New Horizons In Action #4

November 4, 2019

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Upcoming Events

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Dates to Remember

Election Day

November 5, 2019

Regional Calendar Planning Meeting

November 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Woodside Lane Campus

2nd Quarter Starts

November 6, 2019

Good Life Solution Recruiting Fair (Part 2)

November 7, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Woodside Lane Campus

Good Life Solution Recruiting Fair (Part 2)

November 14, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Butler Farm Campus

Thanksgiving Break

November 27th through 29th

New Horizons In Action

2019 Golf Classic was a HUGE SUCCESS

Thank you to all of our many Golf Classic Sponsors! We raised over $45,000 for student honorariums and scholarships! We are GOING BOLDLY at New Horizons!
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Skills-based Learning Key to Tomorrow's Workforce Article

New Horizons has been featured in this blog article from the Reshoring Initiative for the work being done with the Youth Builders program in partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding Apprenticeship School.

We are LEADING the charge in skills-based learning for tomorrow's workforce!

CLICK HERE to read the article!

Plumbing and Pipefitting Lab Ribbon Cutting

New Horizons Career and Tech Participates in Hampton City Schools Academies Day

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Butler Farm Campus

Networking and Cybersecurity students competed in the 3rd annual CyberOps competition on Saturday 10-20-19 at Old Dominion University.

Formative Assessment Professional Development

Dr. Bryant kicks off the CTE instructional book study on formative assessment.

Woodside Lane Campus

Community Day was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Students participated in Community Day October 19, 2019. Students performed beauty services, performed animal services, created a crime scene to walk thru, and cooked food and sweet treats.

Engagement in CTE Classrooms

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Micro Credentialing Developed by National Associated of Gifted Children (NAGC) Funding provided by VDOE Grant

Micro-credentials (MC) is a form of professional development in which GSST faculty work to prove mastery of single gifted competencies. MC’s are designed to be tailored to what a gifted teacher needs or wants to know about gifted students and teaching gifted students.

GSST Faculty demonstrate their skills through samples of student work, videos, and other artifacts. Teachers earn a digital badge for each micro-credential earned. Faculty can display in their portfolio of their work. The two gifted Micro-credential courses are on-demand, shareable, and personalized.


  1. Provide effective gifted PD for GSST Faculty
  2. Ensure PD is personalized and self-directed
  3. Focus on the needs of the GSST Faculty re: gifted
  4. MC courses are competency-based with support from on-line facilitator
  5. PD is embedded in faculty teaching and practice

Labs and MORE Labs!

The Advanced Chemical Analysis students have been busy since school started. The students have used their laboratory experiences to explore chemical foundations, stoichiometry, types of chemical reactions and molarity. They enjoyed the opportunity to use the spectrophotometers and learn how to titrate to an endpoint.

Using Apps to Collect and Analyze Data

On Tuesday, October 15th, the Applied Calculus classes were challenged to a “Distance Match” activity through the Easy Data app on their graphing calculators by using a motion sensor. The app presented the students with a Distance vs. Time graph, and then they had to strategize as to how to move in front of the motion sensor in order to best match the graph.

Engagement in GSST Classrooms

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Fun Fall Activities

Mrs. Zanol's class read the book "How many Seeds in a Pumpkin" and then used pumpkins from their field trip to conduct Scientific Investigations! The students made predictions and recorded the observations.

Last week our wonderful staff celebrated our students riding the bus for the very first time! We are so proud of those small steps towards independence!!!

Both Center for Autism and Newport Academy celebrated a day of recognizing STARR Students and School-Wide PBIS Spirit Day was successful. 100% of classes participated!

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Board Presentation on Project Core Program

Project Core is a grant program through the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This program works to engage teachers and speech/language pathologists in tools needed to provide access to Universal Core vocabulary and, ultimately, to improve the academic achievement of students with complex communication needs who are otherwise unable to use spoken words to communicate effectively. Universal Core vocabulary is a set of frequently used words that can be used across all environments and throughout a person’s day. Historically, these students have been exposed almost exclusively to names of things as vocabulary that are more activity or environment-specific and, therefore, restrictive in their use with limited ability to aide students in their transition beyond the school environment. Faculty members from the Center for Autism and Newport Academy are currently engaged in this active research in partnership with UNC for students who attend New Horizons.

Students and Staff in Action!

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Joint Welding Advisory Meeting

Our annual joint Welding Advisory meeting was held on October 24th. Newport News Shipbuilding, Oceaneering, and Leihberr were in attendance to name a few partner companies. AWS testing, program data, and program needs were discussed as well as future hiring needs.

New Electrical Lab Partnership with IBEW 1340

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #1340 held a ribbon-cutting event on October 29, 2019, at 5:00 PM to open their new electrical lab at the Woodside Lane Campus. This state of the art electrical lab will train the next generation electricians and support the growing need for more Journeyman level electricians across our region.
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Student Success Story

Lindsay was referred to the In-School Youth Workforce Program to receive services to help with work readiness skills and leadership development. She began participating in the program on September 27, 2017, and successfully graduated high school in 2019. While participating in the youth program, she gained work experience with the City of Hampton and the School Age Program as a Youth Program Aide. She used the work readiness skills gained from the youth program and her welding skills from the NHREC CTE welding course and became gainfully employed with Fairlead Integrated Headquarters, Newport News, Virginia as a full-time, Welder Helper on September 16, 2019.
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