Multi-talented artist returns to alternative school in Elkton that changed his life

ELKTON, Md. — The guest of honor at an alternative school in Elkton is greeted by the staff like a long lost friend. “My name is Rakeem Miles. I work through the music and the fashion, also TV as well. We have a TV show coming out next year.” The credits, appearances and endorsements just keep coming for Rakeem Miles—-a multi-talented artist who established his own brand after graduating from the High Road School of Cecil County. "So I was getting into trouble all the time. It was really hard for me, because I had a lot of behavior issues,” [...]

Multi-talented artist returns to alternative school in Elkton that changed his life2023-12-21T16:51:01-05:00

High Road School students deliver holiday cheer to residents at local assisted living facility

PACE, Fla. (WKRG) — Students from the High Road School in Santa Rosa County took to the Victorian Manor assisted living facility in Pace to spread a little holiday cheer. “It was very nice. A big surprise because we were not expecting it,” Susan Steward, a Victorian Manor, resident said. The staff and special education students gave gifts and hand-made holiday cards to residents, collected at a school holiday drive. “Our residents love it when they have a guest come and bring them little gifts. It doesn’t take much just a stuffed animal,” Tracy Aubrey, a Med Tech at Victorian [...]

High Road School students deliver holiday cheer to residents at local assisted living facility2023-12-15T12:22:23-05:00

Talk, not fists: Philadelphia students with discipline issues learn how to defuse conflict

Between our 90 standalone day schools and 90-plus In-District Classroom partnerships across 17 states, SESI serves nearly 8,000 special education students every year—many of whom have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Talk, not fists: Philadelphia students with discipline issues learn how to defuse conflict2023-11-29T15:17:01-05:00

A Veteran in the Classroom

Between our 90 standalone day schools and 90-plus In-District Classroom partnerships across 17 states, SESI serves nearly 8,000 special education students every year—many of whom have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

A Veteran in the Classroom2023-11-17T16:47:55-05:00

High Road School serving Marion County’s special needs children

High Road School is filling a need for families of special needs children (grades K-12) in Marion County, according to school officials.Located on the campus of Pleasant Local Schools, 1101 Owens Road W., High Road School of Marion County opened its doors in January 2023 and local families have responded positively. Program Director Wendy Sanford said 28 students are currently enrolled at the school, which has agreements with Marion City Schools, Pleasant Local Schools, River Valley Local Schools, and Delaware City Schools."We're very thankful for Pleasant, River Valley, and Marion City. They've been super supportive in bringing us here to Marion [...]

High Road School serving Marion County’s special needs children2023-10-02T12:30:46-04:00

Back-to-school events help CPS students prepare for upcoming school year

CHICAGO — Students at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are preparing to head back to class and a couple of events were held on Friday to help get kids ready. In Morgan Park, Graduates Over Guns along with Chicago Excel Academy and Mount Calvary Baptist Church teamed up for a back-to-school bash. It is one of several events taking place in the city to help families get ready for the return to class. The organizations, which handed out 200 backpacks with supplies, had free food, and several resources on hand. “I appreciate what they did, they gave me three backpacks for [...]

Back-to-school events help CPS students prepare for upcoming school year2023-08-21T14:39:12-04:00

How I foster an inclusive classroom as a new teacher

Justin White, Special Education Teacher, High Road School of Delaware August 10, 2023 A military veteran who was drawn to teaching shares his experiences as a Black male educator and role model for children Key points: Being a successful teacher is about more than academics–you must understand students’ unique struggles Students thrive when they see educators who look like them, especially when that educator radiates positivity, perseverance, and respect See related article: ISTELive, Abbott Elementary, and a push for Black educator representation As a teacher at High Road School of Delaware, an individualized special education program aimed at strengthening each student’s academic, [...]

How I foster an inclusive classroom as a new teacher2023-08-21T14:18:26-04:00

School of the Week: Excel Academy South helps students reach greatness

Excel Academy South is an accelerated school program that provides students who are behind on credits obtain their high school diploma. Located at 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard, Excel provides a high school education at an accelerated pace with students earning their diploma in two and half years, depending on the number of high school credits students bring with and accumulate each term. “We have a great partnership with the Philadelphia School District, where we take students that are overage and under-credited and try to accelerate them to get their regular high school diploma as quickly as possible,” said the executive director [...]

School of the Week: Excel Academy South helps students reach greatness2023-05-17T16:09:44-04:00