Join High Road School staff at a private showing of The Reason I Jump - a documentary about five individuals with autism, based on a biography of the same name. Drinks and snacks will be provided.All family members are welcome but RSVPs are required due to limited space.You can view more information here. Learn more about our school today.
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During our last week of Extended School Year (ESY), our students and staff participated in "Spirit Week" with a variety of theme days. Some of these included crazy hair day, pajama day, sports day, and mix-and-match clothes day. Students showed a lot of school spirit and participated in a wide range of activities to match our theme for the day such as pajamas and a movie and sports day with water balloons sports. This was a great way to end our first ESY program. We are looking forward to a great regular school year!
A major shift in learning occurred in 2020, when educators had to rethink the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) of students with special needs. K-12 Dive, a publication that gives insight into impactful news and trends shaping K-12 education, featured SESI's Diane Myers, SVP of Behavior in an article highlighting the struggles - and silver linings - of digital special education. "Early in the pandemic, many schools tried to move what they were doing in-person to a remote format and had this been just a short-term solution, it would have worked," said Myers. She added, "the pandemic dragged on and educators [...]
FOX 10's Arizona Morning show and NBC's 12 News covered a spectacular prom held at Sierra Academy of Scottsdale last week. Lenora King, the school's program director, said "We're in the midst of a pandemic, and we wanted to make sure our kids still have that prom experience. She added, "It gives us joy to do it every year, and to have the girls and the boys dress up and have that experience that they typically wouldn't get at a private day school." Complete with a red carpet, balloon arch, full banquet and plenty of dancing, more than 25 students went [...]
Better Connecticut, a program on WFSB Channel 3, interviewed Gary Hunt, SESI’s Regional Vice President, New England about High Road Schools of Connecticut in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) operates 10 programs throughout Connecticut. Hunt says that High Road Schools, in helping students to thrive, “it’s about looking individually at every kid…our teachers have done such an amazing job of doing that.” He noted that High Road Schools have a maximum of 10 students per classroom – and oftentimes the student-to-teacher ratio is 1:5, with a teacher and a paraprofessional in each classroom. “Our schools are [...]
Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown and his staff were enthusiastic about increasing public awareness of people with autism - and providing students at The Graham Academy with a special day to remember. Two students were named honorary firefighters Friday, April 23, as part of Autism Awareness Day in the city. Another student, remained at City Hall where he was honorary mayor. The mayor presented the students with proclamations and sashes imprinted with their job titles for the day. The City of Wilkes-Barre partnered with The Graham Academy, King’s College and Wilkes University for its inaugural Light It Up Blue campaign. City [...]
Tie dye is making a major comeback on the fashion scene. To keep with the trend, our social worker Ms. Ileana - head of the fashion department - helped us create our very own tie-dyed High Road School shirts. Even our building administrators and the principal at Caroline Career Technology Center received her own custom-made shirt made by High Road School student Jeffery. Students were excited to show their High Road School Spirit! Learn more about our school today.
Anthony has been a wonderful addition to our CBI classroom at Sierra School of Gilbert. He is a very kind and dedicated young man who always tries to help the staff and his classmates. Anthony comes to school every day with a positive attitude, and we can always tell when he is smiling, even behind his mask! Learn more about our school today.
Students and staff joined together to present and celebrate Black History Month. Students completed research projects, presentation boards, plays and interactive readings to look back on American History. Learn more about our school today.
Sierra Upper School of Sacramento students and staff came together to show their school spirit! Each day students and staff dressed up in something a little different than normal - from school spirit day to pajama day! What a fun week! Learn more about our school today.