Reading Horizons Celebrates 40 Years of Transforming Literacy Education


[Kaysville, Utah – February 7, 2024] – Reading Horizons, a leading provider of foundational literacy programs, proudly commemorates its 40th anniversary, marking four decades of innovation and dedication to empowering learners of all ages with essential reading skills. Founded in 1984, the company has significantly impacted literacy education through its commitment to research-based methodologies and technological advancements.

Since its inception, Reading Horizons has been at the forefront of literacy instruction. In 1983, the company forged a pivotal partnership with Charlotte Lockhart, laying the foundation for the computerization of Lockhart’s groundbreaking science of reading product. This collaboration set the stage for the development of Reading Horizons’ acclaimed software, initially targeted towards adult literacy, which launched in the late 1980s.

In 1994, Reading Horizons achieved a milestone with its first statewide sale to the California prison system, demonstrating the efficacy of its literacy solutions in diverse learning environments. The acquisition of the copyright from Charlotte Lockhart in 2000 further solidified the company’s commitment to advancing literacy education.

Embracing the digital era, Reading Horizons transitioned to online delivery in 2007, enhancing accessibility and flexibility for learners and educators alike. In 2010, the company introduced Reading Horizons Elevate®, a redeveloped product tailored for older students, followed by the launch of Reading Horizons Discovery® in 2012, replacing its predecessor from 1998.

The past five years have seen Reading Horizons experience rapid growth, marked by significant partnerships with prominent school districts, including the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. These collaborations underscore the company’s ongoing commitment to expanding access to high-quality literacy instruction.

In 2023, Reading Horizons unveiled its latest innovation, the new Reading Horizons Discovery®, representing a paradigm shift towards technology-enabled instruction. This groundbreaking solution not only empowers students but also equips teachers with the tools they need to integrate technology seamlessly into their classrooms, fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

As Reading Horizons embarks on its fifth decade, the company remains dedicated to its mission of eradicating illiteracy, driving forward with a renewed focus on innovation, accessibility, and educational excellence.

For more information about Reading Horizons and its literacy solutions, please visit

About Reading Horizons

Reading Horizons supports educators with powerful tech-enabled foundational reading instruction that helps all students reach reading proficiency by the end of third grade. For 40 years, the Reading Horizons method has aligned to the evolution of the science of reading, empowering more than 50,000 educators with their evidence-based teaching method to prevent and remediate reading difficulties. Reading Horizons is where reading momentum begins.

Media Contact:
Courtney Nickerson
Reading Horizons

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