In the United States and many other countries, children from low-income homes have a long summer holiday without access to many of the academic and social enrichment activities available to their peers. When they begin the next school year they already have fallen behind their peers.
Horizons at Atlanta International School is dedicated to closing that summer learning gap by promoting literacy, math and project-based learning. We serve elementary and middle school students in small class sizes with lead and assistant teachers in each grade.
Through this dynamic partnership between AIS and Horizons Atlanta – with dedicated and generous volunteers from the community – the program connects with Garden Hills Elementary families every Tuesday during the school year and for a six-week program during the summer from June 17th to July 26th, 2019.
Horizons at AIS transforms the way students see themselves and their world. The program fosters and celebrates the student diversity through a blend of academic; social and emotional learning; cultural and enrichment activities; and physical fitness and health. The goal is to build problem-solving skills, foster community responsibility and encourage a life-long interest in learning.
Nationally, Horizons programs work to inspire, build and transform:
87% of students and families return from year to year
99% average high school graduation rate
94% of students attend college or other post-secondary training
The emphasis on international context and language learning at AIS plays a critical role in the design of our curriculum and program. The program launched in 2016 with 41 students and will serve 135 students at full enrollment.