The RightTrack Program/Character Development℠ is unique to New Horizons Home School Academy and is especially for students with focus and productivity problems, students who have been diagnosed with a Pervasive Disability Disorder such as Asperger’s or Autism, students with ADD or ADHD, and/or students who have had disciplinary problems, a disciplinary record or behavioral problems in other schools. It is exclusively available to on-campus students or HomeWork Program℠ students who live in the El Paso area or neighboring communities. Students are recommended for this program at the discretion of the Director of New Horizons Home School Academy.
The RightTrack Program℠ brings together effective home school academic principles with the formidable features of a strong, well-founded martial arts program. The results are exceptional in most cases and for most students.
Academically speaking, the curriculum is the same, proven educational program as is available to all students. However, the added martial arts curriculum directly addresses focus, discipline, coordination, and mindset. The martial arts student’s work is structured tough as steel. Students are treated respectfully and impartially, but are held to much higher academic and moral standards than what they may be accustomed to. Their honesty, integrity and sense of justice are under constant watch.
Students are graded on attendance, participation, effort, overall attitude and general conduct. For martial arts belt promotional purposes, attitude and conduct are heavily weighted as are the student’s current academic grades. It is not enough for a student to be good at the Arts alone. There must be a noticeable and marked improvement in their general work and social ethic in order to be considered for a belt promotion.
What follows are a few successes from students who have been on the program for a number of months. For more information about our RightTrack Program℠ please contact us directly.
Voices on the RightTrack℠
"Martial Arts are not just for defense or fighting. It can teach you many things and even get your life on track.
Had I not taken this program, I can honestly say that it would have been anyone’s guess where I would be right now. Most likely, I would still be getting into trouble or possibly worse. I began my training when I was 17 years old in order to earn my high school Fine Arts credit. I can’t lie: the first couple months, I hated everything about it – the instructors, the forms we were learning, the stances – everything. Then I started attending additional night classes.
I began to build a relationship with the instructors and the students, and I started to realize that I had only been doing bad things because I was trying to get attention and because I was worried about what people would think if I was just myself.
Sifu would lecture about martial arts in the afternoon classes. I came to learn how they play a part in your life. I learned of good and bad energies, and how "there are no bad kids, just bad combinations of kids," and this really opened my eyes to a lot of different things. I started to view life from a different angle and noticed I was becoming a different but (at the same time) better person.
I realized that this was directly because of all the things this program taught me: honor, discipline, having the mindset of the results of my actions. I learned respect and courage.
From this, I can proudly say it helped my life a lot. I haven’t been in trouble with the law or anyone in a long time, and I graduated high school."
David L., NHHSA December 2009 Graduate
"It has been a year since I became a student of New Horizons Home School Academy, and I can say that if it wasn’t for Ms. Boyer, Ms. Tara, and my martial arts instructors, I cannot even imagine where I would be right now but I know it wouldn’t be good.
When I first became a student of this school, I can honestly say that I hated it. I was used to the fun I was having in public school. But then I began to take martial arts and, for some reason, every time I worked out, sparred and did all the things we do, I always went home in a great mood.
Months passed, and I noticed my grades were getting better because I was focusing more on my work. The martial arts plays a major role in the changes this school has made on my life.
It is safe to say that New Horizons Home School Academy is just about the best choice I have made in my high school years, and I am proud to say that it is my school."
Jason P., NHHSA 2009-2010 Sophomore Class
"My whole life changed when I came to New Horizons Home School Academy. How did it change? Well, I started to really learn, I began to stay out of trouble, and the martial arts helped me become a better person.
In fact, my whole life changed for the better and I am proud of this. The school dedicates me and motivates me to do good things. Although I have been in tough situations since I started, I never give up in getting ahead. For example, even without my parents to help me with my education, I have continued to work hard.
New Horizons Home School Academy is a very good school for learning and for succeeding. This school is really awesome. I learn at my own pace (which is really fast) and I don’t get distracted. For me, a private school is definitely better than a public school. Teachers are very helpful and are always there for you. This school is like home, and everybody here is like my family.
The martial arts have really enlightened me both mentally and spiritually. I learn something new every day. I know how to defend myself when in bad situations, and I realize that it’s not about winning or losing but about becoming a better person. I am really proud of myself for joining the martial arts because it is really changing my life.
Coming to New Horizons Home School Academy was the best decision that could have been made, and I want to thank my parents for bringing me to this awesome school. It would be good for anyone reading this to know what a great school it is, and to understand how truly easy it is to learn and get ahead."
Sandy O., NHHSA 2009-2010 Freshman Class
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By Megan Johnson
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"Experts have a lengthy list of techniques other than prescription drugs that may help manage ADHD symptoms. Here's a quick look at some of them:"
- Positive Parenting
- Treatment Programs
- Neuro Feedback
- Interactive Metronome training
- A Natural Environment
- Better Sleep
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