|Welcome to Horizon Academy!|
It is my pleasure to introduce you to this special learning community that has been in operation since 1999. Horizon Academy serves students from a fifty-mile radius in the Kansas City area. Students are funded privately either by parents or by local school districts. Horizon Academy holds accreditation with Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and AdvancED.
Horizon Academy is a specialized program to educate students with learning disabilities. Horizon Academy's goal is to help students with basic skills and to learn strategies so that they can successfully return to a traditional school. The student body is coeducational and serving students from first grade through high school.
The curriculum for the students is driven by each child's Individual Educational Plan. The major focus is on basic skills and strategies to become an effective, efficient learner. The basic curriculum at Horizon Academy is reading, spelling, math, written expression, middle school content classes, credit high school classes, social skills training, technology training, P.E., art, music, cooking and drama. The school utilizes a daily diagnostic approach so that each child is carefully observed and assessed daily. In addition, the strategies students learn becomes a part of each student's integral thinking process which helps them in all they do.
Whether you are a parent, educator or other interested person in our program, I thank you for visiting our website. I also encourage you to visit our school during one of our Community Visitation Days held each month to see the school in full operation or take a video tour of our school.
If you like what you see and are interested in helping our unique school continue to grow and meet the needs of these special students, please visit our online giving page. And of course, if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to assist you with your needs.
Ms. Sharyl Kennedy
Ms. Sharyl Kennedy holds a degree in elementary education, special education (learning disabilities), outdoor education and a certificate in general administration. She has taught for more than twenty years and has been in administration for more than fifteen years. She founded a camping program that has been in existence for more than twenty years. Sharyl is the original Executive Director of Horizon Academy and has developed its program from the beginning. She serves on the board of the Council of Exceptional Children, Division of Learning Disabilities of Kansas and the advisory board of the Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas. She is also the founder of the LD series, an educational series of programs that are offered free of charge to the community with the help of four other professional organizations.