Who We Are:
- Working in partnership with AISD elementary schools and students’ families, Horizons AustinTrinity is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by offering high-quality learning experiences centered on nurturing and developing the whole child.
- Horizons AustinTrinity serves low-income children and their families by providing a tuition-free six week summer program, blending academics and enrichment, in order to increase opportunities for all children in Austin, Texas.
- The Horizons AustinTrinity experience begins with students in early elementary school, achieving at or below grade level. The relationship continues with each student and their family year-after-year until high school.
- Horizons AustinTrinity provides Saturday programs for students & families throughout the school year to support continued skill building and enhance family involvement.
We Strive To:
- create learning experiences to foster gains in literacy and numeracy for each student.
- encourage a passion and desire for life-long learning.
- provide cultural experiences and opportunities for social growth.
- ensure that children learn to swim - a life skill that saves lives and builds confidence.
We Collaborate With Public School Partners:
- to overcome the challenge of summer learning loss.
- to identify students who can benefit from continued support and additional instruction.
- to seek out the expertise of students’ teachers in order to plan curriculum to better serve each student.
- to support school year instruction by sharing data and assessment results.
What is the Horizons AustinTrinity approach?
- Small class sizes with a 5:1 teacher-student ratio with expert teachers coming from Trinity Episcopal School and AISD partner schools, including an on-site reading specialist. With small class sizes, differentiation is the norm at Horizons AustinTrinity.
- Children develop and enhance literacy and numeracy skills through project-based learning and STEM-focused activities.
- Weekly field trips connect and build on what is being learned in the classroom.
- Students enjoy art, theatre, technology, music, athletics, and other cultural enrichment.
- Each child learns to swim, developing confidence that transfers to increased academic success.