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Welcome Back, Mr. Lou!

In 2004, I first started my career as a Teacher in Wilmington, Delaware. Once the original school in Cecil was built, I taught here for 3 years. During this time, our school grew from 30 students to 67 students, and we needed to split the schools to accommodate for space. From here, I went to build out our new site in Perryville, MD in 2007. After becoming the head teacher from 2007 - 2010 at Perryville, I was then promoted to take on the Associate Director position in Baltimore City. While in Baltimore I helped oversee all 3 floors [...]

Welcome Back, Mr. Lou!2020-11-10T19:24:31+00:00

A “Perfect Fit” for Christopher

Insight from a Mom on the Impact of Sierra School on Her Son and Familyby Cynthia, mother of Christopher Sierra Schools of San Diego became my son Christopher’s home away from home very quickly when he began attending school here in the summer of 2019. Christopher has autism and has trouble regulating his emotions. From 4th through 7th grade, Christopher would have violent outbursts and hurt other students or staff members. He was placed in a very restrictive school that’s focused on managing violent behaviors. During his 8th grade year, he was managing his emotions much better, and it [...]

A “Perfect Fit” for Christopher2020-12-29T20:13:56+00:00

Shape Up For Success

Tylek Murray enjoys his Goodridge sponsored haircut, courtesy of Jerz's Barbershop, for demonstrating consistent positive growth during the first two weeks of virtual learning. #GoGators! Learn more about our school today.

Shape Up For Success2020-10-05T13:32:24+00:00

August Student of the Month

High Road School of Wright City is excited to recognize Carolyn as August’s Student of the Month! Carolyn is a student in the Academic 2 classroom. During the first month of virtual RSY, Carolyn has shown 100% effort and engagement in ALL virtual meetings. Carolyn is consistently accountable and considerate when interacting with peers and staff; AND has shown an increase in responsibility while working from home. GREAT JOB CAROLYN! We are proud of you. Learn more about our school today.

August Student of the Month2020-10-05T13:42:25+00:00

ESY Staff of the Month

Our staff of the month for the summer is Ms. Buerkle! Ms. Buerkle just completed her first year with High Road School of Wallingford High School and has been a valuable member of our team. She has embodied the CORE 4 value of humility by never being afraid to ask questions and learn new methods to engage her students. Throughout the year, she has integrated novel studies, virtual tours using an iPad, and many hands-on learning projects. She encourages her students to make connections between the material and post-graduation life by giving examples of how skills can be used [...]

ESY Staff of the Month2020-10-05T13:36:25+00:00

What do students lose when they don’t go back to classrooms?

Deseret News included Dr. Diane Myers, SESI SVP of Special Education - Behavior Management, in an article about the loss students face when they do not attend physical schools. Students with disabilities often require more structure, which is something schools can provide. It’s a struggle for online schools, according to Diane Myers, senior vice president of special education-behavior management practices at Specialized Education Services Inc. The company provides services for students with special needs who have challenges that prevent them from succeeding in a traditional classroom. The past few months have presented learning challenges for everyone, she said, including both parents [...]

What do students lose when they don’t go back to classrooms?2020-09-01T14:35:20+00:00

May Staff of the Month

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? In the past few months, High Roads School of Windham County has experienced many changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One change has been that our school is now conducting online learning from home via zoom, google classroom, google hangout, I-ready and other online learning programs. Another change at our school is our newest teacher, Ms. Felix, a welcomed addition. Ms. Felix came aboard well versed in computer programs and has been instrumental in the success of virtual schooling at Windham County. It has been an [...]

May Staff of the Month2020-07-24T14:28:45+00:00

Quarter 3 Honors!

High Road School of Wallingford High School is proud to announce their honor roll for the third quarter. High Honors are reserved for students who earn all A’s on their report card. The following students have earned High Honors: Sean Honors are earned by students who receive A’s and B’s on their report card. The following students have earned Honors: Richard Julian James C. Liam Eliah Raguel Michael G. Wilfredo Jaiden Mahogany James N. Anjeska Derek Joseph Jason Rebekah Our last distinction is perfect attendance. The following students attended school every day for the third quarter: Kyree Thaisa Keyon [...]

Quarter 3 Honors!2020-06-15T19:04:53+00:00

Acrostic Poem-ster

High Road School of Wallingford High School staff collaborated on this poster with an acrostic poem to show exactly what we’re missing about our students! Our students have done a tremendous job rising to the challenge of distance learning and we are very proud of the progress they have been able to make! Learn more about our school today.

Acrostic Poem-ster2020-07-08T15:13:58+00:00