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2301, 2020

Happy Anniversary!

By |January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sierra Gilbert, Sierra Glibert: Spotlight|

Jodi Marshall is celebrating 15 years with us! She has worked with every age group and loves to find a path for students to express their creativity. We so appreciate all of our dedicated and energetic staff who show up each day to support our students in achieving their goals! Learn more about our school today.

2201, 2020

2020 Updates

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Sierra Lawrence|

As our students are getting more comfortable on their new campus and in their new classroom so we are quickly integrating. We began by scheduling weekly library time with the classroom next door. The students are excited to start weekly reading buddies between Ms. Simran and Ms. Samantha’s class. We have also integrated the service dogs to visit both classrooms on Thursdays, this gives our students extra incentives to [...]

2201, 2020

New Classroom at Lawrence Elementary

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Sierra Lawrence|

We are so extremely proud and excited to announce that we have opened a new classroom at Lawrence Elementary. Our open house last Thursday was a total success as we got the opportunity to meet our new students and their awesome families. It was great to show them all the hard work our staff has been putting in with decorating the room, gathering curriculum, and personalizing each student’s cubby. [...]

2201, 2020

Happy New Year!

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Sierra Lawrence|

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Our staff and students enjoyed their much-earned break but are excited to get back and start the new year strong. With the news of another classroom, new staff was on-campus observing and training in preparation. Our current students made them feel welcome and right at home, they didn’t waste any time showing them the ropes and how things run. Staff from the Elementary [...]

2201, 2020

Managing money / Handling money / Learning how to make change

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

Managing money and handling money is a big part of everyday life. We now have a system in place where each student has an envelope with fake money. Every student has to bring their money and banking sheet when they are making a purchase . So for example the school store, cafe , coffee cart and special lunch day. The students are learning money handling skills and basic [...]

2201, 2020

Coffee Cart / Cafe

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

We have also started our Cafe services ! This includes students on color being able to order hot foods for breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The breakfast bagel sandwiches have been our number 1 seller! The students will also get the chance to use the air fryers and other cooking utensils to learn how to cook some basic meals for themselves. Learn more about [...]

2201, 2020

Chess Club

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Sierra – Fremont Chess Club is active and accepting new members! Students have been participating in matches and improving their skills with other members. Winners of matches move on to play with our most skilled chess master, Mr. Moore. So, whether you’re a beginner or a master, come join Chess Club and learn valuable skills and defeat our chess master! Learn more about our school today. [...]

2201, 2020

Decorating for the Holidays

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: BEST Academy|

At BEST Academy, students were thrilled to help decorate our Christmas tree this year. Students from different classrooms joined together to practice their teamwork as they chatted about what they’re doing over their holiday breaks. One student even sang his very own version of “O’ Christmas Tree” for his peers! Hanging ornaments gave the students a chance to practice their fine motor skills and exercise their creativity. It also [...]

2001, 2020

Melissa’s Dedication

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Solano County|

Melissa has a huge impact on the whole school. She is available, and ready for all staff and students whenever they need her. She helps students work through their problems by providing a consistent and loving environment. Melissa was selected because of her dedication and pride she takes in her position. "Melissa is a great support to the staff and students. She accepts every challenge with a positive attitude." [...]

2001, 2020

Mrs. Bautista Is A Great Leader

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Mrs. Bautista has been Acting Program Director for the last few months, but usually she is our almighty high school teacher. Mrs. Bautista has been such a great leader for all of the staff and students while our original director was on leave. Although stepping in as a director could be overwhelming, Carla stood up and took on the job with confidence. She led our whole team and our [...]

2001, 2020

We Are Incredibly Proud of Norris

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

Norris has worked hard to reach his goal of graduation this semester by making great choices in the classroom. His teacher Ms.Gray says, “He’s grown in understanding how to use his coping skills and has also become more social.” Norris has been an example to the rest of our elementary students through his enthusiastic commitment to graduating from Sierra School at Barrett. Norris has made an impression on our [...]

2001, 2020

Ahmari Puts A Smile On Our Face

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Sacramento Lower Spotlight, Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Ahmari is always willing to help and is kind to those around him. Ahmari is one of the students that always greets staff in the morning and ends up putting a smile on their faces. His teaching assistant, Ms. Dove, speaks highly of Ahmari's newfound determination and dedication to focusing on being the best student and peer he can be. Ahmari has worked hard this month to improve not [...]

2001, 2020

Tiffani Is Invaluable

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Tiffani was chosen as staff of the month, for her willingness to help everyone on campus, her great attitude no matter what the day brings, and her incredible flexibility. She has been an asset to the team. She has built a wonderful rapport with the students in the classroom, she is an assistant for Mark Williams. Tiffani is always willing to help, and we have had her support [...]

2001, 2020

Holanie Is Always Caring And Compassionate

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Our character trait for November & December is KINDNESS. Our student of the month who shows nothing but kindness to those around her, is Holanie F. She is always wanting to help, whether it is in her high school classroom, or with anyone that can use a little help. Holanie is always caring and compassionate. She is kind to other students, the staff and any visitors that may [...]

2001, 2020

Hezekiah Always Has A Smile On His Face

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra San Joaquin Spotlight, Sierra School San Joaquin|

When at school, Hezekiah has participated in academic lessons by volunteering to assist the teacher with writing on the board and has been a great example to his peers of positive behavior and redirection. Hezekiah always has a smile on his face and has lately been exceptionally helpful with assisting staff and peers. He encourages his classmates to try harder, and works by example. He is most proud [...]

2001, 2020

Mr. Damian Goes Above And Beyond

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Daily smiles and positivity make Damian a great asset to the team. His creativity and passion carry over into is the day to day interactions with the students. Mr. Damian goes above and beyond for our students. As an assistant in our elementary program, he brings smiles to everyone. Mr. Damian created a choir club last year that has performed at different school events and throughout different theater performances. [...]

2001, 2020

Helping Josiah Access His Academics

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Lawrence, Sierra Lawrence Spotlight|

Josiah has only been with us for a month and has already had so much growth and improvement! When he first came safety and schoolwork were the two biggest concerns. His elopement behavior has drastically decreased in comparison to the last school and the beginning of the month. This has allowed him to access his academics and he is working hard to meet his current goals and exceed our [...]

2001, 2020

Ms. Charity Is An Extraordinary Leader

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS), High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Ms.Charity is a great role model for staff and students and is great in a crisis. She paves the way for others to be calm and collected when problem solving. Ms. Charity creates a structured atmosphere while still fostering creativity. Ms. Charity is an extraordinary leader who holds every student accountable and ensures they reach their highest potential. She is a source of protocol and procedure when in doubt [...]

2001, 2020

Mr. Johnson’s Positive Outlook

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Mr. Johnson shows up for work each day with a positive outlook on every situation he walks into. He has been an extremely uplifting support to his students. This has created academic and behavioral growth for his students specifically. “Mr. Johnson is always willing to help students within the classroom environment and in times of crisis. He is extremely caring and always wants the best for the students [...]

2001, 2020

Mrs. Bonilla Takes Initiative

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

Mrs. Bonilla was chosen for Staff of the Month of December due to her ability to be a team player, a great support to both staff and students as well as taking initiative to get things done. She has the right type of attitude to make sure any task gets completed in a timely manner. Not only does she complete her day to day tasks with ease, but she [...]

2001, 2020

Alivia’s Consistency

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

Alivia has been consistent in her day to day work. She has shown improvement since returning to our program after being out of state. She is proud to have perfect attendance since starting at the school and managing to our Blue Level. Alivia was chosen because of her great efforts. Despite her day to day circumstances she chooses to persevere and be present for her academics. Alivia also [...]

2001, 2020

Mr. Baez Is “Very Noble”

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Over the past month, Mr. Baez has been willing to help in any way needed. The students have recognized him for being fun and helpful. He is really nice and always helps me with my work. “He is really nice to all the kids and one time when I didn’t have a belt, he donated one to me. He is very noble.” – Andrew Mr. Baez has shown [...]

2001, 2020

Ms. Brown Is A Team Player

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Ms. Brown has been an effective paraprofessional in the Fifth Year Transition Classroom for two years. Ms. Brown has worked successfully with two delightful non-verbal students. She is always looking for inventive ways to make her students lives better. Ms. Brown has shown flexibility since the moment she became employed by SESI. She is willing to step outside her classroom to support other staff and students. Miss Brown [...]

2001, 2020

Ms. Marcelin Cares

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Ms. Marcelin is always willing to help all staff and students no matter what. She has helped students develop different coping strategies that they can use within the classroom when they are feeling frustrated. Ms. Marcelin cares so much for her fellow staff and all of her students at our school. She goes above and beyond for everyone around her. She is always there to answer any questions [...]

2001, 2020

Brye’Ann’s Flexibility And Eagerness

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

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 [...]

2001, 2020

How Will Avoids Negativity

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS), High Road School: New London (Middle/HS) Spotlight|

Will has shown such maturity over the last few months. He is the one student that has really learned to take his weaknesses and turned them into strengths. He is open to feed back and is taking the next steps to set up for his future after High Roads. Will stays to himself inside and outside of the classroom. He doesn't get mixed up in negativity and really just [...]

2001, 2020

Carter’s Biggest Enjoyment

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County, High Road School: Anne Arundel County: Spotlight|

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 [...]

1601, 2020

Fun in Chemistry!

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

On January 16, 2020, Ms. Mullings class completed a science experiment on observing a candle. Students were required to observe a candle flame and perform tests to interpret the observations and results of testing. Students made observations of where the flame appears to be on the candle. The procedure consisted of testing different colors of flames of each candle. Learn more about our [...]

1601, 2020

Mentorship Program

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Sierra – Fremont, and Sierra – Kimball began their mentorship program! Our gold level Fremont students paid a visit to our Kimball kiddos to discuss their successes in the Sierra program and how they can be successful as well. Their goal is to motivate students to reach a gold level and begin to transition to mainstream classes. We look forward to our Gold level mentors to continue to come [...]

1601, 2020

Art Projects

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Baltimore County, High Road School: Baltimore County, MD|

Through late December and early January, the high school fine arts class undertook the task of creating sculptures using stacked cardboard. The class began this process by observing sculptures made by other artists to identify what types of sculptures are possible using stacked cardboard. Following this, the students started to imagine the type of sculpture they wanted to create and made some rough sketches so that they would [...]

1601, 2020

The Season of Giving

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: BEST Academy|

BEST Academy spread their appreciation all over Connecticut this holiday season. Our Transition classroom students made gifts for each of their districts. The students went above and beyond, creating a coffee-cinnamon sugar scrub, stove-top potpourri, and peppermint bark! They even hand-delivered the gifts to their district. In the photo, you can see some of our students delivering one of these delightful gifts to Cheshire. Our younger students worked together [...]

1501, 2020

We Are Lucky To Have Mr. Morris

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Mr. Morris is a team player at Sierra – Fremont and always willing to help staff and students any way he can. He is always encouraging his students to think beyond the classroom including transitioning to a mainstream site. Mr. Morris’ dedication to his students has led to having the most students transitioning to a mainstream high school campus at Sierra Antioch! Mr. Morris is crucial to the team [...]

1501, 2020

We Are Proud of Francisco

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch, Sierra School: Antioch Spotlight|

Francisco works hard in every academic rotation. He is consistently asking questions to get clarification and always fully participates in classroom discussions. He also follows all staff directions and is consistently meeting his behavior goals. Francisco is currently on Gold Level Day 21! He shows that not only can he meet his behavior goals, but that he can consistently demonstrate positive behavior. He is always ready and willing to [...]

1401, 2020

Helping Delaney Reach Her Potential

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Springall Academy, Springall Academy: spotlight|

Prior to attending Springall Academy, Delaney avoided social interactions. During her school day, she often had difficulty finishing assignments in a timely manner. Delaney also slept for the majority of the school day to avoid doing work. There was a lack of motivation in her personal and academic success, which hindered her academic potential. After meeting with Delaney, a social plan was developed to [...]

1401, 2020

Draycen Finds His Voice

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Center for Autism: Bucyrus, Center for Autism: Bucyrus: Spotlight|

When we first met Draycen, he was only attending school for an hour a day. While in school, he would get upset, scream at the staff and peers, and was not motivated to do any school work. The result of this behavior had Draycen spending a majority of his time at school in some form of a timeout. To better meet his needs, we [...]

1401, 2020

Key Staff

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Springall Academy|

This dynamic trio works with all of our students on campus. In addition to their individual services, you will see them running collaborative groups in and out of the classrooms. From elementary social skills groups to girls group to welcome to adulthood group this DIS team covers topics in social emotional regulation, classroom to community, world of work, getting along with others, fine and gross motor skills, and [...]

1401, 2020

Reaching Gold With Wilfredo

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School), High Road School: WallingfordCT HS: Spotlight, Success Story Landing Page|

Wilfredo is the newest gold student at High Road School of Wallingford High School. Wilfredo is a hard-working student who has made tremendous progress this past year. When he is not working one of his many school jobs such as working at the coffee shop, serving lunch, working at the pet center, or organizing the classroom before dismissal, Wilfredo is hard at work in the classroom [...]

1401, 2020

Celebrating Steve’s Success

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle), HRS: Hartford CT PM: Spotlight, Success Story Landing Page|

Prior to coming to the High Road School of Hartford Primary, Steve struggled in all aspects of his education. He was aggressive toward peers and staff, had trouble being in the room for longer than five minutes, and often had to be picked up early from school for his disruptive behaviors or have his parent come to school with him. Before starting at High [...]

1401, 2020

Basketball season is upon us!

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Springall Academy, Uncategorized|

Coach DeSousa and Coach Williams work with our students weekly at practices to get the students ready for Friday Games. All students who are interested and eligible to play attend basketball games every Friday afternoon. All of our games are played at Alliant University. Our schedule is posted on the website or feel free to call the school for more information. We love having a cheering section! [...]

1301, 2020

Class Pets

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay|

Introducing Chewy and Mikey! Chewy is the Lower Elementary Class Guinea Pig! She has been in the classroom since last school year and has gotten very comfortable with all of her students holding and playing with her! The kids take part in feeding her snacks throughout the day and get to have her in a play pin during recess at the end of the day. Mikey is the Upper [...]

1201, 2020

December Student of the Month

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School), High Road School: WallingfordCT HS: Spotlight|

Our student of the month for December is Liam! Liam has done a great job adjusting to a new classroom and making even more friends. He has risen to the challenges that come with switching classrooms such as advocating for himself as his teachers get to know him. In addition, Liam has set a goal to make it to Blue day 100. Right now, he is on day [...]

1201, 2020

December Staff of the Month

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Our staff of the month for December is Ms. Gibson! Ms. Gibson is one of our social workers and our Fun Friday coordinator. She works very hard to make sure we have awesome Fun Friday activities to look forward to every week. Our students have enjoyed a variety of activities ranging from apple picking to playing basketball and seeing movies. Her creativity and dedication to everything she does [...]

901, 2020

Parent Event

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Solano County|

On Friday, December 20th we held our annual school-wide multicultural event. Each classroom displayed a different area of the world. They talked about the people, culture, and even shared food specific to that region. Learn more about our school today.

901, 2020

A Trip to the Mall for All

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

The benefits of hard work and the level system is to take the students shopping with the money that they have earned. This time of the year is full of magic and joy. And joy there was at Westfarms mall! After taking the city bus for transfer training with a longer distance, many of the transition class students were able to spend their hard-earned school store money. Build-A-Bear and [...]

901, 2020

Holiday Door Decorating Contest

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

To increase the Christmas Spirit in our school, each took part in a door decorating contest. Each class was assigned a classic holiday movie: Grinch, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, Nightmare before Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. The class was challenged to decorate the classroom door in the theme of the movie. The students love seeing decorations around the school [...]

901, 2020

Breakfast with Santa

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Our last event of the 2019 year was Breakfast with Santa on December 19th. Parents, students, and staff gathered to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Our very own staff member, Nacier, dressed up as Santa to surprise the students. The students were so excited to take part in the event. They were served breakfast and could enjoy the Hot Chocolate Bar provided. We cannot wait for the next event that [...]

901, 2020

PJ Day

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Our Spirit Day for the month of December was pajama day! We gave our students the opportunity to forgo wearing their uniform and wear their school appropriate pajamas. Our students were so excited about this day as were many of the staff members. We had students who wore full on onesies while others took the more modest approach and wore sweatpants. We love being able to do spirit day [...]

601, 2020

Sierra School Graduation!

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

One of the veteran students here at Sierra is ready for his diploma! Spencer Bowman has spent many years with us, and is ready to graduate. Spencer mentioned he was ready to further his education, and had already been applying for college for many months. Staff and students have made so many valuable memories and had many laughable moments with Spencer. Although the staff and students are going to [...]

601, 2020

Kindness Campaign

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

The month of December was full of cheer and singing loud for all to hear! Students in the Hamden In-District classroom participated in activities and initiatives to promote kindness in the school as part of Dunbar Hill’s Kindness Campaign all month long. Mr. Lindsley, education director, served as a special guest reader and kicked off the month with a read aloud of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. [...]

601, 2020

Service Day December 10th

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

High-schoolers at Sierra School at Barrett spent the morning of December 10th off-campus. Students headed to Walmart and Dollar Tree on a mission to buy toys for kids ages 5-12! After they finished shopping, they donated their items to Toys for Tots. Sierra School at Barrett Social Worker Ms.Tiffee says, “I think they enjoyed trying to stay on a budget and buy toys that younger kids would like.” [...]

501, 2020

Field Trip!

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

On Friday, December 20th, Sierra School at Barrett students on Level Blue celebrated the last day before the holiday break with a field trip. Students enjoyed a meal at iHop before heading to Game Works arcade. While at the arcade, students competed in two rounds of laser tag! Then, students were given unlimited game cards to explore games of their choosing. Afterwards, students returned to campus just in [...]

301, 2020

Flag Football Flies Above Competition!

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

This year, High Road Lanham Lions Flag team was one for the ages. This team was built with a mixture of talented middle and high schoolers. These young men worked well together quickly. After winning the first game (42-0), the team faced many challenges in the second game but still won 21-14. The Lanham Lions were undefeated this season. These boys grew close not only on the field [...]

301, 2020

Our Students have Talent

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

The Dragon Mural By Jasmine On the walls of one of the classrooms, there is a mural of a dragon. The reason why this mural exists is because the director, Ms. King wanted to give her students the opportunity to gain experience with painting and at the same time add character to the classrooms. This is also a way for future Sierra Academy students to know I was [...]

201, 2020

Giving back to the community!

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Our transition coordinator, Mrs. Russo, worked with our local Barnes and Noble bookstore and set up a free gift wrapping service for their shoppers. Mrs. Russo brought three students from the transition program to the store, set up a table and wrapped gifts for shoppers that they bought for the holiday season free of charge. “The students look forward to helping out our community every year, especially around the [...]

201, 2020

Holiday Projects

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: BEST Academy|

This December, the students at BEST Academy grew excited for the holidays as they worked on numerous projects. In art class, the students had fun decorating paper Christmas trees with stickers and created gingerbread cookie ornaments for their loved ones. Our Speech Pathologist, Ms. Turdean and our Occupational Therapist, Mrs. Mele, collaborated on a fun holiday project with our students. Applying their fine motor skills and imagination, the students [...]

3112, 2019

Senior Papers

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Kent Alternative Program|

Here at KAP we take pride in all that our students do, but this month we want to give an extra big shout out to our seniors. They come to school everyday and work hard to be role models for the younger students in our program to take the right path towards graduation. This month, we have had three seniors complete their senior paper. This paper was an argumentative essay [...]

3112, 2019

Students of the Month

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Springall Academy|

Springall would like to congratulate the following students for being the “Students of the Month” for RESPECT. We take pride in our Character Counts program and are proud of all of our students learning the values of these character traits each month. Congratulations to Gael, Juan, Nathan and Tyler! Learn more about our school today.

3112, 2019

Student Store

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Every Friday, students on blue or green level have an opportunity to come to the student store. Throughout the week, students can earn Sierra Dollars through a variety of means such as campus jobs, being on level, and helping out in the classroom. Students can then use this money to buy items in the student store or even request a specific item to be ordered. Students look forward to this [...]

3112, 2019

Winter Festival

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

The Winter Festival is a fun event held right before the school winter break where each class puts together their own special performance. Families and friends are invited to come to watch the show and have hot cocoa and desserts afterward. This gives families a chance to see first hand the hard work students have put in and allows them to also get to know their student's staff and what [...]

3112, 2019

Life Skills Class is Learning to Cook

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Our high school like skills class has been working hard on mastering different skills. They have worked on many skills and done many activities this year, but their favorite so far has been cooking and baking! They have enjoyed helping with prep for our weekly staff breakfast, baking cookies, and making Thanksgiving treats! The students have learned basic kitchen safety, proper hand washing, and kitchen hygiene. The students will continue [...]

3112, 2019

High School’s Holiday Outreach

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

High school 2 did Operation Christmas child as a project in November. We made four shoeboxes, 2 for girls and 2 for boys. We filled the shoeboxes and dropped them off at Scottsdale Bible Church. These shoeboxes went to the Philippines and were given to children so they will have a Merry Christmas. Written by: Holanie High School student Learn more about our school today. [...]

3012, 2019

Cookie Decorating Event

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

Sierra School hosted its annual cookie decorating event and students and staff made some impressive decor. Students got to choose two cookies to be as creative as they wanted and they did not disappoint! This event is open to blue and green students who have worked hard to be on level and be able to participate in these types of school-wide events. Students were very proud of their cookie art [...]

3012, 2019

Sierra Academy Presents: The Lion King

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra had their winter performance of the Lion King. Students worked hard to prepare by memorizing their lines, learning to enter and exit the stage, as well as create props. Our choir also practiced diligently to prepare the songs performed throughout the performance. Thank you to all the students and staff for all the hard work you put it and a big thank you to the families that came out! [...]

3012, 2019

Getting In The Holiday Spirit

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Sierra – Diablo Vista has been getting into the holiday spirit. From gingerbread houses to cookie decorating and hot cocoa, and even “snowball” fights, we have been having a GREAT time celebrating the winter season. Wintertime is definitely the best time! Reminder parents, winter break is from December 20th until January 7th. Have a relaxing break and we will see you in the new year ready to learn! [...]

3012, 2019

Where Are They Now: Lazarus

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Lazarus K. was a student of High Road for three years. Last school year, he was able to transition out and start attending his home high school. When Lazarus first came to High Road, he had difficulty staying on task, monitoring his behavior, and respecting others. It wasn't until his final year at High Road where Lazarus was able to put all the pieces together and do what it [...]

3012, 2019

iReady Superstar: Marques

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland, High Road School: Southern Maryland: Spotlight|

Marques C. is our "iReady Superstar of the month! Marques joined the High Road family early last month and hit the ground running taking over the crown. Over the last month, Marques has led the school with Lesson Time on Task, as well as Lessons Passed and completed in the iReady system. We are so proud of Marques for coming in and doing a great job. He's setting the [...]

3012, 2019

Holiday Cheer

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Southern Maryland is getting into the holiday spirit! Ms. Barnes has gathered up with Mrs. Clause and made our LaPlata school a mini winter wonderland. Students helped with Ms. Barnes direction to put up decorations around the building, set up and trim the Christmas tree, make and decorate stockings for each student, and finally, wrap presents to go underneath the tree. Due to the students efforts and Ms. Barnes vision, [...]

3012, 2019

Honor Roll

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Our students have been working extremely hard for Term 1 here at NDMS. Some students on their free time work on Agile Mind, which is a math program used here at the school. We had two students who made Honor Roll. Congratulations to Gabe and Xavier for striving to become great! The students are on the right path and anticipate on making honor roll for the terms to come. [...]

3012, 2019

Gone to GOLD

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

On November 26, 2019, a few students were rewarded by being on the highest color level at school which is gold. Gold level students are student leaders who follow the rules, respect their peers and helps others in need. In order to be considered for gold, one must receive a certain amount of points for a certain amount of days. These students have worked hard since the beginning of [...]

3012, 2019

A Look Into Asian History

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

On December 17, 2019, Ms. Manson's class has begun working on a historic timeline relating to the first civilizations in India and Asia. Students have different time periods of the timeline. Once each student has completed their personal timelines, they will hang it up on the wall to create the full timeline. One student mentioned they love learning about the different dates. Another student mentioned how they are enjoying learning [...]

3012, 2019

Workforce Development: Child Care Class

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

One of our graduating seniors, Miracle Snowden, who likes working with children, expressed interest in the child care career field. When Prince George’s Community College offered a child care class as part of the Workforce Development Program partnership with High Road Schools, Miracle got very excited. She diligently got herself organized and prepared in every class she attended. She studied for her exams and asked for help with homework. Miracle [...]

3012, 2019

Career Speaker: PFC William Harris

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

PFC William Harris is a former High Road Academy student. He now works with the Howard County Police Department. A couple of weeks ago, PFC Harris gave a career presentation on law enforcement and public safety to all our upper school students. He discussed education requirements and qualifications, trainings, benefits, salary, and day-to-day experiences of a police officer. The students also had a chance to see his patrol car and [...]

3012, 2019

Winter Chorus Community Event

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

High Road Academy recently formed a chorus composed of about 12-15 students from both lower and upper schools. For their first performance, the students went to Morningside House of Laurel, a senior community living in Laurel, MD. They sang classic winter holiday songs like Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, and Silent Night. The audience was so delighted to hear them sing with such joy, happiness and enthusiasm. We were all [...]

3012, 2019

Christmas Program

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay|

CAD in Findlay ended Their Friday with their Christmas party. All of the classrooms did a great job putting together a song to perform as a class. Thank you to all of the family members who came to support our students. Santa even came to visit! We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! Learn more about our school today.  [...]

3012, 2019

Christmas Trees for Art

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Apex|

During our last day of school for this year, APEX staff and students decided to create Christmas Trees out of ornaments. It was a fun activity and students and staff were super creative with their trees. Snacks were provided ,and holiday music was playing creating a warm comfy environment. Both classrooms were filled with Holiday Cheer. Once students and staff were done creating their trees, they were able to [...]

3012, 2019

Badminton for PE

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Apex|

At APEX our students love to play sports. Recently, our students have been learning to play Badminton. They have been having a blast learning to play this game. Our staff also enjoys participating during PE, and motivating our students while they play. Badminton has become the students new favorite sport! Learn more about our Apex Program today

3012, 2019

Gingerbread Houses

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Apex|

Students at APEX decorated Gingerbread houses as a competition. Students had tons of fun and enjoyed being divided into groups with their favorite staff. Everyone had brilliant ideas and showed off their skills as Gingerbread house makers. There were two group winners at the end of the competition. One from Classroom A and one from Classroom B. Learn more [...]

2712, 2019

The Spirit of Giving

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County, Maryland Landing Page|

Our High Road Social Worker Ileana helped to coordinate and pulled together an amazing event. Ileana was spreading the Christmas spirit and teaching Students to do the same. During our holiday themed week, High Road School at Lockerman Middle School focused on helping those in need by giving back to our community. Our entire class engaged in discussions about holiday cultures and the act of giving and community [...]

2612, 2019

Ms. Simran Is The Foundation Of Our Program

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

Miss Simran is an imperative part of our team. She never fails to have a smile on her face and has worked exceptionally hard to get our students included on campus. They have been able to attend assemblies, receive awards, and attend general education classes. Everyone feels so supported by Miss Simran. Her weekly staff meetings allow her staff to feel supported and integral members of the [...]

2612, 2019

Ms. Blake’s Positive Effect

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Sonoma County|

Ms. Blake has worked hard to increase her students' collective investment in the school-wide level system and improve the culture of her classroom. Several of her students have made significant progress on their IEP goals in the past month, and the majority of the class has enjoyed extracurricular events they were previously unable to participate in. One of Ms. Blake's students recently began a part-time transition to [...]

2612, 2019

Ms. Jones’ Zest For Learning

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George's County: Spotlight|

Ms. Jones is one of a kind. Her dedication and devotion to teaching her students are impeccable! She contributes her zest for learning and knowledge to not only her students but her colleagues. Offering new teachers with support and accountability in learning the High Road Academy Model. She has been an exemplary staff by providing input during staff meetings, teacher meetings, and all-around leader. She participates as [...]

2612, 2019

Thank You Ms. Curtis

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Ms. Curtis was chosen by Mr. Daniels to be the Staff Member of the Month! Ms. Curtis is well-deserving of the award and we are so thankful for all of her tireless hard work and dedication. Ms. Curtis' students have lead the entire school in lessons passed in "iReady" percentages. She has worked tirelessly to develop personalized lesson plans, detailed IEP reports, and creative ways to get [...]

2612, 2019

Mr. Donovan Is An Asset To Our School

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Main Street|

Mr. Donovan has made a positive impact on his students. He always comes to work with a great attitude and a genuine love for helping his students succeed. Mr. Donovan is dedicated to his student's academic growth. He is always ready to jump in and help anyone! Mr. Donovan is an asset to our school. His positive light shines on the students and staff, making coming [...]

2612, 2019

Thank You Mrs. Chapman

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Apex|

Mrs. Chapman brings a ton of joy to her students. She is a bright star to them. She always encourages her students to do their best. She is welcoming and kind and although she will be moving, she will be missed very much by the students. Mrs.Chapman is an amazing teacher to her class! Staff members picked Mrs.Chapman as Staff of the Month, because she always [...]

2612, 2019

Mr. Lasko’s Constant Encouragement

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Mr. Lasko comes to work each day with enthusiasm, and students are excited to see him every day! Mr. Lasko is a dedicated, dependable member of the classroom team, and his consistency is appreciated by his colleagues and students alike. He has built strong, positive relationships with students through his patience and constant encouragement. Mr. Lasko leads our P.E. Elective and has made a positive impact [...]

2612, 2019

Keep Up The Good Work Ajay

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George's County: Spotlight, High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

The student of the month is Ajay Joyner! Ajay is always on his best behavior and always displays leadership. He's always checking on his teachers and classmates throughout the day. When working in the classroom, Ajay completes any and all assignments. Ajay always asks his teachers if there is any way he could help around the classroom. Ajay is a student who always goes above and beyond [...]

2612, 2019

Nalani’s Progress and Achievements

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland, High Road School: Southern Maryland: Spotlight|

Through her efforts, Nalani has elevated herself to one of the most mature young ladies in the building. She is a constant help in passing out lunch and breakfast, working with the school's admin to file papers and decorate the school, and cleans up after school events. Nalani was rewarded with Student of the Month by our director Mr. Daniels for her excellent behavior and ongoing attention [...]

2612, 2019

Teagan’s Extra Effort

By |December 26th, 2019|Categories: Nova Center, Nova Center: Spotlight|

Teagan has put in the extra effort working up to both yellow and green for the first time this year. He has made academics a priority, looking to improve his behavior and work completion. Teagan advocated for himself and made a plan to work his way up. Frequently struggling in the mornings and at the end of the day, Teagan had to space his breaks to [...]

2412, 2019

We Are All Proud Of Octavius

By |December 24th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay, Center for Autism: Findlay Spotlight, Ohio Landing Page|

Octavius has made great progress this year in regards to his ability to play functionally. When shown how to play correctly with a toy, he will immediately begin to play appropriately with that item. He is able to put together age appropriate puzzles and is beginning to attempt more difficult puzzles. He is communicating well by using pictures provided in the classroom and follows a visual [...]

2412, 2019

Jaxson’s Accomplishment

By |December 24th, 2019|Categories: Apex|

Jaxson was selected as Student of the Month due to his hard work and efforts. He always gives 100% in anything he does. He does not like to give up easily and enjoys helping his peers. Jaxson let us know that he's super happy that he made blue level and gets to do fun things with his new level. "Jaxson always has a kind smile on his [...]

2412, 2019

Making Progress With Joshua

By |December 24th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima, Center for Autism: Lima Spotlight|

Joshua is a senior in our Upper Best Classroom. Josh has made great progress over the last month. He now raises hand and asks to go to the restroom, before Josh would have ran out of the room without asking. He has also made progress reducing maladaptive behaviors. As one of our older Upper B.E.S.T student is working hard to accomplish all of his academic and behavior [...]

2312, 2019

From Red To Blue With Tommy

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road Harford Spotlight, High Road School: Harford County, MD|

For the month of December our staff elected Tommy as the Student of the Month. When Tommy first came to our school last April, he often came in to sleep and did not talk to anyone. His attendance was also very low last school year. At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we saw some of the same behavior continue. However, at the end of November [...]

2312, 2019

Kemoni Is Working Hard

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch, Sierra School: Antioch Spotlight|

Kemoni has been working hard this past month both academically and behaviorally. He states that he has a goal to be on Blue day 45. We believe Kemoni is more than capable of meeting this goal. Kemoni has also been helpful around the classroom supporting students in need and asking staff for extra classroom jobs. Kemoni has shown tremendous progress both with his academic and behavior goals. [...]

2312, 2019

Demetrius’ Tremendous Improvement

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: PATH Academy, PATH Academy Spotlight|

Demetrius is a Student who has maintained a POSITIVE Rating for the last 2 months. He is the HIGHEST Scorer for iReady Math in 4th Grade. Demetrius has shown TREMENDOUS improvement this year, both behaviorally and academically. WE are EXTREMELY proud of him and all that he is doing here at PATH Academy! ALL of the Teachers concur that Demetrius is by far our MOST improved student! [...]

2312, 2019

Making Great Strides With Billy

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento, Sierra Upper Student Spotlight|

Billy has made great strides this past month in both his behavior and academics. Not only has Billy been on level nearly all month long, he has been super helpful and kind in the classroom. Billy has been great at following directions and forming new positive relationships with his peers. We are so proud of Billy and the growth he has made this month! One of his [...]

2312, 2019

Katie’s Tremendous Progress

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Sonoma County: Spotlight, Sierra School: Sonoma County|

Katie is a 6th-grade student who has been enrolled at Sierra School since January 2018. Already a strong academic student when she arrived, Katie has made tremendous progress with her behavior and social skills during the past year in our program. Katie is a warm and friendly role model to the elementary students on our campus, and can regularly be seen offering support to them during [...]

2312, 2019

Andrew’s Huge Accomplishment

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Aurora Day School, Aurora Spotlight|

Andrew Lopez met his exit criteria to return to his home school and has begun transitioning part time. Andrew's behavior has improved significantly and he has become a positive example and role model to his peers. Andrew Lopez is always willing to help all staff. He is highly requested when help is needed as he does such a wonderful job with anything he is asked to do! [...]

2312, 2019

Deirdra’s Hard Work Paid Off

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence, Uncategorized|

Over the past month Deirdra has taken initiative in keeping the classroom organized by facilitating breakfast clean up and delivery. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and is responsible to follow through. She has also shown consistency this month in learning rotations. Ms. Fernandes, Deirdra's classroom teacher reported that, "Deirdra was chosen for student of the month due to her continuance of being on [...]

2312, 2019

Jorge’s Bright Future

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Solano County, Sierra Solano Spotlight|

Jorge is a returning student to Sierra Solano. He left us when he was in 6/7th grade and relocated down south. It was such a pleasure to welcome him back in his senior year. He jumped back into the groove and has been a phenomenal student. His attendance, hard work, and dedication with his academic progress, transitional/vocational progress, and positive influence on his peers is the reason [...]

2312, 2019

Jayden’s Contagious Sense Of Humor

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road Caroline Spotlight, High Road School: Caroline County|

Jayden has been on blue all school year. Jayden has many admirable qualities as to why we chose him. For example, he spends almost all day in his general education class, with the exception of only two hours in our High Road room. He participates in specials with his gen ed. class and decided to eat lunch with his class as well. Concerning grades, Jayden is doing [...]

2312, 2019

Dustin’s Contributions

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Worcester County, High Road Worcester Spotlight|

December’s Student of the Month is Dustin. Here in the High Road program at Snow Hill High School, Dustin has become a very big contributor in the overall success of both the program and peers themselves. Because of his success last school year, Dustin spends over 80% of his day in the general education. When he is in the High Road classroom, he helps his peers when [...]

2312, 2019

Thomas’ Positive Presence

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel, High Road Academy: Laurel: Spotlight|

Thomas enrolled at HRA in September 2019, and he is currently in the 6th grade. Thomas expressed that he likes his teachers and that Art is his favorite class. He shared that he is excited to learn more challenging math concepts “so he can get better at it." Staff members describe Thomas as a “positive presence in class who always puts in extra effort when doing work.” [...]

2312, 2019

Jayde’s Accomplishments

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle), High Road School: Wallingford Primary Middle: Spotlight|

Jayden was selected for student of the month due to a complete turnaround in his behavior for the month of November. Jayden is currently Blue day 14 and is very motivated to apply for Gold level. He has done an awesome job helping his peers and increasing his time spent within the classroom setting to reach his goals. Jayden has typically remained on Red and Yellow within [...]

2312, 2019

What Kody Is Proud Of Accomplishing

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT, High Road School: Fairfield: Spotlight|

Kody has been working very hard and does not negatively interact with peers. Kody continues to work hard and stay focused. Kody has shown outstanding improvement in classwork and has been working very hard to get on gold. When Kody first arrived at High Road School, he struggled to understand the behavior model and systems. He was very shy and didn't ask many questions. Now Kody has [...]

2312, 2019

What Jeremiah Is Most Proud Of

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Delaware, High Road School: Southern Delaware Spotlight|

Jeremiah joined High Road School at the beginning of the year. Since he has joined us Jeremiah has maintained Blue or Green! He is a hard worker and this month he has been seen helping other students in his class make good choices and with their academics! "Jeremiah comes to school each day with a smile on his face and ready to learn. This month especially Jeremiah [...]

2312, 2019

Bobby’s Perfect Attendance

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County, High Road School: Anne Arundel County: Spotlight|

Bobby has been an exemplary student at our High Road School of Anne Arundel County program since entering. Bobby has maintained a Perfect Attendance record since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, has maintained our highest behavioral level of Blue, and has shown consistent growth each month on his I-Ready Math and Reading growth. Bobby was picked as student of the month due to his exemplary [...]

2312, 2019

Awesome Job Fernando

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch, Sierra School: Antioch Spotlight|

Fernando has made it to Gold level this past month and we are extremely proud of all the progress he has made. He works hard in both academics and behaviors. When asked what his favorite subject is, he will definitely tell you P.E., but Fernando is also FANTASTIC at English Language Arts and Science! His reading and comprehension skills are something he has worked hard at and [...]

2312, 2019

AlbertDaniel’s Gold Level Achievement

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

Albert has been solid all the way around. He is always willing to help out with no hesitation. Albert also has a job as the cafe assistant for our coffee cart here at school. He is very dependable and great with his peers . He has really shown maturity and growth over the last month. He was chosen as student of the month because of his hard-work. [...]

2312, 2019

Andres’s Hunger For Learning

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Sonoma County: Spotlight, Sierra School: Sonoma County|

Andres has been a wonderful addition to the program as he brings a unique blend of compassion, humor, and hunger for learning to the classroom. He loves to make friends and has developed positive, supporting relationships with the adults on campus. We are proud of Andres's progress and look forward to his imminent return to a less restrictive environment. Andres has made fantastic progress with his behavior [...]

2312, 2019

Joden Always Has A Smile On His Face

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Nova Center, Nova Center: Spotlight|

If you think of a student who puts forth his best effort at all times, that student would be Joden. Joden is kind, helpful to peers, and has worked hard to maintain his color levels of blue and green. Even when tired, Joden takes his time to complete his journal and his work every day. Joden always walks in with a smile on his face and cracks [...]

2312, 2019

Zach’s Hard Work & Dedication

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Apex|

Zach was selected as student of the month due to his hard work and dedication. Zach has been an excellent peer to his younger peers. He is also always ready to help out others with an assignment or a problem they are facing. "Zach is a great student and mentor. He likes to help the best he can, and takes pride in his schoolwork. Also, he always [...]

2312, 2019

Destiny’s Motivation

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Destiny joined us this year after graduation from Hartford Primary School. Destiny continues to work hard at focusing on getting her work done and avoiding conflicts in the classroom. Her winning smile greets us every morning and continues through the day. One of the many reasons that Destiny was chosen as our Student of the Month is because she relentlessly works on avoiding peer conflicts and [...]

2312, 2019

Malachi Is A Future Leader

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road Upper School: Prince George's County: Spotlight, High Road Upper School: Prince George’s County|

Malachi G. is a 10th grade student who is friendly and likes to laugh and have a good time but is also serious about his class work. Malachi always works hard in class, and listens to his teachers. Mr. Mattison said that Malachi is a pleasure to work with and is a student that you can count on to be a future leader. Maliki enjoys working on [...]

2312, 2019

Myles Takes Pride In His Work

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George's County: Spotlight|

Myles demonstrates being a courageous, fun, and loving young man. Myles is honest and respectful. He speaks up for himself and advocates or others whom he trusts. Along with the development of his personality, our student of the month takes pride in his work and educational growth. He is excited to complete and present his work when asked. He acknowledges areas, where he may be struggling and [...]

2312, 2019

Andrew’s Successful Improvement

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy, BEST Academy Spotlight|

Andrew was chosen as student of the month for November in yellow room. He entered transition at the beginning of this school year and moved with us in the month of October. He has handled these many changes so well. This month he has attended gym with our class and for the past two weeks, he has worked at 99 Restaurant. He washes the tables and is [...]

2312, 2019

Colin’s Ability To Stay Focused

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School of Massachusetts: Spotlight|

Colin was selected due to the significant amount of progress that he has made this month. Colin made it all the way to Blue level and maintained it for a week. Colin has also met most of his graduation requirements. He is an extremely pleasant student and a hard worker. He always takes his time to think before acting. Colin completes all of his work and does [...]

2312, 2019

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Bloomington, High Road School: Bloomington: Spotlight, Illinois Landing Page|

Aaron has worked hard to overcome behavioral, academic, and personal barriers. He is very insightful regarding students and adults and is someone who is respectful even when he is in situations that might cause him to be angry. Overal, Aaron is caring and respectful. He is a good artist and takes Graphic Arts at Bloomington Area Vocational Center. He has a positive, winning attitude. We are excited [...]

2312, 2019

Flavina’s Commitment to Success

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Colorado Landing Page, Sierra School Barrett|

Sierra School at Barrett teachers and staff are excited to name Flavina as November Student of the Month. Teachers Ms.Tegel and Ms. D are incredibly proud of the academic effort and social growth Flavina has shown in a few short months. Flavina has demonstrated a deep commitment to her personal success since August by attaining Blue Level! “She has consistently improved. We’ve seen her grow into [...]

2312, 2019

Aniyah’s Student Government Role

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Capital Academy, Capital Academy: Spotlight, Pennsylvania Landing Page|

During the past month Aniyah has earned a seat in Capital Academy's student government. Aniyah achieved this through consistent positive behaviors and a willingness to help those around her. Mrs. Colatta, Support Services Coordinator, says," Aniyah has come a very long way since her enrollment here at Capital. She is a positive role model both in the classroom and out, often going about and beyond to help [...]

2312, 2019

Peyton’s Improvements

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay, Center for Autism: Findlay Spotlight, Ohio Landing Page|

Peyton was selected to be Student of the Month because he has shown a lot of improvement in his ability to handle uncomfortable social situations throughout his day. He has also shown more support towards his peers and checking on them throughout the day. He's now serving as a role model in the classroom for the other students. He enjoys helping the teachers in his room with [...]

2312, 2019

Lyle’s New Found Skills

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Main Street, Sierra School: Main Street: Spotlight|

Lyle has shown that he is able to handle any situation. He now uses his tools to communicate his needs and to ignore loud peers. Lyle is also now able to access more academics due to his ability to control his behavior. Lyle is such as pleasure! He is able to communicate his needs and has shown less maladaptive behaviors in the past month. He also participates [...]

2012, 2019

The Valuable Matt Bayne

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County, High Road School: Baltimore County, High Road School: Baltimore County, MD, High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Matt was hired to be our maintenance tech. He has skills in many trades which makes him a valuable aspect to our school and others to fix and prevent future issues. Other than our school in Belcamp, Matt also works at two others, Baltimore and Anne Arundel. Although, he does not directly with the students, Matt is another friendly face for our students to see each day [...]

2012, 2019

Counting on Ms. Couch

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Upper Student Spotlight|

Over the past month, Ms. Couch has shown to be a positive, hardworking, role model to both students and staff. Ms. Couch has taken initiative in the classroom, has been willing to provide support to classrooms other than her own and does so with a smile on her face. Ms. Couch is adored by her students for a cheerful personality and always finds a way to make [...]

2012, 2019

James’ Positivity

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

James is a second year Teacher at our IDC in Dorchester County High School. James was nominated by the leadership team for staff of the month. James is always the first to volunteer and his dedication to the students and developing his staff is evident. His classroom showcases the true IDC model and he has created a warm and friendly environment that is therapeutic and educational for [...]

2012, 2019

Lorna’s Strong Bond With Students

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Aurora Day School|

Lorna Her Many Horses is the Certified Special Education Teacher at Aurora Day School in the SHINE High School room. Ms. Her Many Horses teaches a combination of Life Skills and Academics to our students. She makes the school day fun and exciting. They created a holiday gift shop; with all custom-made items. With the proceeds the kids will purchase Christmas gifts for family members, and they [...]

2012, 2019

Flourishing Under Lacie’s Leadership

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Talbot County|

Lacie is a first year Teacher at Easton Elementary and has hit the ground running. Lacie has embraced the culture of High Road and her classroom runs smoothly with students engaged in fun hands on activities that promote learning. Lacie has a contagious positive attidutde that shines in the classroom. Lacie is one of the most dedicated and passionate educators I have ever met. I can’t believe [...]

2012, 2019

Teaching Compassion With Ms. Kimmi

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Baltimore County, High Road School: Baltimore County, MD, Maryland Landing Page|

Ms. Kimmi has had an impact on her colleagues by always bringing a smile to their faces. She is so positive, caring, and has a great sense of humor. Ms. Kimmi works with Mr. Will in English and whenever you’re in their room, if you can’t find Kimmi, it’s because she is working diligently with a student at their desk. She truly is the balance of accountability [...]

2012, 2019

Our Reading Specialist, Ellen Keck

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay, Ohio Landing Page|

Ellen has an abundance of knowledge on how our students learn best. She is always informing the staff of different materials and ways we can support our students academically. She truly enjoys being with them one on one to support their reading. She helps our school days run smooth and provides us with material geared towards each individual student. She is a great asset to our school. [...]

2012, 2019

Going Above and Beyond With Mr. Slappy

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Here at High Roads School of Hartford, we appreciate all of our staff’s hard work and dedication. However, there is one teaching assistant who continues to go above and beyond for both staff and students. Mr. Slappy is being recognized as the staff of the Month for the entire month of November. He is known for always willing to help anywhere he can, as well as building [...]

2012, 2019

Remaining Focused With Mr. H

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT, Uncategorized|

Mr. H, as the staff and students refer to him, is a pleasure to work with. In the elementary school classroom he works in, he brings so much joy! Mr. H can often be found bringing students on breaks to help them regulate their emotions and he even seems to enjoy going outside in the cold weather with the kids who love to walk. Mr. H does [...]

2012, 2019

Ms. Osborne Is A Team Player

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

Ms. Kyle Osborne has shown great team effort over the past month in taking role as the main social worker for the students during a transition period. She facilitated the communication with parents in the community by providing reassurance and resources as needed. Aside from taking on this role Ms. Osborne is consistent, dependable and knowledgeable not only for students, but for staff as well. The staff [...]

2012, 2019

Being Supportive With Mr. Verdin

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

This is Mr. Verdin's second school year with Sierra and he continues to impress the team with his talents. Mr. Verdin has a great balance of energy and calmness, which enables him to be a great support to all students. The students look up to him as both an educator and a role model. He always encourages his students to be the best they can be and [...]

2012, 2019

Mr. Starke’s Positive Outlook

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Mr. Starke started with Sierra just a few months ago and is already amazing everyone with his skills. He is working in classroom 4 with Mrs. Ochoa and Ms. Facio running the BEST model. He has seamlessly joined the classroom team and staff and students are so happy to have him. He has built rapport with students and his skills allow him to be successful in any [...]

2012, 2019

Mrs. Mel’s Positivity

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Mrs. Mel has been an integral part of the High Road family for the past 14 years. She has worked in several schools, with many of the region’s current directors and associate directors. Mel started in the original Cecil County location in Elkton as a 1:1 aide, then helped split the program into its current locations in Wilmington, DE and Elkton, as well as going to the [...]

2012, 2019

Ms. Downie’s Dedication

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

Ms. Downie has worked as an Assistant Teacher in our 8th grade classroom since July 2019. She was recently promoted to the lead 8th grade teacher. Ms. Downie appreciates the personal and professional growth and learning opportunities at the school. Colleagues describe Ms. Downie as a “caring, dedicated teacher who is always trying to do the best for her students. Ms. Downie is a great asset to [...]

2012, 2019

Transportation Coordinator – Mr. Jeff

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Salono County: Spotlight|

Mr.Jeff has a huge role, making sure all of the students get to and from school safely. He has such a tremendous impact on students, staff, and the management team His attention to detail and willingness to help shows what a great employee he is. Jeff is an amazing co-worker and is always there for everyone. Sierra School director Jenelle Droke says, "Jeff juggles all of the [...]

2012, 2019

Mr. Ortiz’s Impact On Students

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford Primary Middle: Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Mr. Ortiz shows up for work each day with a positive outlook on every situation he walks into. He has been an extremely uplifting support to his 1:1 student and has followed his behavior intervention plan with fidelity. This has created academic and behavioral growth for this student specifically. Mr. Ortiz is always willing to help students within the classroom environment and in times of crisis. He [...]

2012, 2019

Rod’s Profound Impact On Our Staff

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

Rod is a super flexible staff member who offers his assistance and expertise in a variety of scenarios and environments throughout the school day, from covering a class and running a lesson to helping assist with transportation duties. Students look up to Rod as a strong role model and staff also look to him for advice and assistance due to time within the Special Education Services Inc. [...]

2012, 2019

Mrs. Bursby’s Empathy

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: California Landing Page, Sierra School: Sonoma County|

Mrs. Bursby (pictured here with her niece) is a valued member of our high school team who recently returned from a leave of absence. Mrs. Bursby was missed greatly during her absence and was welcomed back with great excitement from students and staff alike. She has a beautiful ability to combine empathy for the students' challenges with the personal accountability necessary to implement the structure that helps [...]

2012, 2019

Ms. Ivett’s Creativity

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Ms. Ivett has had an enormous impact on both colleagues and students. For her colleagues she is always willing to provide support however possible and is 110% a team player. Ivett is always thinking of creative ways to make her class and campus more engaging and exciting for students and staff. From games and activities to art projects, if it’s fun Ms. Ivett surely had a [...]

2012, 2019

Mr. Ortiz Is a Natural

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Mr. Ortiz has been an asset to the Transition Classroom with his many talents. He helps our Spanish speaking students navigate community outings as well their academics. His common sense approach to problem-solving and calm demeanor puts our students at ease. The staff chose new team member Mr. Ortiz because from his first day on campus he was part of the Hartford Team. Mr. Ortiz handles difficult [...]

2012, 2019

Putting Students First With Ms. Aubin

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Bloomington|

Ms. Aubin always puts the students first and ensures that the environment at school and in the classrooms is safe and educational for the students to be successful. She helps give ideas to best benefit the kids and their progress. She is compassionate, caring, and presents a calm and positive demeanor to help students in difficult situations. Ms. Aubin does her best to support the students and [...]

2012, 2019

Ms. Jones’ Dedication and Devotion

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George's County: Spotlight|

Ms. Jones is one of a kind. Her dedication and devotion to teaching her students are impeccable! She contributes her zest for learning and knowledge to not only her students but her colleagues. Offering new teachers with support and accountability in learning the High Road Academy Model. She has been an exemplary staff by providing input during staff meetings, teacher meetings, and all-around leader. She participates as [...]

2012, 2019

Kyli’s Impacted On Our Students

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy, Uncategorized|

Kyli is a dynamic, creative and energetic staff member. She assists students gain coping mechanisms for times of difficulty, allowing them to increase their confidence and independence. She orchestrates Social Skills, creating environments in which friendships can grow. She provides professional developments for our staff, so all members of the team can expand their knowledge base and more competently educate our very unique students. She is also [...]

2012, 2019

Mr. Conley’s Impact On Students

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

The student's have warmed right up to Mr. Conley! He has become a solid object in the classroom with the staff and also with academics and learning the High Road Model. Mr. Conley has adapted well into our system and pays close attention to detail. He has jumped right into his role here at High Roads! Since beginning at High Road, Mr. C has been an [...]

2012, 2019

Joseph’s A Positive Role Model

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Joseph was selected for student of the month because he is consistently a positive role model for his peers. He handles almost all situations he faces with a calm demeanor and positive attitude. He is supportive of his peers and encourages them to try their best. Joseph always has a smile on his face and a positive attitude about school. “Joseph tries his best on all of his [...]

2012, 2019

Steven’s Great Improvement

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle), HRS: Hartford CT PM: Spotlight|

Steven comes to class every day with a desire to learn. He is dedicated to being the best version of himself, and puts a great amount of effort into everything he does. Steven is able to always maintain his composure throughout any situations and completes his class work at the highest quality and far exceeds expectations. Steven is supportive and collaborative with her peer which makes him a [...]

2012, 2019

Shaq’s Impact On Our Students

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts|

Shaq has had a tremendous impact on the students here at High Road. He makes all students feel comfortable and welcome. He inspires his students to be their best selves. We selected Shaq because of his dedication to making all of today's youth reach their goals. When he's not working with students here at High Road, he is mentoring youth in his neighborhood and coaching a youth [...]

2012, 2019

Kedrick’s Determination

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School), HRS: Hartford CT HS: Spotlight|

The staff voted overwhelmingly for Kedrick as student of the month. We as staff have seen a maturity start to evolve. Kedrick has been determined recently to move up his color level and has been more attentive to his rotations. “Kedrick is always willing to help staff with extra projects around the building. His winning smile makes the work look effortless and it is enjoyable to do tasks [...]

2012, 2019

Eduardo Has Made Great Progress

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT, High Road School: Fairfield: Spotlight|

Eduardo has made great progress both academically and behaviorally. He continues to work hard so he can make his day and move up our color system. Eduardo has shown so much growth, he has made it to blue and has been very helpful to staff and his peers. He has been working well with frustrating situations and utilizing his coping skills. He is very motivated to succeed. “I [...]

2012, 2019

Mrs. Harvey Is Always Willing To Help

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

Mrs. Harvey is a Reading Interventionist and provides reading support to HRA’s students who have particular difficulties with reading comprehension. Mrs. Harvey has been a member of the High Road family since September 2017, when she joined as an Assistant Teacher. In January 2019, Mrs. Harvey transitioned into the reading support role. “I like to be able to work one on one with a student and really get through [...]

2012, 2019

Avery’s Goals In Life

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel, High Road Academy: Laurel: Spotlight|

Avery enrolled at HRA in March 2017, and she is currently in the 8th grade. Avery expressed that she likes the teachers at High Road, and especially enjoys reading instruction with Ms. Downie. “She is the best teacher because she is kind, jokes around, and understands my sarcasm,” Avery said of Ms. Downie. Staff members applaud Avery for her “hard work, cooperation, respect and her helpfulness with other students.” [...]

2012, 2019

Azreal’s All Knowing Smile

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy|

Azreal has boundless energy and exhibits the ability to truly enjoy and appreciate our students. Over the past month, she has been an amazing resource and support for new staff. She has also been increasingly engaged in classroom meetings and other professional developments, exhibiting a desire to learn, collaborate and support. Azreal has had a significant presence throughout the school community. Her laughter can be heard throughout the [...]

2012, 2019

Noah Shares What He’s Thankful For

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy, BEST Academy Spotlight|

Noah was selected for student of the month because he is helpful, flexible, and kind to others. He is always willing to help others both students and staff. He is involved with class activities like morning meetings, music, and related services with peers. He is flexible about conflicts that happen throughout the day. For example, if another student needs a TO room and he is having a break in [...]

2012, 2019

Going Above And Beyond With Ms. Flynn

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Apex|

Ms Imaily "Ily" Flynn has always believed in the best in people, and it shows in the students in her care. She takes great care at forging genuine connections with each student. With Ms Flynn’s love and support, students can recognize their own inner beauty and self-worth, and find the confidence to take the first steps in making a difference, both in their own lives and the world [...]

2012, 2019

Cutting Edge Barbershop Visits High Road’s Hornets Nest

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School), In the News|

The Patch of Connecticut spotlighted a recent visit from Cutting Edge Barbershop to High Road School of Wallingford's in-school barbershop! The fades and trims took place in the on-campus barbershop, Hornet's Lounge, which serves as a training ground for students. Local barbers from the "Cutting Edge" volunteer their services in an effort to help students and know firsthand a new haircut can mean a boost of confidence, better self-image [...]

2012, 2019

What Would Sierra Do Without Ms. B?

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

Theresa Blazon is our Administrative Assistant at Sierra School at Barrett. Ms.B plays an important role in making sure Sierra School at Barrett functions successfully on a daily basis. Our Director Ms. Harris says, “She is a vital team member in assisting me to keep our campus operating smoothly in many capacities from student attendance to budgets to food services. Theresa always has a positive attitude [...]

2012, 2019

Lisa’s Positivity

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Capital Academy, Pennsylvania Landing Page|

Lisa Myers positively impacts everyone around her. She supports Capital Academy's students, families and staff. This month she took on the additional responsibility of preparing our Thanksgiving meal for 100 people! Since joining the Capital Academy team last school year, Lisa has raised the bar on student care! Her positive attitude and geniuses engages everyone around her. She brings a depth of knowledge in counseling and [...]

2012, 2019

Kyle’s Positive Attitude

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay|

Kyle is a 1:1 aide in the HS academic classroom. He shows great consistency with all students in his classroom. He demonstrates flexibility daily and is always willing to help out wherever needed. He's very dedicated and his positive attitude is very encouraging to other staff members. He is very flexible and willing to help wherever he is needed outside of working 1-on-1 with his student. He [...]

2012, 2019

Shoutout to Deb VanHoose

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima|

Deb VanHoose is an essential asset to our Upper B.E.S.T. classroom. She has created incredible working relationships with both staff and students. Deb is frequently found leading creative and engaging lessons with her students. She brings an upbeat and positive attitude to the work environment and can always be counted on for a great joke. Deb was chosen as staff member of the month because of her [...]

2012, 2019

Liz’s Positive Impact

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Colorado Landing Page, Sierra School: Main Street|

Liz has shown a to make a positive impact on all of the students at Sierra School. She shows patience and understanding when working with students. Liz also shows that she is able to implement the tools that she's learned throughout her day. Liz volunteers to move into other classrooms when needed and has a great attitude! She is always fun to be around and the students [...]

1912, 2019

Music Program

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Plainfield Pathways|

Mr. Neumann is the head of Pathways music department. He has been teaching the students how to play the guitar and how to read sheet music. Students have been starting to write their own songs and hope to do a talent show at the end of the school year. Mr. Neumann advocated for the students and had an electric piano donated to the program. He will be starting to [...]

1912, 2019

Student of the Month Program

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Plainfield Pathways, Plainfield Pathways Student Spotlight|

Here at Plainfield Pathways we understand the importance of teamwork to help students reach their goals. Our Student of the Month program is meant to promote success in and out of the classroom. The student chosen will have shown excellence and perseverance in the classroom and will be celebrated with a special lunch with the staff of their choice! Some keys areas we will look at each month [...]

1912, 2019

What We’re Thankful For

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Plainfield Pathways|

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. This Thanksgiving, Plainfield Pathways celebrated with friends and family.There was a music room set up with student painted guitars, arts and crafts, and a bead making activity. Friends, family, and staff were able to enjoy a delicious thanksgiving meal with raffles, guessing games, and music. Needless to say, everyone walked away [...]

1912, 2019

Meet our Staff: Haylie Fuhrmann

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Plainfield Pathways|

Haylie Fuhrmann: I am a licensed School Social Worker (071), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Connecticut, and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for the state of Massachusetts. I have spent the past twenty years working in the clinical field of social worker in the state of Massachusetts. I have spent most of my career specializing in areas of child protection, trauma, attachment, [...]

1912, 2019

Meet our Staff: Gary Lenoce

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Plainfield Pathways|

Gary Lenoce: I have been working in the field of education since 1981. My first seventeen years, I was a special education teacher working at all levels in urban and suburban years. Since 1998, I have worked as an administrator, specifically as an assistant principle and principle. What I love most about teaching is the connections I can make with students on a daily basis. Teaching for [...]

1912, 2019

Thanksgiving Potluck

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

Our students were extra excited about our Thanksgiving potluck and brought a bunch of homemade dishes. They have started off trimester two extremely strong and attendance is better than ever. The high school students are diving headfirst into the holiday spirit with classroom decorations, snowflake geometry and of course the "Elf on the Shelf" competition. Visit our website to learn [...]

1912, 2019

High Road for the Holidays

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

High Road for the Holidays is an event where students, families, and district representatives join us in the holiday spirit! This year students and staff are participating in a gingerbread house contest, a classroom Holiday movie themed decoration contest, and we will serve brunch! Families, districts and students will all vote on the gingerbread houses and classrooms! Gingerbread house winners will receive a lunch out of their choosing, [...]

1912, 2019

Polar Express Field Trip

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

The middle school classroom worked very hard the week before Thanksgiving break to earn a trip to the Polar Express! The students traveled to Ocean View Delaware and enjoyed the Polar Express experience including a lunch buffet, the movie, a visit from Santa all while boarding and sitting on a train! The students were able to wear their pajamas and drink hot chocolate with their golden ticket invitations! [...]

1912, 2019

High Schoolers Develop App for Emotional Regulation

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

On Thursday December 5th local IT specialist and freelance app developer Mr. Jason visited the high school classroom to help them design an app for emotional regulation. The students brainstormed during previous groups with Mrs Alisha about what needs the app would address and how it would help them, and Mr. Jason worked on it coding before visiting the school. During their time the students picked colors, images, [...]

1912, 2019

Your Opinion Matters

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

This school year, we have started a Student’s Activity Committee (SAC). This idea was brought to our students by our Education Director, Miss Lindsey. Miss Lindsey explained to students when she was in college, she was the SAC Coordinator. She had a committee and they planned all events for her college. Miss. Lindsey says, “when I was on the SAC Coordinator, it felt amazing knowing that I was [...]

1912, 2019

Cooking Class and Classroom Creation

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

Students participated in a cooking class with Ms. Shannon to make holiday cookies and learn life skills for the kitchen in our Serv-Safe kitchen monitored by our transitions director Jaquan Perry. Students learned how to safely practice food preparation and to use the oven and other kitchen tools to make homemade cookies! Students also helped school staff in preparing a new classroom! Students mopped, cleaned up the classroom, [...]

1812, 2019

Experimenting with Candy Canes

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Students in Ms. Betlej’s class conducted an experiment to get a more in-depth look at chemical and physical changes. Students used hot water, cold water, and canola oil to see which one would dissolve candy canes. First, they formed a scientific question- Which liquid would dissolve the candy canes fastest in five minutes? Next, students each formed their own hypothesis. Overall, the class thought the hot water would dissolve [...]

1812, 2019

It Takes a Village… A Gingerbread Village

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Happy Holidays from High Road at Choptank Elementary! The month of December has been filled with much joy. Student’s as well as staff joined together to create a gingerbread village for the classroom making for a great fun Friday evening. We have received so much holiday themed class work from the children’s general education classes making them very excited to complete, they could not wait to answer questions [...]

1812, 2019

Cat Sanctuary Work Experience

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

Meaghan is halfway through her work experience at the Cat Sanctuary. So far Meaghan states, "Working at the Cat Sanctuary has been a very enjoyable working experience for me. I have learned plenty of useful skills during this internship. I am not very good at communication, so having to emerge from my shell helped out a lot. I think the best part of this experience was [...]

1812, 2019

Future Chef’s On Campus

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima|

Today's incentive was Mini Pizza's. We have some future chef's in the making here at the Lima Campus. Each student who was on the appropriate behavior system color was able to create and bake their own mini pizza's! Some of the incredibly delicious toppings included pepperoni, cheese, mushrooms, and bacon! They were a big hit!

1712, 2019

“Bee” Great at Spelling! HRA Lanham’s Annual Spelling Bee

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

On December 17, 2019, High Road Academy of PG County held its 3rd annual local spelling bee contest. The spelling bee was created to motivate students to improve their spelling abilities. The students were excited to compete with one another in front of an audience with their peers. From left to right, our elementary spelling bee winners are Ziare S. (2nd), Jenyous B. (1st) and Ryan F. (3rd). From [...]

1712, 2019

Tis’ the Season for Giving Back

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Students at High Road School of Wallingford have been inspired by the spirit of the holidays to give back to the community around them. They have many different fundraisers going on to give back and show their appreciation to the people and communities that support them year-round. The annual Toy Drive benefits Connecticut Children’s Hospital and helps ensure that patients receive a toy for Christmas even though they [...]

1712, 2019

Transition Students Spread Cheer at Local Senior Center

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Buddy the Elf said it best but students at High Road School of Wallingford Transition Program sung it best. Students went caroling at Wallingford Senior Center in early December. They planned the event months ahead of time to spread holiday cheer to seniors who might not have families to spend the holidays with. Students [...]

1712, 2019

Bookfair

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a huge hit for our students. For some student’s reading is not the most fun activity but with the book fair it excites our students into wanting to read. Our administrative assistant, Mel, puts on this book fair year after year not only as a way to give students access to books, but as a great fundraiser for the school. Each student is [...]

1712, 2019

Go Karting

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Friday, December 6th marked one of the most anticipated Blue Level Fun Friday trips of the school year! Students who have earned blue level took a break from the classroom and instead enjoy an afternoon of indoor go-karting at Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix in New Castle, DE. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

1712, 2019

Blue Level Trip – Basketball

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

On December 10th, students from The High Road Schools of Cecil County, Wilmington, Southern Delaware, and Philadelphia got together to partake in a morning of basketball games thanks to our partnership with the local YMCA. Students were able to use the outing as an incentive to maintain appropriate behavior level inside their individual school buildings in order to participate in the games. All the students involved showcased great [...]

1712, 2019

Spelling Bee

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

December 11th marked our second event of the Spelling Bee, but this time we went in competition with our White Marsh school. We had contenders from the Harford and Baltimore County school go head to head, in attempting to be named the Spelling Bee champion. This event was organized and successfully put on by Mrs. Ashley, yet again. Parents were invited to come watch their students compete against [...]

1612, 2019

Holiday Cheer

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Talbot County|

The Students here at Easton Elementary School are super excited to start Christmas vacation. This past week has been charades, games, Christmas activities, pictures with Frosty, a Christmas party, snowball head balancing with Ms. Connar, and Thomas's day 25 blue party today!!! Happy Holidays from Harley, E'monte, Thomas and the EES staff!!! Visit our website to [...]

1612, 2019

Holiday Spirit

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Students and staff showed their Wildcat Pride by dressing up for spirit week. On Movie Monday, Ben dressed up as Harry Potter. Twin Tuesday, a few of our students wore their camo gear. Things got a little wacky on Wacky Wednesday, Jayden had hats on hats on hats!! Throwback Thursday and Ugly Sweater day on Friday were the last two themes to wrap up the week. We watched [...]

1612, 2019

Festive Ice Skating Trip

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Sierra – Fremont got in the spirit of the winter season and had a field trip to the local ice-skating rink! We’re proud of our students for earning this trip as they had to be on Green, Blue, or Gold to go and they worked hard both academically and behaviorally. Despite all the tumbles and falls, our kiddos had a fantastic time! Thank you Sierra– Fremont staff for [...]

1612, 2019

Elf on the Shelf

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Here at DES we are feeling the Christmas spirit! Ms. Mandy’s crafts never fail in sparking creativity especially around the holidays! This month one of the many crafts that will be decorating our room are the cute Christmas yarn hats; just the right size for our Elf on the Shelf. Snow is our elf on the shelf and everyone was so excited to say the least to see [...]

1612, 2019

Holiday Kindness

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

The High Road Students at Cambridge South Dorchester sat down for a group activity. Each staff and student got to make their own Christmas stocking and “kindness” holiday light here at CSDHS, even the School Principal Mr. Stover participated! Students and staff shared two kind deeds that they could go out of our way to help someone else in need during the holidays and write them on a [...]

1612, 2019

GLAM and GENTS day at Hapeville

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

Glam & Gent Day is a biannual event here at FCS Peak Academy: Hapeville, this semester on Wednesday December 11th, 2019, licensed cosmetologist (hairstylists and barbers) came out to service students with free haircuts and styles. While the stylists were here, they were able to pour out life skills and advice to the student body. Leaving them with life gems, on giving the importance of giving back, professionalism, [...]

1512, 2019

Anakin Brightens Up Any Room

By |December 15th, 2019|Categories: Apex, Apex Spotlight, Apex:Spotlight|

Anakin Orman has shown remarkable improvement in recent months, and the APEX team wished to recognize his efforts and achievements for December’s Student of the Month. At first, Anakin struggled with engaging with his school work, but over time, he has taken great strides in tackling his work head on, and now actively participates in class. In addition, Anakin’s sense of humor brightens up any room he walks into. [...]

1312, 2019

Career Day

By |December 13th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

On Friday, December 13-High Road Students at Lockerman Middle School attended Career Day!! Our 6th and 7th graders had the opportunity to participate in Career Day. There were presenters stationed around the school explaining what each of their jobs is all about. Students got to listen to presentations and even have hands on experience from some of the participants of Career day. Students got up and close with [...]

1212, 2019

Reindeer Ridge Tree Farm Visit

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Sonoma County|

This past Friday Funday (12/06/2019) our blue and green level students, Myles, Andres, Katie, Justin, and Andre went to Reindeer Ridge Tree Farm and picked and cut our Christmas tree for school. They enjoyed walking in the rain to find our tree. After we found and cut the tree down they enjoyed popcorn, hot cocoa, and hot apple cider.

1212, 2019

Family & Friendsgiving

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Sonoma County|

Sierra Sonoma's second annual Family and Friendsgiving took place November 22, we had several family members and friends from the community come to take part in our traditional Thanksgiving feast. This year we made a Thankful tree and all of our students took part in writing what they were thankful for one a leaf for the tree. Fun times were had by all. [...]

1212, 2019

Math Project

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: St. Mary's County|

In Math class, John completed his math project that he has been working on for about a month now. This project had him practice geometry, making maps, and also helped him to display his creativity. He stated “I liked the project, it was challenging.” However he did explain that although it was challenging it was worth it in the end and he enjoyed how it turned [...]

1212, 2019

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Students from High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle spent there first December Fun Friday making gingerbread houses with each other! They learned that using a school milk carton helped to make the foundation of their house nice and strong to hold all the goodies they wanted on it. Students then frosted graham crackers to cover the milk cartons and a few students may have sampled the [...]

1212, 2019

Holiday Spirit

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Worcester County|

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in our High Road classroom! This would not be possible without teamwork and teamwork makes the Christmas lights work! Our students worked together and shared the tasks of setting up and decorating our classroom Christmas tree. They did an activity writing detailed steps of how they do it at home and then did an excellent job decorating this [...]

1212, 2019

Cooking and Lifeskills

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Our high school Life Skills group has been working hard learning to master their life skills. They have worked on many skills and done many activities this year, but their favorite so far has been cooking and baking! They have enjoyed helping with prep for our weekly staff breakfast, baking cookies, and making Thanksgiving treats! The students have learned basic kitchen safety, proper hand washing, and kitchen [...]

1212, 2019

Off Campus Adventures

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

In the ACI Elementary classroom, students have responsibilities throughout the week that they must complete to earn Fun Friday. One of their favorite places to earn for Fun Friday is Scottsdale Ranch Park. At Scottsdale Ranch Park, the students have ample space to go run, play games, and climb on the playground. The playground at Scottsdale Ranch Park is unique and the students love the challenges that the [...]

1212, 2019

Cooking Around the World

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Every Wednesday, Ms. Erin’s middle school class participates in a cooking class. The cooking class covers recipes that are fun and easy for everyday eating to recipes for holidays or special occasions. However, once a month, the students are exposed to different culturally diverse foods in connection with the classroom’s use of a Universal Yum Box. The cooking class also includes practice of life skills, such as, how [...]

1212, 2019

November in Ms. Brenna’s Room

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

November is all about History in Ms. Brenna’s Elementary class! The students in Ms. Brenna’s class are learning so many facts about the holiday Thanksgiving and its origin. This week they have been learning about Christopher Columbus and the ships that crossed the Atlantic Ocean. With pictures for the students to color in, crafts making their own ships and being able to hang them up on the classroom [...]

1212, 2019

Fun at the Science Center

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

One of our high school classes went to the Arizona Science Center where we learned all about weather which we are studying in class. Our favorite exhibit was the “Force of Nature”. We felt what it was like to be in a tornado, hurricane, thunderstorm, and an earthquake. It was so much fun, that it made us laugh. Visit [...]

1112, 2019

Staff Spotlight

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

We enjoy celebrating our staff and thus far this school year staff have had perfect attendance! Staff earned a pizza party to celebrate. Shout out to: Ms. Martin, Ms. Barela, Ms. Q, Mr. Bielik, Ms. Renze and not pictured  Mrs. Munevar.  Keep the streak going!! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

1112, 2019

Our December Fun

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

This December we have a ton of fun events including stalking and ornament decorations and classroom competitions for the best "Elf on the Shelf". We are trying to pack as much holiday spirit into the short month as possible. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

1112, 2019

What We Are Thankful For

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

We had so much to be thankful for in November! It was a month spent learning about history as well as getting more involved on campus. Our students love the Lawrence library in particular and look forward to the library day every week. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

1112, 2019

Thanksgiving Feast Thank you

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Thanks to all who were able to be at this year's Thanksgiving feast. It was a great success and our student's hard work helping with the preparations really paid off! We were so impressed with the social skills our students used during the event while enjoying their meals with their families and friends. The Sierra Staff are also very grateful for opportunity we had to meet some of [...]

1112, 2019

Staff Development

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

For Sierra School's most recent Staff Development meeting, we did a team building activity to see who could build the tallest standing "tower" using only raw spaghetti, tape, and marshmallows. This was a great opportunity for staff to work together and utilize their individual talents to come up with the most strategic plan for their creation. We had some imaginative towers and lots of laughs! [...]

1112, 2019

Visiting the Job Fair

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) are the backbone of our students’ educational experience here at High Road School of Hartford - High. In the Transition Classroom students have a variety of employment and life-skill based goals and objectives. One student has an IEP goal of visiting at least two job fairs, during this 2019-2020 school year. Recently the class visited a Job Fair at the Red Lion Inn here in [...]

1112, 2019

Calculating Thanks!

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

There are so many reasons to be thankful and this season makes us think of them all! Even in these trying times our students and staff wanted to express some of the things we are all grateful for. Our own Bryan and Mr. Ortiz created a bulletin board for our Grateful Pumpkin. To create the bulletin board they began by measuring the board space and calculating how big to [...]

1112, 2019

Transition Learns About Hygiene

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

The High Road Schools of Hartford welcomed Nurse Cavalari as a new staff member this fall! When faced with needing a lesson on hygiene in one of our classrooms, Nurse C as she likes to be called, stepped up to the plate. With the help of our student Kiara, Nurse C. began by assembling hygiene bags for each student in the fifth-year transition classroom to take home. They were [...]

1112, 2019

Rise Activities

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Aurora Day School|

Rise classroom is excited for the Thanksgiving break and spending time with family. Students enjoyed making turkey mask and trukey-ing around during recess. For Veteran's Day, students worked on a mini packet and colored in a large American flag. Students enjoyed our special projects this past month in celebrating Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. This past month, Rise worked on whole-body listening and sitting calmly during work time. [...]

1112, 2019

Volunteering at St. Mary’s Food Bank

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Aurora Day School|

Our group of volunteers this year are doing a fantastic job helping and giving back to the community. They have been working at St. Mary's Warehouse and assisting with food distribution for families and clients of St. Mary's. The students are packing food and carrying the boxed food out to the families in line at the warehouse. They are being trained and taught how to work in [...]

1112, 2019

Transportation Appreciation Day Cocoa Bar

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Aurora Day School|

Aurora Day School held their annual Transportation Appreciation Day Cocoa Bar to say thank you to all of our wonderful bus drivers, van drivers, cab drivers and our amazing parents who transport the students every day! We so greatly appreciate all they do for our students! We were also thrilled to host some very special guests today! Thank you to everyone who stopped in! [...]

1112, 2019

Letter To Parents: End Of Semester Information

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

FINALS SCHEDULE FOR HIGH SCHOOL: 12/17, 12/18, 12/19 and 12/20 High school students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm, in accordance with the Fulton County finals schedule for HS students. Middle school students are expected to complete the regular school day with NO early dismissal. HOLIDAY BREAK: There will be no school from Monday, 12/23 to Friday, 1/3 for students in celebration of the Holiday Break. Classes will [...]

1112, 2019

Honor Roll Awards

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

High Road School of Fairfiled County is proud to announce our 1st quarter Award Recipients. For High Honors, students must achieve an A- average in all of their classes. Isaac A (not pictured) achieved High Honors in the 1st quarter. For our Honor Roll, students are expected to achieve an B- average or better in all of their classes. Those students achieving Honor Roll are: Isabella Beerwa, Zy’ [...]

1112, 2019

Calming Room/Calming Cart Coming Soon!

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Baltimore County, MD|

The calm down area is designed to provide an additional option in the continuum of therapeutic supports available to students experiencing an emotional crisis. Students with past trauma are often triggered by enclosed spaces and do not respond well to the use of timeout. The calm down area is meant to provide an additional space for students to deescalate, reinforce positive, safe behavior, and decrease the [...]

1112, 2019

Workforce Developent Success!

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road Upper School: Prince George’s County|

Another Workforce Development Cohort from High Road Upper School has completed the 15-hour Childcare Teacher’s Aide course at Prince George’s community College. The 15- hour courses consisted of two classes: Basic early learning childcare techniques and communications techniques when working with parent. Students also learned to design a floor plan for a classroom and develop a basic lesson plan for a variety of age groups. All six members [...]

1012, 2019

Student of the Month: Sean

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Sean was chosen for student of the month because he has shown consistent role model behavior throughout his time at High Road School. He a funny and engaging young man who is quick to offer help to peers that need it. Sean is not afraid to help out staff with tasks around the building and has established himself at community worksites as a go-to person for store managers and [...]

1012, 2019

Staff of the Month: Miss Betlej!

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Miss Betlej was chosen for staff of the month due to her creativity, empathy, and support to students and staff alike. She has impacted on her colleagues in a major way through her selflessness with time; often offering to help new staff and teachers with tasks and paperwork. She has shared documents for the organization with her peers in order to help make their jobs easier and classroom uniform. [...]

912, 2019

Thanksgiving Baskets

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

High Road Staff collected items for the month of November to help families in need this holiday season. Families were sent home a flyer that allowed them to choose whether or not to be considered for the holiday basket through a lottery drawing. Participating families were notified a week prior to the Holiday with delivery on the 26th November. Thank you High Road staff for providing [...]

912, 2019

Mitzvah!

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

There is so much to be thankful for everyday, but for the month of November, school social worker, Ms. Kyle Osborne, created the Mitzvah Bulletin. For the month of November students and staff were asked to highlight when a student went above and beyond to be helpful. Ms. Osborne even put in a twist. The student highlighted the most would be rewarded at the end of [...]

912, 2019

Spirit Week

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

November 1st marked the end of Spirit Week for High Road School of Providence. Staff and Students participated by dressing in their classroom color for the day. A few students and Ms. Lutrario are pictured showing off all things purple. Thanks to all students and staff who participated! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

912, 2019

Thanksgiving Luncheon

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

To prepare for Thanksgiving our school hosted a luncheon with our students, parents, and staff. Each of our classes cooked a traditional Thanksgiving side to be shared. Our staff each volunteered to make a turkey at home to also be served at the event. When it was time for the luncheon to happen, a select few students dressed in chef outfits and served everyone at the event. [...]

812, 2019

Transition: Volunteer Opportunity at Little Portion Farm

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

The seniors were given the opportunity to do volunteer work at Little Portion Farm in Ellicott City, MD this fall. Little Portion Farm is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars Conventual that provides fresh food to those in need. The food harvested is donated to the Franciscan Center in Baltimore, MD. Some students were tasked to load and move wheelbarrows of mulch and compost. The mulch was spread [...]

812, 2019

10th Grade Biology Experiment on Photosynthesis

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

In Biology, students were introduced to the concept of photosynthesis. To see photosynthesis in action, students completed an experiment in which they examined the impact of light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis. The experiment is conducted by counting the number of oxygen bubbles produced by an Elodea clipping, either in bright light ordim light. After comparing the numbers, students found that more oxygen bubbles were produced when [...]

812, 2019

Open House and Thanksgiving Luncheon 2019

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

It is that time of the year when families and friends gather around the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving. At High Road Academy in Laurel, it has become an annual tradition to hold a luncheon for all of our students, their families, and our staff. This year’s luncheon also coincided with an Open House. On Friday, Nov. 22nd, representatives from Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties, [...]

612, 2019

Santa Craft

By |December 6th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay|

The lower elementary spent their Friday morning getting in the holiday spirit! They all made their own Santa decorations to take home. This was a fun craft that challenged their fine motor skills and their direction following. The students were very proud of what they made! Visit our website to learn more about the Center for Autism & Dyslexia

512, 2019

First Quarter Honors and Perfect Attendance

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

High Honors • Jerhommy • James • Cameron • Liam • Eliah • Michael G. • Wilfredo • Sean • Jaiden • Mahogany • Derek • Christina Honors • Dakota • Julian • Angelis • Raguel • Anjeska • Keyon • Ricardo • Arianna • Joseph • Jason • Rebekah • Jourdan • Sarkee Perfect Attendance • Kyree • Dakota • Sean • Mahogany • Thaisa • Jason • [...]

312, 2019

Rockin’ Jump Trip

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Sierra Fremont Classroom 1 earned a trip to Rockin’ Jump by having most of their class on Green, Blue, or Gold level! They spent the afternoon in the open jump arena, rock climbing, on the X-Beam, and just spending some fun time together as a class. Great job Classroom 1 for working hard to earn this well-deserved field trip, looks like you had a ROCKIN’ time! [...]

212, 2019

Movie Day

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

Three students at Sierra School at Barrett earned the chance to attend an off-campus field trip on Friday, November 22nd after collecting a high number of behavior and work points. First, students headed to the theater for a movie showing. Afterwards, they were treated to lunch at a restaurant of their choice. Field trips like this one serve as an opportunity for students to take pride in their hard [...]

212, 2019

Thanksgiving Activities

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

Students during the week of November 18th, participated in several Thanksgiving- themed activities. Once a week, each classroom receives a social skills lesson from Ms.Brewster or Ms. Tiffee, Sierra School at Barrett’s social workers. Ms.Brewster led elementary classrooms in a lesson this week focused on gratitude. Students were given time to reflect on positive people, places, and things in their lives. Students then recorded some of these grounding memories [...]

212, 2019

Thanksgiving Feast 2019

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

High Road School of Wallingford High School hosted their annual Thanksgiving feast for students and their families. To prepare for the event, transition students bought materials for the rooms during the week and high school students set up the rooms and made decorations. They were very excited to welcome their family members, show them their hard work, and to share a meal with them. The menu consisted of roasted [...]

212, 2019

Blowing Away The Competition

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Branden has blown away the rest of his peers when it comes to his i-Ready results. Branden leads the school not only in login time, but also in lessons passed. Every day, Branden does not have to be reminded to get on his i-Ready and is usually the first one on the computer. Since the beginning of the school year, Branden has improved two grade levels in [...]

212, 2019

Spirit Week 2019

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Staff and students both participated in the school's spirit week. The most popular days seem to be "Pink Day" and Jersey Day. The High Road guys showed that real men can wear pink as we had more males in the building wear pink than females. Ms. Barnes did a wonderful job selecting different days that all the students could participate in. Our students were not only excited to dress [...]

212, 2019

Meeting with PG Police Department

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Prince George’s County|

Corporal Alexis Eason from the PG County Police Department, took time from her schedule to come and have a sit down with several students to show that all police aren't "bad cops that don't care", but it also gave our students a "safe space" and the opportunity to ask the questions that they normally wouldn't ask. Students were engaged and asked valid questions about experiences that they [...]

212, 2019

Workforce Development Cohort

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Prince George’s County|

The first 2019 Workforce Development Cohort has completed the essentials course at Prince George’s community College. The essentials courses consist of two classes: The Customer Service and Microsoft Word 1. Each class prepares students for entry level jobs that require customer services skills and the ability to create word and power point documents.Students completing the essentials course are now eligible to participate in specific internship opportunities developed [...]

212, 2019

Student Highlight – Makala A

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Prince George’s County, Maryland Landing Page|

Makala Allen is a 10th grade student at High Road Upper School and is currently enrolled in the Prince George’s Community College’s Workforce Development Program’s 15 hour Childcare Teacher’s Aide certification program. “I want to take childcare class because I like children and I enjoy watching children. I also want to learn to have patience. Children are very hard to deal with but I want to learn [...]

212, 2019

Visit to HRA Lanham’s Transition Fair

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Prince George’s County|

On November 15, 2019 students from High Road Upper School in Lanham participated in a Transition Services Fair which was hosted by the High Road Academy, also in Lanham. This was the second year that the Academy hosted the fair. The fair had representatives from various Maryland/DC agencies as well as representatives from Prince George's Community College Admissions and Vocational Program. The Representatives from Prince George’s Community [...]

212, 2019

Backpack Donations

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Prince George’s County, Maryland Landing Page|

The Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County donated back packs for students at the Upper and Lower schools this year. The backpacks will help the student get and stay organized and protect their items. We are very thankful for the Revenue Authority for being so gracious to donate supplies to our school! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

212, 2019

Student Success – Emanuel C.

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Prince George’s County, Maryland Landing Page|

Emanuel will be graduating in June 2020 from High Road Upper School. Emmanuel is interested in working with children when he graduates and is well on his way to following his dream after completing the childcare phase of the childcare Teacher’s aide certification program at Prince George’s Community College’s workforce development program. Next up for Emmanuel? The communication phase of the course and then an internship opportunity [...]

212, 2019

2nd Annual Transition Fair

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

From October 28- November 1, 2019, High Road Academy participated in a fall spirit week. Monday was pajama day, Tuesday was twin day, Wednesday was a wacky tacky day, Thursday was to wear your favorite costume/ trick or treat, and Friday was to wear your favorite sports team paraphernalia and carved pumpkins. Students and staff had a great time participating in every event. Students and staff demonstrated creativity and [...]

212, 2019

Fall Spirit Week

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

From October 28- November 1, 2019, High Road Academy participated in a fall spirit week. Monday was pajama day, Tuesday was twin day, Wednesday was a wacky tacky day, Thursday was to wear your favorite costume/ trick or treat, and Friday was to wear your favorite sports team paraphernalia and carved pumpkins. Students and staff had a great time participating in every event. Students and staff demonstrated creativity and [...]

212, 2019

Peg Writing Day

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County, Maryland Landing Page|

On Friday, November 1, 2019, Ms. Booze one of the elementary assistant teachers, assisted the students in completing Peg Writing. Every Friday these students must complete a writing assignment and type it on the computer. Peg Writing is a tool used in the classroom to help students plan, write and type a story. These students were prompted to write about their favorite season. The students are working [...]

212, 2019

Student Success – Jenyous B.

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County, Maryland Landing Page|

Jenyous Blair is a responsible, respectful, organized, and charismatic student. Jenyous has worked hard in the classroom. He encourages students to complete their assignments as well as being a helping hand. Jenyous has a school job where he must clean and restock the beverage station. Keep up the good work! Visit our website to learn more about High Road Academy [...]

212, 2019

Where Are They Now? Shayn Brown

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County, Maryland Landing Page|

Last year on June 15, 2019, Shayn Brown graduated from High Road Academy at PG Community College. While enrolled at High Road Academy, Shayn exemplified being a role model, showing manners, and being a great student. Shayn stated on graduation that he wanted to become a licensed cosmetologist. Next spring, Shayn will be attending Montgomery College to receive his license. Currently, he is trying to volunteer by [...]

212, 2019

Sharing Is Caring

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay, Ohio Landing Page|

The students in Miss Wittkofske's class talked all about sharing with other people and helped make Stone Soup to share with each other in class. The took turns putting in the ingredients and then enjoyed some soup as a class. The students said that it is nice to share with their friends! The also said that there is a hidden stone in the soup! The students had a [...]

212, 2019

2019 Thanksgiving Feast

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay, Ohio Landing Page|

The school enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal together to be thankful for the wonderful school year we have had so far! The students love getting to socialize with students in different classrooms and this is a great way for them to hangout with all of the students in the school! We hope all of our students and their families have a great Thanksgiving! [...]

212, 2019

Thanksgiving At BEST

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy|

On a daily basis, we find so many things to be grateful for at BEST Academy. There are a million small successes and moments of support and thoughtfulness. This time of year allows us to celebrate those moments with both staff and students more thoroughly. To kick off the season of gratitude, we held a family-style holiday feast for staff where we all shared our own unique traditions [...]

212, 2019

Professional Development: Caring for the Caregiver

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy|

Following our Thanksgiving Feast for staff, there was a Professional Development on “Caring for the Caregiver – Strategies for Managing Workplace Stress in a Caring Profession” facilitated by Alicia Berger Harriman from Stretch Pediatric Therapy and Creative Movement Studio. This highlighted recognizing small moments of joy, deep breathing and positive thoughts. One great suggesting was to practice deep breaths by “blowing out a candle” with a changing color [...]