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Sierra School of San Diego’s NFAR Grant Winner!

By |2024-02-13T11:00:48-05:00February 13th, 2024|Sierra Academy: San Diego|

The Occupational Therapy department at the Sierra School of San Diego has attained the National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) grant, aimed at supporting educators and therapists working with individuals with Autism. This grant will fund an upgrade for the therapy mats in the Motor Lab, ensuring safety of students during direct OT treatment sessions and student’s sensory regulation breaks. During these sessions students utilize the therapy mats to practice motor skills and engage in sensory activities, laying the foundation for successful participation in daily activities in the classroom environment. The replacement of these mats with [...]

When a haircut provides much more than a new “do” to a child with sensory issues: Tristan’s story

By |2024-02-14T10:02:35-05:00February 13th, 2024|Blog, High Road School of Hoffman Estates, High Road School: Windham County|

Between our 90 standalone day schools and 90-plus In-District Classroom partnerships across 17 states, SESI serves nearly 8,000 special education students every year—many of whom have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Sierra School at Allen

By |2024-01-24T16:35:03-05:00October 13th, 2023|

Sierra School at Allen Predicated on strong collaboration and communication between Allen ISD and our in-district staff, our district programs are designed to achieve their greatest potential. The academic, social emotional, and behavioral needs of each student are met through such means as a high student-to-staff ratio, individualization and small-group teaching approaches and comprehensive behavior management system. Our staff works in unison with district special education and general education teachers to ensure that our students receive the maximum benefits from both district resources and those of our programs. Contact Us (P) 972-727-0560 (F) 972-727-0566 [...]

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Sierra School at Manor

By |2024-01-24T16:29:12-05:00October 2nd, 2023|

Sierra School at Manor Built on strong collaboration and communication between Manor ISD and our in-district staff, our district programs are designed to achieve their greatest potential. We address the diverse academic, social-emotional, and behavioral requirements of every student through methods such as maintaining an optimal student-to-staff ratio, implementing personalized and small-group teaching methods, and employing a comprehensive behavior management system. Our dedicated staff collaborates seamlessly with both district special education and general education teachers, ensuring that students derive the utmost advantages from both district resources and our specialized programs. Contact Us (P) 512-278-4739 [...]

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FullBloom Acquires EmpowerU, Deepening Its Commitment to Mental Health Services

By |2023-09-20T11:18:07-04:00September 20th, 2023|Press Release, Press Releases & Announcements|

Move enhances company mission of supporting students’ resilience and mental well-being to unlock learning potential and academic outcomes PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FullBloom, a leading provider of special education, instructional intervention, behavioral health, and professional development solutions, today announced the acquisition of EmpowerU, a premier provider of evidence-based programs that improve student motivation, behaviors, and mental health. EmpowerU provides both Tier 1 teacher-led curriculum and Tier 2 one-on-one counseling support that improves mental health, behavior and academic outcomes for students and educators. The acquisition expands FullBloom’s student and educator services to support schools and student learning outcomes. Through [...]

Excel Academy Central

By |2024-01-12T08:49:06-05:00August 31st, 2023|

Excel Academy Central Excel Academy Central offers an accelerated high school experience for students looking for a smaller, more personal setting, intensely focused on elevating social skills, emotional wellness, and academic success. Our school aims to succeed by developing meaningful relationships with each student to understand their individual needs, challenges, and strengths. From there, we provide care, support, and counseling to address the challenges our students are faced with outside of school, helping them to develop coping and problem-solving skills and guiding them on how to identify and implement solutions to help them focus on learning. When students feel safe, [...]

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Virtual School Counseling Page

By |2023-11-09T12:58:16-05:00July 17th, 2023|

Carly's Virtual Post-Secondary Counseling Page A note from Carly... I wanted to make it easier to connect to resources related to college, career searching, and financial aid! Check out the College Choice for information on choosing colleges, help with essay writing, and information on learning differences. Career Exploration provides sites that can help you identify your interests and what careers could be a good fit. The Financial Aid tab has many different websites and links to different scholarship opportunities that you can check out.  Be well, and as always, email [...]

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NewHope Academy

By |2024-02-06T17:47:47-05:00July 6th, 2023|

NewHope Academy At NewHope, we provide students with a small, safe, and supportive educational environment. Our therapeutic day school serves internalizing students with average to above average intelligence in need of additional support. Since its inception, hundreds of students have utilized our program; many of them returning to their home schools full-time and achieving success in college. Experience our school firsthand during a guided tour. Explore our campus, meet dedicated staff, and see our individualized learning environment REQUEST A TOUR 3250 N Arlington Heights Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (P) 847.588.0463 School [...]

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SESI’s Behavior Tip of the Month: Building Relationships

By |2022-12-30T15:04:43-05:00January 3rd, 2023|Blog|

One of the most important aspects of a positive school community is relationships—those between staff and students and between the students themselves. Building strong relationships helps us be proactive and preventative in how we approach student behavior; the better we know our students, the more we know how to help them be successful. Let’s talk about relationships within a school community, why they’re so important to the success of students, and how these relationships can be modeled in day-to-day interactions. Student-Staff Relationships Relationships between staff and students are at the core of a school’s community and culture. In fact, research [...]