Register Now! School Registration 2015-2016

Registration deadline for all students already attending New Horizons is March 6th.

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Registration For The 2015-2016 School Year

nhcds-1Registration deadline for all students already attending New Horizons is March 6th.

Pre–K parents who are interested in Kindergarten at New Horizons should contact the office and get an Elementary Packet for the fall.

Parent contracts have been distributed to all in-house students. Please see your child’s teacher if you have not received your contract. Placement will be guaranteed only for those students who have completed the parent contract and paid the non refundable registration fee by March 6th.

Voluntary Pre-K Vouchers: (For students who will turn 4 on or before September 1st, 2015).
VPK vouchers are due by Friday, April 10th, 2015.

March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 School newsletters now availableClick Here

Summer Camp Fun

palm-harbor-school-summer-camp-registrationChoose a week or choose them all!

Summer Camp Registration information Coming soon!

Benefits of a Multi-Age Classroom

clearwater-palm-harbor-school-classroomFlexible Grouping
In all our classrooms there are many options for grouping. Groups are formed according to skill, interest, or learning style. Grouping patterns change throughout the day, should vary so an individual student may be part of three or four different groups in the course of a day or week. Groups, most importantly, should be fluid and temporary. Students should not get locked into working with one group for a whole year.

Flexible and continuous learning
Since children learn at different rates, the continuous progress model assures that all can have appropriate interaction and make progress, regardless of ability.

Role Modeling
Younger students observe older students doing sophisticated tasks and showing responsible behaviors. Older students develop as “mentors” for tasks that may be too difficult for younger students to do alone, building self confidence and self esteem. Many younger students absorb academic concepts from watching and working next to their older classmates.

Students learn to work together on academic and social needs, as well as the care of the classroom. As age barriers drop, there is an increase in mixed-age relationships. Cooperation becomes a natural part of all learning situations.

Closer to Real World Model
Multi-age classrooms parallel the model seen in a family or an occupation, where cooperative relationships flourish.

Class stability
The older students may move on each year, while the younger students stay becoming the “veterans”. Students learn rapidly from each other routines, and where things are kept.

Social Interactions
Students have the opportunity to make friends across grade-level lines, thus have many more choices in friendships. Students are allowed to learn together in many different configurations, more opportunities are given to lead, follow, share, nurture, and collaborate. Positive peer tutoring relationships can be fostered. Students have chances to teach something they have learned, which cements learning in the tutor.

Students learn independence by goal setting, time management, jobs and routines, while taking responsibility for each other are stressed.

All students make progress and have achievements celebrated, no matter what their abilities. Every child experiences success equally, because success is measured by individual achievement of goals and individual progress. Students experience continuous learning, not damaging failure or repetition of learned material.

Take a tour and talk with teachers!

clearwater-schools-palm-harbor-school-tourIt’s registration time for the 2015-2016 school year for all Elementary students Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. You should soon receive a personalized letter of invitation to register and a parent contract welcoming your child to return to New Horizons for the next grade. There is no need to fill out an application or complete paperwork at this time.

Contracts will be mailed out to our presently enrolled families this week. Please return the completed signed parent contract, accompanied by a nonrefundable registration ($125) and tuition deposit ($500) fee of $625.00 to secure your child’s position for the 2015-2016 school year. Write on your contract if you wish the office to use Tuition Express for registration/deposit fees. Please note that the registration fee and tuition deposit are necessary to secure your child’s position in classes limited to 14 students. Registration fees will increase periodically as of March 13th. Registration in our classrooms is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited to 14 student per classroom. We hope to offer a Kindergarten/First combination class a Second/Third grade combination class and a Fourth/Fifth Grade combination class.

Valentine’s Day Program

valentines-dayFriday Feb. 13 Valentine’s Day Program and Card Exchange

See the full school calendar here.

February 2015 Newsletter

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