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March Student of the Month – Ethan

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Ethan shows respect to others, works really hard even at the subjects he doesn't quite understand and has shown empathy towards staff and students. Provide feedback from a teacher or staff member on why this student is Student of the Month "Ethan is hard-working, enormously respectful, and a role model to his peers." "Ethan is very smart, and also very humble, often volunteering to help peers and staff with Integrated Math" 🙂 What is something this student has accomplished so far this school year [...]

March Student of the Month – Ethan2020-03-26T15:35:31+00:00

Staff Celebration

We enjoy celebrating our staff and thus far this we have 3 staff that have had Perfect Attendance all school year!!! Shout out to Ms. Martin, Mr. Bielik, and Mrs. Munevar. We appreciate your dedication to our program! Learn more about our school today.

Staff Celebration2020-03-26T13:34:17+00:00

Science Fair

Sierra Academy had a school-wide science fair on Wednesday March 11th. Each classroom spent the month of February learning about the scientific method and agreeing on a project to complete as a class to present to the rest of the school. Each classroom worked hard and created poster boards and designated a student representative from each class to explain their projects to the other students and staff. The projects included: learning about and building a volcano, completing a taste sensitivity test, fast food tests with preservatives, concentration levels of Hydrogen Peroxide for Elephant Toothpaste, finding out frequency and popularity of [...]

Science Fair2020-03-24T19:05:04+00:00

March Staff of the Month – Mr. Storniolo

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mr. Storniolo is a teacher of extreme passion. He deeply cares and goes above and beyond in his work with each individual student. Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? When you walk into his classroom you can see his dedication to his programming. It is very admirable. Provide a quote from the school's director regarding this staff member's impact on the school. Mr. Storniolo thank you for all you do! You are very appreciated, you are a leader [...]

March Staff of the Month – Mr. Storniolo2020-03-26T14:46:01+00:00

March Staff Of The Month

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mr. Jackson always takes the time to offer a kind word of encouragement to both staff and students. He looks to build up the self-esteem of our students and focus on the positive no matter the situation. Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? Mr. Jackson always takes the time to listen and help out the rookie staff. He leads by example and sets the bar for other staff to meet. Provide a quote from the school's director regarding [...]

March Staff Of The Month2020-03-23T18:25:49+00:00

Former Student Gives Advice to Current Students

In an effort to have a variety of speakers help our students explore their futures beyond high school, our Transition Coordinator facilitated a visit from former High Road School of Hartford student Demar Porter. Demar is currently an ISC Desktop Service Technician for Travelers Insurance of Hartford. Demar began by speaking about his reasons for coming to High Road as a student and how it impacted his life. He spoke about how the structure at High Road prepared him for a positive post secondary education and also prepared him for a career. He spoke very lovely about a High Road [...]

Former Student Gives Advice to Current Students2020-03-20T18:51:30+00:00

“Trading Spaces” comes to Hartford

In the fall of 2019, the high school was able to procure a few new rooms for student use. We chose to follow the model of some of the other High Roads in our area and transformed an empty space into what we are calling ‘The Exhilaration Station’. With the help of Mr. Rizzo, Connecticut High Roads Jack of all Trades, Operations Manager Ms. Russo and Director Mrs. McDonald, the vision came to life. A bright green color was added to the walls, making the room energetic and positive and the floors were scrubbed clean. Pull up bars were added [...]

“Trading Spaces” comes to Hartford2020-03-20T17:39:17+00:00

The Cell Structure – Almost Like a City

As the students learn about cells, and the various functions that are carried out within them, each are tasked with researching different organelles and contributing in creating a large 3-D model, to display for the rest of the school. With only the slightest push, they’re off creating their own organelles to add to the display, utilizing what they have learned and adding in their own creative spin. Some use clay to mold the intricate details of the mitochondria, the power house of the cell. Others take a simpler approach, scattering beads across the cell to represent ribosomes, the cell [...]

The Cell Structure – Almost Like a City2020-03-23T13:59:06+00:00

Staff of the Month

Our staff of the month is Mr. Gresh, a Teacher Assistant at the High Road School of Windham County. Mr. Gresh has been a TA at HRS since August 2018 at different locations, easily adjusting to each school. He is always willing to help wherever the need is greatest and goes above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure everything in the classroom is running smoothly. He is extremely patient and respectful of all students. Mr. Gresh always makes sure that the student’s needs come first and stays focused to help make their learning experience enjoyable as [...]

Staff of the Month2020-03-17T20:41:31+00:00

Academic Career Transition Spotlight

Sierra’s ACT program, or Academic Career Transition program, works hard on teaching student’s community-based instruction as well as continuing to work on core academics that will help further students’ abilities in college and the workplace. The students are very passionate about their program and love to share all they do with the team and families. Please read some of the highlighted journals from our students in transition! These are 4 things that I could tell someone about the ACT program at Sierra Academy of San Diego. The 1st thing that I can tell someone about the ACT program is we [...]

Academic Career Transition Spotlight2020-03-20T17:09:43+00:00