Overview

Mission

Committed to the development of the whole child, Horizons at Colorado Academy provides experiences to underserved youth that enhance self-esteem, build character, foster responsibility, cultivate problem-solving skills, and encourage a lifelong interest in learning. Our program emphasizes academic enrichment, social and emotional learning, cultural experiences and the arts, leadership training, and health and wellness—including swimming.

Vision

Every student, regardless of their socioeconomic background, deserves to have a well-rounded education. By providing the resources, support, and inspiration they need to succeed in school and beyond, we can help close gaps for students in Denver.

Our Goals

By establishing strong bonds with our students, we strive to make every student feel valued and heard, building self-confidence and self-esteem, the foundation for pursuing a choice-filled life.

Our Programs

We offer a six-week summer enrichment program and year-round programming that focuses on the whole child through academic skill-building, social-emotional support, health and wellness activities, and much more.

Our Commitment

Students begin in Pre-K and stay through high school, building necessary life-skills along the way.  We commit to offering small class sizes, mental health support, a blend of STEAM and literacy programming, engaging field trips, and leadership training within a project-based curriculum structure.

Student Success

Nationwide, 97% of Horizons graduates complete high school, and 91% enter post-secondary education, compared to 78.3% of low-income high school graduates as a whole. Students in the Horizons at CA program have matriculated at the University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, Metro State University, Regis University, Red Rocks Community College, as well as MIT and Harvard and many others. In addition, Horizons graduates have a variety of careers—from civil engineers, nurses, teachers to entrepreneurs.