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By the time Landan first walked through the doors at the High Road School of Wright City (Missouri), he had already been through several behavioral programs. Unfortunately, those programs only made minimal progress, as Landan still displayed physical aggression and verbal defiance while falling far behind in his academics. His family knew a change was necessary. “The challenges of the situation had us concerned for Landan’s future,” said his father, Kevin. “We were truly afraid he wouldn’t have a productive future. Not to mention the daily stress on everyone in our family, including Landan.” Landan’s fresh start at the High [...]
No hibernating for High Road School of Wright City Staff as they take Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics
On February 4, faculty members from the High Road School of Wright City left their warm beds and headed for the frigid waters of Lake Saint Louis in Missouri. This marked the staff’s third year participating in the “Polar Plunge” event, in support of Special Olympics Missouri athletes. Adding to the fun, the team from the High Road School wore costumes representative of ‘90s cartoon characters for their dip into the freezing lake. Ahead of the event, teams fundraise with each member racing to have the most sign-ups, shares on social media, and donations. However, the real reward comes from [...]
During December, students at High Road School of Wright City focused on being considerate and inclusive. School staff decided one way to promote inclusivity within the community, as well as considerate behavior, was to organize a holiday card drive for residents of Warrenton Manor, a local nursing home. Students enjoyed stretching their creative abilities to craft individualized holiday cards with cheerful greetings and words of encouragement. The project was such a success that the students decided to extend their efforts to create holiday cards for the local police department two days later! “I know that residents of nursing homes can [...]
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.
High Road School of Wright City is excited to recognize BEST’s Maddy as our April Student of the Month. Maddy’s teachers report, “Maddy has shown great improvements in her ability to use her communicator independently. She is navigating pages to communicate her wants, needs, and is greeting peers and staff with very few prompts. She has made so much progress on her goals. Maddy always has a smile on her face and loves giving out hi-fives. She has been adapting very well to working with new staff and the development of new routines.” We are SO PROUD of you [...]
This week, the students and staff celebrated National Storytelling Day by working together to submit stories based on a writing prompt about an old man and his dog. Zach was our winner! Check out the stories in this week's episode of Llama Time: https://youtu.be/nKyB3b91XZ0 Learn more about our school today.
High Road School of Wright City is excited to recognize BEST’s Zach as our March Student of the Month. Since joining High Road’s family, Zach has made tremendous improvements within the classroom. Zach has shown fluency in his understanding of tasks, completes tasks, and has improved his willingness to transition to different environments while working with different staff. Zach is striving! We are SO PROUD of you Zach! Learn more about our school today.
Follow along as one of our students rates and describes Branson's newest attraction! https://youtu.be/GFTXsTNPeIo Learn more about our school today.
The students of Academic 3 recently had the pleasure of hosting children's author (and SESI employee) Nichole Rages for a reading of her book "The Girl with the Magic Tummy." This book is a part of a multicultural series celebrating differences and fostering cultural harmony. Alongside the reading, Nichole provided South Korean candy, chips, and pancakes for the students to enjoy. The students gave the experience two thumbs up! Learn more about our school today.