Serving Children from Norwalk and Stamford
The more than 400 under-resourced students we serve from Norwalk and Stamford discover the joy of learning, acquire skills for success, and gain inspiration to achieve their dreams.
Students begin their Horizons at NCCS journey in kindergarten, 2nd or 4th grade, although students are welcome in off-entry grades when spots are available. To be eligible applicants must attend Norwalk or Stamford public or public charter schools and come from households with incomes at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines. Additionally, we prioritize applicants experiencing academic and/or social-emotional-needs. Horizons at NCCS makes a long-term commitment to our students with many of our students remaining with us from the time they enter through high school graduation and beyond.
In our project-based approach, students "learn by doing. Project-based learning is woven into their daily math, science, and language arts. Field trips, community events and swimming continue to expand their horizons, instill confidence, encourage risk-taking, and make the most of their academic and social potential. And it works. Once a student is enrolled in Horizons, anything seems possible. 100% of our students graduate from high school and, on average, 94% enroll in college after graduation.