Success Stories

Our most recent graduate scored TOP 1% in the NATION on the SATs.
Megan Howard, a graduate of New Horizons Academy in October, 2011, scored in the top 1% in the nation on the SATs. Out of a possible perfect 800, Megan scored 800 in Reading, 780 in Writing and 690 in Math. These scores put Megan comfortably in the acceptance range for Harvard or MIT and she has already been offered scholarships from several schools.
Amanda Boscoe's success story for New Horizons Academy

I graduated in 2009 with a BSBA (Bachelor Science and Bachelor Arts) in Marketing. Now I am working on my Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. Without Sarah’s help I would be been probably working at McDonald’s. All of you made such an impact on my life.
All my love and thanks.
— Amanda Boscoe

Nick Settle Success Story

The changes cannot be described in a few paragraphs … but they were miraculous! Nick has evolved right in front of our eyes in the last few months. He has rekindled some- thing magical – his passion for learning and life! This young man wants to know about everything a person can learn and is creating his own world of success! Everyone who knows Nick sees this change and feels the passion he has re-found for life.
Thank you to all the staff at New Horizons Academy from the Settle family.
— Beth Settle

Nathan's Success Story
For most people, the experience gained through their early years of education shape the type of individual they will become later in life. I know this to be true, as I myself feel that if it weren’t for the education, compassion and friendship that I received while a student of Sarah’s, I would not have the passion for History, Art or the world around me, that I have now. As an adult and finding my place in the world today, I can’t help but look back on my time at the Academy as one of my fondest memories. Since it was there I discovered that through knowledge of the world around you, it is absolutely possible to be the person you desire to be and accomplish the goals which you set out to accomplish. It is that drive to know that has taken me half across the world and back, visiting cultures I had previously never imagined seeing first hand.
— Nathan Aylor
Spencer Tweed's Success Story for New Horizons Academy

I think it is safe to say that New Horizons is the best thing to happen to me thus far. When I first went there I wasn’t a ‘bad student’ or anything, but my life wasn’t very great. I didn’t have much to show for my tone level, but by the time I had left, my studies had shot straight up, my tone had completely changed for the better and I had understanding far beyond anything I had expected. Ha-ha, I see now that it is not just ‘safe’ to say that my life completely changed for the better.
I thank you, Sarah, Joke and all of the staff.
— Spencer Tweed

New Horizons Academy

The New Horizons Academy is a year-round boarding school for teens, located in Marble Falls, Texas.

Our Mission is to put students in a position where they can realize their academic goals, whatever they may be. This means mastering all the academic subjects needed to get into the best of schools.

Not all our students decide to go to an Ivy League school, but those who do, can.

Not all students arrive motivated; they just leave that way.

“Living is having and following a purpose. That’s all. That’s the formula of life – have and follow a purpose. That’s it. If you do it, you’re living and if you don’t do it, you’re not living. And that’s all there is to it. “ L. Ron Hubbard

To abandon a purpose is to abandon a life.

To safeguard a life, one must safeguard a student’s reach.

To reach, you need to be confident that you know your “stuff”.

That’s where we come in.

Please, take your time and explore this website. You are welcome here!