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1201, 2021

Successful Transition: Derek’s Story

By |January 12th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego, Sierra Academy: San Diego: Spotlight, Success Story Landing Page|

Derek’s father explains in this video how his son was successful in his transition from Sierra School to the work force, due to Sierra School of San Diego’s Transition Skills Program. He says, “The transition from Sierra to his adult programs and activities was as smooth as we could have hoped for.” Derek participated in the Work Experience Program, a transition skills program funded by California’s WorkAbility I Program. [...]

1101, 2021

Virtual Career Fair

By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Join High Road School of Cecil County & The High Road School of Delaware as we welcome professionals from varying careers and trades to speak with our students about their futures! The Virtual Career Fair will be held on January 15, 2021 via Zoom. Please see the flyer to the left for the meeting ID and password. We hope to see you there! Learn more about our [...]

601, 2021

Mentally Healthy Winter Season

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

Winter can be a dreary time, and time off of school can be a difficult transition. As we all know, being in a pandemic and continuously handling the stressors from the pandemic only adds to our usual winter blues. Right now, more than ever, our mental health is extremely important! Below are some ways to keep your mental space happy and healthy during winter break, and the winter months! [...]

601, 2021

Mr. Maxi: Intrinsically Kind

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

High Road School of Massachusetts staff chose Mr. Maxi as our December staff of the month! Mr. Maxi always has a kind word for others and is attentive to the needs of all students and staff. Several staff commented that Mr. Maxi is always present and on time for work with a smile on his face, ready for each day. Recently, Mr. Maxi has helped our [...]

601, 2021

Tynan: a Respectful and Good Mentor

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School of Massachusetts: Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

In December, High Road School of Massachusetts staff chose Tynan as our student of the month! Tynan took on a mentor role with a student from another class, welcoming him to High Road and spending his lunches getting to know our new student. Every morning, Tynan comes to school full of positivity and a compliment for each person he greets. His teacher, Ms. Strong, nominated him [...]

501, 2021

Sierra School of East Valley Opens

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Sierra School of East Valley, Sierra School of East Valley: Spotlight|

We're excited to announce that Sierra School of East Valley is open and enrolling students in grades K-12 with special needs, including emotional disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and intellectual developmental delays. “The school is a much-needed resource in the area and will serve multiple districts. This is a nurturing environment where our dedicated teachers help students achieve their most successful lives,” said Loni Kirk, the school’s director. Sierra School of [...]

401, 2021

New Sierra School in San Bernandino Market Provides Needed Community Resource for Students with Special Needs

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

School Marks Eighth California SESI Location COLTON, Calif., Jan 04, 2021 —  Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the opening of the Sierra School of East Valley (1325 E. Cooley Drive, 2nd Floor, Colton, CA). The new school marks the eighth Sierra School [...]

401, 2021

New Sierra School in San Bernandino Market Provides Needed Community Resource for Students with Special Needs

By |January 4th, 2021|Categories: Press Release, Press Releases & Announcements|

School Marks Eighth California SESI Location COLTON, Calif., Jan 04, 2021 —  Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the opening of the Sierra School of East Valley (1325 E. Cooley Drive, 2nd Floor, Colton, CA). The new school marks the eighth Sierra School [...]

3112, 2020

SentiMINTal Sweets

By |December 31st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

What a great year to show our appreciation for our district stakeholders! Many of our students were eager to help create the district boxes filled with candy, hot chocolate, tea, a handmade coaster, and a thank you letter. Students were even able to decorate the boxes with holiday fun designs such as a Christmas tree, Santa’s sleigh or a smiley [...]

2912, 2020

Ms. Crews’ Collaborative Approach

By |December 29th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Allie Crews is a new addition to the High Road team for the 2020-2021 school year and has proved to be a collaborative and positive member of the team. Allie works in the newest in-district classroom where she uses her collaborative approach to problem-solve all aspects of her classroom. She has taken on this challenging year as a new educator head-on and has supported her students and staff by [...]

2812, 2020

Meet Our B.E.S.T. Team!

By |December 28th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra School of San Diego is excited to introduce their Broad-Based Educational Services & Therapies (B.E.S.T.) Model. The B.E.S.T. Model serves students with a range of development disabilities that impact functional communication and social skills: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome, and others. Our proprietary Verbal Behavior Programming utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies to improve language based social and leisure skills, build [...]

2312, 2020

Sleigh Bells Are Ringing!

By |December 23rd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Santa visited High Road School of Cecil County to bring some holiday cheer to our students and their families! It was great to see all of our families who were able to come to celebrate the holidays with us before winter break. We hope that everyone enjoys a well-deserved break! Learn more about our school today. [...]

2212, 2020

15 Days of High Road Winter

By |December 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Join the High Road School of Cecil County staff as they share holiday traditions from their family to yours! Day 1: Salt Dough Ornaments with Mrs. Jen https://youtu.be/hSDmW8behCI Day 2: Caroling with Mr. Marc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDJO7bGmoNc&feature=youtu.be Day 3: Jokes with Mrs. Brittany, Nala & Max https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPjsom77dIQ&feature=youtu.be Day 4: Magic Tricks with Mr. Lou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I6Hli03CBI&t=1s Day 5: Snow Globes with Mrs. Brittany https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6-H0ECSTOY&feature=youtu.be Day 6: Cheesecakes with Ms. Jen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WMlACdLiWg&feature=youtu.be Day [...]

2112, 2020

Sierra School of San Diego Explains Why They May Be A Good Fit For Your Special Needs Child

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: In the News, Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra School of San Diego (formerly Sierra Academy & Springall Academy) provides an intensive, structured, individualized special education program aimed at strengthening each student’s academic and organizational skills, social and emotional abilities, sense of responsibility, job skills, and self-esteem. Sierra School of San Diego’s goal is to get its students to the point where they can successfully reenter “mainstream” schools and the community. All students are encouraged, nurtured, respected, [...]

1812, 2020

A Gift for a Child in Need

By |December 18th, 2020|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School of Massachusetts: Spotlight|

This month the High Road School of Massachusetts raised funds to purchase a gift for 8-year-old Michael, who is in DCF custody this holiday season. Students were able to donate money from their school store accounts toward our goal. After announcing this initiative, our students helped us meet our goal in one day! In Ms. Costa's class, 12th grade student Nick said he donated "to [...]

1712, 2020

During Pandemic, Special Education Teacher Learns from Students

By |December 17th, 2020|Categories: In the News, Sierra Academy: San Diego|

The San Diego Union-Tribune spotlighted commentary from Melissa Rivera, special education teacher at Sierra School of San Diego. Rivera shares how her special education students taught her during the COVID-19 pandemic. With special education, teachers adapt to the students instead of making the students adapt to the curriculum. Seeing my students helps me personally through this trying time. Their excitement and determination to try their best with following an [...]

1512, 2020

Fingerprinting Activity with Officer Connor

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School of Massachusetts: Spotlight|

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Officer Connor of the East Bridgewater Police Department joined our 11-12th grade class to teach a fingerprinting class! Using a PowerPoint and activity, Officer Connor demonstrated how and why fingerprints are taken, and what they can be used for by police. Our students had a blast using the kit to take their own fingerprints from their hands [...]

1512, 2020

Christian’s Impressive Engagement

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

The staff at High Road have been impressed with Christian’s engagement while participating in distance learning. He holds himself accountable for logging-in for his scheduled Zoom and Google classroom sessions with the teacher and teacher's assistant. He is patient when technology isn’t cooperating, and he has done an excellent job expressing his frustrations appropriately! Christian, keep up the amazing work! Learn more about our school today. [...]

1512, 2020

Kenyon: Exemplary, with a Smile

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School), High Road School: WallingfordCT HS: Spotlight|

Since moving from our Primary school to High School, Kenyon has been an exemplary student. He is friendly, helpful, and understanding of his peers. He is polite, respectful, and courteous to staff. Always giving a smile and saying “Hi!”, Kenyon has recently become a Gold student. He has done excellent handling all of the responsibilities that come along with that title. He is extremely proud of his accomplishment [...]

1512, 2020

Amazing Support

By |December 15th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

For the month of November, Ms. Rock has done an amazing job with supporting not only her 1:1 but other students within the classroom. She has been flexible in her role as a 1:1 and teacher assistant. Ms. Rock has worked to improve her integration of technology in order to help her students access their education. She has supported the teacher and her team through constant communication to [...]

1412, 2020

Let Our Virtual Choir Brighten Your Holiday!

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: California Landing Page, Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra School of San Diego has been running a virtual choir via our Distance Learning Program.  Students meet 1-2 times per week with our choir teachers, Mr. Damian and Ms. Cat.  They sing their hearts out.  Mr. Damian plays the guitar and Ms. Cat is working on a drum line performance. Please take a look at the students performing solos of "Better When I'm Dancin'."  It is sure to [...]

1012, 2020

Gilbert Gives Again

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Sierra Gilbert|

The staff at Sierra School of Gilbert "made the magic happen" again this year. Collectively, these amazing educators and service providers fulfilled all the wishes for 15 kids who will be spending the holidays in foster care. The positive impact we can have on the lives of other people drives our spirit of giving! Learn more about our school today.

812, 2020

A Bright Future: Patrick’s Story

By |December 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Insight on How High Road School Helped Give My Son a Bright Future by Katrina, mother of Patrick Years ago, Patrick really struggled with a transition to his elementary school – the self-contained classrooms, the lockers, changing classrooms and teachers, plus increased academic demands. He experienced a particularly difficult time in sixth grade with expressive language. His behavior often escalated, and – unable to express that he [...]

412, 2020

Savannah’s Amazing Growth

By |December 4th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

High Road School of Wright City is proud to recognize Savannah as our November Student of the Month. Savannah is a GOLD student in High Road’s Academic 3 classroom. Ms. Forrest shares that in the month of November, Savannah has shown HUGE growth academically. Savannah not only participates in hybrid and in person instruction; Savannah consistently completes her assignments. Savannah is dependable and always willing to offer a helping [...]

212, 2020

Connecting With Our Students

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

This month we have focused on engaging our students in meaningful ways, and reconnecting on and offline. Our director, Jenny Bisha, spearheaded a gift bag project for all of our students. The gift bag includes notebooks, pencils, treats, fun books, and a book that will be included for a novel study all wrapped up in a nylon backpack. Teachers and social workers worked together this week to drop them [...]

212, 2020

An Indispensable Staff Member

By |December 2nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Michael Goodrich has been an indispensable member of the team this month. Michael has always been available and ready to handle all COVID medical-related issues as well as making sure the school is in compliance with all state and town regulations due to the Pandemic. He is always willing to check students and staff to ensure that everyone on the Wallingford Campus is safe and healthy. [...]

112, 2020

Pen Pals

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

A pandemic and social distancing hasn't stopped students in Hamden's K-3 classroom from making new friends this school year! Students have learned how to write a friendly letter and have been making progress towards different writing and language standards, like using commas in greetings and closings of letters. They started writing letters to their pen pals at High Road School of Fairfield County in October. After writing their first [...]

112, 2020

Celebrating Kindness

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Everyday should be kindness day, however, world kindness week at High Road School of Hartford Primary was from November 9-13th. The culmination was World Kindness Day on November 13th. Those who participate try to make their communities a better place by promoting good deeds and showing acts of kindness. To celebrate world kindness week at our school, we celebrated by playing kindness bingo and creating kindness clouds. For Kindness Bingo, [...]

112, 2020

Community Outreach

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Our students are hard at work making greeting cards for residents of an assisted living facility. As a result of COVID cases rising again, the residents are back on lockdown; unable to leave their rooms or see family. The students at High Road School made and sent them beautiful, thoughtful cards to cheer them up! Learn more about our [...]

112, 2020

Activity For Kindness

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

While we entered into virtual school for two weeks, Even though it was a new and sometimes tough experience for staff and students, we got through the two weeks as a team and ended it with a World Kindness Day activity. Our school’s education director, Miss. Lindsey led several activities during this week. The students loved the idea of this, and everyone took part! We started our Zoom dressed in [...]

112, 2020

Thanksgiving To-Go

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Since we couldn't hold our annual Thanksgiving Feast this school year, we brought the feast to our families. Staff worked to put together holiday meal packages, and students helped make gift tags for each package. We delivered the meals to families the weekend before Thanksgiving. Students also made Turkey Leaf Luminaries as centerpieces to bring home for their dinner table! [...]

112, 2020

Ty: A Positive and Persevering Student

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Our September Student of the Month is Ty, who has worked diligently since his arrival at Sierra! Given the setting and new protocols we have introduced this year, he has worked extra hard to adapt. Ty is on his second academic year here at Sierra; he has shown great effort, always has a positive attitude, and shows true perseverance! Congratulations, Ty! Visit [...]

112, 2020

Mrs. Arnold: A Stalwart Example for September

By |December 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Our September Staff of the Month is Mrs. Arnold, who has been a teacher here at Sierra for 3 years. As the teacher of our BEST model classroom, she has dutifully served her students and colleagues as a leader and role model. Her willingness to adapt and forge new paths for her students makes her a stalwart example for our school. She faithfully models what a [...]

3011, 2020

Everyone’s Excited For Our Science Fair

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Ms. Colleen got us all ready for our big day. October 28th 2020 our kids were eagerly waiting for. Our elementary class has used their science time to build houses for our class pet Squirmle. They’ve learned what it means to be an engineer; solving problems and creating solutions to those problems. They have been getting ready by studying flashcards and trying to remember what to say on our [...]

3011, 2020

November Golden Teacher of The Month

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Mrs. Allyson was nominated by the directors of the High Road School of Cecil County as the “Golden Teacher” of the month. Since the start of the school year, Mrs. Allyson has collaborated with the marketing team to keep the school website updated with new and fun pieces such as the student of the month, the staff of the month, and other fun events that occur within the school building. [...]

3011, 2020

November Staff of the Month

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Ms. Britney has stepped up as a leader within her classroom this year. She brings enthusiasm and support to both her teaching team and students every day. Recently, Ms. Britney arose for the challenge of ensuring her classroom ran smoothly and efficiently while Mr. Malcolm was out of the building. She shows great passion whenever she teaches science and works with students to ensure they understand the material. Ms. [...]

3011, 2020

A Pie To The Face

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

At the end of every month, students have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets with their leftover CASE CA$H. The raffle is an opportunity for students to earn fun and exciting incentives with their leftover CASE CA$H so they do not feel like all of their hard work went to waste at the end of the month when their accounts reset. At the end of October, the raffle was [...]

3011, 2020

Student of the Month – Bradley P.

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Bradley has done a great job turning around his behavior and academics from the start of the school year. Bradley now regularly attends all of his classes via Zoom and is always happy to participate. Bradley was one of the first students to go back to in-person learning and he did so with a seamless transition. Bradley has impressed his teachers with his adaptability and flexibility with every transition [...]

3011, 2020

The “Perfect Fit” for Mr. Tyler

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Mr. Tyler is a new addition to the High Road team; however, it feels like he has been a part of the team for quite some time. From his very first day at High Roads, Mr. Tyler adapted to our school culture, academics, behavior management, and our students. Mr. Tyler has already proved his passion and dedication to his students by creating interactive lessons where he will sometimes even [...]

3011, 2020

Putting The Students First

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Michael Cunha - TeacherMichael Cunha has been a teacher at the High Road School of Cecil County since 2015. Prior to joining the High Road team, Mr. Mike worked in banking, as well as in the restaurant industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University and has since completed graduate work in special education at Wilmington University while earning a Maryland teaching certificate. Mr. Mike prioritizes the [...]

3011, 2020

Ron’s Hard Work & Dedication

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Ron has been doing an excellent job with distance learning. He is engaged, participates in class discussions regularly, completes his work in a timely manner, and always attends his Zoom classes! Ron recently participated in the Virtual Art Exhibit where he showcased his favorite piece of artwork for the entire school. Ms. Morgan is super proud of all of Ron’s hard work and dedication to turning around his grades from [...]

3011, 2020

Ms. Morgan is Stepping Out of Her Comfort Zone

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Ms. Morgan is stepping out of her comfort zone and trying new things. She is always on time with her documentation and she has been offering to support in any way she can. Morgan has done amazing with all of the transitions that have occurred this year, going back and forth between in-person learning and virtual learning has never phased her. Morgan will be stepping into a new role soon [...]

3011, 2020

Thank You Cory

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Cory has done an amazing job developing a positive rapport with all of the kids in the elementary room this year, virtually and in-person. Cory has been flexible, adaptable, and has taken on every challenge this school year with a positive attitude. Cory is an incredible asset to the elementary classroom. Mrs. Allyson and her students are very appreciative of Cory's hard work and dedication to their classroom. [...]

3011, 2020

Thanksgiving Food Donations For Students & Parents

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: PATH Academy, PATH Academy Spotlight|

The Zeta Nu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated donated 75 Food Boxes to the Families of the students of PATH Academy on November 17, 2020. Parents came to the school to receive the food items donated. Thank you so much to everyone involved, our families greatly appreciated the generosity. Learn more [...]

3011, 2020

Cecil Gives Thanks!

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

The High Road team did not let COVID hold us back from hosting our annual Thanksgiving event! Staff gathered on Monday morning to prepare the meals for our students and their families. Instead of hosting an in-person event, the Cecil staff created a drive-thru meal pick-up for all of our students and their families! We are grateful for our community and hope that all of our students and their families [...]

3011, 2020

Jacob Adds Joy to the Classroom

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Windham County|

October Student of the Month Jacob recently began at High Road School of Windham County, transferring from our New London school. His transition to his new school has been flawless. His teacher Ms. Marcille states “Jacob loves his teacher Ms. B and his TAs, as well as Ms. Ulrich." Jacob thinks his teacher is the funniest person he knows and she feels the same about him!  HIs teacher added, "He [...]

2511, 2020

Giving Back for Thanksgiving

By |November 25th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Before High Road School of Wallingford High School left for the Thanksgiving Holiday, the students and the staff got together and did the "Jean for Beans" Holiday food and can drive. Students were allowed to dress down and staff were allowed to wear jeans for every day that they brought two (2) nonperishables and canned food items. All of the donated food was packed up and brought to Master’s [...]

2511, 2020

Festive Thanksgiving Fun

By |November 25th, 2020|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts|

Thanksgiving Week was full of treats for our High Road students! Our Education Director, Jill Hunt, provided sweet treats for our students alongside their Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. In Ms. Strong’s classroom, our students created unique picture frames to hold their family memories of the holiday. Learn more about High Road School [...]

2411, 2020

Student Engagement Improves!

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

When a student in our BEST model program struggled with behavioral challenges related to virtual learning, our team stepped in, and engaged with the student’s mother. Tara Chander, Associate Director, and the teacher met with the mother once per week via Zoom to help her learn how she could work with her son more effectively. We guided the mother in setting up a dedicated workstation for him to learn [...]

2411, 2020

Trick or Treat from 6 Feet!

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

Our school held a special Halloween event: Trick or Treat from 6 Feet! Volunteer staff ran the event an asynchronous learning day, and parents brought students and their siblings, and we gave them pre-made bags of candy. Students showed off their costumes and see their peers in person from 6 feet apart – something that many of them had not done since March! Learn more about our [...]

2411, 2020

Thanksgiving Community Care Packages

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

Our families were invited to come to the school for a contactless pickup of a Thanksgiving Meal care package of donations from staff. Each care package included stuffing, veggies, desserts, apple cider, and of course a 15-pound Butterball Turkey made available by Safeway Food Mark in Severna Park at a steep discount. Many turkeys were unavailable for bulk order due to shortages, so this was a major asset to [...]

2111, 2020

World Kindness Day

By |November 21st, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

To celebrate World Kindness Day, our Hamden students shared ways to be kind and sprinkled kindness everywhere, in school and at home. All week, each classroom participated in a kindness challenge! Teachers passed out kindness challenge cards at the start of the week with different random acts of kindness on each card. Students turned them in as they completed challenges. For homework, students worked to fill in their Kindness Challenge [...]

2011, 2020

Mallory’s Making Tremendous Progress

By |November 20th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom, Hamden Intensive Support Classroom Spotlight|

Mallory was selected for the student of the month for the month of November. She worked incredibly hard to reach Blue level this month and continues to work hard maintaining it! Mallory always puts her best effort into her academics and is willing to ask for help when needed. Mallory has done a great job of modeling acceptable and appropriate behavior and good work habits. This past month Mallory [...]

2011, 2020

Meet Lou Guertin

By |November 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Lou Guertin – High Road & IDC Program Director In 2004, I first started my career as a Teacher in Wilmington, Delaware. Once the original school in Cecil was built, I taught here for 3 years. During this time, our school grew from 30 students to 67 students, and we needed to split the schools to accommodate for space. From here, I went to build out our new site [...]

2011, 2020

Meet Bubbles the Fish

By |November 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

The BEST Model Classroom adopted a new class pet this month for the beginning of the new school year. The classroom pet will help with many aspects of the BEST Model classroom such as life skill classes, behavior management, and calm down strategies. The students in the BEST Model classroom will spend the next few weeks learning about the specifics for taking care of their new Beta fish, Bubbles. [...]

2011, 2020

Honoring Our Veterans

By |November 20th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

On November 11th, our students came to school dressed in red, white and blue to honor our Veterans and learn about the history of Veterans Day. Earlier in the week, students created American flags with a silhouette of a soldier to display in our hallway. In the morning, students attended Dunbar Hill's Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony and recognized service families from the Dunbar Hill Community, including U.S. Veteran Mr. Morgan, [...]

1911, 2020

A Thanksgiving For All

By |November 19th, 2020|Categories: Capital Academy|

Capital Academy held a Thanksgiving dinner for all students November 19th. Staff prepared all food which consisted of the necessities: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and baked mac & cheese. All were grateful and satisfied! Learn more about our school today.

1711, 2020

A Blank Canvas

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

The students' favorite end of the day fun activity was decorating T-SHIRTS (or earning ice cream and popsicles for a fun extra treat). Student were given a t-shirt and markers to decorate. Some students drew elaborate pictures using the whole area, and some students needed to finish for a second day as they were having too much fun! Here are some [...]

1711, 2020

It Takes a Village

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Special thanks to Mr. Cox and Mr. Thorpe who spent an afternoon tie-dying specially-made High Road masks for our district partners. Our thank you gifts for the beginning of this year included a mask, mints, hand sanitizer and a thank you note. Thank you to all of our school stakeholders. You are important to us. Please stay healthy and happy. Learn more about our school today. [...]

1711, 2020

Picture Day Preview

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

In preparation for the end of the school year, we are already beginning to think about our yearbook. This October 22nd was High Road School of Wallingford Primary’s Picture Day! Students took photos for our annual yearbook. Students expressed themselves with matching tops and special hats, special necklaces and fancy dresses! Students are already excited to know when they will receive the yearbook. Here [...]

1711, 2020

Staff of the Month: Mrs. Rey

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

High Road School’s staff of the month is Mrs. Rey! Mrs. Rey is one of the more veteran staff members we have. Staff voted for Mrs. Rey because of her amazing ability to engage her students. Staff appreciate her consistency to our school model too! “Mrs. Rey’s lessons are creative, fun and she always goes above and beyond especially with our remote learning. Staff respect her and I [...]

1611, 2020

Special Education Services, Inc. Strengthens West Coast Team With Appointment of Dr. Grace Losada to Regional Vice President, California

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Press Release, Press Releases & Announcements|

Special Education Advocate and Leader Brings More Than 20 Years’ Experience to Company SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2020 — Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the appointment of Grace Losada, Ed.D. to regional vice president for California. In this role, Losada is [...]

1611, 2020

Annalise Is A Superstar!

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle), High Road School: Wallingford Primary Middle: Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Annalise is our second student of the month for the 2020-2021 school year! She is one of our second-grade superstars. Staff who voted for Annalise say she is kind and demonstrates positive behaviors. She is on one of the highest-level colors, Blue. Annalise has done a wonderful job adjusting back to school in our unique school year. “Annalise works hard, and her personality brightens up the room.” - [...]

1611, 2020

Spooky Spirit Week

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Students in Hamden's Intensive Support Classrooms participated in a spooky spirit week during the last week of October--even on our virtual learning day! When students logged in Monday morning, they showed their blue or green on the screen representing Team Sully or Team Mike from Monsters Inc. We styled our hair silly for Trolls Tuesday and wore hats on Witch and Wizard Wednesday. No tricks on Thursday, only treats [...]

1511, 2020

Student & Staff of November

By |November 15th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Our spotlight student for November is Waylon, Waylon is fairly new to our school and has truly been a great addition to our school, as his classroom specifically! Waylon enjoys everything about cars, and his knowledge of cars is astounding. He lives on a farm and says his favorite part of living on the farm is all of the classical cars! Our spotlight staff for November is Mr. Young, Mr. [...]

1511, 2020

Giving Thanks At The Hive

By |November 15th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Sandy Hill has a lot to be thankful for this month. We are getting into the swing of things with virtual learning and we are so pleased with the way our students are doing. They are doing so great logging on to Google Meet. We have faced our fair share of technology problems this month, but we always get through it and the students are communicating when they [...]

1411, 2020

Student Of The Month: Marquita

By |November 14th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Proud to announce our student of the month Marquita. She’s been such a joy to have at our school. She’s in our high school class and this month Marquita has made a lot of progress. She has entered the school year with high spirits thus far and has been doing amazing. She demonstrates good communication and great problem –solving all month. She’s always in school and doesn’t let anything [...]

1411, 2020

Staff Of The Month: Ms. Luciano

By |November 14th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Our staff of the month is both a 1:1 at our school as well as our Incident report coordinator. Ms. Luciano is always eager to learn new tasks. She conquers anything that comes her way and is always willing to lend a helping hand. She brings nothing but positivity to our team. She’s great with her 1:1 and trying to get her involved in classroom [...]

1311, 2020

Expanded Services With Adult Day Program

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Press Release, Press Releases & Announcements|

Focus on Purposeful Activities and Enhancing Daily Living Skills for Young Adults 18-26 Who Are Exiting School Services GILBERT, Ariz., Nov. 12, 2020 — Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports, announced the opening of its Adult Day Program (DTA) at the Sierra School of Gilbert. The program, which serves young adults (ages 18-26) with developmental [...]

1311, 2020

Semaj’s Hard Work

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Semaj is a hard-working student who joined our class this Fall. Although he has been participating virtually, he has fully embraced our classroom community. Semaj arrives to class early every morning with a kind greeting and friendly conversation for his teachers and classmates. He ensures he is prepared for his class work and always puts forth his best effort. He is eager to participate in class, encourage classmates and [...]

1311, 2020

World Kindness Day

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Windham County|

World Kindness Day at High Road School of Windham County World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself and to the world. World Kindness Day is an international holiday that is observed in many countries celebrated on November 13 every year. World Kindness day began in 1998 to build a kinder and more compassionate world. The purpose of [...]

1211, 2020

Real Impact with Mrs. Burgos

By |November 12th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

What impact has Mrs. Burgos had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mrs. Burgos comes to work each day happy and willing to take on any task. She worked quickly to get to know our schoolwide model, her colleagues and most importantly the students in her classroom, asking important questions and taking initiative. Her calm and caring demeanor has comforted students and helped them adjust to a [...]

1111, 2020

Thank You For Your Service

By |November 11th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Students and staff, within the various programs at the High Road School of Cecil County, took time to remember and thank all of the Veterans within our community for Veterans Day. Cards, letters, and pictures were delivered to Perry Point VA Medical Center in Perry Point, MD. Thank you to all of our veterans for their service! Learn more about [...]

1111, 2020

Mrs. Lisa Passion for Teaching

By |November 11th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Mrs. Lisa is one of our teaching assistants with the Cecil Alternative Program. She has taught social studies for the last year with a rambunctious group of middle and high school students. Mrs. Lisa is passionate about teaching social studies as it is her favorite subject. Recently, Mrs. Lisa decided to go back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in history so she can further grow with SESI. [...]

1011, 2020

Welcome, Mr. Malcolm!

By |November 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Mr. Malcolm is a new addition to our High Road family this year. He has done an excellent job taking on his new role as a teacher. So far, there has not been one task too daunting for Mr. Malcolm. Additionally, Mr. Malcolm is energetic and has a positive energy that is infectious for all students and staff that work with him. Mr. Malcolm takes the time to get [...]

811, 2020

Evan is a Model Student

By |November 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Evan is new to High Road School this year and he has done an amazing job adjusting to our program and school culture. Evan completes all of his assignments and never misses a Zoom class. Evan actively participates in Zoom sessions with class discussions and answering questions. Evan is a true representation of a model High Road student. Learn more about our school today. [...]

711, 2020

We’re Proud of Cylis

By |November 7th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Mr. Dusan has said that Cylis is off to a great start this school year! He is completing all of his assignments, attending all of his classes, and turning in his work in a timely manner. Cylis’ favorite classes are art, science, and math. Additionally, Cylis enjoys participating in class discussions, especially when it is about a topic he has an interest in. Cylis loves earning CASE cash and [...]

611, 2020

Welcome Back, Mr. Lou!

By |November 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

In 2004, I first started my career as a Teacher in Wilmington, Delaware. Once the original school in Cecil was built, I taught here for 3 years. During this time, our school grew from 30 students to 67 students, and we needed to split the schools to accommodate for space. From here, I went to build out our new site in Perryville, MD in 2007. After becoming the [...]

511, 2020

Victoria Is An Invaluable Team Member

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Victoria joined the High Road team at the start of the school year and has already proven to be an invaluable member to the team. As a first year teacher, Ms. Victoria took on two classes at one time! Victoria is a team player and is always willing to go above and beyond for her co-workers and students. Victoria has learned quickly in her new role and already embodies [...]

511, 2020

Caitlin Is An Awesome Mentor

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Caitlin has been doing an awesome job mentoring all of CAP as she is helping several new teachers stay on track! She always answers any and all questions and has been teaching us how to do everything from IEPs to progress meetings. Caitlin has been an invaluable resource for all CAP staff! Learn more about our school today.

511, 2020

Levi’s Improved Engagement

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Levi has been attending all of his Zoom sessions and showing great improvement with engagement. Levi loves earning Baby Shark for rewards upon the completion of class. Levi has started vocalizing his wants and needs more with his teachers and parents. Levi loves playing games and listening to music with his peers and has developed meaningful relationships with the other students in his class. Learn more about [...]

511, 2020

Candace Is Making Great Strides

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Candace has entered this school year with great strides to apply herself with every challenge she is given. Candace is a role model in her classroom with perfect attendance and by displaying leadership and guidance to her fellow classmates. Candace consistently offers encouraging words and bright spirits that are contagious to the students around her. She is always a pleasure to have in class and always puts forth her [...]

511, 2020

Starting the Year Strong With Nicolai

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Nicolai has started the school year off strong! He is regularly attending classes on Zoom and completing all of his assignments. Mr. Malcolm expressed that Nicolai was an invaluable asset to their classroom. Mr. Malcolm said that Nicolai completes his assignments with thoughtfulness and in a timely manner. Nicolai engages frequently in classroom discussions and is always willing to assist struggling students with their work. After completing a government [...]

511, 2020

Congratulations Noah!

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Noah has done an exceptional job tackling distance learning. Noah attends all of his scheduled Zoom meetings, he participates in class, and completes all of his independent work that is assigned in a timely manner. Mrs. Allyson is impressed with Noah’s accountability for his schoolwork, and his time-management skills. Lastly, she is proud of Noah’s positive attitude. He frequently cheers on his peers and will congratulate them on a [...]

411, 2020

A New Tradition for Tough Times

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Fall Festival is a newly established tradition this year. The Sierra community came together to establish this tradition to celebrate the opportunity to physically be in school, and remain healthy and safe simultaneously. We want to remind our students and staff that times are tough, but as a team, we can get through it together [...]

411, 2020

Fall Speech Fun!

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Fall Fun in Speech-Language Therapy, by Paige Canty, M.A., CCC-SLP This month in speech-language therapy, our students explored the fall season through project and literature-based intervention! Students enjoyed working on the skills of vocabulary development, following complex directions, oral narration, listening comprehension and pragmatics through activities like making chocolate caramel apples and designing our own spooky monsters.  These types of hands-on activities embed [...]

411, 2020

Virtual Art Exhibit

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

The virtual art exhibit was a showcase of our High Road students' different artistic talents. The art exhibit was open to all students who were interested in participating. Students were encouraged to submit their favorite piece of art in any media they chose. We hosted the event virtually on November 20th during our CASE Friday celebration via Zoom. During the event the students and staff who attended the virtual art [...]

411, 2020

Virtual and In-Person Learning

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Here at Choptank, we jumped right into the challenge of teaching virtually and utilized every strategy we could think of. Students enjoyed virtual Fun Friday’s by playing virtual hide and seek, guess the Disney Character, guess the movie title based on emojis, and just catching up with one another! Students adapted well to virtual learning. Students enjoyed the virtual manipulatives for math and teachers reading the anthology to them. [...]

311, 2020

Amazing Things Will Happen Here

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

We were anxiously waiting for our reopening and we are happy to be back! While using our new Covid-19 precautions we still made it a great first day! Entering the school, students and staff were greeted by our Director, Ms. Lindsey.   Everyone entering school had to have their face mask on as well as get their temperature taken, but this didn’t stop us from smiling and being happy to [...]

111, 2020

Mr. Cody is an Exceptional Mentor

By |November 1st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Mr. Cody has seamlessly transitioned into his new position as the Cherry Hill IDC Site Supervisor. Mr. Cody is passionate about the success of his students, and the people who work alongside him. He has done an excellent job forming relationships with the staff, students, and the parents that he works with. Mr. Cody is an exceptional mentor and has gone above and beyond to ensure that new staff [...]

3110, 2020

Ms. Lewis Goes “Above and Beyond”

By |October 31st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

According to her peers, Ms. Lewis always goes above and beyond. She always supports staff and students when needed. She makes great connections with the students and utilizes the CASE language like a rock star! She makes balancing many roles look easy and she is always positive in the classroom! Learn more about our school today.

3110, 2020

Landin’s Adaptability

By |October 31st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

High Road School of Wright City is proud to recognize Landin as our October Student of the Month. Landin has shown great adaptability throughout the month of October by being able to adjust to new challenges within his classroom and via High Road’s hybrid model. Landin has taken initiative to stay on top of his own assignments, complete quality work, and hands his assignments in on time. When interacting [...]

3010, 2020

One Creative Week in Fall…

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Mrs. Rey, our staff member of the month, used her creative skills by coordinating a week of Halloween and fall activities - complete with fun music and glow sticks. The students participated in a pumpkin scavenger hunt and staff could not wait to play, too! Students played carnival games such as throw the ring on the octopus and knock down cans, dressed as characters [...]

3010, 2020

Mr. Blanton: Strong Support

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Mr. Blanton has been with the High Road team for 10 years. He is a team player and willing to help in any capacity, including sharing his experience with staff. He has fulfilled many roles such as 1:1, teaching assistant, and other necessary roles. He goes beyond supporting the students in their academics, taking time to build rapport with students in all classrooms. Mr. Blanton is a quiet [...]

3010, 2020

Student Spotlight

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Juliana was selected for student of the month for the month of October 2020. She has worked incredibly hard to remain on Blue level the entire month! She has remained on Blue level since the beginning of the school year by staying focused on herself and showing a great deal of persistence. She has motivated peers to do the same, always encouraging her classmates to stay on task and do [...]

3010, 2020

Ni’zhi is September’s Superstar

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Ni'zhi started at High Road in February 2020. This year, as a 9 year old 3rd grader, he has been a model student. Ni’zhi has been completing his work, helping peers, and displaying good sportsmanship during recess time. He is a hardworking young man, who respects his peers and staff. Let's keep up the good work Ni'zhi! "Ni'zhi has shown a tremendous amount of growth since starting at [...]

3010, 2020

A “Perfect Fit” for Christopher

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego, Springall Academy, Uncategorized|

Insight from a Mom on the Impact of Sierra School on Her Son and Familyby Cynthia, mother of Christopher Sierra Schools of San Diego became my son Christopher’s home away from home very quickly when he began attending school here in the summer of 2019. Christopher has autism and has trouble regulating his emotions. From 4th through 7th grade, Christopher would have violent outbursts and hurt other students [...]

3010, 2020

Jerome: Growing into Leadership

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School), High Road School: WallingfordCT HS: Spotlight|

Jerome Lindsey has done an outstanding job since the beginning of the school year. He is currently applying for the Gold level. Last year, Jerome went for a student who would sleep most of the day; when awake, he would refuse to engage in his academics, achieving only the Yellow level. This year Jerome has made dramatic changes -  now an exemplar student, he has grown into a [...]

2710, 2020

Sierra Academy and Springall Academy Merge to Form Sierra School of San Diego

By |October 27th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Move Provides More Opportunities to Educate and Care for Students with Special Needs SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27, 2020 — Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced its Sierra Academy and Springall Academy will merge to form the Sierra School of [...]

2710, 2020

Return to school helps East Bridgewater students with disabilities succeed after remote learning

By |October 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School of Massachusetts: Spotlight, In the News|

After months of remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, the High Road School of Massachusetts wanted to ensure a return to full in-person classes to best serve its students with disabilities especially struggling with attending school virtually. Unlike other schools around the area that have taken on a hybrid mix of in-person instruction and virtual learning upon return to school for the 2020-2021 school year, or chosen to [...]

2410, 2020

Ms. Searles: Making Connections

By |October 24th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Hamden couldn’t be more excited to welcome Ms. Searles to the team this school year as she begins her Special Education teaching career! Ms. Searles took over the role of our K-3 classroom teacher and has worked quickly to build positive relationships with each and every one of our students. From her classroom décor to her detailed and creative lesson plans, she has created a nurturing, positive environment where [...]

2310, 2020

Pink Out!

By |October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Students in Hamden's in-district classrooms learned about why we wear pink in October. All week we wore pink to bring awareness to the disease and raised funds to help with research, prevention, and treatment. We also learned that in 1992 the pink ribbon officially became the symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness, so for art we decorated ribbons to hang in the school to honor and support those fighting breast [...]

1610, 2020

Mr. Storniolo’s Cooking Class

By |October 16th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

In Mr. Storniolo’s class, we have been coming up with creative ways to continue our weekly cooking projects. Set up like a live cooking show, the students are able to follow along with Mr. Storniolo’s instructions. Each of the students is given the list of ingredients in advance, and are able to make the recipe alongside the staff via Zoom. One of the more popular recipes we have [...]

1510, 2020

Corny Joke Winner Announced

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

Recently, our very own student Andrew went head-to-head with our Executive Director, Mr. O'Neal, in a corny joke-off! Both of these individuals are known for their quick wit and their ability to laugh more at their own jokes than anyone else around them! It was pretty close, but winning 83% of the popular vote, our "cream of the crop award" goes to Andrew! Better luck next time, Mr. [...]

1410, 2020

Hello Fall!

By |October 14th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Check out our October Newsletter - you'll learn about events like Red Ribbon Week and the Fall Harvest Festival, students of the month, and more! Newsletter linked here! Learn more about our school today.

1210, 2020

Gator News October 12th Issue

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: Goodridge Academy|

WCGA Parent/Guardian Educational OpportunitiesOur team strives to build a positive professional relationship with you and your child so he or she will have a quality educational experience that will not only help them grow socially, but academically.  With that, we will be communicating regularly with you to keep you up to date with your child’s progress and best practices that can be utilized at home.  Below are some free educational [...]

1210, 2020

Excitement for the New Year!

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

Staff at High Road School of Wallingford High School are excited to welcome in a new school year! Although this year is unique, with both a hybrid and virtual model for learners, staff are eager to start the year and learn new ways to engage students. Here are some things staff are MOST excited about! Mr. Valderrama: meeting our new virtual students and helping them using Zoom and Google Classroom. [...]

1210, 2020

High Road Hall of Heroes

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

Students at High Road School of Wallingford High School created a Hall of Heroes as a way to remember the heroism displayed on September 11th. Students wrote about how they can be a hero in their community and designed their own hero emblem. A central hallway in the school was lined with all their heroic words to inspire students to stay positive and remember that even the smallest act can [...]

1210, 2020

Rocking the Hybrid Model

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Talbot County|

We have started our school year still in a pandemic that has changed the way we do everything. From grocery shopping armed with Lysol Wipes and 6 foot distancing to the way we prepare for school at night, (Matching our face masks to our outfit for the next day.) What this pandemic has not changed is our drive and dedication to give our students the highest quality education possible [...]

1210, 2020

Positive Impact

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Talbot County|

Ms. Heather is a third-year assistant teacher at our IDC in Talbot County and has been an integral part of our classroom. Ms. Heather has received a positive staff referral for her positive attitude, willingness to help out, and dedication to our students, staff and program. Ms. Heather is always willing to help out with any tasks in the classroom and goes above and beyond for our students. [...]

1210, 2020

B6, I23, BINGO!

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Many schools at this time have taken a hybrid model approach for the current school year during these trying times. We have given families a choice to participate in a virtual option or a hybrid option. The hybrid option has students in the building Monday through Thursday, with Fridays being a virtual day. However, we have made Thursday a very fun and rewarding day for our students who have great [...]

1210, 2020

Lockerman Is Learning

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

We are getting back into the swing of things here at Lockerman. With half our population working virtually and the other here in the building, we had to get creative on how to make our students feel like it was business as usual. In Science, our 7th graders are learning about the plant and animal cells and 8th grade is learning about lab safety and what goes into making [...]

1210, 2020

Back to School

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Since the school shut down in March, students and teachers alike have been nothing but resilient, acclimating to the ins and outs of this new adventure we’re on. Students have been trickling in and have adjusted well to new experiences such as Zooming with their Gen. Ed. teachers for the first time and greeting their specials teachers, some new and some familiar. New stress tools have made their way [...]

610, 2020

A 4-legged faculty member lends helping ‘paw’ to students with special needs as they learn virtually

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: In the News, Sierra Academy: San Diego|

It is safe to say Barley is "paws down" the most popular staff member at the Sierra School of San Diego, a school for those with special needs. He has transitioned his services on-line to help students stay focused during virtual learning. "He's just so cute and he helps me virtually feel calm when I'm looking at him," said Annalise, a student at Sierra School of San Diego. Trainers spent [...]

510, 2020

Insect Family Update

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

Our class pets in Academic 3 quickly outgrew their indoor habitat and expanded their reach to all corners of the school. While we enjoyed coming into the chirps of nature every morning, our entomologist-in-training determined that it was time to let the crickets and grasshoppers experience life on the outside. Below is a summary of their release: "On a chilly September morn, a young man in a face mask faces [...]

3009, 2020

Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) Expands Footprint in Illinois With Opening of the High Road School of Peoria

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

Second School in the State Furthers SESI’s Commitment to Success for Students with Exceptionalities PEORIA, Ill., Sept. 30, 2020 — Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the opening of the High Road School of Peoria (325 W. Romeo B Garrett Avenue, [...]

3009, 2020

We Are Proud Of You Landan

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

High Road School of Wright City is excited to recognize Landan as September’s Student of the Month!Landan is a 7th grade student in the Academic 2 classroom. Landan arrives to school each day prepared to share an interesting history fact. Landan’s teacher shares Landan has made great academic improvements in the month of September and has shown kindness to his peers. Landan is not only a great advocate for himself [...]

2309, 2020

FullBloom Announces the Appointment of Arne Duncan as Chairman of its Board of Directors

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

September 23, 2020, Camden, N.J. – FullBloom, a leading provider of special education, instructional intervention, behavioral health and professional development solutions, announced the appointment of former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Duncan is a managing partner of the Emerson Collective, a social change organization that uses a broad range of tools including philanthropy, impact investing and policy solutions to create the [...]

1709, 2020

Academic 3’s Classroom Critters

By |September 17th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

In an example of turning lemons into lemonade, a recent influx of crickets and grasshoppers on our school grounds has turned into a cross-curricular learning opportunity for the students and staff of Academic 3! After researching information about an appropriate habitat, nutritional needs, and breeding patterns, Academic 3 made a home within their classroom for 17 (and counting!) of these little critters. They have all been named and can [...]

1509, 2020

Classroom Jobs at Sierra!

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Despite what students are feeling, they all take their job responsibilities seriously, because they understand that their classroom functions best when they complete their jobs well. When taught and used effectively, classroom jobs may help students build a sense of responsibility, community, and independence. Students are able to show they are responsible in a meaningful way because they know completing their jobs helps their classmates and teachers. Each classroom [...]

1509, 2020

First Day of School 2020

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

On September 15th, 2020 students finally returned to Room 4. We also welcomed students to two brand new classrooms in Hamden this year! Our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students joined the Dunbar Hill community in Room 3, while our 7th and 8th-grade students are representing High Road in Wintergreen School. Students didn’t let their masks stop them from smiling on the first day of school. We are all [...]

1109, 2020

Llama Time: Episode 1

By |September 11th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

High Road School of Wright City is excited to announce a new initiative between our students and staff! Llama Talk is a student-led podcast containing the latest updates, news, and discussions about our school. Check out this introductory episode and be on the lookout for more episodes and news coming your way soon! Learn more about our school today.

809, 2020

Student of the Month : Kaeden

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Kaeden is our Student of the Month here at Sierra! Kaeden is in 5th grade! Some of his hobbies include building legos, playing video games, making paper men, and most importantly (as pictured) dabbing! He is also a star member on his wrestling team! Congratulations Kaeden! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

809, 2020

Staff of the Month: Ms K

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

Ms. K is our Staff of the Month, here at Sierra School, her favorite quote is "Normal is an illusion, normal for a spider is chaos for a fly." -Charles Addams. Ms. K's hobbies include practicing and challenging her self with make-up looks, and one day wants to create her own make-up line! She has been such a wonderful addition to our team! Congratulations to Ms. K, [...]

809, 2020

PJ Day

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

As part of Spirit Week, students and staff wore their pajamas to school! The staff made sure to participate with their craziest PJs. Some students even wore slippers! Another popular Spirit Week festivity was Tropical Day, where students and staff wore their best tropical attire and enjoyed smoothies. Taco Tuesday was also a great hit! Students who were earning the day had the option of having tacos for lunch [...]

809, 2020

Distance Learning Dos and Don’ts

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

DO set up a dedicated workspace. Students maintain focus and achieve greater learning when they have a defined and dedicated space with minimal distractions. This may be in a separate room or at the kitchen table. You know what will work best for your student. DO prepare in advance. At least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, encourage your student to get in the habit of setting [...]

809, 2020

August Student of the Month

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

High Road School of Wright City is excited to recognize Carolyn as August’s Student of the Month! Carolyn is a student in the Academic 2 classroom. During the first month of virtual RSY, Carolyn has shown 100% effort and engagement in ALL virtual meetings. Carolyn is consistently accountable and considerate when interacting with peers and staff; AND has shown an increase in responsibility while working from home. GREAT [...]

809, 2020

ESY Staff of the Month

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Our staff of the month for the summer is Ms. Buerkle! Ms. Buerkle just completed her first year with High Road School of Wallingford High School and has been a valuable member of our team. She has embodied the CORE 4 value of humility by never being afraid to ask questions and learn new methods to engage her students. Throughout the year, she has integrated novel studies, virtual [...]

109, 2020

Diane Myers of SESI: 5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Educational System

By |September 1st, 2020|Categories: Diane Meyers, In the News|

As a part of their interview series about the things that should be done to improve the US educational system, Authority Magazine recently interviewed Diane Myers. Authority Magazine discussed with Diane, the current state of the country’s education system, women in education, and highlights of her notable career in the field of education Diane Myers serves as senior vice president, special education–behavior for Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a [...]

2808, 2020

A Letter To Parents

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School of Philadelphia|

Date: 8/28/2020 To: Families/Students From: High Road School of Philadelphia I hope this letter finds you well and safe during this difficult time. The purpose of this letter is to help families/students understand the next steps with the 2020/2021 school year and to provide important details/resources to help our students. If you are receiving this letter, it means that your student who attended High Road School of Philadelphia last [...]

2808, 2020

Ms. Nancy, Teacher & Superhero

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School of Peoria, High Road School of Peoria Spotlight|

Special Education Teacher Nancy Richards noticed during pre-assessments this year that some of her students had trouble reading the ends of words such as the mp in BUMP. So she dressed up as a superhero and taught reading using comic books. They looked at words such as BAM, BUMP, POW. She also taught them that when superheroes talk in comic books, their words, or dialogue, are in bubbles. [...]

2808, 2020

Luzerne County School dedicated to children with special needs prepares to reopen

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

Dozens of students will be returning to The Graham Academy for the first time in about a half-year. While it will be a familiar environment, students will still see some noticeable changes. While The Graham Academy’s student population may struggle dealing with change, the school’s two sites will have to take steps to keep everyone safe. More than half of the Kingston site’s 95 enrolled students will do in-person [...]

2008, 2020

What do students lose when they don’t go back to classrooms?

By |August 20th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

Deseret News included Dr. Diane Myers, SESI SVP of Special Education - Behavior Management, in an article about the loss students face when they do not attend physical schools. Students with disabilities often require more structure, which is something schools can provide. It’s a struggle for online schools, according to Diane Myers, senior vice president of special education-behavior management practices at Specialized Education Services Inc. The company provides services for [...]

1908, 2020

Specialized Education Services, Inc. Expands Footprint in Pennsylvania With Acquisition of The Graham Academy

By |August 19th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

 August 19, 2020, Camden, N.J. – Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the acquisition of The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs. The acquisition of [...]

1708, 2020

Learn About SESI’s Reopening Safety Plans

By |August 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

SESI’s mission is to provide educational services for K-12 students who require specialized educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede their success in a traditional school setting. We believe that all children deserve an education that goes beyond academics and enables them to grow into responsible, self-sufficient adults. This school year we will serve a record number of students, coast to coast. The return to school [...]

1208, 2020

Teacher Spotlight – Special Education Teacher Amy McDade

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE, In the News|

Amy McDade is proof that it is never too late to follow your true passion in life. After years spent working in the food service industry, she pivoted for her second act, and today is an adored and dedicated special education teacher at the High Road School of Delaware in Wilmington. Here, she helps students with special needs from across the state. Ms. McDade found her calling in education [...]

808, 2020

Rolling Out Ukeru

By |August 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

Shortly before the COVID-19 closure, directors from a number of SESI schools throughout the country were certified in Ukeru, a trauma-informed approach to understanding and responding to behavior. Through a combination of sensory-integration techniques, an emphasis on creating a comforting environment, enhanced staff education, and using blocking techniques with soft pads in lieu of physical restraint, High Road School of Wright City’s goal in becoming an Ukeru-certified school is [...]

3007, 2020

High School Students With Behavioral and Learning Issues Overcome Challenging Landscape to Graduate in COVID-19 Era

By |July 30th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

 July 30, 2020, Camden, N.J. – Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who face challenges that prevent them from being successful in a traditional classroom, celebrates the class of 2020 graduates across the country. Graduation is a milestone students, families and friends look forward to being a part of after many years of hard work and dedication to education. While some [...]

1607, 2020

Missing our Students

By |July 16th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

After two months of distance learning, everyone was looking for things to do! At High Road School of New London, we developed "care packages" for each of our students. They contained snacks, outdoor activities, card games, mindfulness coloring books, school supplies, and stress-balls to help try and keep boredom away! We were then able to drive to each student's home to deliver them and say hi! It was so [...]

1607, 2020

May Staff of the Month

By |July 16th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Windham County|

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? In the past few months, High Roads School of Windham County has experienced many changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One change has been that our school is now conducting online learning from home via zoom, google classroom, google hangout, I-ready and other online learning programs. Another change at our school is our newest teacher, [...]

207, 2020

ESY Success!

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Sierra Gilbert|

Extended School Year (ESY) services are wrapping up this week.  Even though lessons and materials were presented remotely, we are so thankful to the students and families for participating and engaging with the staff over the last month. We appreciate you! Learn more about our school today.

2906, 2020

Applying Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis Parent Training

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

Our school director Mary Claire conducted a virtual parent training on Applying Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis on 6/24. She was able to train parents along with fellow staff members about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by reviewing the components of ABA, demonstrate working knowledge of the functions of behavior and applying learned principles of ABA  to scenarios. Educating parents and staff on these topics help increase desired behaviors [...]

2506, 2020

Raffle Winner!

By |June 25th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Phoenix|

During distance learning, our school developed an incentive program to reward students for their participation. Students earned raffled tickets throughout the 4th quarter for engaging in our distance learning program and we held a raffle at the end of the year. The student featured in this picture is Boris who is an 8th grader that excelled in distance learning and worked diligently to maintain engagement in spirit of the school [...]

2206, 2020

The Sunshine Crew

By |June 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City, Missouri Landing Page|

COVID-19 can't stop our school spirit! Ms. Engel, Ms. Sherri, and Ms. Kristi paid a special friend a socially-distanced visit to spread some cheer and deliver some goodies! High Road staff are always willing and eager to go the extra mile to support our students and maintain our relationships with them during virtual learning. Check out the video below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t91OvGQ3GJI Learn more about our school today. [...]

1806, 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!!

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

At High Road School of New London Middle/High we had the privilege of helping 4 seniors achieve their goal of graduation!! Due to COVID-19, we had to get creative this year, but it did not stop us from celebrating our seniors' accomplishments! Staff assembled at the school and had a parade that traveled to each students' home, complete with loud music and a megaphone. Staff decorated their cars and [...]

1706, 2020

May Staff of the Month

By |June 17th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

David Valderrama was selected as the staff of the month for May! Valderrama is a teaching assistant and was chosen due to his work ethic and commitment to educating the students during the Continuum of Learning.  His ensures all student’s needs are met through Zoom sessions, phone calls, and other synchronous and asynchronous methods, which shows his dedication to educating students. He has communicated with staff every step [...]

1506, 2020

Virtual Parent Training on Utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis in Your Home

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

Good afternoon, High Road families! We will be holding a caretaker training onWednesday, June 24th, from 10:00-11:00AM via Zoom. We will be exploring the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and discussing ways to incorporate ABA in your home. ABA is a highly-effective set of principles that focuses on how behaviors change and how learning takes place. An understanding and implementation of the basics of ABA will support [...]

1506, 2020

Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals: Active Learning (Video)

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The second video in our Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals series discusses how to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities with three examples. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. ALLEVIATING BOREDOM PDF

1206, 2020

Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers (IAPSEC) Shout-out

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Bloomington, Illinois Landing Page|

Our staff at the High Road School of Bloomington have gone above and beyond during the pandemic and recently received recognition from the Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers (IAPSEC)! The IAPSEC specifically gave a shout-out to one of our teachers who drove more than 200 miles one day to hand-deliver a student's first packet so they could get started. See their quote below. "Faculty and staff have done [...]

906, 2020

Michael Cardin Scholarship Winners and Staff Shoutout

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel, High Road Academy: Prince George’s County, High Road School: Prince George’s County, High Road Upper School: Prince George’s County|

We're so excited that some of our students were re-awarded the Michael Cardin Scholarship! Some of our staff members are also recognized on page 10- we are so proud of them! Check out the bi-annual newsletter from MANSEF,  the Maryland Association for our Non-Public Schools to read more. Learn more about our school today.

806, 2020

Quarter 3 Honors!

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

High Road School of Wallingford High School is proud to announce their honor roll for the third quarter. High Honors are reserved for students who earn all A’s on their report card. The following students have earned High Honors: Sean Honors are earned by students who receive A’s and B’s on their report card. The following students have earned Honors: Richard Julian James C. Liam Eliah Raguel Michael [...]

806, 2020

Acrostic Poem-ster

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: Colorado Landing Page, High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

High Road School of Wallingford High School staff collaborated on this poster with an acrostic poem to show exactly what we’re missing about our students! Our students have done a tremendous job rising to the challenge of distance learning and we are very proud of the progress they have been able to make! Learn more about our school today.

406, 2020

SESI Announces Free Webinar Exploring Behavior Support Best Practices for Engaging All Learners

By |June 4th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

CAMDEN, N.J., June 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who face challenges that prevent them from being successful in a traditional classroom, today announced the latest topic in its professional development (PD) webinar series. The session, Behavior Support to Engage All Learners: Defining and Reinforcing Expectations, will help educators learn the foundations of behavior support, what they look like [...]

306, 2020

Staff Spotlight- Ms. Jordana Fowlin

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Jordana Fowlin has worked in the education field for a number of years and began her career in Social Work as a school Social Worker in 2018 at High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle, before joining the Hamden team at Dunbar Hill School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University in New York. Ms. Fowlin will be returning to [...]

306, 2020

Author and Adversity Speaker Michael Panus Zooms With Students

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School: Fairfield, CT, High Road School: Hartford CT (High School), High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle), High Road School: New London (Middle/HS), High Road School: New London (Primary), High Road School: Providence, High Road School: Wallingford, High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle), High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School), High Road School: Windham County|

On Wednesday, June 3 professional adversity speaker and published author of Live with Honor, Turning Tragedy into Triumph, Michael Panus joined students from High Road Schools of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island via Zoom. The retired marine inspired High Road students by speaking about the tragedies in his life most notably, spending nearly four years in jail for causing the death of a good friend while drinking and driving [...]

206, 2020

Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals: Provide Options and Adjust Pace (Video)

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The first video in our Alleviating Boredom Without Losing Sight of Educational Goals series discusses how to provide choice and adjust pace within daily tasks to motivate your child, in addition to sharing three ways to turn everyday activities into learning experiences with examples. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. ALLEVIATING BOREDOM PDF

206, 2020

Graduation Spotlight: Bryce

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: California Landing Page, Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Bryce entered our program as a Freshman and has done an amazing job!  He recorded his graduation speech to be inserted into our live Graduation Ceremony on June 12, 2020.  Sierra staff delivered his cap and gown, diploma, awards, graduation signs, and a graduation lay to wear the day of the ceremony.  The ceremony will entail: live awards, staff speeches, recorded student speeches, and a student slide [...]

206, 2020

Special Education Services, Inc. Strengthens Leadership Team With Addition of Diane Myers, Ph.D.

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Press Release|

CAMDEN, N.J., June 02, 2020 -- Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who face challenges that prevent them from being successful in a traditional classroom, today announced the appointment of Diane Myers, Ph.D. to senior vice president, special education-behavior. In this role, Myers is responsible for leading the company’s pedagogical approach to behavior practices. “As the organization continues to expand, Diane is [...]

2905, 2020

Jenny is Flexible and Motivating

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

Jenny has stepped up during a time of transitioning to online learning. She was always open to be flexible and run groups alongside her classroom teacher, on zoom. She was consistent with her meetings and always motivated the students to engage and participate. Jenny took on the task of creating art kits for her class to be able to do hands on art activities, while doing distance learning. [...]

2805, 2020

Virtual College Tours

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Windham County|

As part of the transition program, students enrolled at Windham County in the 11th grade had informational student-guided tours at nearby colleges scheduled for this spring.  Due to closures because of COVID-19, all in-person college tours have been canceled.  Fortunately, many colleges have provided prospective students with virtual college tours which our school took advantage of.  Technology has proven that opportunities are truly endless online. This past month visits [...]

2805, 2020

Safe Distance Visits to Our Students

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road Program: Ferguson, Pennsylvania Landing Page|

Since starting our continuity of learning plan our team has gone above and beyond to both support an engage their students. These incredible staff members put together gift bags and traveled to visit each of their students. Our students and families were extremely appreciative of these thoughtful actions. During these challenging times it has been amazing to see this level of dedication from our staff. Thank you to Chelsea [...]

2705, 2020

End of School Year Celebration!

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

A great time was had by all as we wrapped up the end of the school year with a drive-through style celebration! Despite the unexpected disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent transition to virtual learning, our students demonstrated commendable perseverance to continue their learning opportunities. We are so proud of them all. Check out this video for a behind the scenes look at the care packages put [...]

2605, 2020

Virtual Fun Friday

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Our First Fun Friday!! Craft Time! Our students have been working so hard these past two weeks getting iReady math and reading activities completed as well as checking in with their gen. ed. teachers. So, what a great way to unwind and spend some time on Friday to create a fun project with Ms. Mandy. We had two students available at our first afternoon craft time and we hope [...]

2205, 2020

Shout out to Our Entire Staff!

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

As we moved our focus to distance learning, certain staff really stood out this month. Slowly but surely, other staff started to standout too. By the end of the month, it was clear that ALL staff were standing out and providing an extremely high quality service to all of our students and their families. Therefore, the entire staff at High Road School of Harford County is being recognized [...]

2205, 2020

Checking in with Loce Hill – Teacher, IAeC

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: St. Mary's County|

Q1:  How are you doing during this time? A1:   I’m doing great, it does get a little boring sometimes, but I have been trying to stay productive as much as possible. Q2:  Would you rather work from home or be at school? Why? A2: I would rather be at school. I enjoy interacting with the students, I feel our students concentrate and learn better being that we are [...]

2205, 2020

April Students of the Month

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road Harford Spotlight, High Road School: Harford County, MD, Maryland Student Of The Month, Student Of The Month Home Page|

The student efforts have been admirable to say the least. Several students are deserving of the title of student of the month, so we chose one from each class. Ms. Brooke's Class: Myles Bycoffe had perfect virtual attendance all month and was a pleasure in classes. He shared his thoughts and feelings in class and group discussion and even showed us his hidden [...]

2205, 2020

Motivating Students Through Choice: Breaking Up the Day (Video)

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The fourth video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series discusses three strategies to break up the day to increase motivation. Learn why it's important to provide breaks from task demands within your child's daily schedule. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF

2205, 2020

Virtual Spirit Week!

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Students and staff in Room 4 participated in school-wide virtual spirit weeks throughout the month of May! From superheroes on Marvelous Monday to shades on Tropical Thursday, we have been able to stay connected to our school community. Dunbar Hill's Connectedness Committee worked together to create slideshows showcasing spirit week submissions across all grade levels and added them to every Google Classroom page, so that students can see their [...]

2005, 2020

Checking In with Ms. Hamilton

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: St. Mary's County|

Mrs. Hamilton is a teacher’s assistant at Margaret Brent middle school with the High Road program. During the quarantine Mrs.Hamilton is doing okay, she is keeping herself busy by working and completing college work. Mrs.Hamilton likes working in her pajamas from home but she misses everyone and the laughs that were shared in the classroom. One thing that she enjoys the most about her job is the students [...]

2005, 2020

Catching Up With Staff – Trevor Hayle, Leonardtown High School

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: St. Mary's County|

Quarantine has been fairly boring, but has given me the opportunity to explore other hobbies. My roommates and I have been experimenting with making chicken fried rice, we’re finding that we like the taste better with brown rice over white rice. I have also regressed back to my high school days and play much more video games in the afternoons, as well as having more time to watch [...]

1905, 2020

Dr. Diane Myers Shares How to Support Students with IEPS During Distance Learning

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

Everyone Deserves to Learn interviewed Dr. Diane Myers, SESI SVP of Special Education - Behavior Management, about supporting students with IEPS during distance learning. Students with IEPs and their families are facing some of the greatest disruptions from the pandemic, and administrators can help with that by listening to the needs of students and families, potentially reallocating resources (e.g., for students with severe behavioral challenges, an administrator may approve [...]

1505, 2020

Indianapolis Colt Rock Ya-Sin Zooms With Students From FCS PEAK Academies

By |May 15th, 2020|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy, Georgia Landing Page|

It’s not every day SESI students get to have an NFL player right in their living room. But that’s exactly what happened for FCS PEAK Academy students on Friday, May 1. Indianapolis Colts player Rock Ya-Sin joined students from FCS PEAK Academy locations in Roswell, Hapeville and Union City, Georgia, via Zoom. School social worker Joshua Sterling, MSW, arranged for the high-profile guest speaker as a thank you [...]

1405, 2020

Charlotte’s Web Reading

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Our Special Education Teacher Ms. Serra has been reading aloud Charlotte's Web to students through pre-recorded videos. Students have been listening and completing excellent work each week about the characters and other topics both with paper and pencil at home and on Google Classroom and Seesaw! Learn more about our school today.

1405, 2020

Motivating Students Through Choice: Reducing Task Demands (Video)

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The third video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series focuses on how to reduce task demands for your children daily in order for them to be the most productive. Learn why it's important to provide breaks and shorten tasks within your child's daily schedule. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF [...]

1105, 2020

Jalen’s Engaging and Excelling

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Capital Academy, Capital Academy: Spotlight, Pennsylvania Student of the Month|

Jalen has done a fantastic job transitioning to online learning. He logs in for every Zoom class and completes all of his assigned work on time. He is doing very well in engaging and actively participating in the enrichment. Jalen has worked very hard to meet all of his goals. While in the building, Jalen was an active member of group discussions and often helped out his peers. [...]

905, 2020

Ms. E Keeps Students Engaged

By |May 9th, 2020|Categories: Capital Academy, Pennsylvania Landing Page|

Ms. E has put much effort into ensuring that student's are staying actively engaged in school. Just recently, Ms. E organized and delivered an embryology unit for students in which she set up cameras and allowed students to witness the hatching of baby chicks. The student's loved it. Ms. E has gone above and beyond the duties of a Team Leader during the mandated school closures. [...]

805, 2020

Timmy K Earns Student of the Month

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: St. Mary's County|

During the current school closures, we have missed our students so much. We wanted to hear how some of our students are spending their time. One such student, Timmy K. completed his assignments accurately and timely and as a result earned Student of the Month. Timmy K is a dedicated, hard worker and enjoys helping others. He reassures us that he thoroughly enjoys learning in and [...]

805, 2020

Colts Cornerback Shares Inspiring Story with SESI Students

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

Sports Illustrated spotlighted a recent guest assembly appearance from Colts Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin with FCS Peak Academy students! Indianapolis Colts Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin shared his story of perseverance with students from Fulton County Schools’ PEAK Academies in Roswell, Hapeville, and Union City, Ga., via Zoom. The 23-year-old Decatur, Ga., native covered everything from getting into trouble at a young age, learning from and owning mistakes, setting his mind to [...]

805, 2020

March Student of the Month – Issac

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Issac has grown both academically and socially. He has put in great effort to actively participate in distance learning. He has learned how to independently join his scheduled online direct instruction and helps his younger brother to connect to his. Provide feedback from a teacher or staff member on why this student is [...]

705, 2020

Motivating Students Through Choice: Providing Options (Video)

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The second video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series focuses on tips on how to provide options for your children daily. Learn all about why it's important to provide options within your child's daily schedules in order to make their days run smoother. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF

705, 2020

Student of the Month – Matthew

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom, Hamden Intensive Support Classroom Spotlight|

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Matthew was selected for student of the month for the month of February. He worked incredibly hard to reach Blue level this month, finally making it to Blue at the end of the month! He attained Blue level by staying focused on himself and never giving up. He has motivated peers to do [...]

605, 2020

“What a Crazy Time” Message from Our Staff

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

What A Crazy Time by Ashley Myers Who would have expected that the day before spring break would have been our last day in our classrooms with our kiddos? Who would have imagined that we wouldn’t get to say goodbye? No graduation, no end of school party, everything that I had planned for the last quarter of the school year was out the doors. I am continuously thinking about [...]

605, 2020

Annual Youth Art Display Artists

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD, Maryland Landing Page|

We are so proud of our students Micah, CJ and Christian who submitted artwork for the 2020 Celebrating Through Art: The First Lady’s Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display. See link below for their wonderful art, great work! http://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/get-involved/annual-youth-art-display/ Learn more about our school today.

605, 2020

Staff of the Month – April

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Mr. Kim began as a teaching assistant in the Warriors classroom this year. His mild, yet confident manner immediately earned the students’ trust and admiration. He quickly became instrumental in using the SESI language and level system to provide our students consistency during the day. One of his teaching strengths is in science and more specifically his STEM lessons. His students love and thrive with the hands-on experience and [...]

605, 2020

Taking Art Virtually

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

We may not be together in class, but that does not mean the fun and creativity must stop! Ms. Erin’s Middle School classroom has created weeks of Artwork projects that were delivered to the student’s homes. These packets included instructions on how to create the craft/artwork and all the items needed to complete the tasks. Students were encouraged to show their creativity during this hard time by taking pictures of [...]

405, 2020

Ms. Dirzius’s Support During This Unsteady Time

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: BEST Academy, Connecticut Landing Page, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

Ms. Dirzius has been a constant emotional and educational support over the past month to both staff and students. She entered the remote learning environment with energy, enthusiasm and an immediate focus on problem solving. She has actively been involved in all levels of this new educational process: gathering materials, participating in synchronous learning events, assisting with technology issues, creating new documentation systems and mailing asynchronous packets. Our [...]

3004, 2020

Student of the Week 4/27- Ivan

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: Goodridge Academy|

Congratulations! The staff of WCGA are proud to announce this week’s Student of the Week honoree during Distance Learning Ivan Snellbaker! Ivan is a Seventh-Grade student who before our Distance Learning began was consistently rated positive, earned his Pledge Log and was transitioning back to his home building. Ivan boasts a 90% or better attendance rating in his online classes. On behalf of the entire William C. Goodridge [...]

2804, 2020

Course Completed

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: Kent Alternative Program|

Let’s all give a huge round of applause to CSD student Ethan for completing his APEX algebra class! Algebra has been a thorn in Ethan’s side for some time now and he’s finished. Ethan has been working tirelessly to complete and pass this credit recovery course throughout the year and now he doesn’t need to worry about math until his senior year next year. Here is a photo [...]

2804, 2020

Congratulations Brandon!

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: Kent Alternative Program, Maryland Landing Page|

Brandon is 19 years old and a graduating senior in the Class of 2020. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering at the Kennedyville Fire Department and has been doing so for several years. He also enjoys fixing cars with his grandfather as well as helping taking care of his younger sister and listening to music. This summer he is looking forward to finding a job and being [...]

2804, 2020

Virtual Fun Friday

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

After a long week full of iReady and IEP goal work, LMS staff and students were able to have a day of online fun!! This was the first time our students have seen each other since school closed. It was nice to see our Wildcats show their P.R.I.D.E. Students shared helpful tips and tricks while playing new games and showed great sportsmanship! Learn [...]

2804, 2020

Tiana Graduation

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: Kent Alternative Program|

Tiana is 19 years old and a graduating senior in the class of 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and listening to music. Her key to success when it comes to graduating was completing her work first and partying second. This summer she plans to travel but says that right now “she is just traveling from her room to the kitchen.” After [...]

2804, 2020

Learning about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Talbot County|

In science, our 5th grade students have been learning about the Chesapeake Bay and wildlife around the Eastern Shore. One of the many topics covered was the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. A watershed is an enormous piece of land which drains fresh water to the Bay. Maryland is not the only state that makes up the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. States within the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s boundaries include New York, [...]

2804, 2020

Ask Our Behavior Experts

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResourcesBehaviorExperts|

SESI and our network of schools have created an email inbox where you can send questions you may have about managing behaviors at home.  Questions will be answered confidentially by our national network of behavioral experts so that we can help you manage through this period of stay-at-home living. Please let us know how we can help – send questions to the Ask the Behavior Experts at behaviorsupport@sesischools.com. We will answer [...]

2704, 2020

Distance Learning

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Worcester County, Maryland Landing Page|

This month is our first month distance learning! Students as well as teachers are learning a brand new way of life for school! Times are hard and uncertain but one thing is certain—we miss our amazing students who are continuing to work hard despite the challenges we are all facing. This makes us that much more proud of them! Learn more about our school [...]

2704, 2020

Learning in our “New Classroom”

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Across the country, millions of students and teachers have jumped aboard a mysterious train ride into the unknown of teaching from home. Highroad punched its ticket unafraid and is enjoying the ride! Students have been steadily working on iReady reading and math activities, goal work, and interacting with our awesome social worker, Ms. Ileana. Ms. Jill, our dedicated main teacher mentions more in detail, “So far we have been [...]

2704, 2020

Connecting to Our Students

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

To practice self-care, students have been watching YouTube, helping around the house, and playing video games, with some joining up to play Minecraft together. Some students have been in their element; enjoying the ability to work, sleep, and play on their own time. The flexibility and time away from school has been appreciated by students, but connecting with teachers to do lessons on i-Ready has seemed to be [...]

2404, 2020

Motivating Students Through Choice: Daily Activities (Video)

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The first video in our Motivating Students Through Choice series focuses on including choice in daily activities. Learn all about why it's important to provide choices in your child's daily activities in order to increase the likelihood of participation. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. MOTIVATING STUDENTS THROUGH CHOICE PDF

2404, 2020

Student of the Week 4/20

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: Goodridge Academy|

The staff at WCGA are proud to announce our first two Students of the Week honors during our Distance Learning, Josaira Ardover-Poindexter and Quyver Handy! Josaira is a Sixth-Grade student who arrived to WCGA in February and has taken full advantage of the program since her arrival. Since, the inception of our Distance Learning Plan Josaira has attended more than 90% of her classes and demonstrates an acute [...]

2404, 2020

Annual Embryology Unit

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: Capital Academy|

Our annual embryology unit posed a few obstacles this year but we did it! Ms. Eisenhour created a Facebook page, Backyard Book, that took students on a step by step, virtual, tour of the egg hatching process. Staff held lessons over FaceTime, Edmodo and Seesaw about embryology. Students then were able to see the chicks hatching live on Zoom! [...]

2204, 2020

Finding Sensory Soothing Activities on the Go

By |April 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

In schools, occupational therapists assess and treat fine and visual-motor skills that impact students’ performance for tasks such as handwriting, typing, shoe-tying, etc. Another area that school-based O.T. addresses is sensory processing. In a school, O.T. looks at the way a student interacts with his/her environment. This includes the processing of auditory, visual, tactile (touch), vestibular (movement), and proprioceptive (input to muscles and joints) stimuli. Some students may [...]

2204, 2020

Visiting Whelen

By |April 22nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

In an effort to explore many job opportunities with our students, we had the honor of visiting Whelen Engineering in Chester, CT. Whelen not only makes the lights for emergency vehicles and airplanes but are the proud sponsers of four adult programs for the developmentally disabled who are an integral part of their business. These programs work side by side with typical employees to create quality products. We were [...]