The Horizons Program is available to highly and profoundly gifted students whose educational needs require extreme differentiation and acceleration. Students in the Horizons Program require a highly challenging and motivating environment where their special talents and extreme potential can be nurtured. Please note that students may only apply to Horizons for Kindergarten through 8th grades.
A candidate for the Horizons Program typically meets all the following criteria:
Needs cannot be met in the regular Talent Development/Honors Program
Is working at least two to three years above grade level in reading, writing, and math
Has a 145+ IQ on the Stanford-Binet V*
Has a 98th or 99th percentile score on an Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-3 test in both areas of reading and math*
Is highly motivated to learn and can work independently
* Test administration will be scheduled by the student's home school if student is enrolled in CMS. Non-CMS students will need to arrange for private testing by a licensed psychologist for the Stanford-Binet V.
Students complete several phases of assessment for consideration for entrance into the Horizons program. Please review the entire process here, including deadlines for applications. Should you determine that Horizons might be a good fit for your child, please complete the application and submit it to your school's Talent Development Catalyst Teacher (grades K-5) or Academic Facilitator (grades 6-8). If you are interested in applying to Horizons, but do not currently attend a CMS school, please review the application process here. You will submit the same application. If you have additional questions regarding the application process, please contact Trinette Atri at firstname.lastname@example.org or (980) 343-2644.
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