New Horizon School offers the following year-round special subject areas:
1.) Physical Education
Physical Education at New Horizon is offered to all students twice a week. During the first half of the year, students participate in soccer and bowling along with a variety of other activities that emphasis gross and fine motor skills. During the second half of the year, students participate in basketball, track and field activities and many other different activities that teach rules of games. Students at New Horizon have the unique experience of participating in Special Olympics and train throughout the year for Special Olympic activities.
2.) Swimming and Health
In our swimming program, each activity is geared to the specific ability level of the student. Through a variety of activities, students who participate in the swimming program will have the opportunity to strengthen their current swimming skills and also learn new ones. Students will also have the opportunity to try out for the swim team for Beaver County Special Olympics. Those who are on the team will not only practice on a regular basis in school, but will also travel several times per month to a local high school for more advanced training.
During Health class, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will improve their overall well-being. Various topics are covered throughout the course of the school year.
3.) Music and Performing
When students come to music class, they will be participating in and experiencing many of the incredible things that music brings. Students will engage in sing-a-longs and rhythm activities that include drums, rhythm card reading, and rhythm sticks. They are also working on “finding the beat”, a task that is effortless for some and much harder for others! In addition, our students will be working on weekly art projects (during the last 2 weeks of October and first week of November, they will work on the PPG Place Gingerbread Houses). These creations will be displayed throughout the school for a month or so and will then be sent home. Finally, our students also have the opportunity to express themselves through body movement and drama activities. Some classes have done basic yoga, while others have “busted a groove” to current songs they hear on the radio. Our older students have worked on team building and drama skills through games including “pass the clap”, “zip, zap, zup”, and “human statues”. All of these games help our kids to “come out of their shells”, use better eye contact, and work as a cohesive team.
Music, art, and drama are things our Music teacher, Mrs. Jill Mosura, experienced throughout her entire childhood and adolescence. As an adult, they still have the ability to relax, energize, and entertain her just as they did when she was 12. She hopes to convey her love for the arts to our students and also have a lot of fun along the way!
4.) Family and Consumer Science
5.) Vocational Preparation (Vo-Prep)