People with disabilities often face significant barriers to finding employment, both in learning applicable job skills and employers' awareness of their capabilities. That's where the High Road School of Mount Prospect's Adult Preparation Program comes in, helping break down barriers for young adults with special needs. The private, therapeutic school serves students from more than 38 public school districts across the collar counties. It emphasizes independence, choice-making, communication, money skills, integration into the workplace and independent living. "Our school provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents and young adults aged 3 to 21, and they have extraordinary needs," said [...]
Special Olympics Spring Games took place on Sunday April 16th at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect. High Road School had 6 athletes compete in a either the 50 Meter Dash, 100 M Dash, Softball Throw or Mini-Javelin Throw. Diego Torres, Bryan Lopez, Bryce Watts and Alex Arroyo all placed in 1st in their running event which qualifies them for State Summer Games which will take place in June down in Bloomington-Normal on the Campus of Illinois State University. Richard Arceo placed in 3rd in his event. Due to the weather the rest of the running events and throwing events [...]
When Brenda Gionnoulis, the administrative assistant for High Road School of Mount Prospect, was asked for gift ideas to celebrate her upcoming birthday, she had one request: For other staff members to join her for a volunteer opportunity at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a nonprofit organization that works with partners to distribute hand-packed meals in schools, orphanages, clinics, and feeding programs around the world. On November 19th, Brenda’s birthday wish came true when 12 of her colleagues volunteered with her to make and pack meals—24,624 meals, to be exact, or enough to feed 67 children for an entire year! [...]
The students and staff at the High Road Schools of Illinois wish you a merry and bright holiday season! The ten schools throughout Illinois enjoyed celebrating the holidays together. Discover some of the highlights in the photo gallery below.