Tuition-free, all- girls community centered program expanding educational equity in Charleston.

What We Do

Our focus on literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming inspires students to learn, achieve, and experience greater academic success.

But most of all, we instill a love of learning. Our program also includes swimming instruction, healthy lunches, field trips, recreation, arts, and an overall emphasis on family involvement.

Horizons at AH infuses social-emotional learning (SEL) into all areas of programming. SEL benefits both students and teachers by teaching social awareness, self-awareness, and self-management, as well as leading to more positive social behaviors and relationships, improved attitudes about the self and others, increased ability to manage stress, and increased academic performance.

Horizons students participate in Wellness classes led by counselors and therapists. Wellness class topics may range from yoga to conflict resolution. In addition to Wellness classes, Horizons at AH has a counselor on staff and partners with Empowered Family to provide additional therapists for students who may need extra support. All Horizons students interact with the counselors and therapists through Wellness, classroom visits, and student check-ins.

Horizons students all qualify for free and reduced lunch, and reflect the diversity of our community. When they first come to Horizons, most students are performing below grade level.

Our small class sizes (with a 5:1 student to faculty ratio) and our student-centered approach to project-based learning brings our teachers, students, and families back year after year.