Bring Learning to Life
A hands-on curriculum teachers love, Horizons consists of colorful workbooks that ground students in math and reading fundamentals. Fast-paced and spiral-based, this teacher-led curriculum introduces children to new concepts with engaging lessons that are easy to teach and fun to learn.
Effective Spiral Learning
Horizons Language Arts and Math use a spiral learning method that helps students master concepts through a natural process of introduction, review, and reinforcement. As students are introduced to new concepts and review material from previous lessons, they stay excited about learning while growing academically.
In-Depth Teacher’s Guides
Step-by-step lesson plans in Horizons teacher’s guides minimize preparation time and provide more than just answer keys. Fool-proof teaching tips, defined lesson goals, activity suggestions, recommended material lists, and additional review sheets allow teachers to easily plan and provide structure to each lesson.
Higher Reasoning Abilities
Analytical reasoning skills are used in making daily decisions. Beginning with the introduction of each concept, Horizons teaches these thinking skills to help students gain a complete understanding of the concept. Students begin to reason from the principles taught in Horizons lessons and apply them to real-life situations.
Horizons courses support a Christian worldview that complements teachers in their biblical teaching. Several of the courses integrate scripture verses directly into the lessons. For example, Horizons Preschool uniquely uses the Bible to present a Christian worldview through all academic studies.
Increased Student Engagement
Engaging lessons and a variety of activities make learning fun, while complete teacher materials make it easy to ensure student progress. Since teacher/student interaction is an integral part of this program, both the teacher and student materials are necessary for a comprehensive exposure to concepts.
Expectations for student performance and progress are given for each lesson. Should a student fall behind, diagnosis and remedy are easy accomplished.
Helpful Teaching Tips
Each teacher’s guide includes tips to enhance the teaching process and provide teachers with useful information that helps students master concepts.
Extra worksheets can be reproduced for students who demonstrate strong aptitude or who could use additional work to provide a boost in confidence.
Filled with colorful lessons, Horizons gives children ages 3-5 a solid foundation for educational success while offering comprehensive, Bible-based lessons that easily can be adapted to fit the needs and schedule of a variety of preschool programs. Throughout the lessons, you and your students study the world around you from the viewpoint of the Creator, gaining the important knowledge that God is the beginning of all things.
Horizons Preschool for Three’s is a 40-week program for three-year-olds that addresses cognitive development, pre-reading and numeracy skills, language acquisition, and school readiness.
Horizons Preschool prepares four-year-olds for kindergarten with 180 lessons in social studies, language arts, math, phonics, and science.
Horizons Health is a Christian-based health curriculum with practical, informative lessons filled with tips on how to live a healthy life. Hands-on and activity-based courses teach students Christian health themes in easy-to-follow, step-by-step formats. For grades K-8, Horizons Health builds knowledge of essential health concepts such as healthy eating, first aid, human anatomy, and more. This sequential, comprehensive health curriculum helps students recognize healthy living as a form of godly obedience. The eleven major themes covered are Growth and Development; Disease Prevention; Substance Use and Abuse; Nutrition; Emotional and Mental Health; Personal Health; Family Life and Human Sexuality; Consumer Health; Social Health; Safety and First Aid; and Community Health.
Horizons Math, for grades K-8, uses a well-balanced, organized approach for teaching math skills. Using memorization and drill, Horizons Math follows a deliberate pattern of introduction and gradual development to ensure student success. Fundamental concepts previously obtained are reviewed in subsequent grade levels for true mastery. The goal of Horizons Math is for students to develop solid math reasoning skills and apply those skills to real-life situations. The major themes covered are Numbers, Order, and Value; Addition and Subtraction; Ratios, Measurement, and Decimals; Fractions and Comparison; Equations, Colors, and Geometry; Graphs, Estimation, and Solving; Multiplication and Division; Linear and Quadratic Equations; Radical Expressions; Monomials and Polynomials; and Functions.
Scope and Sequence
Download a PDF of the Horizons Scope & Sequence for a complete overview of topics and themes studied in every unit in grades K-12.
Math Readiness Evaluations
Select the appropriate readiness evaluation level
Horizons Penmanship is a Bible-based, writing curriculum designed to teach students the importance of good handwriting skills. Starting with proper letter formations, students will learn both cursive and manuscript writing. In addition, Horizons Penmanship will develop spelling and reading skills, along with correct penmanship. Students will love learning how to write letters and simple phrases with fun-filled, colorful lessons. Emphasizing letters, spacing, and capitalization, this Christian school curriculum for grades 1-6 teaches a life-long skill and can be used as supplemental material or as a main subject. Using Bible verses, Horizons Penmanship integrates biblical truths into practical, easy-to-follow lessons. Themes covered are spelling, vocabulary, and writing.
Phonics & Reading
For grades K-3, Horizons Phonics & Reading is a phonetic-based word-recognition and early reading program. Horizons Phonics & Reading covers spelling, alphabetizing, and rhyming, as well as vocabulary development, sentence structure, phrases, and the parts of speech. Student readers correlate with lesson concepts, while hands-on activities develop penmanship skills. The seven major themes covered are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension, spelling, and penmanship.
Horizons Physical Education is an activity-filled curriculum packed with learning exercise techniques, important fitness skills, and healthy living habits taught from a Christian perspective. This school curriculum teaches students everything from various sports and games to motor skills and teamwork. Unlike all the other Horizons subjects, Physical Education is taught with only teacher’s guides. Divided into four complete teacher’s guides covering PreK-12th grade, these easy-to-use guides contain all the teaching material and goals needed for each grade level for a full school year. In addition, time-saving resources such as teacher instructions, sample lesson plans, and daily student activities are also included.
Spelling & Vocabulary
Exciting and motivating, phonics-based Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary gives a comprehensive presentation of spelling concepts. Built-in flexibility allows teachers to add words to the weekly lists and to tailor writing assignments to meet individual student needs. Fun, colorful lessons encourage students to improve and develop spelling skills. New spelling words are introduced throughout exciting activities and word puzzles. Each grade has a student dictionary to help develop vocabulary skills. Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary can be used for grades 1-3 as a stand-alone spelling program or a main subject.
“In my opinion, Horizons is head and shoulders above other curriculums in both math and phonics.”– Jeffrey M., School Administrator
With Horizons’ spiral learning method, students are introduced to new concepts and review material from previous lessons, keeping them excited about learning while growing academically.
Much of the student material is filled with hands-on lessons and illustrations that complement the activities to help students understand concepts.
Eye-catching graphics and illustrations make the student material appealing and keep students focused on lessons.
A handy list of suggested activities and inexpensive materials helps students better visualize the application of principles with hands-on learning.
Horizons stresses knowledge of basic facts and computational skills with the belief that students can excel when they can quickly recall facts.
Determining a student’s readiness is the first step to successful teaching. That’s why each teacher’s guide for math begins with an assessment of prior knowledge.
Daily Lesson Guides
Each activities section in the teacher’s guide provides detailed instructions that take the guesswork out of teaching.