When Braeden arrived at the High Road School of Anne Arundel County as a kindergartener in 2014, the staff knew it had a challenge ahead. Braeden, who is on the autism spectrum, immediately demonstrated self-injurious behaviors, tantrums, aggression toward others, and destruction of property. This behavior obviously had a major impact on Braeden’s family, to the point where it became “hard to eat and hard to socialize,” according to Braeden’s mother, Brittani. His communication skills were extremely limited, and if anything was out of place, he would melt down. Everyone knew something had to change. Trial and Error The first [...]
April is Autism Awareness Month, and it's always a meaningful time for us as we strive every day to provide our students with autism a safe, loving, and nurturing learning environment. This month we will host a FREE workshop for parents who have children with autism. We hope you can join us in this upcoming workshop! Learn more about our school today.
To end 2020 on a fun note, we are celebrating with a few weeks of School Spirit! We hope you will join us for fun and some prizes! Spirit Month starts Monday, December 7th! Click on the image below to download the activity schedule. Learn more about our school today.
Our school held a special Halloween event: Trick or Treat from 6 Feet! Volunteer staff ran the event an asynchronous learning day, and parents brought students and their siblings, and we gave them pre-made bags of candy. Students showed off their costumes and see their peers in person from 6 feet apart – something that many of them had not done since March! Learn more about our school today.
Our families were invited to come to the school for a contactless pickup of a Thanksgiving Meal care package of donations from staff. Each care package included stuffing, veggies, desserts, apple cider, and of course a 15-pound Butterball Turkey made available by Safeway Food Mark in Severna Park at a steep discount. Many turkeys were unavailable for bulk order due to shortages, so this was a major asset to the success of the event! The non-public office of Anne Arundel County Schools partnered by donating bookbags filled with sensory items, crafts, and school supplies. Families were very happy to get [...]
To show our appreciation for our families, we have Thanksgiving dinner bags to give away! Complete with a turkey, sides, and dessert, as well as some Thanksgiving-themed activities, we want to thank our parents for all they do! Learn more about our school today.
The staff misses you! We hope everyone is doing well and is safe at home! Learn more about our school today.
High Road School of Anne Arundel County Q2 Newsletter Learn more about our school today.
Brye'Ann has been a key part to helping our upper elementary program adapt to changing staff and classroom changes. Brye'Ann is currently helping to lead a classroom in a co-teaching format with Mr. Chase and Ms. Skylar. This flexibility and eagerness to take on new responsibilities has enabled the program to provide the highest level of academic and behavioral supports to our students. Brye'Ann was selected this month by staff for her flexibility and willingness to provide a helping hand in any situations that may arise. Bry'Ann is a great team player and brings a warming positivity to the [...]
Carter has been applying learned coping skills and behavior strategies to make good decisions and remain in class due to avoiding negative consequences. As a result, Carter has remained on our higher behavioral levels and been able to participate and earn school-wide incentives. Carter's biggest enjoyment is helping staff and supporting his classroom. Carter advocated with school staff that he desired to help decorate and prepare the school for our annual winter holiday party and flea market event. Through good behaviors and academics successes, Carter was able to assist staff in preparations which he deeply enjoyed and took great [...]