Formed by local business and education leaders in 2012, Horizon Education Alliance is a non-profit organization working to improve educational success in Elkhart County. HEA works with the community to launch and examine the outcome of innovative, evidence-based education programming for local residents from birth to adulthood. HEA believes this collaborative work can transform our county into a world-class place to live, learn, work and play.
What we're learning.
The graduation rate, a closely followed percentage in high schools, is losing its relevance. It is not losing relevance because of lack of importance, but it is losing relevance, because by 2018, in Indiana, 55% of the new jobs will require more than a high school diploma.
It was exactly five years ago when, in the midst of the "Great Recession," 200+ community leaders came together to spend one full day considering how Elkhart County could create a better future for the 200,000 people who call this place home.