New Horizons Center for Learning works with children that have not been successful in a traditional school setting .
New Horizons provides a nurturing environment where the individual needs of students are identified and addressed by an entire team. We provide a safe and secure environment in which students are physically secure, emotionally supported and treated as individual learners with unique needs. We are committed to the ongoing development of our abilities to meet the changing and diverse needs of our students and to support to their families.
The school had its beginnings in a small public school in Mohave Valley, Arizona. In 1966, an innovative administrator and education specialist, Dr. Theresa Smith recognized that traditional concepts of education were not meeting the needs of some bright students with processing or focusing issues.
A great deal of time and study was spent identifying the strengths and weaknesses of these children. From this study, specific alternative approaches were planned for each child. They began to learn! A similar program was initiated in Las Vegas by the Mohave Valley specialist, the University of Nevada professor, and a private school counselor in Las Vegas. The Program remained a summer and after-school program until 1974, when parents urged the founders to begin a full- time day school.
The Center’s ability to progress has been due to a number of particular assets. These include the dedication of its staff, consultants, and parents, all of whom have sacrificed time and effort in order to serve the needs of children in less than adequate surroundings.
The generosity determination of the Board members, have kept New Horizons Center for Learning stable through a series of changes, disruptions of sites and economic downturns. Through their efforts, others in the community have become aware of the seeming miracles the staff obtained after other schools have tried and failed.
No program such as this stands still. It must move forward and enlarge its scope to take advantage of new techniques and programs known to be effective. The number of bright children needing the individual help and alternative learning approaches grows! Although conditions have changed markedly over the last several years for the Academy, the philosophy and ideals have remained constant. Now, a well established, alternative private school, the program continues its dedication to children in need of its services and to an ongoing search for excellence.
Contributions or donations may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) institution, licensed by The Nevada State Department of Education, New Horizons seeks donations, organizes fund-raisers and solicits endowments for the maintenance and development of our educational program.
OUR MISSION – Our mission is to provide an individualized learning program in a small group setting, which enables each student ot achieve social, emotional and academic success in a safe, nurturing environment.
OUR GOAL – Our goal is to prepare each student to be a productive member of society.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE – Parents inquiring about NHCL are provided with a registration packet, which includes developmental history forms. They are also invited to tour the facility and meet with the Director. If interest in pursuing admission, they will discuss a date for the student to visit in the classroom(s) for 1-3 full days.
Elementary Course of Study
New Horizons Center for Learning provides instruction in all of the required subjects of the Nevada State Department of Education. The broad curriculum includes:
- Language Arts: Reading, comprehension, literature, writing, spelling, phonics and structural skills, speaking and listening skills, English grammar, and study skills.
- Math: Geometry, computational skills/concepts, problem solving, practical math applications, and algebraic concepts.
- Social Studies: Community building, multi-cultural education, character education, and social skill building.
- Science: Biology, Earth, Life, Physical and Environmental Science
- Health Education and Career Awareness
- Physical Education/Adaptive P.E.
- Computers, Art, and Music
- Language - We offer Spanish 1 and 2 certified curriculum.
- Life Skills - We offer pragmatic life skills teaching to ensure a successful transition from school to adulthood.
NOTE: Reading, Writing and Spelling Remediation for the dyslexic students taught through a multisensory phonetic approach.
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Education can play a huge role in the life of any child, but it may be even more important for a child on the unique learning spectrum. In addition to the learning process, New Horizons believes that since your child child spends a large percentage of their awake time with us, we try to offer a balance of education, relationship development, and FUN!
Objective: The “Next Step” program works with each individual to explore, assess and develop career, academic and life goals.
Outline: From the sessions offered, whether in small group settings or private sessions, individuals will find direction and make solidified goals for their future.
After the first of the year, the next five months will focus on Life Skills, Financial Management, Housing, Transportation alternatives, Personal Life Management and Safety Awareness.