Horizons Atlanta at Atlanta Tech Summer Enrichment Program
Horizons Atlanta at Atlanta Technical College
Horizons Atlanta at Atlanta Tech is a unique educational experience for low-income children that begins in Kindergarten and extends through high school. A national network of high-quality academic enrichment programs, Horizons provides long-term deep engagement to students with a broad range of academic ability and their families. The hands-on approach blends high-quality academics with arts, sports, cultural enrichment, and confidence-building challenges, particularly swimming. Our proven model, a multi-year summer program with year-round supports, creates partnerships with independent schools, colleges and universities to serve at-risk students over the course of their K–12 academic careers. Horizons students have the opportunity to experience success in a new setting that, over time, becomes an inspirational and stable learning environment that benefits students, families and ultimately the community.
Our Mission & Vision
Horizons Atlanta believes that every child in Atlanta, regardless of background, should have the same chance at making a positive impact on his or her community. We provide this opportunity by eliminating the critical barriers to success that many of our children face, thus putting them on a path to:
- Read proficiently by the end of third grade
- Graduate from high school
- Receive higher education and
- Become globally competitive professionals
We accomplish this by providing our students access to high-quality academics in an engaging summer program and complementary school year activities. Horizons’ educational model combines academics with arts, sports, and cultural enrichment – a combination that has been confirmed by extensive research as the most effective approach to summer learning programs addressing the opportunity gap.
Horizons Atlanta will become the leading organization in innovative instructional practices and program development of summer learning for low income students across Metro Atlanta.
Who We Serve
Horizons Atlanta supports elementary and middle school children in three school districts – Fulton County, City of Atlanta, and Paulding County.
Upcoming Summer Enrichment Program Dates
Summer Enrichment Program Open House Date: June 2, 2016, 6:30pm, Childcare Center (Building E)
Summer Enrichment Program Dates: June 6, 2016 – July 15, 2016
Current Grades: Rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. (Each class is limited to 15 students)
Location: Atlanta Technical College – main campus
1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Contact: Sharron McIntyre to learn more about the program – 404.594.3176