About Horizons Academy


In 2006 the Nelson County Board of Education, with the direction and guidance of the district superintendent, director of secondary instruction, and other key district personnel, approved the plans to create an alternative school in Nelson County. Horizons Academy opened on Jan. 2, 2008.

A horizon is a line in which the sky and earth appear to meet; it is also defined as a range of one’s knowledge, experience, or interests. We plan to equip our students with the tools and skills needed be prepared for what is on the next horizon of life.

As a small group that has been given a large task, we, the faculty at Horizons Academy, will strive to make this new undertaking a great success — to help students understand their importance and to help ensure they understand their importance into the next horizon of their life. We will do this by working together as a team, being persistent in the daily awareness of each student’s needs and communicating these needs with each other. We will take pride in our work ethic, and we will look beyond our own horizon to see what a difference we can make in each student at Horizons Academy.

If you have questions or comments, please email principal Penny Bradley or call her at (502) 349-7045.


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School Day: 8:20 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Staff Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.