Horizons at Carolina Day School is an award-winning academic enrichment program committed to expanding opportunities for under-served children in Asheville, NC.

Impact

Inspiring minds. Building communities. Transforming lives.

At Horizons, we capture a broad range of information and use that data for continuous improvement. Since 1995, Horizons National has worked closely with third-party evaluators and education data companies, including Yale University, Amplify, and Renaissance Learning, to assess the effectiveness of the program. Key findings demonstrate that Horizons students, who represent a broad range of learning styles and ability, achieve success in school and beyond.  In a recent study of 5 years of school district data for Horizons students and their peers, Horizons students achieved significantly: 

  • Consistent gains of 8-12 weeks grade equivalence in reading and math over each 6-week summer session
  • Higher attendance rates 
  • Lower rates of chronic absenteeism 
  • Higher scores on standardized assessments of elementary math and science
  • Higher GPAs in 9th Grade, a critical year
  • More course credit earned in 9th and 10th grade 
  • Fewer incidents of repeating a grade 
  • Fewer disciplinary referrals