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    Horizons
    Gifted & Talented Program

    Horizons is a visual arts summer program available to rising 4th and 5th graders.
    Employing an exceptional staff and using varied materials and equipment, Horizons has served thousands of talented students since 1989.

    To participate in Horizons, students are selected through a 3-step screening process:

    NOMINATION
    - Students are nominated in the fall by their art teacher or their guardians (see nomination forms below).

    PORTFOLIO REVIEW
    - Nominees prepare a portfolio of original artworks. Horizons nominees submit three artworks and H2 nominees submit four artworks (see portfolio guidelines below).
    - Portfolios are evaluated by F1S art teachers before submission to the district Horizons committee.

    INTERVIEW & SELECTION
    - The district Horizons committee reviewes nominees and their portfolios in the spring.
    - Students selected for the programs must submit a commitment form and are then invited to attend the summer program.

    In the program, students keep a sketchbook journal and create a wide variety of artwork using varied techniques and materials. The program culminates with an exhibit of all student work and an awards ceremony. The Horizons summer program is currently hosted by Moore Middle School. 

    H2
    Gifted & Talented Program

    H2 is a visual arts program available to rising 6th through 8th graders. 

    Employing an exceptional staff and using state of the art materials and equipment, the H2 summer program has served hundreds of talented students.
    In the program, students keep a sketchbook journal and create a wide variety of artwork using advanced techniques and materials. The program culminates with an exhibit of all student work and an awards ceremony. The H2 summer faculty select a valedictorian and salutatorian each year with an award for Best in Show. The Horizons summer program is currently hosted at Moore Middle School. 

    Throughout the school year, H2 students, along with other G/T visual and performing arts students across the district will have special opportunitities to create and attend special events. 

    H2 students are selected though a similar but more rigorous process as Horizons students (detailed above). 

    For more information, contact:

    The Office of Arts & Innovative Programs
    Dr. Erick J. Figueras - Director
    efigueras@f1s.org

    Amber Harrar - Visual Arts G/T Experiences (AP, IB, H2)
    aharrar@fsd1.org

    Sharri Duncan - Horizons/H2 Summer Program Coordinator
    spduncan@f1s.org