Horizon Academic (HARP) is a trimester-long online research program for extraordinary high school students to refine their interest in an academic subject. Students will develop a college-level research project under the individualized guidance of a professor from a globally renowned university. Have a look at our courses, find out more about how it works, or ask us a question!
Horizon scholars choose their own field of inquiry and work with their professor to develop a unique research proposal. After a trimester of reading, writing, and exploring, Horizon scholars finish their final projects, most often a 20-25 page research paper. By showcasing a student's very best work, Horizon gives students the opportunity to get letters of recommendation, seek outside recognition of the quality of their work, and demonstrate their exceptional talent to universities.
Our Purely Online Program, By the Numbers
We have had the privilege of working with some of the best high school students in the world on academic research projects since 2016.
We have worked with 391 students to complete independent research projects though our program.
Our team of instructors, teaching assistants, and program staff have a combined total of more than 450 years of teaching, mentorship, and program management experience.
Of class time with professors and our instructional staff.
A 20-25 Page Paper
Is the final product that students complete.
With whom we collaborate, drawn from every Ivy League university, as well as Oxford, Cambridge, UCLA, Stanford, Georgia Tech, and MIT.
65% of our students in Summer 2020 hailed from the United States.
Our international students and faculty hail from 34 countries.
We offer 14 subjects and more than 300 subtopics for student research.
What They're Saying About Us
Reflections from Our Alumni
"It’s an opportunity to showcase my work to the entire world. Horizon has invested a lot into helping me through the process."
Karthik, James Logan High School
"This project was the highlight of my year."
Malika, the American International School
"A big thank you to you for all that you've done for me, from the Horizon program to the publication process after. You have gone over and beyond."
Darynne, Branksome Hall
"I got into the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at UMICH, largely because of the work I did with Horizon."
Danielle, John L. Miller Great Neck North HS
"I feel better prepared to go to the London School of Economics next fall because I participated in Horizon Academic."
Keyun, Ulink College of Suzhou Industrial Park
"It was a great learning experience, and I will carry what I learned throughout college and in my future career."
Harshitha, Canton High School (Massachusetts)
"Horizon was instrumental to for me in writing this paper and getting published in a journal."
Furui, Northeast Yucai School
"This was a very interesting experience and it gave me a good idea of the kind of research I will have to do in the future."
Jedidiah, St. Mark's School of Texas
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