Prior to attending one of the High Road Schools operated by Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), Raiden experienced many difficulties in
school. Along with academic issues, Raiden was dealing with unrelenting bullying that affected his emotional well-being and behavior. “Daily life was a struggle,” said Raiden’s mom, Rachel, recalling Raiden’s morning temper tantrums and afternoon meltdowns about his day.

Rachel hoped for any positive change or development when she enrolled Raiden at High Road School of Southern York. What she witnessed far exceeded her expectations. “Where do I even start?” Rachel said. “[High Road School’s] intervention has been an amazing change to his entire life.”

Raiden has a newfound enthusiasm for school, which his mother attributes to High Road’s individualized programming. She also credits his teacher and the staff’s dedication to treating the whole student. “Everything is tailored to the needs of each child.”

Like Night and Day

The morning blow-ups have been replaced by Raiden’s excitement for a new school day. Instead of afternoon meltdowns, Raiden comes home from school happy, energetic, and excited about the next day. “[Previously] my son never enjoyed school,” said Rachel. “His whole demeanor has changed.”

The personalized programming and the positive environment of High Road Schools have helped Raiden thrive. He has established meaningful friendships and enjoys learning. “He loves school now,” said Rachel.

How High Road Schools’ Programming Helps

Students reach their highest potential in safe and structured environments that afford them a strong sense of security, an engaged learning attitude, and growth in positive behaviors. At High Road Schools, students with special needs can thrive with:

  • Small class sizes
  • Highly personalized attention
  • Positive behavioral interventions and supports
  • Transition skills and life-planning services

The evidence-based learning models at High Road Schools help to ensure students achieve success and enjoy rewarding futures. Raiden’s mother attests: “The way that they adapt the program for each child is a huge reflection on their commitment and support for each one individually.”

Spreading the Word About High Road Schools

Rachel wants other nearby parents to know that, if they are dealing with similarly stressful and difficult experiences, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Rachel has witnessed Raiden blossom and start fulfilling the potential she knew he had—it was just a matter of finding the right school with the right people to tap into it.

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