Enrolment is up at the Horizon School Division according to reports sent to the Ministry of Education this fall.
In a release, Division reported it has 6,527 students enrolled in Pre Kindergarten to Grade 12 as of Sept. 30, 2022. This includes 140 home-school students and two distance education students not otherwise enrolled in a Horizon school.
“We are pleased to share that we have increased enrolment again this year, with 154 more students in Horizon compared to the fall of 2021,” said Kevin C. Garinger, Director of Education. “After the discontinuation of our Learning From Home program that we offered during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to welcome those students back to our school buildings this year.”
During the 2021-22 school year, Learning From Home student numbers were reflected in the Distance Learning Centre enrolment (Grades 9 – 12) and the Learning From Home enrolment (Grades K – 8). Horizon schools with an increased enrolment of 10 per cent or more include Archerwill, Humboldt Public, Imperial, Lake Lenore, Lanigan Elementary, Nokomis, Punnichy Elementary Community, Quill Lake, Three Lakes, Viscount Central, and Watson schools. Enrolments, as of September 30, 2022, have been reported to the Ministry of Education as follows: