horizon field trips, outdoor camps and retreats, mission trips, parent & student training, drama productions, and student leadership sponsored activities such as lock-ins and High School spring formal.

2. Educational Mapping (Elementary & Secondary)
Once yearly, Horizon will provide consultation services to analyze home education program, curriculum and progress, and make recommendations for future content.

3. Standardized Testing (1st-11th Grade)
Annual Terra Nova Testing, and PSAT Testing provided free of charge, including analysis of test results to help tailor educational content and address learning deficits.

4. Homeschool Track Classes (Grades 4-12)
An opportunity to enroll in a weekly Friday class for homeschoolers only from 1:15 – 2:45 (no class on days when there is a no school day or half day; check the Horizon school calendar).  The class will run as a science series and will fulfill a variety of educational needs including lab experiences from trained, qualified staff.  Some age restrictions may apply.  (Materials fee: $10.)

Microbiology: Exploration of the world of the microscope and more!

In this class we will begin by making our own simple microscopes following in Robert Hooke's footsteps. We will move on to use real microscopes to study the microscopic world all around us. We will learn about the cell, it’s organelles and osmosis. We may even get to make our very own slides and see how a microtome works. We will be amazed as we study the microscopic life in pond water from our own backyards and grow our own bacteria in petri dishes. Applying knowledge to our lives will become necessary as we learn about germs and how they cause disease and how to fight against these diseases. We will explore careers as we learn what an epidemiologist does and will practice being disease detectives solving real world problems with the help of the Center of Disease Control. If time permits we’ll simulate a classroom epidemic and try to solve the mystery of who brought in the disease.

The track will run from 1:15 - 2:45 pm *19 Select Fridays! *(Check Horizon calendar to determine when we are in session. No school and half days Homeschool track does NOT meet.)

There is a $10.00 Material fee per student

Homeschool Science Field Trip: We will be joining another homeschool group to travel to Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon December 9th. In this lab students will assemble the skeleton of a whale and explore the marine center learning about our oceans. We will leave Horizon at 8:00am and return by 9:00pm.

5. Horizon Fridays (Grades 7-12 Only)
A weekly Horizon experience including chapel, three hours of engaging classroom instruction, and the opportunity to eat lunch and hang out with friends. Attendance earns .5 elective credits per semester from an accredited school.

6. Horizon Athletics (Grades 7-12; check on opportunities for 6th Graders)
The ability to fully participate in Horizon sports programs through Jr. High (students residing within any district boundaries) or High School (students residing within Hood River District boundaries) at standard Horizon Sports Fees.

7. Transcript Services (Grades 9-12 Only)

Horizon will, as a component of its ongoing curriculum review, generate and house transcripts for participating students – indicating coursework completed, credits earned, etc. - using the same methodology in place for Horizon transfer students.

8. Dual Enrollment Opportunities (Grades 11-12 Only)

Access to Grand Canyon University Dual enrollment courses at Horizon prices ($52.50/credit plus book fee). Access to Grand Canyon University ALPHA scholarships for homeschoolers.