The Horizons School

2018 15th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
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The Horizons School is a non-degree transition program with a customized curriculum for students age 18 to 26 years old with specific learning disabilities and other mild learning problems. We offer a two year core curriculum and a one year community transition program culminating in a Certificate of Program Completion. The purpose of our program is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that supports each student’s goal of becoming a vital and contributing member of the community.


Students participate in a specialized Core Curriculum developed to address the very real competencies of the adult world. During the first two years, students live in our Terrace Court Apartments and take classes in personal, social and career independence. Learning activities are personalized within classes and adapted to students’ strengths and challenges. Life competencies such as decision-making, communicating, and self-managing provide the foundation for class activities.


The third year of programming offers students the opportunity to live in the Birmingham area and work while retaining student status and program support. Students receive on-site support services for life skills and employment, classes in money management and job maintenance, and individual advising sessions. Students have evening seminars and leisure activities as well as access to daily support from professionals as they progress to their optimal levels of independence.


Students explore 11 different career clusters through classes, field trips, independent readings, and interviews. They also experience service learning projects, volunteer work, job shadowing, and on-the-job training internships. Our Career Team works with each student to choose an internship placement and with job site supervisors to develop specific job skills and general work behaviors. Birmingham area businesses and agencies offer a variety of field placement opportunities.


Students live in Terrace Court Apartments. The school provides supported living for Horizons students while they live in the apartment complex. Resident Assistants offer instruction to reinforce our health and safety curriculum for all students. Mandatory and optional student life activities are scheduled that may   include activities such as cooking groups, laundry groups, seminars, RA workouts, concerts, sports, or cultural events.

Special Needs
Learning Disability Programs
ADHD Programs
Asperger’s Syndrome Programs
Autism Programs
Nonverbal Learning Disability Programs
Traumatic Brain Injury Programs
Program Goals
College Preparation
Vocational Preparation
Life Skills Education
Program Types
Extra-Curricular Programs
Residential Programs
Summer Programs
Address 2018 15th Avenue South
City Birmingham
State Alabama
Zip 35205
Contact Katie Cusimano
Contact Title Student Recruiter & Financial Aid Coordinator
Contact Email
Contact Fax 205.322.6605
Contact Phone 205.322.6606
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State/Province Alabama
distance: 730 Miles
Address 2018 15th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
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