Horizon Middle School

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Horizon Middle School
District Falcon School District 49
Zone Sand Creek Zone
Coordinates 38° 51' 48.9528", -104° 42' 23.1192"
Address 1750 Piros Drive
City Colorado Springs
State Colorado
Phone 719-495-5210
School Information
Type middle school
Charter No
Established
Principal Gregory Moles
Asst. Principal
Grades 6-8
Enrollment 610 (2013-2014)
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Website http://horizon.d49.org


Horizon Middle School, located in Sand Creek Zone at 1750 Piros Drive in Colorado Springs, is a student-centered, community service-oriented school with a committed staff that keeps high expectations for all students. It's an authorized International Baccalaureate school. Staff members use positive behavior support to promote positive, proactive student and staff relationships. They also implement timely response-to-interventions to help students be as successful as possible.[1]

Curricula[edit]

Horizon Middle School is in its fifth year as an International Baccalaureate school. The goal of IB is to promote academic rigor and to teach students to look at the global perspective and to evaluate and communicate effectively. The program is centered on eight core subject groups that are related to the five areas of Interaction. Educators are committed to the rigor and quality offered through the IB program that will result in a well-rounded education for every student.

All students are required to participate in 50 hours of technology, performing arts, physical education and Spanish or French. Students may receive additional literacy and math support through intervention classes and after-school programs designed to support academic needs. The school also offers study hall time during the day and after-school study hall for students needing additional time and assistance.

Extracurricular[edit]

Students may participate in after-school clubs, including Why Try, eco club, chess club, international club, robotics, talent show, Student to Student, honor choir, lifting and conditioning, Horizon Community Club, Latin dance club, Battle of the Books and writing club.

Community[edit]

The school is highly committed to community involvement and support. The community service club sponsors a number of events to teach students the importance of contributing to the community. Students are encouraged to support charities and groups through a variety of creative events of their design, such as One Nation, Stockings for Soldiers, Care and Share, Water for People and Heifer International. To show their profound gratitude and support of military families, faculty invite guest speakers and military family members to participate in Veterans Day assemblies.

References[edit]

  1. "Enrollment Guide 2014-2015." D49.org. Falcon School District 49, 7 Mar 2014. Web. 7 Mar 2014. <http://d49.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2198345/File/Central%20Enrollment/2014Enrollmentguide.pdf>.