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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. [...]

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|

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, Staff 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: FamilyResources, 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|

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|

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 [...]

1704, 2020

We Miss You!

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County, Maryland Landing Page|

In March 2020 schools across the nation closed their doors to staff and students for safety due to COVID -19. Staff have been working to develop Individualized Continuity of Learning Plans (ICLP) for each student so they can access their grade level work and be provided accommodations needed to be successful. While this is all new to staff and students we are so proud of how amazing our students [...]

1604, 2020

Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

To slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), many schools have closed unexpectedly. To ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students. Also, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached [...]

1304, 2020

Establishing a Learning Environment (Video)

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The second video in our Maintaining Structure at Home Series focuses on establishing a learning environment. Included in our video are five tips for parents and guardians to help set up a school-like setting at home for academic and behavioral success. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. Maintaining Structure in the Home PDF

1304, 2020

The Importance of Routine (Video)

By |April 13th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The first video in our Maintaining Structure at Home Series focuses on the importance of a routine. While daily schedules may have been disrupted recently, finding a new routine can help provide a sense of control, predictability, well-being, and calm for everyone in your household. Visit our Family Recommendations & Resources page for additional resources. Additional resource from National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). [...]

1004, 2020

Tips for maintaining structure in the home

By |April 10th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

How can families support children who are home for an extended period of time? Download Resources Now 11 Tips For Families Institute a regular schedule Monday-Friday with an agreed-on wakeup time and designated hours for instructional time (e.g., work sent home, online modules suggested by the school, reading books, etc.). First 30 minutes: Complete silent reading (could be a chapter book, iReady, assignment sent [...]

304, 2020

Living the the 16th Century

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

This quarter Mr. Marks class learned all about the 16th century in a different way than reading about it in a book-- we experienced it in person at Arizona Renaissance Festival! The language, artisan skills and customs were brought to life in the 30-acre festival that the students had all day to explore. Students got to experience village marketplaces, food, music, theatrical shows, and jousting tournaments representing the renaissance [...]

104, 2020

Tina Shows Passion and Innovation

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Although Tina has only been with Sierra for a short time, she has seamlessly stepped into her role as a teacher. She is always smiling and shows joy in her teaching. Over the last month, she has transitioned her class to the new norm of virtual school. She is creative, engaging and always finding ways to give her students the same passion, care and opportunities to learn, that [...]

104, 2020

Blood Drive

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: Capital Academy|

As part of a senior project for one of our students, Capital Academy staff and students conducted a blood drive and were able to help a minimum of 42 people with our donations! Learn more about our school today.

2603, 2020

March Student of the Month – Ethan

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: California Student of the Month, Sierra School San Joaquin|

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Ethan shows respect to others, works really hard even at the subjects he doesn't quite understand and has shown empathy towards staff and students. Provide feedback from a teacher or staff member on why this student is Student of the Month "Ethan is hard-working, enormously respectful, and a role model to his peers." [...]

2403, 2020

Science Fair

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra Academy had a school-wide science fair on Wednesday March 11th. Each classroom spent the month of February learning about the scientific method and agreeing on a project to complete as a class to present to the rest of the school. Each classroom worked hard and created poster boards and designated a student representative from each class to explain their projects to the other students and staff. The projects [...]

2403, 2020

March Staff of the Month – Mr. Storniolo

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mr. Storniolo is a teacher of extreme passion. He deeply cares and goes above and beyond in his work with each individual student. Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? When you walk into his classroom you can see his dedication to his programming. It is very admirable. [...]

2303, 2020

March Staff Of The Month

By |March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mr. Jackson always takes the time to offer a kind word of encouragement to both staff and students. He looks to build up the self-esteem of our students and focus on the positive no matter the situation. Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? Mr. Jackson always takes [...]

1903, 2020

Former Student Gives Advice to Current Students

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

In an effort to have a variety of speakers help our students explore their futures beyond high school, our Transition Coordinator facilitated a visit from former High Road School of Hartford student Demar Porter. Demar is currently an ISC Desktop Service Technician for Travelers Insurance of Hartford. Demar began by speaking about his reasons for coming to High Road as a student and how it impacted his life. He [...]

1903, 2020

Breakfast Club

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

Our transition class participated in Breakfast Club this week where they made a special breakfast for all staff and club members! We are quite impressed with their cooking skills! Learn more about our school today.

1903, 2020

“Trading Spaces” comes to Hartford

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

In the fall of 2019, the high school was able to procure a few new rooms for student use. We chose to follow the model of some of the other High Roads in our area and transformed an empty space into what we are calling ‘The Exhilaration Station’. With the help of Mr. Rizzo, Connecticut High Roads Jack of all Trades, Operations Manager Ms. Russo and Director Mrs. McDonald, [...]

1903, 2020

The Cell Structure – Almost Like a City

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

As the students learn about cells, and the various functions that are carried out within them, each are tasked with researching different organelles and contributing in creating a large 3-D model, to display for the rest of the school. With only the slightest push, they’re off creating their own organelles to add to the display, utilizing what they have learned and adding in their own creative spin. Some [...]

1703, 2020

Staff of the Month

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Windham County|

Our staff of the month is Mr. Gresh, a Teacher Assistant at the High Road School of Windham County. Mr. Gresh has been a TA at HRS since August 2018 at different locations, easily adjusting to each school. He is always willing to help wherever the need is greatest and goes above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure everything in the classroom is running smoothly. [...]

1203, 2020

Academic Career Transition Spotlight

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra’s ACT program, or Academic Career Transition program, works hard on teaching student’s community-based instruction as well as continuing to work on core academics that will help further students’ abilities in college and the workplace. The students are very passionate about their program and love to share all they do with the team and families. Please read some of the highlighted journals from our students in transition! These are [...]

1203, 2020

February Student of the Month – Patrick

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Before Patrick came to our program he was doing half days without any demands. He started our program mid January on full days and was immediately frustrated when he was on red. As a kid who thrives in a positively reinforced environment it was not long before Patrick got accustomed to our level [...]

1203, 2020

Sierra’s Annual Science Fair

By |March 12th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

This year’s Science Fair brought many interesting ideas and concepts to the table. There were projects presenting a hypothesis and great results whether positive or negative. In addition, several students shared their knowledge of many other areas of science through reports. From this judge’s viewpoint everyone was a winner and it was obvious how much time and thought were put into the projects. Learn more about [...]

1103, 2020

March Staff of the Month – Ms. Charmaine

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School San Joaquin|

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Charmaine stepped right into her role as a TA, acting as a leader by assisting staff with learning our computer systems, coordinating more efficient transportation routes, and filling in as an ongoing sub when desperately needed. Ms. Charmaine is highly regarded and respected by students, and often sought out as a preferred staff [...]

1003, 2020

Nathan Is A Great Friend To All

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School of Solano County: Day Rehab, Sierra School: Solano County|

Nathan helps all of his classmates all of the time, he is the classroom tech help, he always helps clean up without being asked, He completes his work and works well with all of his peers. He is also very considerate of others' feelings. Nathan is just willing to be where ever he is needed. He participates in all school activities and is a great friend to all. After [...]

1003, 2020

Thank You, Mr. R!

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Colorado Landing Page, Sierra School Thompson|

This month, we're shining the spotlight on Mr. R! We are so proud of him and all he has done this school year. Mr. R goes out of his way to help students and staff when needed. All of our students love taking VTO’s with Mr. R and his colleagues are impressed by his hard work and dedication each and every day. Learn more about our school [...]

1003, 2020

Frida’s Positive Impact

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Main Street|

Frida has caught on to the TA position quickly. She goes beyond her duties frequently. Frida has made a positive impact on her students and is an asset to her peers. Frida volunteers to help out in any way possible in and outside of the classroom. She translates for our Spanish speaking parents in all of our classrooms and is always in good spirits! Frida has shown to be [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Dee Sparks Joy

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

Ms. Darienne Martin-Baker, lovingly referred to as “Ms. Dee” by staff and students, sparks joy. As a High School Assistant Teacher, she’s an all-time favorite for VTO’s, frequently full of infectious energy, and honestly great hugs. She’s a bit like a school mascot here at Sierra School at Barrett in a uniform of overalls and Birkenstocks. When we asked students, “What makes Ms.Dee great?” Most said she’s welcoming, friendly, [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Denise Is A Natural Leader

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School San Joaquin|

Denise has encouraged and supported staff. Denise is a go-to when navigating complicated student scenarios. Denise models healthy boundaries for staff and students. Denise is the first to volunteer when help is needed. Staff always look for Ms. Denise for guidance and support. She always is there with a smile on her face no matter the situation. We depend on her and she never lets us down. She's a [...]

1003, 2020

Thank You Mike Brooke!

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Mike Brooks is a leader and coach to all staff. He creates a professional demeanor that is welcoming to the team. We are lucky to have him on our team! Mike Brooks has gone above and beyond to collaborate with the team to help create a successful program for the students we serve. We are all lucky to work alongside Mike Brooks! Learn more about our school [...]

1003, 2020

We Are Lucky To Have Ms. Williams

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

Ms. Williams has continued to get more students than ever involved in our Workability program. Ms. Williams has taken initiative in organizing campus-wide events this month and ensuring everything is planned in advance down to the very last detail. Ms. Williams is a positive role model for both staff and students and continues to show leadership in many different areas around the campus. We are so lucky to have [...]

1003, 2020

We Are Lucky To Have Ms. Koen

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

Ms. Koen has been with Sierra School for 2 years now and moved from a TA position into a teaching position very quickly. Her dedication, patient nature, and hard work make it apparent that she is a star on campus. Over the past month, Ms. Koen has dealt with lots of crisis situations and lots of really tough IEP’s. Through it, all she has continued to hold herself to [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Facio Is A Great Role Model

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Ms. Facio is a staff in one of our BEST model classrooms and is a great example of how the model should be implemented. Ms. Facio is a great role model for her coworkers and students. She has a great attitude that other staff look up to and strive to learn from. “Ms. Facio shows up every day with a smile and a positive attitude greeting her students warmly [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Masten’s Great Attitude

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Ms. Masten started with Sierra School in March 2019. Since her start, she has become a vital part of the team. She has the perfect combination of having a great sense of humor with the students but also holding them accountable. Students and staff admire and respect Ms. Masten because of her great qualities. Often times, students will do extra work, just so that they can spend their earned [...]

1003, 2020

Congrats Ms. Dash

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

Ms. Dash recently joined us for the opening of our new classroom. With a background in behavior management ranging from small children to teens, she was the perfect fit for the new classroom. She has focused on building rapport with the new students to make them feel more at home in their new environment. Her ability to recognize antecedents and deescalate situations helps our students and classroom to run [...]

1003, 2020

March Staff of the Month – Mr. Miller

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Solano County|

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mr. Miller has a positive attitude and is always willing to help his colleagues. His classroom is well organized and his calm demeanor adds to his positive classroom structure and culture. Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? Mr. Miller is always calm and level headed, even in [...]

1003, 2020

Mr. Enriquez Puts Students First

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Mr. Enriquez is always willing to help any student in any classroom and is always there for students when they need extra help, whether it be from needing help with work or how to work through some difficult feelings. Mr. Enriquez has been a crucial part in helping us develop our transition program for our 18-21-year-old students. Mr. Enriquez is always praising our students and implementing fun incentives for [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Yezi Is A Team Player

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

Ms. Yezi has been a very key player in the classroom and outside of the classroom. The students respect her and are always seeking her out for assistance with any subject. Staff members at our program have stated that Ms. Yezi is a team player, dependable and very knowledgeable in her role. Ms. Yezi has been an all-around go-to person and can be found bouncing from being a one [...]

1003, 2020

Music Club

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

Music Club is underway at Sierra School at Marconi. Students on level can participate 2x a week in this club where Teacher, Mrs. Oladapo teaches the students songs and leads them through vocal instruction and exercises. The students will perform during one of the half time basketball games, right now they are working on the inspirational song, “Rise Up.” We are looking forward to seeing our students perform! [...]

1003, 2020

Mr. Wolf’s Positive Energy

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Mr. Wolf has built extremely positive relationships with his students and all staff since onboarding with High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle. He has taken the initiative to run end of the day meetings when the director is unavailable. He always empowers students to make good choices, earn their day, and motivates them academically. Mr. Wolf has a positive energy about him that goes a long way with his [...]

1003, 2020

Mr. Cox Is a Consistent Presence

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Mr. Cox has remained a consistent presence for his 1:1 student even in times of turmoil. He has continued to utilize our schoolwide model consistently and with fidelity. Mr. Cox has shown empathy towards his student, and all students, but continues to hold them accountable for their behaviors. Mr. Cox is always willing to help students and staff within the classroom environment. He is extremely caring and always wants [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Lucas, Favorite Teacher

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Ms. Lucas has had an extreme impact on not only the school but her students as well. She has three students transitioning back to their home schools and has another two students that are on silver and gold level. Around the building, she is a jack of all trades. She covers classrooms, holds quiet room doors, executes lesson plans, and sits in on meetings with her teacher when developing [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Barnes Is A Delight

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Over the past month, Ms. Barnes has a school high of students on Blue Level with one of her students on Gold Level. Along with Mr. Singletary, (Instructional Assistant of the classroom) Ms. Barnes has students reading novels as a classroom as well as putting students through rigorous classwork that challenges their intellect as well as their grade level. Tough, gritty, funny, yet courteous, Ms. Barnes is a delight [...]

1003, 2020

Tasha’s Hardwork

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Delaware Landing Page, High Road School: Southern Delaware|

Tasha has been working so hard at our new IDC in Woodbridge Middle School! The staff has noticed her seamless implementation of our behavior modification system and unique rotation system. She is always working hard to help the students improve both academically and behaviorally! Tasha is a great leader in the classroom and is the first staff to help others! She has a positive and outgoing personality that radiates [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Cordova Steps Up

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

Ms. Cordova is such a helpful staff member, she is always willing to lend a hand and take lead without hesitation. The students are receptive to her instruction and she builds a good rapport with each of them even those not in her classroom. Ms. Cordova was selected because she was able to take lead when the classroom teacher took a short leave of absence. She facilitated and executed [...]

1003, 2020

Thank You Mr. Bancroft

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Mr. Bancroft joined the Hartford Primary team after the school year was already in full swing but appears as a staff who has been here for a long time. Mr. Bancroft is assigned to one of the elementary classrooms and can often be found taking students on their breaks and working on engaging activities with his assigned student. Mr. Bancroft has a positive and calm energy when dealing with [...]

1003, 2020

Ms. Mejia Is A Team Player

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

Ms. Mejia over the past month and in general is the definition of consistency. Ms. Mejia can be counted on for constructive feedback and consistency not only in the classroom with students but with the staff as well. She is always willing to help and teach as well as correct as needed. Staff chose Ms. Mejia because she is a team-player. She is willing to help wherever she is [...]

1003, 2020

Jesus Is A True Star

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road Providence Student Spotlight, High Road School: Providence|

Jesus has worked hard to achieve student of the month. He has remained on blue level consistently. He has also worked hard in learning the English language and building relationships with his peers. He takes redirection well and is able to positively reflect and respond to various situations within the classroom. Jesus has really shown a lot of growth in our program and is such a pleasure to have [...]

1003, 2020

Yamato Steak House of Japan

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Windham County|

On Friday, February 28th, our students, along with students from our neighboring High Roads School, met at Yamato Steak House of Japan, a hibachi restaurant. Yum! The students ventured out of their comfort zones and tried new foods for the first time. They also met and interacted with new friends practicing the life skills and social skills taught in class. We are so proud at how well they [...]

1003, 2020

Mystic Aquarium

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Windham County|

Our school met with three other surrounding High Roads schools for a day at Mystic Aquarium, a hands-on marine aquarium in Mystic, CT. While at the Aquarium, students were able to pet stingrays, and observe penguins, along with many other species of marine mammals, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles. They also watched the California Sea Lions show and experienced a 4D movie called “Being Dolphin." [...]

1003, 2020

Seats, Seats, and more Seats

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

In Ms. Ashley’s class, majority of the regular red chairs are no longer in the classroom. Instead, we have flexible seating! The school has worked hard to provide the best learning environment for our classroom and the kids are loving it! In our classroom, we currently have 5 yoga balls which provide active students a way to receive sensory input while still being able to participate during the lessons. [...]

1003, 2020

March Staff of the Month – Ms. Brown

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Brown transitioned into working with our mod/severe population at the start of the semester. Since starting, Ms. Brown has hit the ground running, she has provided the classroom and her 1:1 aide with her positivity, work ethic and caring nature. Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? [...]

903, 2020

February Student of the Month – Yanniel

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Yanniel started at High Road School in November. Yanniel has made a great effort both academically and behaviorally. Despite having a brief set back, he bounced back with a positive attitude to get back on blue level. Yanniel has demonstrated excellent behavior in the classroom, setting an example for his peers. He attends [...]

903, 2020

Sharing Valentine’s with the Senior Center

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

At our school, students work with our social workers individually and in small group sessions. Through recreational and other activities, our social workers assist students in building self-esteem, applying social skills and practicing leadership along with team participation. Our social workers, Mrs. Conley and Mrs. Boyajian, wanted our students to spread happiness on Valentine’s Day. Students worked individually and together to create unique valentines for residents at a [...]

903, 2020

Lauren Goes Above And Beyond

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Lauren is very dedicated to the success of our program. She encourages all staff and students to be the best they can be. We appreciate her very much! She goes above and beyond to make sure that all staff and students are safe and set up for success. Their determination and care for everyone and everything they do is admirable and contagious throughout the building. She is always there [...]

903, 2020

Mr. Rivera Is A Quick Learning

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Mr. Rivera recently joined our team and has seamlessly become a strong, supportive member of our school family. Mr. Rivera is always willing to help his colleagues and students in any way needed. Mr. Rivera has consistently supported all of his colleagues and is often times the first person to come to a call or support a classroom when needed. Mr. Rivera works really well with the students and [...]

903, 2020

Mrs. Carrillo Rocks!

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

Mrs. Carrillo always helps out wherever she is needed. She helps to make sure that the school has an inventory of necessary items that allow our school to run smoothly. The staff chose Ms. Carrillo as staff of the month for February because she is never afraid to step away from her duties at the front desk to support staff and students alike. She wears many hats at [...]

903, 2020

Thank You Ms. Miranda

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

Ms. Miranda has a great attitude and is very polite and always willing to help out. She has quickly built a rapport with students and consistently holds them accountable. She always supports staff and can be flexible when needed. Ms. Hartwich, the classroom teacher that works with Ms. Miranda boasts, “She has been an asset to our school. She has been very flexible in doing what is asked or [...]

903, 2020

Mr. Exzavier Lends A Hand

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

Mr. Exzavier is consistent with his support of new staff, students, and the program as a whole. He is always willing to lend a hand and all the staff knows that they can go to him for help and ideas. As a coworker, Mr. Exzavier is always open to feedback, takes the time to listen to other suggestions, and opinions. He brings positive energy to the building on a [...]

903, 2020

Laura’s Strong Willingness to Learn

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

Laura came on board to the Harford County High Road School at the start of the 2019-2020 school year with a strong willingness to learn, a passion for the school, students and staff. This attitude and momentum have been kept up through the start of the new year. Laura consistently serves not only as a social worker but also as support staff to the classroom teachers. She makes her [...]

903, 2020

Ms. Luciano’s Positive Attitude

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Ms. Luciano has formed a great bond with her assigned student, the students in her classroom, and students and throughout the school building. She is always there to give a helping hand whenever needed for both students and staff. Her positive attitude is so contagious to everyone around her. "Ms. Luciano has been a great support for our school. She has been able to help develop creative plans for [...]

903, 2020

Ms. Booze’s Achievements

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County, Maryland Landing Page|

Ms. Booze has made herself available for all staff and students. She has assisted and organized the basketball team, heads the transportation department, and is an overall positive school culture representative. She is also helpful and friendly with colleagues and provides assistance to students in crisis. Ms. Booze is also developing her leadership skills by sitting in on intake meetings and interview panel providing a good description to potential [...]

903, 2020

Brandon’s Positive Relationships

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Brandon is a strong advocate for the children that he serves and maintains positive relationships with both students and his co-workers. He is a fantastic role model for our students. He goes above and beyond, doesn't hesitate to do things when asked, and he is a really good team player. Brandon is very proactive in working with the students. The students feel safe with Brandon. He is a therapeutic [...]

903, 2020

Congratulations Breyon

By |March 9th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Breyon is a well-recognized and liked member of our school! He has worked hard for his Gold Level and Transition. He recently earned Gold Level in the program and began the transition to a mainstream high school. He also obtained his work permit and began working with the local Animal Shelter. Learn more about our school today.

803, 2020

Taco Tuesday Fun

By |March 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Ms. Barnes decided to treat her class to a Taco Tuesday Fiesta due to them increasing their iReady overall scores. Her students were having difficulty staying on task and focusing on their iReady testing and the overall grades and results were starting to drop from the stellar levels they were at the beginning of the year. Ms Barnes corralled her students together and asked them what they needed in [...]

803, 2020

High Road CPR and First Aid Achievers

By |March 8th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

The Staff of High Road Of Southern Maryland were tasked with all becoming CPR and First Aid certified. A representative of The American Red Cross came in and provided lessons on CPR as well as Fire and Rescue tactics. The staff were provided with practice dummies and applied what they learned from the course to hands on. Also, the American Red Cross representative brought a simulator to teach the [...]

703, 2020

Middle Schooler’s Go To Work

By |March 7th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Souther Maryland's younger students have had a rise in not only iReady results, but in overall grades as well. Students have really brought into the model of the school and are going to their teacher Ms. Smith, but their instructional assistant Mr. Barnes when they have troubles with work or questions with work that was given. Mr. Barnes provides a new and innovative way of teaching lessons to [...]

703, 2020

National Pancake Day

By |March 7th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Fun Friday field trip to celebrate National Pancake day! Our students enjoy Fun Friday Field Trips when they are on blue level in or behavior system. Students who are on blue level have exhibited positive behaviors and consistently participate in their academics. Each Friday, different outing are scheduled: going to the movies, trampoline park, science center, ice skating, and other fun activities. Since National Pancake Day was on [...]

703, 2020

Black History Month

By |March 7th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Our middle school classrooms spent the past month learning about Black history month. Some of the activities included reading about current events and connecting them to their historical context and reading biographies of famous African Americans who have impacted our country. The last project for the unit was a culminating activity for both Mr. Beck’s and Mr. Catanzaro’s classrooms to complete together. The students each had portions of a [...]

603, 2020

Thank You Ms. Ashley

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

Ms. Ashley has been a great support during student check-ins, bathroom breaks, and covering classrooms. Ms. Ashley was nominated for teacher of the month because she always has a positive attitude and is quick to jump in and help. She has planned all the major events and is still able to run the front desk properly. Mrs. Ashley greets everyone who walks in our doors with a smile no [...]

603, 2020

What Would We Do Without Stacy?

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Bloomington, Illinois Landing Page|

Stacy has been a part of creating behavior intervention plans for students in the BEST Model; as well as assisting Academic teachers with creating plans for their students. She is energetic and engaging when interacting with the students and staff. She is an advocate for each student and makes a difference for students that need unique solutions. She is always willing to make changes based on their needs and [...]

603, 2020

Where Are They Now?

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

Class of 2018 graduate Jordan Greene is currently a student at Prince George's County Community College majoring in Psychology with aspirations to open his own counseling office specializing in Family Counseling. In addition to being a full-time student, Jordan also has a part-time job at Ledo's Pizza but is currently interviewing for other positions in the event planning field. When asked how High Road Academy prepared him to [...]

603, 2020

Ms. April Encouragement

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Bloomington|

April has done an amazing job with both staff and students. She has done a great job of encouraging and being patient with some of the more challenging students. She does holiday crafts with Legos for all of the students and staff. April was able to get the majority of the staff certified in CPR and First Aid. She was patient and clear with her directions during the training. [...]

603, 2020

Ms. Danielle Is An Inspiration

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

The impact Ms. Danielle has on everyone is she is the engine that drives this ship. Our fearless leader, that is the glue that holds it all together. The impact she has on students is a therapeutic one. She talks to the kids in such a therapeutic tone whether they are in crisis or not. This month, like every month, Danielle inspires her team. We believe all staff [...]

603, 2020

Congratulations Bridget & Erin

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Our February nominees are Bridget (Caroline Innovative Pathways Lead Teacher) and Erin (Caroline Innovative Pathways Assistant Teacher). Bridget and Erin are both new to us this year and together started a new program with flying colors. They are both highly driven to a standard of excellence in the classroom. They completely revamped the room and created a warm learning environment, not only in the physical sense but through true [...]

603, 2020

2020 Fun Friday Outings

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Sierra School Phoenix|

Students who earn Blue status participate in off campus outings on Fridays. These outings include trips to parks, museums, factories and local events. Our students enjoy the time off campus and practice social skills that will enable them to be successful members of their school and community. Learn more about our school today.

603, 2020

Mr. Shroyer Is Our Team Leader

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Capital Academy, Capital Academy: Spotlight, Pennsylvania Landing Page|

Mr. Shroyer has done an excellent job in his new role as Team Leader and we are proud to name him Staff of the Month! He is constantly working diligently to educate himself in his areas of improvement while continuing to thrive in behavioral intervention with our students. Staff and students rely heavily on him throughout the day. Mr. Shroyer is always there to support anyone in our [...]

603, 2020

School Wide Monthly Incentive

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Phoenix|

In the month of February, Sierra School of Phoenix students and staff set a goal to work together on increasing the amount of time every student spends in class and increasing instructional time by reducing the amount of physical management incidents that occur over the month. After a careful review of monthly physical management data, students and staff determined that a 25% reduction in physical management would be a [...]

603, 2020

Mr. Landry’s Positive Attitude

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: BEST Academy|

Kyle joined us in the Fall of this year, entering the Special Education field for the first time since completing his BA in Psychology. He has a strong commitment to youth with special needs, having been involved in adaptive karate locally. He quickly has become an integral part of the BEST Academy community. He is willing to work with any student, building strong connections with even the most complex [...]

603, 2020

Hands on science is the best!

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Who doesn’t love some science experiments?? In Ms. L’s class they are making edible slime with starbursts, and also digging for gemstones. You never know what kind of surprise you will get, but the students enjoyed using some of their strength to break apart rocks and find the beautiful Geodes waiting inside. As always safety comes first! Learn more about our school today. [...]

603, 2020

Kareem’s Willingness To Help

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Goodridge Academy|

Since his arrival at WCGA Kareem has demonstrated consistent attendance, above-average grades and been a role model for students in the building. Kareem's calm cool demeanor and respectfulness has earned him Pledge status in the building and can be counted on to bring on new students. "Kareem is always willing to help out the teachers in the building. He often takes the role of running every assembly or helping [...]

603, 2020

Wyatt’s Goal For Himself

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Center for Autism: Bucyrus, Center for Autism: Bucyrus: Spotlight, Ohio Landing Page, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Wyatt had made it to gold this past month. He is always willing to help staff and students whenever it is needed. Wyatt is always on task when he is given work to do. "Wyatt has worked really hard in the classroom to be a positive influence on his peers. He has remained on blue consistently and continues to move up day by day. Wyatt has branched out and [...]

603, 2020

Thanksgiving Feast

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Boy did we have a ton of food and a lot of family and friends to celebrate and be thankful for! Our Thanksgiving feast was a huge success and something all of our students looked forward to. Everyone was willing to lend a helping hand in getting our school decorated and set up for our families. Our students created center pieces, art work to decorate the halls, made place [...]

603, 2020

Randy’s Improved Academics

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Sonoma County|

Since the turn of the calendar year, Randy has made a concerted effort to improve his academic abilities. He works diligently with his classroom teachers on tutorials that are specifically designed to advance his reading fluency, reading comprehension, and math calculation skills. Randy has demonstrated improved social interactions and has spent the majority of the past two months on our highest privileged behavioral level. These developments have allowed Randy [...]

603, 2020

Wendy’s Growth!

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Sonoma County: Spotlight, Sierra School: Sonoma County, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Wendy has blossomed in the past two months of the school year into one of our most consistently responsible high school students. Always a kind and respectful student toward staff members, Wendy has developed positive relationships with her peers and become a mentor/role model for our elementary students during this time. She has also taken on an active role in her academic program and earned many credits toward graduation [...]

603, 2020

Sean’s New Found Courage

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

Our character trait for January & February is courage. Sean has shown great courage these last two months by doing things that were difficult for him in the past. Sean struggled with going off-campus when he first started at Sierra Academy. He would refuse to get in the school van to go anywhere. In the last two months, Sean has gone off-campus for a field trip to the zoo, [...]

603, 2020

Big Winners

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

A couple of lucky students and staff were able to have some fun and experience the Casino for a day. All the boys enjoyed the action at the arcade and also devoured some awesome pizza from Pepe’s. Everyone left a lucky winner with some souvenirs and prizes won for their mad skills at arcade games. Learn more about our school today. [...]

603, 2020

Watching Tony Grow

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento, Sierra Upper Student Spotlight|

Tony has made great strides in his academic work and also his self-regulation skills. He has demonstrated how to be a good friend and improved his social skills. He has done a great job of removing himself from bad situations and getting help from adults with difficult peer situations. We are so proud of Tony and are excited to watch him continue to grow! Learn more about [...]

603, 2020

Manny’s Accomplishments

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Student of the Month, High Road School: New London (Middle/HS), High Road School: New London (Middle/HS) Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Manny has been able to stay true to himself since he stepped foot into our school. He gets along with everyone no matter what grade or age. Manny works really hard inside of the classroom to stay focused on his academics. He has no problem being a leader to some of his younger peers. Manny really has a great spirit and seems to really enjoy being at school each [...]

603, 2020

Kiara Is A Pleasure To Have At School

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

Kiara joined us here at the High School a year and a half ago. Kiara is a hard-working student that has been able to strengthen her language skills and level of independence while in the Fifth Year Transition Program. Kiara is a pleasure to have in the program! “At job sites, Kiara works hard and always does her best to stay on task. She accepts redirections well and is [...]

603, 2020

Happy 100 days on Blue to Ethan

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Happy 100 days on Blue to Ethan! Ethan is our classroom historian and root beer connoisseur. He has worked hard this school year to use his coping skills appropriately and communicate with staff his academic or behavioral needs. Congratulations Ethan, we are so proud of you, keep up the great work! Ethan enjoys reading in his free time and on Thursday’s joins lunchtime book club! Ethan also loves to [...]

603, 2020

Halloween Time

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

“Trick or Treat, give me something good to eat”- The student’s at NL Primary had much excitement on our recent Halloween event. Some chose to dress up as ninjas, mine craft characters, witches and more, while others just enjoyed all the tasty treats we had to offer. Their afternoon consisted of traveling from stop to stop to answer a quick trivia fact before receiving a tasty snack, and decorating [...]

603, 2020

We Are Incredibly Proud of Francisco

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Francisco has consistently held a high level in the program and will be beginning his transition to mainstream middle school this month. We are incredibly proud of the work he has done and know that he is too. Francisco is always so respectful to staff and responsible for his schoolwork. He is the first to offer help and always has a smile on his face. We love having Francisco [...]

603, 2020

Fall Fun!

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Thankfully our students didn’t get lost forever in the corn maze at Scott’s Orchard. They had a great time using those detective skills to find their way home though. They also were nice enough to think of everyone back at school and brought us some delicious apple cider donuts! Thanks guys! Learn more about our school today.

603, 2020

Dino Land!

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Exciting news…we met some DINOSAURS! The first fun Friday field trip this year a few of our blue students got to go back in time and experience some life size dinosaurs at Nature’s Art Dinosaur Place. What a sight to see, they went hunting for dinosaurs all through the hiking trails and almost got lost in a MAZEasaurus, but were able to escape and left no one behind. They [...]

603, 2020

New and Exciting VTO Spaces!

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Over the summer we moved some things around and made some adjustments which created three new (voluntary time-out) VTO rooms. We have the galaxy room which kids use as a “chill zone” and a place to lay down or relax in a bean bag chair, it also offers body socks which some kids use as “cocoons” to help calm their bodies down. We have the movement room which is [...]

603, 2020

Welcome Back!

By |March 6th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Primary)|

Welcome back, we are very excited to start the new school year with some familiar faces as well as some new staff and students. We would like to welcome Carolyn Moretti who is currently a 1:1 to one of our students in the middle school room, and Kelly Baty who is a special education teacher for our middle school classroom. As always we are very excited to see [...]

503, 2020

Art Under the Sun

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Some days are just too wonderful to not get out enjoy the sunshine! On this particularly great weather day in March, two of Ms. Hartwich’s students advocated for having their art lesson outside. Because our students made an appropriate, compelling argument Ms. Hartwich’s weekly art lesson moved outdoors. Ms. Hartwich’s class is working on perspectives in their drawing. There didn’t seem to be any better place to do this [...]

503, 2020

Choosing our School Mascot

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

Over the course of the last semester, High Road students and staff undertook the challenge of deciding on a school mascot. We worked together to identify the characteristics of High Road students (resilient, kind, loyal, protective) and mascots that would align with those traits. Through several rounds of voting, the llama was chosen as our school mascot! Next up, students were invited to enter a design competition to [...]

503, 2020

Building Pasta Towers: The Sequel!

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Ms. Rossetti and Ms. Gibson’s social skills classes revisited the pasta tower building challenge. This time, students had to build the tallest tower. Students were given spaghetti, tape, and different sizes of marshmallows and challenged to build even TALLER towers than the ones they built in the fall! They used teamwork skills and communication to figure out which strategies would work best. Some students built tall towers that [...]

503, 2020

Staff of the Month: Mr. Estelle

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

Since starting at High Road School of Wallingford, Mr. Estelle has been fearless in his approach. He is not afraid to ask questions and learn from his mistakes. Mr. Estelle has been a valuable team player over the past month. Mr. Estelle is someone that all members of the High Road community enjoy working with and has picked up the nuances of the role very quickly. Although he [...]

503, 2020

February Student of the Month: Jaiden

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School), High Road School: WallingfordCT HS: Spotlight|

Jaiden was chosen for student of the month due to his academic and behavioral resiliency. Jaiden has been a model student in his time at High Road. While he has had ups and downs on his path he has persevered through the rough times and has always quickly ascended back to high behavior level. He is an important part of the High Road School of Wallingford High School [...]

403, 2020

Simple Healthy Snacks

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

We are discussing eating simple but healthy snacks . This class gives students an idea of foods that are easy and basic items to make at home on their own. We tried squeezing lime juice on top of apples and it was great! The students were hesitant at first to step outside the box but at the end they all enjoyed the snack. Learn [...]

303, 2020

Science and the World Around Us

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

The month of February saw many activities that were started last semester come to fruition. Jazzmine finished her dragon painted she had been working on for the last four months. Jazzmine took great pride in the painting because it is something that will be part of the school for years to come, bringing good luck. Last semester the High School One students studied Earth Science learning how the Earth’s [...]

303, 2020

Experiments, Racing, and Fun!

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

It is that time of the year for the science fair again! In Ms. Ashley’s classroom, the students watched videos of science fair projects and narrowed it down to their favorite, building cars. Students chose to work independently or with peers and chose the size of car they wanted to build. The size of the car is the variable to see which size will go the farthest. Students worked [...]

303, 2020

Fun Friday Activities

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

Mrs. Erin’s classroom had a fun off campus Fun Friday trip to the bowling alley. Student’s earned this Fun Friday trip by earning their points and making good choices in and out of the classroom. Students at this off campus fun Friday, got to have fun while working on social skills, such as taking turns, giving positive praise to their peers, and showing support when their peers may have [...]

303, 2020

Baby Food Challenge

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Our students love all the challenges out there and sometimes we like to join in as a school and have a little fun at the end of a long week. This month Sierra Fremont held a blind taste test to see who could correctly guess the flavor of all 5 baby food flavors. For those students who were able to stomach this challenge, only one student was able to [...]

303, 2020

Skittles Rainbow Art

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Sometimes it’s nice to slow things down and enjoy an art activity. This month Sierra Diablo Vista did just that. Lining Skittles around a plate and using water, they watched as the colors slowly swirled towards the middle of the plate creating beautiful patterns against the white plate. Students enjoyed the activity both during and after as they disposed of the project in the sweetest way possible. [...]

303, 2020

Black History Month Posters

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

February was black history month and Sierra Diablo Vista held student presentations for their favorite figure in Black History. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the project as evident by their smiling faces during the presentation. Special thank you to our families who helped the students bring these important figures into the classroom. Learn more about our school today.

303, 2020

Black History Month Door Wars

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS) Spotlight|

The students and staff worked hard on going back into time and learning about the African American History of our country. Each Classroom picked a topic pertaining to black history month and expressed it on their classroom doors. The class that had the best door won a prize. This was a fun event and the students and staff were really creative! Learn [...]

203, 2020

Read Across America

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Connecticut Landing Page, Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

One day wasn't enough for Room 4--we celebrated National Read Across America day all week long! Each day we read a different Dr. Seuss book and participated in fun activities. On Monday students read One Fish, Two Fish and made a tasty treat with blue jell-o and red Swedish fish. Everyone wore green on Tuesday for Green Eggs & Ham and picked their favorite Dr. Seuss books! Thursday was [...]

203, 2020

Valentine’s for a Veteran

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

Major Bill White, who is a 104 year-old Veteran who served in World War II, survived the Battle of Iwo Jima and went to continue a long career as a US Marine Corps. Major White has a bookshelf of many memories in the nursing home he resides in and he wanted to add more this year. Major White asked for Valentine Cards. Over 300,000 cards poured into the home [...]

203, 2020

Master Harold & The Boys

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Aurora Day School|

A semi-autobiographical masterwork. Of all Athol Fugard’s plays, none is more personal or shatteringly honest than “Master Harold”…and the Boys; because it relates a boyhood incident which involved himself and which haunted him for years until he tried to atone by writing this play. It may take place in South Africa during the early years of apartheid, but its depiction of the ways in which people are capable [...]

203, 2020

Stress Management Escape Room

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Each class receives two 30 minute group therapy session a week. Each topic is divided into two pieces: lesson and behavioral activity. This can look like powerpoint lecture and note taking one session and the next session is practicing the lesson. The objectives for this lesson included -To explain the concept of stress and to facilitate awareness of how stress affects the body and mind -To help group members [...]

203, 2020

Geography Jeporady

By |March 2nd, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Mr. Wolf’s Class has been learning about Geography and Map Skills for their Social Studies unit. This unit focuses on the map skills associated with United States Geography. Students developed an understanding of the different regions of our country that are composed of our cities and states that make up our nation. The students participated in a friendly game of Geography themed Jeopardy focused on concepts learned over [...]

103, 2020

Erin Is A Pleasure to Work with

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Prior to the school closing, Erin had a great routine set for her students. She ran the ACI academic rotation model with impressive abilities to adjust as needed for behaviors, changes and anything else that came up. She supported her TA to take on new responsibilities, and empowered her to be confident in her TA instruction. Erin is great to work with. She always gives input for other [...]

103, 2020

Tommy’s Helpfulness

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Center for Autism: Bucyrus, Ohio Landing Page|

Tommy has reached level gold and has maintained it since he has achieved it. Tommy is very helpful in the classroom and outside the classroom without even needed to be prompted to. Also, Tommy always completes all his work with no complaints and never asks to take a break and stays in the classroom all day. "Tommy is very diligent in doing his schoolwork. Tommy always follows the rules [...]

103, 2020

Ross Is Working Very Hard

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Center for Autism: Bucyrus, Ohio Landing Page|

Ross has begun verbalizing more than he was in the past. As well as working hard during academic rotations to learn his sight words. Ross often surprises us with things that he knows how to do, that we didn't know that he did. "Ross has achieved so much this year! Ross always helps in the classroom and cleans up without even being asked. Ross has been doing much better [...]

103, 2020

Jacob’s Improvements

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra School of Solano County: Day Rehab, Sierra School: Solano County, Sierra Solano Spotlight|

Jacob has improved in ignoring peers' negative behaviors. During the last month, the amount of completed work has increased. Jacob has been on a blue level for the majority of the last couple of months (since November). Jacob is Student of the month because he has shown improvement not only academically but also in his behaviors. Jacob has been a good peer/classmate to other students. Jacob continues to show [...]

103, 2020

Gage’s Hard Work

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra School: Main Street, Sierra School: Main Street: Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Gage has maintained a level of Blue for this month! This is the first time he has been on our Blue Level. Gage has worked very hard to get to his level. He is now able to let the teacher know when he is feeling dis-regulated and will ask for a break. Before Gage came to Sierra School, his school day was 45 minutes long at most. Today Gage [...]

103, 2020

Misael’s Determination

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Colorado Student of the Month, Sierra School Barrett, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Misael, a sixth-grader at Sierra School at Barrett, is very close to reaching his goal of going on a school field trip to indoor skydive. Misael is adept at understanding the nature of our program and the expectations asked of him, and he’s committed himself to success. According to all three of his teachers, he’s transformed since the first day they met him. Throughout this year, Mr.R says, “He’s [...]

103, 2020

Anthony’s Achievements

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra School Thompson, Sierra School Thompson Spotlight|

Anthony has shown many achievements throughout his school years with Sierra School. Anthony is very helpful throughout the school and he enjoys giving a helping hand to staff with projects around the school. Anthony does an amazing job with his work projects and is graduating this year! Learn more about our school today.

103, 2020

Dante’s Making Huge Strides

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

Dante Shanta is our student of the month. Dante has been part of the Sierra School family for several years and has continued to make huge strides both behaviorally and academically over the years. The past month, Dante has continued to be a standout student in so many areas. Dante has actively been participating in P.E with very few prompts from staff, he has become more self-sufficient in the [...]

103, 2020

Johnny’s Determination

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Sierra Sacramento Lower Spotlight, Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Johnny has focused on focusing in the classroom on improving his reading and math skills. Johnny has been determined to continue to increase his knowledge so that he can be as prepared as possible to transition to high school. Mr. Verdin has been working with Johnny through multiple classrooms and has noticed an incredible increase in his desire to be a successful academic. Johnny states that he is proud [...]

103, 2020

Radien Is Up For A (Uno) Challenge

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: High Road Caroline Spotlight|

The student of the month goes to Raiden!!! He is a 6th grader who started with us in December. Radien has remained on level since starting and is day 37 blue and is on track to celebrating day 50! Raiden is also our current UNO champ in the classroom, ready to take on anyone who dares to challenge him! He has a wonderful personality, always come to school ready [...]

103, 2020

Daquan Is Making Strides

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: Kent Alternative Program, Maryland Landing Page|

This month at KAP we want to give a special shout out to a long-term student DaQuan W. He has shown an amazing transformation this school year. DaQuan has recently brought up his grades and moved up two levels on the behavior management system in six days. Daquan has been going above and beyond and even earning bonus points for being helpful and avoiding crisis! We are so proud [...]

103, 2020

Congrats Ronde

By |March 1st, 2020|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS), High Road School: New London (Middle/HS) Spotlight|

Ronde has shown an improvement in his grades and just participating in the classroom. He seems to be more enthusiastic about just being at school and in the classroom in general. He really responds to incentives no matter if they are big or small. The staff also has noticed that positive praise goes a long way also and helps him to feel confident. He's accomplished making it to green [...]

2802, 2020

Zeke Is A Leader

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School of York County, High Road School of York County: Spotlight|

Ezekiel Rose (Zeke) has been a High Road School of York student since last March. Throughout his time with us, Zeke has worked extremely hard and has earned our highest rank of Norseman. His favorite sport is football and he roots for the Baltimore Ravens. His favorite food is pizza....with bacon. Zeke's favorite subject is Math and his favorite teacher is Miss Danielle. Zeke said that he has learned [...]

2802, 2020

Marilyn Is A Role Model

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle), High Road School: Wallingford Primary Middle: Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Marilyn was selected for student of the month for her role model behavior, efforts towards her academics, and overall growth since beginning at High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle. “Marylin has been a pleasure to work with. She tries extremely hard in everything she does. We are lucky to have her role modeling as a Gold student in the classroom for her fellow students. She utilizes her breaks appropriately, [...]

2802, 2020

Marques’ Success

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Southern Maryland|

Marques was enrolled in High Road the week prior to Thanksgiving in 2019. Since his enrollment, Marques has NEVER dropped his level and is regarded by his teacher and Instructional assistant as one of the more mature students in his classroom. Also since his enrollment, Marques has made significant success in his "iReady" testing. Completing an outstanding 80% of his lessons and having the most time logged into the [...]

2802, 2020

Making Great Strides With Dylan

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Southern Delaware|

Dylan was chosen to be a student of the month because he has made great strides in his ability to calm down during frustrating times at school. Dylan has worked hard using our calm down space and other coping mechanisms to earn zero directed time outs in January! "Dylan is really working hard at recognizing he is frustrated and taking breaks when needed!"- Miss Brandi "I worked in the [...]

2802, 2020

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

All of our students and staff enjoy a great Dr. Seuss book, so what better way to celebrate his birthday and all of his books then a Dr. Seuss Spirit Week! Each day there was a different Dr. Seuss theme. Students on out students' activities committee developed the schedule, received approval from our school director and then typed it up and passed it out to all of our students [...]

2802, 2020

I-Ron’s Positivity

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

I-Ron is a positive student, who helps those in the class, especially in academics when a subject is not understood. He has achieved his personal goal of using time for academics as opposed to sleeping and really there has been a great change in I-Ron. We are proud to see him succeed daily, but really this month he put forth his best efforts. I-Ron over the past month has [...]

2802, 2020

Raymond’s Huge Improvements

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

Raymond is a fourth-grade student in Ms. Hogan’s classroom. Raymond started with us in October of 2019. Raymond has shown a huge improvement in his self-control in his short time with us. He is extremely polite and kindhearted. “Raymond is a great role model for our younger students and is always willing to help out and support in your younger classroom as a peer mentor.” — Anastasia McGlone, Operations [...]

2802, 2020

Alex Is A Role Model

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

The staff was delighted to name Alexander “Alex” as Student of the month. Alex spent the beginning of this year just skating by. At one point, just before Christmas, a light turned on in his mind and he started trying his best to have self-control and focused on himself and what concerns him. Alex has changed his attitude and has become more engaged in his class/rotations and is on [...]

2802, 2020

Anthony Has Done A Great Job

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road Harford Spotlight, High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Anthony has done a great job during the last month of school. Anthony has continued attending school consistently and has stayed on the level. Anthony works hard in the classroom and does especially well with his English tutorial, as he is an awesome reader! In addition to achieving academically, Anthony is a helpful student to have in the classroom. Not only does Anthony offer to help the staff, but [...]

2802, 2020

Bryan Lends A Helping Hand

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT, High Road School: Fairfield: Spotlight|

Bryan is always willing to lend a helping hand to staff. He has learned self-control in situations that do not always go in his favor. Bryant thinks of his classmates and bakes cakes for them on special occasions. "Bryan has been able to develop many coping strategies to help him be successful in the classroom. He has been able to use his coping strategies at the moment when he [...]

2802, 2020

Dakota Is A Great Friend

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Bloomington, Illinois Landing Page|

Dakota has made consistent progress on his color levels, reflecting good adherence to school rules. Dakota is friendly to peers and is polite to adults in the school. He is trying very hard to work more independently on his core subjects. He has been looking forward to volunteer work at Goodwill. Dakota always checks on others with this phrase, "Are you satisfied with your care?" which gives us a [...]

2802, 2020

Andrew’s Impressive Progress

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Bloomington, High Road School: Bloomington: Spotlight|

We are all very proud of Andrew. Andrew has progressed in reading and has read an entire paragraph! He mastered single digit addition without a number line or manipulatives and is asking for harder problems! Andrew's teacher, Ms. Beirne, says he is learning to swim! He even practices his strokes during his "free swim" time (playtime). He is engaging with other students and using positive self-talk to keep himself [...]

2802, 2020

We’re Proud of Karon

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Karon was selected for the student of the month for January. Karon has worked extremely hard this school year and has maintained Blue level consistently. He has shown personal growth and resiliency in his ability to recover from setbacks and keep a positive attitude. He has also helped to spread 'positive vibes' to his classmates and teachers. "Karon’s teacher is so proud of his hard work, especially in reading! [...]

2802, 2020

Small Problems Are No Problems

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Jaden was selected for the student of the month! Jaden reached Gold level at the beginning of this month and has demonstrated personal growth, both academically and behaviorally. Jaden’s motivation to succeed is admirable and contagious. His peers are so happy for him and couldn’t wait to congratulate him on reaching Gold level! He has worked extremely hard and is constantly working on keeping a positive attitude. Jaden’s [...]

2802, 2020

E’monte’s 100 Days On Blue

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

E'monte is our February student of the month! He has remained on blue level for 100 days! E'monte has done well in his general education classes and recently celebrated his 100 days on blue with a California Sushi Roll party. Emonte always comes to class prepared and ready to learn! Emonte is helpful around the class and takes pride in his class job. Learn more about our [...]

2802, 2020

February Staff of the Month – Heather

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: Center for Autism: Bucyrus, Ohio Landing Page|

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? Heather has helped tremendously with IEP's this month and has given a lot of feedback. She works very well with her kids in her classroom and is very patient with them. Our students love her! Why did other staff members select this person as Staff of the Month? Heather W is a team player, [...]

2802, 2020

Spirit Week

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: BEST Academy|

This February, BEST Academy celebrated the week of Valentine’s Day with Spirit Week! Staff and students had a different theme each day, including Crazy Hair Day, Mismatch Day, Superhero Shirt Day, and red, pink and white for Valentine’s Day. The kids were busy with creativity this month. In Art class, they made Valentine’s cards to send to Veterans. The students also made Valentine’s cards and other projects to exchange [...]

2802, 2020

Marion’s Tremendous Improvement

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: Capital Academy, Capital Academy: Spotlight|

Marion has improved, tremendously, behaviorally. Marion really struggled when he first enrolled at Capital and buckled down to get off of concern status. Marion is now working towards earning positive behavior awards and his spot on Student Government. Marion has completely done a 180. He is respectful, helpful, willing to take ownership of his behaviors and is doing well academically. He has done a great job turning his behavior [...]

2802, 2020

Vanessa Goes Above And Beyond

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: Aurora Day School|

Vanessa is a new addition to the Aurora Day School program and she has had a seamless transition. Vanessa joined the high school program and has been actively participating in our on and off-campus activities, academics, and even earned a position with the campus Coffee Cart. The team is thrilled to have Vanessa in our program. Since her arrival, Vanessa has gone above and beyond in our program. Vanessa [...]

2802, 2020

Cup of Inspiration

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: BEST Academy|

Cup of Inspiration is a café on the BEST and High Road premises where the students of our Transition classroom have been working weekly. Each Friday morning, any students that want to participate go over to the café where they can choose Hot Chocolate with or without marshmallows, and a treat. The students have been doing an amazing job honing their vocational skills and serving students and teachers! This [...]

2802, 2020

100 Days Smarter

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Everyone in Room 4 is 100 days smarter! In February, we celebrated the 100th day of school and couldn’t be more excited! We celebrated the 100th day with different “100” challenges. Students worked in stations and collaborated to build structures with different materials—100 of each. They also participated in different competitions to see how many times they can write their name in 100 seconds, how high they can count [...]

2802, 2020

February Classroom Update

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

This month we put a short pause on exploring the ancient world of Egypt, but for good reason. Black history was our focus and opened eyes to how one person can make all the difference in the world. We started learning about the famous Dr. Martin Luther King via video. Afterwards, students read their own part of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and created a picture of [...]

2802, 2020

Devin’s Growth

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Baltimore County, High Road School: Baltimore County, MD, Uncategorized|

Devin has used more appropriate, respectful language. He works hard to engage his peers and staff in conversations. He always has a smile on his face. He has been working hard on achieving his personal goal and has been helping staff in the kitchen with more responsibilities. Devin has increased his use of coping skills to stay in the classroom and learn. He has also increased his pro-social skills [...]

2802, 2020

Black History Month

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

This February, North Caroline was looking for a way to change up the morning journal routine. Ms. Ashley and Ms. Paige devised a good strategy to change from the usual written prompts, to a more fun, interactive discussion of key figures in Black History. New figures were cycled on the classrooms 3 white boards daily, ranging from Malcolm X, to Jackie Robinson, to Frederick Douglass. Students had the [...]

2802, 2020

Black History Month Activities

By |February 28th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County, Uncategorized|

In February, High Road at Choptank Elementary dedicated the month to exercise our artistic abilities and engage in activities for Black History month! Our social worker, Ms.Connar worked with student’s to teach lessons about the impact many African Americans had on our country! The students’ crafted a poster that consisted of their own outline and decorated hands to elaborate on the concept of equality. At the end of the [...]

2702, 2020

Culinary Elective

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Mrs. Mendoza, our new special education teacher, has taken on our culinary elective and our students are super excited! They are learning how to cook, bake, and make yummy treats in the kitchen. They are even learning new life skills when they are tasked to clean dishes, organize materials needed, and work together as a team. They have also utilized their math skill set to measure different ingredients [...]

2702, 2020

Goodwin University Visit

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Our Transition Department is aiding our students to get an early start understanding the college application process. Because many of our students may possibly be first in their family to attend college our Transition Coordinator has begun to tour a handful of local colleges. This tour was meant to help our students get an understanding about what the Hartford area has to offer for post secondary studies. Recently our [...]

2702, 2020

Street Crossing

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Life Skills encompasses so many aspects of students’ lives. Things we may take for granted, like crossing a busy street to get to a destination is fundamental for our students; yet some of our students need training in this area. After a successful work-day, at Active Day Senior Day Program, our students spotted an unused basketball court with a basketball, just waiting to be played with! This was [...]

2702, 2020

Blue Lounge Comes to Hartford High

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

High Road Hartford High is constantly looking for innovative ways to reinforce our students’ positive behaviors. Our Blue students already get reinforced with an outing on Fun Fridays which involves either a trip out of the building for a fun event and/or a special breakfast or lunch out. But in searching for new ideas a light bulb went off…. and a special Blue Lounge was created. The room is [...]

2702, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

In Mrs. Rey’s classroom at Wallingford Primary, students traced memorable hands and painted lasting hearts with an attached poem to give to a loved one for Valentine’s Day. Understanding that our student population have difficulty with emotional regulation, we wanted parents to feel appreciated and supported through a holiday. Students were so proud to bring home their projects to their loved ones! Learn more about our [...]

2702, 2020

Black History Month

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Our high school students have been hard at work this month! They have been learning about Civil Rights Leaders. Students were assigned one Civil Rights Leader. The students then began to conduct research on what the leader was known for, what impact did they have on others and pertinent information about their early life. Students also could add anything that stuck out to them or fun facts that they [...]

2702, 2020

We Love S.T.E.M.

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Students wrapped up their science unit on weather and climate with a trip to The Discovery Museum. Students showed off their knowledge during the interactive Science on a Sphere (SOS) exhibit, raising their hands to answer and ask questions. The animated globe helped illustrate everything the students have learned about weather including the important features that make up our weather and how all weather on Earth originates. They got [...]

2602, 2020

Musical Chairs

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School San Joaquin|

We like to keep things fun at Sierra of San Joaquin. After working on all their English rotations, we decided to do a quick "get up and move" break to play a quick few rounds of musical chairs, before transitioning to their next rotations. Learn more about our school today.

2602, 2020

Ice Cream Social

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: Sierra School San Joaquin|

Students who are on level got to participate in an Ice Cream Social. Students got to make their own sundae with all the special toppings and then got to hang out with their staff and students for some great socialization and culture-building! Learn more about our school today.

2602, 2020

Engineering & Research Development

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

Our 7th and 8th graders got the chance to become engineers. Lukas and Arianna are learning about Newton's laws of physics, they built a model car to test out his theory. Austin had the task of building a tower with only index cards and a sheet of paper towel!!! Despite his many trials, he was able to be successful! February is Black History month so in Language Arts we [...]

2602, 2020

Ja’kai Positive Friendships

By |February 26th, 2020|Categories: High Road School: Baltimore County, High Road School: Baltimore County, MD|

Ja'Kai has decreased the number of verbal aggressions over the past month and he now comes in smiling, has maintained himself in the classroom, and has increased his social-emotional skills. He has also improved his communication skills with both staff and peers! He is making positive classroom friendships. Ja'kai has earned slime and a gift card from five below for earning green level and is currently working on earning [...]