Mission & Vision


“To serve the educational needs of the Peninsula’s school divisions, New Horizons will prepare students educationally, technically, and socially, according to each student’s needs, to become productive citizens.”

Our missions are:

  • To train and educate a world-class workforce
  • To challenge and enrich the education of future scientists and mathematicians
  • To provide effective educational, vocational, and therapeutic day treatment for children and youth with disabilities


“Make New Horizons Regional Education Center a premier workforce-centric training center for high school students and a model for the Commonwealth and the country.”

Core Values:

“Collectively, we the members of New Horizons Regional Education Center express our commitment to the following values as guiding our daily actions in pursuit of our vision.”

  • A strong emphasis on student success and the realization of individual potential
  • A shared belief in the importance of partnerships and teamwork involving all members of the school community including parents and students
  • An emphasis on teaching and modeling ethical values in work and life
  • A commitment to reflective practice as a means to achieve continuous improvement and innovation


  • Establish and maintain quality education programs that incorporate the Standards of Learning and complement school division curricula
  • Deliver rigorous and relevant curricula meeting student needs, preferences, and Workforce requirements
  • Strive to provide state-of-the-art equipment, instructional technology, and facilities
  • Ensure excellent relations with students, parents, member schools, and the business community
  • Extend work-based experiences and apprenticeship opportunities that reinforce Academic learning and technical training to students and teachers
  • Ensure a safe learning and working environment