The "Summer Slide"

Low-income students are at increased risk of summer learning loss, also known as the "summer slide. 

Unfortunately, the majority of students from underserved communities do not participate in enriching, constructive summertime activities, and too often return to school even further behind their more fortunate peers. 

  • By the fifth-grade summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2 1/2 - 3 years behind their middle-income peers.
  • On average, students caught in the achievement gap are six times more likely to drop out of high school and fewer than one-third will enroll in college. Horizons offers year-round enrichment for our students to break this cycle.

Horizons offers year-round enrichment for our students to break this cycle.

Horizons at SHU provides a comprehensive summer program to reverse summer learning loss and a school year program to ensure that our students maintain those gains. Our program includes a six-week summer session, 10 weeks of Saturday Academies, tutoring and a year-round Martial Arts program.

Summer Programs Make a Difference -Sept 2016