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Horizon Charter Schools Weather the Fiscal Crisis

Horizon Charter Schools Weather the Fiscal Crisis

In spite of the doom and gloom of California’s fiscal crisis and its impact on public education funding, Horizon Charter Schools are weathering the storm by offering unprecedented educational options that include adding hybrid programs in Auburn, raising the instructional funds available for independent/home study students, and providing academic support and enrichment to independent/home study students through credentialed teacher-based instruction in core content areas.

All education options are offered at no cost through Horizon Charter Schools.

In the Auburn area Horizon is opening two new hybrid options.  For grades 7-12, School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence (SKIE) provides a multiple pathways program that includes core academics, project and community-based learning and opportunities for arts and media exploration.

Horizon Charter Schools' Auburn School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence Open House

Horizon Charter Schools' Auburn School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence Open House

Horizon Charter Schools’ Auburn School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence (SKIE) Academy will be hosting an Open House on Friday, May 20th, from 3:30 to 5:30. Students from our Visual and Performing Arts classes will be showcasing their end of the year performances and projects.

Immediately following our performances, Site Coordinator Maria Blix will meet with parents interested in our new K-6th Co-Op, R.E.A.C.H. (Respect for Excellence And Creative young Hearts.)

Come learn more about the philosophy of our program and our desire to support students in multisensory, project-based learning activities.

Families already enrolled in the K-6th Co-Op, will sign Master Agreements for the 2011-2012 school year. Please come and join us.

For more information about Horizon Charter Schools, visit our website at horizoncharterschool.org or contact us toll free at 800.338.8003.

Local Bands Make it Personal During AMGEN Event

Local Bands Make it Personal During AMGEN Event

2011 AMGEN bicycle race will pass through Auburn Tuesday, May 17. As 20,000 people are expected to attend, local musicians have decided to offer free music to the crowds AND serve a good cause at the same time.

Two of Auburn's own bands...the musical time-machine; AWESOME 80s BOOMBOX and the Blues-infused FOX TROT MARY performing at the Big O / Elite Auto parking lot in Downtown Auburn at 11 am. These two bands are local favorites and feature graduates from the Placer High School music programs who have gone on the become Teachers, CPA's, Attorneys, and CEO's of local businesses. The bands will be performing to raise awareness about the situation facing Placer High School's ever-decreasing music program budget.

Christopher Crites; (who performs in-character as "Blakky Faux" in the 80's themed band) says, "We are NOT the two bands Auburn hired to perform for the AMGEN tour. This is much more personal to us.

Mock trial has students judging "cyber bullying" case

Mock trial has students judging "cyber bullying" case

Auburn's St. Joseph's School is teaming up with Placer County courts to Mock jury trial involving middle school students in a “cyber bullying” incident.

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high-school art competition sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The contest is open to all high-school students within the Fourth Congressional District.

First-place entries from each Congressional district will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, leading to the U.S.

Auburn Police Department's Citizens’ Awareness Academy

Auburn Police Department's Citizens’ Awareness Academy

The Auburn Police Department has a few openings available for their second Citizens’ Awareness Academy.

Residents and business owners who would like to participate in the academy are encouraged to apply for one of 25 available slots.

The free nine week program begins February 23, 2010.  Interested participants can learn about municipal policing, including procedures involving patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, animal control, and how the department interacts with other law enforcement agencies.

Applications will be accepted until a day before the class opens.  If the class is filled, some applicants can be placed on a waiting list for the next session.

The academy will meet from 6:00 p.m.