School opened its doors to students on September 6,
2005. The creation of this school is the result of a
group of dedicated educators who became concerned about
the number of students in the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw
Schools who were either struggling or who had given up
and simply left school. It became clear that some kind
of program needed to be set up to help address the
unique needs of this population of students. Horizons
Alternative High School is the result of the dedication,
sacrifice, hard work and research of this visionary
group of educators.
The faculty, staff, and
students function much as a family does; the atmosphere
in our program is oriented toward fostering acceptance,
a sense of belonging, and responsibility for ourselves
and others. It is in this caring environment that
students in grades 9-12 are invited to take advantage of
the opportunity for a second chance to learn, earn
credit, and graduate.
Our graduation requirements
are the same as Calumet High School and upon completion
of the credits required for graduation, students receive
a Calumet High School diploma.
As a Type I school
we are committed to helping all students who walk
through our door learn to the best of their abilities.
It is our goal to provide high quality education and
preparation for the world beyond high school delivered
through alternative methods. To achieve this goal our
curriculum, teaching style, and assessment is
individualized, flexible, customized and personalized to
accommodate the variety of strengths and learning styles
that our students bring to school with them. Yet, while
catering to the individual needs of the whole student,
we place emphasis on providing a challenging, solid
education held together by core academics, such as
writing, reading, math, science, and social studies -
and enhanced with courses and activated designed to
round out and offer both enriching and practical life
experiences to our students.