Horizons I (First Year) Applicants Must be Nominated by Their School
First year participants must be nominated by someone in their school using official nomination documents. For participating schools already in our database, materials are mailed in January of each year. Schools that wish to engage in the Horizons program for the first time should utilize the materials provided as downloads below. If you'd like to be included in the database for future mailings, please fill out the school registration form below. For more information please contact the Horizons program director via firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: For Horizons I, no more than three applicants (two current 7th graders and one current 8th grader who have not previously participated in Horizons) are permitted to become candidates from any one school. Eighth-grade first time nominees will be selected to fill available slots in Horizons I or II that may result from attrition. Important: Additional nominations beyond those permitted may result in all nominations being discredited.
Selection of Horizons II: Second Year/Returning Participants
While the school does not have to nominate the second year applicant, they will have to sign the application form to verify that the student is a member of their school and assist with providing grade reports.
Priority for inclusion in Horizons II will be given to those candidates who participated in Horizons I the previous year and continue to qualify for the program. Materials will be mailed directly to these participants at their homes, provided that the address from Horizons I remains valid. If the participant moves, she should submit a new address to the program before January of the year following her Horizons I participation.
While the application form, recommendation form and Code of Conduct form are the same for both Horizons I and II, the questions for the second year participant are based on her previous year’s participation. It is important that the returning applicant submit the responses to the correct page of questions.
Horizons I & II
Applications due: February 23, 2018.
Tuition Information for Horizons I & II
The annual tuition is $675 for both Horizons I and II and includes housing, food, all instructional materials and costs for any field trips. Travel to and from the program is not included in the tuition.
No funds are required at the application stage; however, upon receipt of the letter of acceptance from Clarkson, a $150 nonrefundable deposit is immediately due to reserve the applicant's spot until the total tuition is paid. The $525 balance must arrive at Clarkson on or before April 20th, 2018, to finalize the candidate's admission to the program. Unpaid spots are then given to wait-listed applicants.
EXCEPTION: Schools and agencies that indicate they are covering tuition for an accepted student should fill out the vendor payment form (included in the acceptance packet) to arrange payment. If the school or agency is using a purchase order, they will not be required to meet the pre-program payment deadline and will be invoiced. They will need to submit a copy of the purchase order and the purchase order number with the vendor payment form by the deadline date of May 4, 2018.
Between May 2 and 22, 2018, refunds of payments other than the deposit are possible after discussion with and agreement from the program director, providing an applicant is available from the wait-list pool to fill the spot. No refunds will be made after May 23, 2018.