Now entering its 16th year, Horizontes en Carroll is a program which welcomes upwards of 50 high school students from Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine, and Harlem (NY) to campus for each summer to experience university life and gain academic, social and life skills that will help succeed in a college setting.  During this week long residential program, students in grades 9-12 take part in several learning experiences that allow them to understand all aspects of higher education. Aside from college preparation, this program is an opportunity for students to interact with peers from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds which will prepare them for the professional field of their choice.


The Summer 2018 program will run from July 8-13th, 2018. Applications will become available March 1st, 2018, and will be due May 1st, 2018. Students must qualify for free or reduced lunch to participate in this program. Please direct any questions to


Each year, students take three mock college courses during their week-long college experience. 


Horizontes 2017

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Building a Business Plan 
  • Spanish for Native Speakers: Healthcare in Cuba 
  • Nursing 101
  • Engineering 101 

Horizontes 2016

  • Creative Writing 
  • Nursing 101 
  • Mathematical Discourse 

Horizontes 2015

  • Entrepreneurship 101: Building a Business Plan
  • Nursing 101 
  • Journalism 101 
  • Theater 101 

My favorite part of Horizontes is:

"That I got to take college courses and I really enjoyed it and I loved our mentor check in group because they make sure what is plan for the next day they make sure we are fully aware."

"Being able to socialize with some people and being able to explore the campus because it gave me a sense of what it feels like to be in college."

"Meeting new people and getting to form new friendships. Another favorite part of Horizontes for me was the nursing program and the dance."

Horizontes en Carroll’s goals are:

  • To prepare high school students for the transition from high school to college.
  • To prepare high school students socially, emotionally and academically for life on a university campus.
  • To give high schools students an opportunity to experience college life and gain academic, social and life skills that will help succeed in any university setting.


By the end of the program, Horizontes en Carroll participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the challenges and rewards of living on a university campus.
  • Describe the expectations of a university course.
  • Compare and contrast the lifestyle of a high school and university student.
  • Connect benefits of a university degree to potential career paths.
  • Use “college vocabulary” to describe their experience at Horizontes en Carroll (residence hall, syllabus, major, etc)
  • Analyze benefits of stepping out of one’s comfort zone and practicing vulnerability.
  • Discuss requirements for admission to Carroll University 
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