Welcome To Horizons Exploratory Academy

Fall 2020 School Information

The Salida School Board, supported by Chaffee County Public Health and other partners, has decided to resume in-person instruction for any students at all schools. In the event that we return to remote schooling, it is each student's responsibility to connect with teachers according to their class schedule. Teacher contact information is provided below and is accessible by students using their school accounts.

 

TEACHER CONTACT INFORMATION INCLUDING ZOOM LINKS

 

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE DISTRICT REOPENING PLAN

 

New District policies require that all students who choose to attend in-person instruction adhere to the following protocols:

  1. Do not come to school if you are feeling ill (sore throat, fever greater than 100 degrees F, body aches, cough, fatigue, etc.). Reach out to the school and let us know you will be out.
  2. Health checks will be conducted each day for all students and staff upon arrival (declaration of symptoms if any, temp. check)
  3. Anyone entering the building needs to wash hands in the kitchen or one of the bathrooms immediately. Hand sanitizer will also be available in case the sinks are occupied.
  4. Students and staff must observe social distancing while at school.

 

As always, please feel free to reach out to the school for any clarification you might need (see contact information below.

 

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS SCHEDULE ON DAYS WHEN WE WILL BE ENGAGING IN REMOTE LEARNING. STUDENTS SHOULD GO TO ZOOM LINKS FOR EACH CLASS:

 

REGULAR LIVE CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Period 1

8:00-9:25

Period 2

9:35-11:00

Adv/ Gov

11:05-12:00

Period 3

12:45- 2:10

Period 4

2:20-3:10

Period 5

3:15-4:00

REMOTE CLASS SCHEDULE

 

8:00-11:00 AM

During the morning hours, work with your advisor to create an individualized plan. You may choose to organize your time with the following possible activities:

 

  • Independent reading
  • Work on Independent studies
  • English Portfolio
  • Career Exploration Portfolio
  • Catch up on online work or assignments from modular classes

Period 1

12:1012:50

Period 2

1:00-1:40

Adv/ Gov

1:50-2:20

Period 3

2:30-3:10

Period 4

3:20-4:00

 

ATTENDING IN 2020-2021 (SPRING)

All students who intend to enroll for the first time this spring need to register online by December 3, 2020. We will not have a live registration event. It is important that we update health information, contact information, and other aspects of each student record. Students will not be able to attend classes until they have been accepted into the program and their registration is complete.

 

ACCESS ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

The first day of classes for all students attending spring semester is January 4th. As always, the school day will be from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

 

Not everyone thrives in a conventional school model, as individual needs can vary greatly between students. At Horizons, all students develop an individualized learning plan in which their goals and aspirations are the center most aspect. From there, they develop a plan to graduate not just with the required classes, but with a solid foundation of skills that they can take with them.

 

Additionally, students at Horizons have freedom to earn credit three different ways. (1) Online education, blended with one-on-one evaluations. (2) Teacher-led module classes that focus intensely in a subject area, and (3) independent study in which students present a plan, develop it, implement it, and demonstrate what they learned.

 

Horizons Exploratory Academy isn’t for everyone, but for students who seek and need freedom of education, it is a school that challenges students at all skill levels.

 

Regards,

 

Talmage Trujillo

Principal and Science Teacher

Salida Schools R-32-J

ttrujillo@salidaschools.org

719-431-2262

 

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