Welcome to Horizons!
What makes Horizons unique?
- Horizons is a PBIS (Positive Behaviors Intervention Supports) school, which means that we focus on rewarding students for good behavior in an effort to deter poor behavior choices. This philosophy has significantly reduced the number of office referrals, and reinforced positive behaviors.
- Character Trait Focus, is implemented to support students having a growth mindset, for example Self-Awareness, Grit, Gratitude, and Kindness. Students are celebrated and recognized after demonstrating the monthly character trait in/out of the classroom.
- Wild About Reading is a month of fun and learning devoted to literacy. During February, we help students develop a love of reading through events like, Character Dress Up Day, special guest readers (family members and celebrities), and our PTSA sponsored Read-A-Thon.
- Student Voice at Horizons: We currently have a Student Leadership Team that helps us with planning upcoming events or providing ideas that include spirit days.
Academic Gap Goal:
- The percentage of students with two or more races in 1st grade scoring above the fifty percentile in easyCBM phoneme segmenting fluency will increase from 17% in the fall to the 80% by spring 2021.
Behavior Gap Goal:
- The percentage of all students regularly participating in remote planned instructional activities learning as defined by OSPI will be 75% during 1st quarter as measured by teachers accurately reporting student participation in Skyward and Gradebook.
Mission: At Horizons, we recognize the diverse backgrounds of all of our students and families. We are committed to providing opportunities for every student to achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. Our vision, “Everyone a Teacher, Everyone a Learner, Everyone a Success” is lived out daily in all we do.
Horizons' Building History
Horizons Elementary was built in 1992 on 16.4 acres. It is located at 4601 67th Avenue SE. In 2009, street frontage and storm-water drainage improvements were made, a new entrance and student drop-off was created, and the parking lot was sealed. Exterior building upgrades were made in 2010, including new paint and siding and selective roof repairs. The 49,376 square foot facility, including 31 instructional spaces, plus 13 portable classrooms serve kindergarten through fifth grade.