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FAQs

How rigorous is the curriculum?
The curriculum is both challenging and in accordance with Nevada Academic Content Standards. For those who are interested in challenging themselves with the highest level of learning, New Horizons features honors classes. New Horizons also has a gifted program for elementary school students who show academic or creative potential.

Does my son or daughter have to have an IEP to come to New Horizons?
No. We have students who have IEPs, 504 plans, and those who do not qualify for anything at all. Each of our students receives a Customized Education Plan whether or not they qualify for an individualized plan through the school district.

What is the enrollment process?
Initially, we will schedule a tour for you and your child at which you will meet the teachers and students. You can ask any questions you have at that time.  After the tour, if you feel that New Horizons is a good fit for you and your family, your child will come in for a trial period anywhere from one to three days at no cost to you. Middle and high school students will be given a schedule. All students will be teamed up with an ambassador to make sure that he or she is comfortable and can find their way around. Following the tour, you will meet with the principal to talk about enrollment procedures.

When is the enrollment period?
New Horizons has year-round enrollment. After your child’s three day trial, parents will be presented with the prorated tuition. They will need to pay the registration fee of $750 for their child to register, but their first tuition payment will not be until the first of the following month.

How will my son or daughter be assessed?
New Horizons uses the i-Ready assessment to gage student ability. Students are tested in four domains in math. elementary school students are tested in six domains in reading, three of which are decoding skills. Middle and high school students who are proficient in deciding, will be tested in three domains in reading. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors also take the ACT in the early spring. Students may opt out.

Do you have scholarships or financial aid?

Parents will need to apply for financial aid in the spring. The Nevada Opportunity Scholarship can provide a significant amount toward tuition. You can find more information at http://www.doe.nv.gov/Private_Schools/Nevada_Choice_Scholarship_Program/.

New Horizons has its own financial aid application. Depending on fundraising success the previous school year, New Horizons can provide up to $2,400 toward a full year’s tuition depending on financial need.

Do students need to wear uniforms?
New Horizons does require its students to wear uniforms. We do consider sensory issues for students and can modify uniform requirements if needed on the basis of a sensory-related disability.