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Our Story

Horizons started as a Kindergarten- 6th grade, two-year pilot program in 1991 with 92 students in two portable facilities.

We have continued to grow, becoming a charter school in 1997.
Teacher-led, Horizons has been educating students for over 30 years!

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Our Vision

Our vision is to develop a community of reflective learners who advocate for themselves, others, and a just world.

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Our Mission

Our mission at Horizons is to guide students to become self-directed learners in a supportive,
collaborative environment
rooted in critical thinking, justice, and choice.

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2023-24 Enrollment: 363 students


Small Class Sizes: Average Student/Teacher ratio is 11 to 1

Instructional Approach: Self-Directed Learning

  

4545 Sioux Drive  Boulder, Colorado 80303
 horizonsk8.office@bvsd.org  /  720.561.3600

Proud to be a  BVSD school. Learn more and enroll at bvsd.org.

 

 
 

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teachers co-teaching in a classroom

In the Boulder Valley School District, a different approach to teaching is underway in many classrooms that is reshaping how students learn and teachers teach. These classes are using co-teaching models, a collaboration that nurtures a culture of inclusivity and growth in the classroom. The co-teaching instructional model emphasizes three fundamental pillars: student inclusion, exposure to grade-level content standards for emerging bilinguals, and developing and strengthening skills, abilities, processes and resources among teachers. 

Read More about Empowering every student: The impact of co-teaching in BVSD schools
La’Velle Hamilton

In the Boulder Valley School District, School Safety Advocates (SSA’s) like La’Velle Hamilton are instrumental in providing student support, advocating for student needs, and prioritizing school safety. Hamilton brings a unique perspective to his advocacy work, marked by empathy, understanding and an unwavering commitment to ensuring every student feels secure and valued.

Read More about Our People are Our Strength Staff Profile: La’Velle Hamilton
Teachers talking at professional development event

It’s been three years since Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) implemented the Equal School Day. The move in 2021, created a consistent seven-hour school day, four days a week and a district-wide professional learning time (PLT) block of one hour for teachers through a late start on Wednesdays. For teachers and staff, the late start hour doesn’t allow for an extra hour to sleep in or provide more time for general staff meetings to take place. Instead, it gives teachers and staff needed time to come together in focused planning around the needs of the students.

Read More about Wednesday late start days provide valuable professional learning time for BVSD schools