Thanks to your support, we had a SUPER summer!!!
Thank you for supporting Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's. Our 26th summer provided engaging academic and enrichment opportunities to 113 incredible scholars from Kent and Queen Anne's Counties. We had a "super" summer exploring all things that soar: birds, superheroes, and our confidence! We learned about birds of prey, built kites, hiked the countryside watching feathered friends, read The Trumpet of the Swan, and enjoyed weekly family swim nights. Each student received a Lego set to let his/her imagination take flight. STEM projects, birdhouses, and feeders were built and put to good use. We practiced yoga, participated in field games, and encouraged each other along the way. Math facts were mastered and reading skills were advanced. Overall, we had an incredible six weeks full of fun and learning.
As the new school year approaches, we are preparing to launch our High School Leadership program. We will be focusing on financial literacy and career planning skills. Our students will develop resumes, prepare budgets, research and set career goals, as well as participate in a college visit. Each student will receive a resource toolkit to support their success. We are also planning to bring our K to grade 8 students together a few times during the school year to reconnect. We are very much looking forward to supporting and encouraging them to believe in themselves and their ability to accomplish great things.
Our Summer 2021 Report can be downloaded using the link in the following section. We hope that as you peruse the pages, you will see the joy that you helped bring to our incredible scholars. Thank you for all you do for Horizons.
During the academic year, Horizons provides monthly meetings for the students that have completed the PreK-8 summer program to provide an extra layer of support as they tackle those important high school years. During our get togethers, we explore leadership styles, career opportunities, financial literacy, and goal setting. Our group size is small so that we can tailor the program to meet each students' needs and interests.
Horizons transforms the way students see themselves and their future. They are excited to learn. They graduate from high school and go on to attend college or other post-secondary training. With a network of support behind them, Horizons students embrace a more expansive view of what’s possible.
For more information about Horizons and how you can get involved, please contact us at HorizonsofKQA@gmail.com.
For six weeks in early summer, Horizons students are inspired by skilled professionals in small group settings that are academically and culturally diverse. After a healthy breakfast each day, children focus on targeted reading and mathematics lessons. The curriculum is student-centered and hands-on to maximize student engagement and retention. Our teachers tailor their instruction to address individual challenges, so the children can return to their classrooms in the fall ready for success. Afternoons are filled with water safety instruction, various on-campus enrichment activities, and field trips that teach students about their communities and the world.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne's offers a tuition-free, academic and enrichment program for students living in underserved communities on the campuses of The Gunston School in Centreville, Kent School in Chestertown, and Washington College in Chestertown.
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