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108, 2022

Responding to Appropriate and Inappropriate Student Behaviors  in the Classroom

August 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog|

 By Dr. Diane Myers, SVP, Special Education—Behavior at SESI For many educators, late summer feels more like the beginning of a new year than the first of January. Hopefully the summer provided an opportunity for rest and rejuvenation given the unique challenges we all faced last year. As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, we want to create a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive community [...]

2907, 2022

Recent Graduate Helping Prevent Gun Violence

July 29th, 2022|Categories: High Road Program: Ferguson|

Below is a news story about our recent graduate, Wayne, working with his church to help prevent gun violence in the city!"In the shadow of darkness illuminated by flashlights, 37-year-old Pastor G. Lamar Stewart organizes faith leaders and volunteers to walk through Philadelphia neighborhoods plagued by gun violence. The number of gun violence victims in that city increased more than 50% from 2019 to 2020. In 2021, Philadelphia had more than [...]

1907, 2022

May Day in the Park for Philadelphia Students

July 19th, 2022|Categories: Achieve Academy of Philadelphia, Achieve Academy of Philadelphia - East, Excel Academy North, Excel Middle Years Academy, Pennsylvania Landing Page, Stetson Academy|

Staff and students from several Specialized Education Services, Inc.(SESI) schools in Philadelphia didn’t let the date deter them from celebrating May Day on June 3. The annual event, held in the Lemon Hill Picnic Area of Fairmount Park, brought together students from the Achieve Academies of Philadelphia, Excel Academy North, Excel Middle Years Academy, and Stetson Academy. May Day started in 2013 as a one-school event and grew into [...]

1807, 2022

Catching up with Excel Academy of Roseland 2019 valedictorian

July 18th, 2022|Categories: Excel Academy of Roseland, Illinois Landing Page|

Since graduating from the Excel Academy of Roseland three years ago, Kewhawn George hasn’t stopped furthering his education or finding ways to better himself. His strong dedication to self-improvement is something he credits the staff at Excel for helping him embrace. Before enrolling at the Excel Academy of Roseland, part of the Chicago Public Schools’ Options Network, George spent seven years away from school after dropping out. But in [...]

2306, 2022

Teacher Erin Juarez honored for ‘strong work ethic’

June 23rd, 2022|Categories: In the News, Sierra at Liberty|

Buckeye special education teacher Erin Juarez was recognized by a national organization as the Southwest region’s teacher of the year. Philadelphia-based Special Education Services Inc. bestowed that honor upon her for her work during the 2021-22 school year. Juarez, who has taught kindergarten through fourth grade special education for four years at Sierra School of Liberty, was nominated for the award by her supervisor for her strong work ethic. [...]

2306, 2022

Fitzpatrick Named Specialized Teacher of the Year

June 23rd, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County, In the News|

Jill Fitzpatrick, a lead special education teacher at High Road School in Caroline County (303 Sharp Road, Denton), was recently named a regional winner in Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) Teacher of the Year Program.“Teaching is my profession, but moreover it is my calling. There are always setbacks and frustrations, but overcoming them is part of the enjoyment of teaching. I have the philosophy that there are no hopeless cases. [...]

1606, 2022

A Life-Changing Transformation: Drew’s Story

June 16th, 2022|Categories: Featured Success Stories, High Road School: Cecil County, MD, Standalone Success Stories, Success Story Landing Page, Uncategorized|

The phrase “life-changing” tends to be overused and often becomes a cliché. However, in the case of Drew, a 12th grade student at the High Road School of Cecil County (MD), the transformation he’s gone through in his nine years at the school has truly been life changing.  Communication Breakdown  As a young child, Drew experienced difficulties with communication, which led to several instances of behavioral issues. Because his [...]

1506, 2022

Specialized Education Services, Inc. Names Rachael Chatel 2022 Teacher Of The Year

June 15th, 2022|Categories: Press Release, Press Releases & Announcements|

High School Educator at High Road School of Hartford Takes Home Top Spot in Nationwide Program Honoring Outstanding and Innovative Teachers June 15, 2022 PHILADELPHIA – Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced Rachael Chatel as [...]

1506, 2022

‘An Incredible Honor’: Hartford Teacher Wins National Award

June 15th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School), In the News|

A Connecticut high school teacher is being recognized for her “outstanding and innovative” work in the classroom. High Road School of Hartford teacher Rachael Chatel was named as the first Teacher of the Year by Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI). The private school works with special education students ages 15 to 21 facing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges that can impede success in a traditional classroom setting. Nationwide, SESI [...]

1406, 2022

Seashore Leadership Academy Students Take Part in Teen Summit

June 14th, 2022|Categories: Seashore Leadership Academy|

Seashore Leadership Academy students were recently invited to participate in a teen summit at Atlantic City High School to discuss important issues, including violence in the local community. Atlantic City, N.J., Mayor Marty Small organized the panel discussion, which also included Seashore Leadership’s own School Director Ray Strickland and popular author, speaker, and social media influencer Wallace Peeples, better known as Wallo267. The event was [...]

1406, 2022

Excel Academy South Student Shines At District Board Meeting

June 14th, 2022|Categories: Excel Academy South|

Recently Excel Academy South student Shyhief Jackson spoke from the heart when he addressed the Board for the School District of Philadelphia. Calling the experience “very surreal”, Jackson, 18, said speaking at the public meeting provided him with an occasion to use some of the skills he’s learned while at Excel. “It gave me an opportunity to represent myself, my community, and my family,” said Jackson. “I was able [...]

1006, 2022

Excel Academy students overcome struggles to graduate and achieve academic dreams

June 10th, 2022|Categories: Excel Academy of Englewood, Excel Academy of Roseland, Excel Academy of South Shore, Excel Academy of Southwest, In the News, Safe Achieve Academy of Chicago|

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Imagine the feeling of setting a goal you thought was unrealistic – only to achieve it despite huge odds. Dozens of grads at the Excel Academy schools did just that. CBS 2's Steven Graves met some of the students who are getting a second chance to achieve their academic dreams. The graduation ceremony for the multiple Chicago campuses of Excel Academy was held at Christ Universal Temple, [...]

1006, 2022

High Road School of Sussex County teacher honored

June 10th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Sussex County, In the News|

GEORGETOWN — Dan Jones, a special-education teacher at High Road School of Sussex County, was recently named a regional winner in Specialized Education Services Inc.’s (SESI) Teacher of the Year Program. “My personal philosophy on learning and education is that nothing in life comes easy. Hard work and determination are the foundation for any success,” Mr. Jones said. The Lewes resident has been at High Road for four years [...]

1006, 2022

‘My kids become a part of me,’ says award-winning Graham Academy teacher

June 10th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

KINGSTON — Brynn Kovalick speaks with disarmingly simple passion about the many roadblocks a teacher overcomes in helping children on the autism disorder spectrum. Disarming because, even as she extols the rewards, a young student lies combative on a hallway floor in the safe and patient hands of a behavior specialist.“My teaching philosophy is to learn everything about each student,” the 9-year veteran of the Academy staff says. “That’s how [...]

706, 2022

Local special education teacher receives “Regional Teacher of the Year” award

June 7th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Sussex County, In the News|

47ABC – A local special education teacher, receiving a major honor for the work they do. Dan Jones, a special education teacher at High Road School in Delaware joined the morning team to tell us more about that accomplishment. Good Morning Delmarva

706, 2022

Graham Academy educator is regional Specialized Education Services Inc. teacher of the year

June 7th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Brynn Kovalick, an autistic support/emotional support classroom elementary school teacher at The Graham Academy in Kingston, won the regional Specialized Education Services Inc. teacher of the year award. The region includes 20 Specialized Education Services Inc. schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. The award “honors outstanding, innovative educators who lead by example with an unmatched level of dedication to supporting all students,” a news release said. “I am [...]

306, 2022

Local Teacher Honored with Regional Teacher Of The Year Award

June 3rd, 2022|Categories: In the News|

KINGSTON, LUZERNE CO, (WOLF) — Brynn Kovalick, a teacher at the Graham Academy in Kingston, has been named the regional winner in the Specialized Education Services Teacher of the Year Program. Kovalick is an autistic support and emotional support classroom elementary school teacher at the academy. She's been with the school for nearly 10 years and received her teaching certificate in special education from King's College. "I was thrilled when [...]

306, 2022

Special Ed Teacher Receives Regional Top Teacher Honors

June 3rd, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County, In the News|

DENTON — Jill Fitzpatrick, a lead special education teacher at High Road School at Caroline County (303 Sharp Road, Denton), was recently named a regional winner in Specialized Education Services Inc. Teacher of the Year Program. “Teaching is my profession but moreover it is my calling … there are always setbacks and frustrations but overcoming them is part of the enjoyment of teaching. I have the philosophy that there [...]

2705, 2022

Capital Academy’s Annual MayDay

May 27th, 2022|Categories: Capital Academy|

Capital Academy held it's annual MayDay on 5/13/22. MayDay is a carnival day for students to unwind after standardized testing and for staff to reward them for their hard work throughout the year. Students were able to partake in various games such as tug-o-war, minute-to-win-it, ring tosses, duck pluck, face painting, and enjoy delicious snacks. Students were even able to "get back" at their administration and teachers through the [...]

2705, 2022

Jubi’s Java, In Memory of Najeeb

May 27th, 2022|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Sierra Academy dedicates Jubi's Java in memory of former student and standout coffee cart student worker, Najeeb. Family of former Sierra Academy student Najib, who passed away recently, were honored at the the formal dedication of the school's student run school coffee operations, of which Jubi was an outstanding student worker. The coffee cart program will now be known as Jubi's Java.

2705, 2022

Middle school teacher, Aatiqah Ali, named divisional winner in Teacher of the Year Program

May 27th, 2022|Categories: Excel Middle Years Academy, In the News|

Aatiqah Ali, a teacher at Excel Middle Years Academy, was recently named a divisional winner in Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) Teacher of the Year Program. “My personal philosophy of learning and education is that every student brings something to the table – their own genius and uniqueness,” Ali said in a statement. “My job as an educator is to identify them and help students’ growth.” Teacher of the [...]

3004, 2022

Graham Academy students honored for Light It Up Blue Day

April 30th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

WILKES-BARRE — In celebration of “Light It Up Blue Day” and World Autism Awareness Month in April, Graham Academy student Billy Norton had the opportunity to serve as the city’s honorary fire chief for the day. Norton, 18, climbed into a fire truck outside Wilkes-Barre fire headquarters and learned how to operate the aerial ladder. He said his favorite part of the experience was honking the horn. While touring [...]

2904, 2022

Car Wash

April 29th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

High Road School of Cecil County led a car wash to raise donations for the Special Olympics. Students worked together to spray, scrub, rinse, and dry numerous cars while cooking hot dogs and serving them to community members! Older students worked together to help our younger students to make this event successful! Visit [...]

2604, 2022

Sierra Academy 2022 Egg Drop Contest

April 26th, 2022|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

The annual egg drop took place on Monday, April 18, 2022. The students and staff with great care created a variety of contraptions to assist their egg to float safely to the ground below. A total of 3 eggs were sacrificed during the process; however, the remain 6 eggs made it safely to the ground below. As a reward, for so many creative floating devices, all students and staff earned [...]

2204, 2022

QC students make, sell key chains to raise money for Uganda playground

April 22nd, 2022|Categories: High Road School of Peoria, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Students make a difference while they help other children far away. And there’s a business lesson in this as well. Students at High Road of the Quad Cities make and sell key chains to raise money for a playground in Uganda. So far, they’ve raised more than $500. According to its website, High Road School of the Quad Cities provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults, [...]

2104, 2022

Getting Creative

April 21st, 2022|Categories: Apex|

Apex students are big fans of Art class. Doing craft based activities where they get to be as simple or elaborate on projects as they want to express their individuality. Recent projects include: lip balm making, melted crayon art, clay are, sewing, button bowls and much more! Learn more about our school today.

2004, 2022

Team Work

April 20th, 2022|Categories: Apex|

Apex students enjoyed a change of pace for their weekly group session with Social Worker Ms. Amber. They worked collaboratively to guide each other blindfolded through a obstacle course. Working on social skills, trust, communicating effectively and having lots of fun! Learn more about our school today.

1804, 2022

Autism Awareness Spirit Week at High Road School of Cecil County!

April 18th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Students and staff at the High Road School of Cecil County celebrated Autism Awareness by participating in a spirit week! Students and staff participated in spirit days such as tie dye day, light it up blue day, and twin day! Students from various classrooms helped design, make, and tie dye shirts for staff during the week, as well [...]

1304, 2022

Specialized ABA Support for Successful Classroom Experiences

April 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

By Jess Miller, BCBA and Regional Instructional Specialist at SESI Think back to your classroom experiences as a child. Most of us would probably say that they were pretty manageable, with a few difficulties here and there as exceptions. We had our classroom schedules memorized, we were able to ask for alternative workspaces if the classroom was too loud, and we could [...]

804, 2022

Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

April 8th, 2022|Categories: Thunderbolt Academy|

Thunderbolt Academy held our First Annual Women's Empowerment Luncheon on March 29th.  Mrs. Powell, one of our school social workers, did an amazing job putting together this powerful event for our Thunderbolt ladies.  We invited three guest speakers: Judge Todd, Denise Powell and Janay Harden who each spoke words of encouragement and guidance to our female students. Mrs. Lugo directed a dance with two of our middle school students Zariah [...]

804, 2022

Horse Ranch

April 8th, 2022|Categories: Sierra School: Solano County|

Every Friday we have a field trip to Spirit Horse Ranch in American Canyon. The students are part of a program where they get to learn the whole process from caring for the horse, to riding the horse, and everything in between. the students are quickly learning the horses prefer a calm environment and are doing a great job making that happen. They look forward to seeing the horse [...]

704, 2022

High Road School of Peoria celebrates neuro diverse learners and the power of music

April 7th, 2022|Categories: High Road School of Peoria, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Children in the classroom learn in a variety of different ways. However, catering to each child's preferred or necessary learning style can be not only difficult, but sometimes impossible in a classroom of over 20 students. That’s where High Road School of Peoria comes in. The organization teams up with local school districts, such as East Peoria #86, Pekin #108, Dunlap #323, Limestone #310, and several others to provide [...]

704, 2022

High Road School of Cecil County goes to North Bay!

April 7th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Students who were on Step 4 for several weeks leading up to the big North Bay Adventure camp trip enjoyed spending 3 entire days camping on the North East river with staff members. Students enjoyed things like hiking, zip lining, the big swing, beach volleyball, and more. They were joined by the High Road School of Baltimore and High [...]

504, 2022

Community gardens help students blossom and grow. As a therapist, I’ve seen it firsthand.

April 5th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Press Releases & Announcements, Sierra Academy: San Diego|

The garden teaches students about nutrition, stewardship of the earth, collaboration of neighbors and more. Leiser is an occupational therapist at the Sierra School of San Diego, which focuses on special education and is located in San Carlos. She lives in North Park. I distinctly remember the first time I stepped foot into the San Carlos Community Garden. It was a hot San Diego summer day four years ago [...]

504, 2022

Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Students with Autism

April 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

By Amy Farmer, Regional Instructional Specialist at SESI Creating classrooms and schools that foster curiosity, growth, and a sense of security is vital to a student’s ability to access their academics, generalize skills, and become as independent as possible.  Cultivating these environments for students on the autism spectrum can take some special thought and care. Whether students on the spectrum need minimal [...]

404, 2022

High Road School of Cecil County Car Wash

April 4th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

The High Road School of Cecil County is hosting a car wash on April 29th at 11 AM to 3 PM. Students will be raising funds by hosting a car wash for $5 or any donation amount. Students will also be selling food during the event for $5. The event will take place in the school parking lot! We can't wait to see you there! [...]

104, 2022

High Road Students of Harford County Return to North Bay

April 1st, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

High Road School of Harford County students recently had the opportunity to attend NorthBay Adventure Camp near Elk Neck State Park. While attending the overnight camp, students were able to experience transformative and unforgettable activities such as zip-lining, team-building activities, a high ropes course, and much more. In addition to NorthBay motivating the students to give their best effort while facing physical challenges, High Road educators [...]

3003, 2022

Autism Parent Workshop

March 30th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

April is Autism Awareness Month, and it's always a meaningful time for us as we strive every day to provide our students with autism a safe, loving, and nurturing learning environment. This month we will host a FREE workshop for parents who have children with autism. We hope you can join us in this upcoming workshop! Learn more about our school today. [...]

2803, 2022

Excel Academy Englewood students inspired by women’s empowerment brunch: ‘The sky is the limit’

March 28th, 2022|Categories: Excel Academy of Englewood, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

When the young women at Excel Academy Englewood encounter challenges in the future following their passion, they're going to remember the women's empowerment brunch at their school. "I learned that the sky is the limit and you can do anything," junior Melody Terry said. "It was good hearing from somebody who started from the bottom and work their way up top and hearing them saying keep going," senior Traviyunna [...]

2803, 2022

4 Essential Components of Behavior Support in the Classroom

March 28th, 2022|Categories: In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Diane Myers, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Special Education - Behavior, March 22, 2022 -- Expectations that are clearly established, and reinforced regularly will contribute to a consistent, positive experience for students. The 2021-2022 school year began full of promise. Students, families, and educators were ready to get back to pre-pandemic learning routines. Almost no one was prepared for how the landscape had changed – many educators had left the [...]

2203, 2022

Meagan Has A Great Attitude!

March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Sierra School of San Joaquin|

Meagan is Dr. B's right hand person. She has taken on her new job duties (and some extra) with ease and a commitment to ensure that every thing is done effectively, efficiently, with a great attitude and always producing better than what was asked of her. We simply could not run the school without her! Learn more about our school today.

1803, 2022

International Day

March 18th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

In March, High Road School of Harford County invited families of students to our Annual International Day. Each classroom within the school adopted a different country, and throughout the month of March students became familiarized and educated themselves on their chosen country. The students engrossed themselves with the language, culture, geography, customs, and history of their chosen countries. When parents arrived, they went from classroom to classroom so they [...]

1403, 2022

Read and Tell with Mrs. Mel

March 14th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

"Re ad and Tell with Mrs. Mel" is a unique book club program that was started by Mrs. Mel and Mrs. Ashley in the hopes that students would find a love for reading while attending High Road School of Harford County. The book club encourages all students to become immersed in the magical world of reading as staff read aloud book series' and students follow [...]

1403, 2022

Boys Leadership Group

March 14th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

The High Road School of Harford County Boys to M.E.N.D. (motivate, explore, navigate and discipline)Program is a youth leadership initiative started by Mr. Nacier. The group teaches male students how to achieve personal growth through interactive meetings. Boys to M.E.N.D. creates a safe place for the students to share personal experiences, focuses on what turns a boy into a man, and develops their communication skills [...]

703, 2022

High Road School of Cecil County Celebrates Black History Month

March 7th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

The students at High Road School of Cecil County and the Cecil Alternative Program worked throughout the month to create presentations that celebrated Black History Month. Students picked their own influential members to research based upon their interests such as music, space exploration, and sports. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

303, 2022

Adrian Continues to Succeed

March 3rd, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Adrian graduated from High Road School of Harford County last year and went on to attend Towson University School of Music on a Provost Scholarship. We are happy to report that Adrian is thriving at Towson U! He is majoring in music with a minor in Japanese and is enjoying his classes as well as the college experience. He recently stopped by the High Road School table that [...]

2802, 2022

Black History Month Presentations!

February 28th, 2022|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

This month students worked on black history month and made posters to go with it. They all presented them to one another in the classroom, where they learned that some people they did research on are still alive today. This showed them that history isn't so old, and many things are still occurring today. Learn more about our school today. [...]

2802, 2022

Excel Academy of Englewood celebrates Black History Month with culture, inspirational speakers and entertainment

February 28th, 2022|Categories: Excel Academy of Englewood, Illinois Landing Page|

Excel Academy of Englewood celebrates Black History Month with culture, inspirational speakers and entertainment Students and staff at the Excel Academy of Englewood, part of the Chicago Public Schools’ Options Network, commemorated Black History Month with several special events. Throughout February, students took in presentations, performances, and discussions led by entrepreneurs, activists, and local community organizations, including: Muntu Dance Theater, African American Cultural Heritage Collection (AACHC), Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., [...]

1102, 2022

Basketball Game!

February 11th, 2022|Categories: California Landing Page, Sierra School: Solano County, Sierra Solano Spotlight|

One of our favorite outside activities here at Sierra is our basketball games. There are so many beneficial parts of just a game. With the global play day coming up, this is a great event to show how meaningful just playing really can be. The students not only use their bodies and muscles, but they use their minds to calculate shots, have communication with other team members, and how [...]

402, 2022

High Road School Football is back!

February 4th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

The 2022 High Road School of Harford County Football Program was started by Mr. Jeremy, Mr., Jordan, Mr. Exavier, and Mr. Cleon. This program gives students who may be struggling to reach a goal by helping them to focus on what is attainable.  Students who were once unfocused have now become accountable for themselves so they can earn a spot on the football team.  The team atmosphere of the [...]

402, 2022

Flag Football with High Road School of Harford County

February 4th, 2022|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Mr. Eric, Behavior Specialist for High Road School of Cecil County, coordinated a flag football game with neighboring High Road School of Harford County. All students who attended had be on step 3 or 4 to attend the event that was held at The Cecil Arena. The students had so much fun learning from "Coach Eric" as well as Mr. Fred, [...]

302, 2022

Sierra School of San Joaquin Now Open and Enrolling K-12 Students

February 3rd, 2022|Categories: In the News|

New Non-Public School Provides Needed Community Resource for Those with Behavioral and Social-Emotional Challenges SAN JOAQUIN, Calif. , Feb. 02, 2022 -- Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the opening of the Sierra School of San Joaquin (2106 Cherokee Rd., Stockton, CA). [...]

3101, 2022

Staff of the Month: Elanda

January 31st, 2022|Categories: Sierra San Joaquin Spotlight, Sierra School of San Joaquin|

Staff of the month: Elanda Shelton Elanda is our first teacher to receive students at our school and she has worked hard to take on this challenge as a first year teacher! Elanda is dedicated to improving her skills in the classroom and every day she amazes me with continued growth and progress! Learn more about our school today.

2801, 2022

Excel Middle Years Academy Helps Students get into High School of Their Dreams

January 28th, 2022|Categories: About Us Text Posts, Excel Middle Years Academy, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Excel Middle Years Academy is an accelerated school of choice for middle school students who find themselves in need of a smaller school setting. Located at 4300 Westminster Avenue, Excel’s mission is to create a safe environment for students to succeed inside and outside the classroom by fostering positive relationships within the school setting while learning to be responsible and accountable. “As soon as we do orientation with a [...]

2701, 2022

Embedding Social-Emotional Learning into Behavioral Support Systems

January 27th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

 By Dr. Diane Myers, SVP, Special Education—Behavior at SESI While the Covid-19 pandemic is not known for producing many silver linings (if any), it has highlighted the need for increased attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of our students. The pandemic has caused significant educational disruption, limited social contacts, and increased fear and anxiety around everyday activities. For those students who [...]

1801, 2022

Supporting Classroom Behavior Part 3 (Differentiation)

January 18th, 2022|Categories: Thought Leadership|

Social behaviors, like academics, require intentional teaching and feedback for students to build fluency and achieve mastery. It is important to have a comprehensive, proactive system to support students’ behavior in the classroom. Without clear expectations, people feel confused, anxious, or unsure how to proceed, all of which can lead to challenging behaviors. When educators – whether in special education, alternative education, or general education – are clear and [...]

1701, 2022

Interactive Hallways

January 17th, 2022|Categories: Sierra School of San Joaquin|

We are open and excited to welcome in students to Sierra San Joaquin! We are ready for student to be successful at our school both academically and behaviorally. One of the exciting elements of our school is our interactive hallways that allow staff and students to connect, and problem solve right outside the classroom! Learn more about our school today.

2812, 2021

Student of the Month – December

December 28th, 2021|Categories: California Landing Page, Sierra School: Solano County, Sierra Solano Spotlight|

Christian is the student of the month for December. He has been doing an amazing job in all areas! He is considerate to all other students and staff, accountable by being at school every day, always safe on campus and in the classroom, and he enjoys school, which means he is engaged in any project he is given. Great job, Christian! Learn more about our school today. [...]

2812, 2021

Raiden’s Story: A 180-Degree Turn

December 28th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Southern York|

Prior to attending one of the High Road Schools operated by Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), Raiden experienced many difficulties in school. Along with academic issues, Raiden was dealing with unrelenting bullying that affected his emotional well-being and behavior. “Daily life was a struggle,” said Raiden’s mom, Rachel, recalling Raiden’s morning temper tantrums and afternoon meltdowns about his day. Rachel hoped for any positive change or development when she enrolled [...]

2112, 2021

SEL with Ms. Marshall

December 21st, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School of Massachusetts: Spotlight|

Ms. Marshall’s class participated in a social-emotional learning (SEL) activity as part of their weekly group therapy. The class did an amazing job identifying the parts of a healthy relationship. Every student contributed by sharing out their ideas with the class! A student in the class, Jamani, said of the activity “it’s important to know good relationships so you can grow.” Well said, Jamani! [...]

2112, 2021

SESI Behavior Expert Featured in K-12 Dive; Discusses Bringing Joy to the Classroom

December 21st, 2021|Categories: About Us Text Posts, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

K-12 Dive, a publication that gives insight into impactful news and trends shaping K-12 education, featured SESI's Diane Myers, SVP of Behavior in an article highlighting the importance of infusing joy into learning, especially with all the unique challenges students and teachers are facing during the pandemic. Educators are also reminding themselves of why they entered the teaching profession and why they want to stay committed to this work, [...]

1712, 2021

Liston Has Shown Great Improvement

December 17th, 2021|Categories: Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Liston has been with Sierra Lower School of Sacramento for nearly 2 years and we are proud to say today (12/17/21) will be his last. Over the past 2 years, Liston has shown great improvements in his social, coping, and overall behavior management skills. Due to Liston's hard work, he will be returning to his home school and back into general education classes. We will miss [...]

1612, 2021

Happy Holidays from High Road Schools in Illinois

December 16th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Belvidere, High Road School of Hoffman Estates, High Road School of Mount Prospect, High Road School of Naperville, High Road School of Peoria, High Road School of the Quad Cities, High Road School of the South Suburbs, High Road School: Bloomington, Illinois Landing Page, Northwest Center for Autism at High Road School|

The students and staff at the High Road Schools of Illinois wish you a merry and bright holiday season! The ten schools throughout Illinois enjoyed celebrating the holidays together. Discover some of the highlights in the photo gallery below.  

712, 2021

Five Strategies for Establishing Behavioral Expectations

December 7th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

This post by Diane Myers, Ph.D. was originally published in District Administration in October 2021. When circumstances change rapidly, people often find solace in what’s familiar. Like adults, students are more productive and comfortable in predictable environments. All educators can help create a more predictable environment by establishing specific, positively stated behavioral expectations that communicate how to be successful across all routines students encounter during the school day. Let’s [...]

3011, 2021

Supporting Classroom Behavior Part 2 (Application)

November 30th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leadership|

Social behaviors, like academics, require intentional teaching and feedback for students to build fluency and achieve mastery. It is important to have a comprehensive, proactive system to support students’ behavior in the classroom. Without clear expectations, people feel confused, anxious, or unsure how to proceed, all of which can lead to challenging behaviors. When educators – whether in special education, alternative education, or general education – are clear and [...]

2011, 2021

Gratitude and Behavior

November 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

As we get to the last few pages of the calendar and holiday ads fill our inboxes, we are reminded to give thanks for what we have. While the word “thanksgiving” conjures thoughts of a shortened school week, turkey, and family gatherings, the actual behaviors associated with “giving thanks” get less attention.  Many learners will develop the ability to demonstrate gratitude through imitation or informal instruction, but some [...]

1811, 2021

Feeding Families for the Holidays with Local Businesses

November 18th, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School|

Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Cives Steel Company, more than 2 dozen families will have family meals this holiday season. Cives donated pantry staples, holiday meal items, and even turkeys to our families in need. We cannot thank them enough for keeping our families in mind this season! Learn more about our school today.

1011, 2021

SESI Alumnus and Student Mentor Discusses Personal Journey in Chalkbeat Essay

November 10th, 2021|Categories: About Us Text Posts, Excel Academy of Englewood, Excel Academy of Roseland, Excel Academy of South Shore, Excel Academy of Southwest, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Raynard Gillespie, an alumnus and program mentor at Excel Academy of Englewood in Chicago, wrote a personal essay featured in Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization reporting on education across America. Raynard shares his journey of dropping out of school in ninth grade and then returning to high school at age 19 and graduating from Excel Academy. "At this new school, the teachers and staff didn’t give up on me [...]

1011, 2021

Carissa Is Very Motivated

November 10th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

Carissa has been a joy to have at Sierra School! She is helpful in her class as well as a great junior staff in the younger classrooms. Other students love when she comes to help out. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. Carissa loves school and is very motivated. Learn more about our school today.

1011, 2021

Azael Gets the Spotlight He Deserves

November 10th, 2021|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Arizona Student Of The Month, Arizona Student Spotlight, Sierra Gilbert, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Azael has been part of the Sierra School of Gilbert family for several years. He has made remarkable and sustained progress in his ability to use augmentative communication effectively, and self-regulate. With the diligence of his teachers, support staff, related service providers and behavior analyst, Azael has worked hard and will be returning to a District-level program next semester. Azael frequently initiates social interactions, independently navigates his classroom and [...]

3110, 2021

Halloween Costumes and Fun!

October 31st, 2021|Categories: Sierra Livermore|

It has been a fun day watching staff and students dress up for Halloween and be part of festivities like we all once enjoyed pre-COVID days. For the month of October, Sierra School of Livermore heavily focused on helping students manage their behaviors as it seemed like most students continued to struggle with being back in class. Luckily, the month of October gives staff a lot of opportunities to [...]

2910, 2021

Halloween Event

October 29th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wilmington, DE|

Here are pictures from our annual Halloween Event here at High Road School of Delaware. The week before Halloween we have a spooky spirit week to get the student's ready for a fun Halloween event the party planning committee puts together. The students have fun activities that day like pumpkin painting, worm eating contest, candy eating station, and much more! [...]

2810, 2021

Visit Lauren at the Coffee Cart!

October 28th, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School, Aurora Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Name: Lauren Grade/Age/Teacher: 12th gr/17 years old Accomplishment: Successfully managing Coffee Cart Lauren has really hit her stride in her final year at Sierra School of Peoria. This is her third consecutive year as the manager of the campus coffee cart, and she has truly made it her own. Lauren has been recruiting, interviewing, and training new hires; but her true passion is creating monthly [...]

2610, 2021

Supporting Classroom Behavior Part 1 (Foundations)

October 26th, 2021|Categories: Thought Leadership|

Social behaviors, like academics, require intentional teaching and feedback for students to build fluency and achieve mastery. It is important to have a comprehensive, proactive system to support students’ behavior in the classroom. Without clear expectations, people feel confused, anxious, or unsure how to proceed, all of which can lead to challenging behaviors. When educators – whether in special education, alternative education, or general education – are clear and [...]

2510, 2021

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip!

October 25th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Upper Sacramento|

A storm the day before and a flooded corn maze couldn't stop Sierra Upper School of Sacramento students from having a blast at the pumpkin patch! Students took a hay ride, picked their own pumpkins and explored Bishop's Pumpkin Patch. They had a blast and now our classrooms are full of festive pumpkins! Learn more about our school today.

2210, 2021

Union City Student of the Month: Oscar

October 22nd, 2021|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

Oscar is the Student of the Month for October. Oscar is a 12th grade student who is becoming the exemplary student for his peers in the program. Throughout the day you will find Oscar supporting his staff and peers or deeply engaged in his assignments in the classrooms. When Oscar gets a moment of free time he is always seen participating with the younger students  -  enjoying games [...]

2110, 2021

Hapeville Student of the Month: Ms. Thomas

October 21st, 2021|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

This scholar models good behavior and resiliency. Ms. Thomas shows up on time and demonstrates how students should participate during GGI. Ms. Thomas provides feedback to lead discussion and keep her peers on task. Congratulations to this scholar! Our team is very proud of her! Learn more about our school today.

2110, 2021

Roswell Student of the Month: Kamya

October 21st, 2021|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

Kamya is a kind, compassionate, and a hardworking student. She is always willing to help her peers or teachers when they need assistance. Not only does she help out others, but she isn’t afraid to actively participate in assembly and provide positive feedback. Kamya always brings a positive attitude with her each day and is able to accept constructive criticism. Learn more about our school today. [...]

2110, 2021

Student of the Month: Joshua

October 21st, 2021|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

Joshua is an excellent example of Falcon Pride! He is hard working, kind, and has a positive attitude. He goes above and beyond without being prompted. Joshua has a very strong work ethic and takes initiative to help others as needed. Joshua is attentive in class and contributes to class discussions. PEAK Academy is lucky to have students like Joshua to help make our school a better place. [...]

2110, 2021

Sierras 2021 Graduates!

October 21st, 2021|Categories: Sierra School: Weld County|

This year at Sierra School we have had many students reach the significant milestone of graduating. In total we have had 5 students graduate, and several of them have moved onto college courses. Our graduates include: Alex, Brandon, Marjorie, Chase, and Clayton. We wish them the best and appreciate all the wonderful moments we have had with them. Congratulations to our 2021 graduates! [...]

1210, 2021

Attendance Challenge Day!

October 12th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra San Diego had their first "Attendance Challenge Day" of the school year. These are randomly picked days by Administration where the class with the highest attendance percentage for that day wins a pizza party for their class. We were excited to have 5 of our classrooms with PERFECT ATTENDANCE on Tuesday, October 12th! Students were excited for their achievement and to get pizza. We look forward to continuing [...]

610, 2021

Successful Transition: Derek’s Story

October 6th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego, Sierra Academy: San Diego: Spotlight|

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

510, 2021

Seashore Leadership Academy Back to School Night

October 5th, 2021|Categories: Seashore Leadership Academy|

Seashore Leadership Academy hosted a Back to School Night at Kelsey's, a historical soul food restaurant in Atlantic City.  Our staff members, students, parents, Atlantic City school administrators, and the Honorable Mayor of Atlantic City, Mr. Marty Small Sr., were in attendance. Mayor Small addressed the crowd with a heartfelt motivational speech and stayed for dinner.  Students and parents enjoyed the opportunity to speak with staff [...]

510, 2021

Unlocking Potential: Adrian’s Story

October 5th, 2021|Categories: High Road Harford Spotlight, High Road School: Harford County, MD, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Adrian’s mother, Tikeya, recounts the struggle prior to his enrollment at High Road Schools – being called at work to pick up her son, navigating medications, and experiencing challenging behaviors. After witnessing the dedication of High Road staff – and their ability to unlock her son’s potential – she says, “I can’t say enough good things about High Road!” “I can’t say enough good things about High [...]

410, 2021

Unlocking Potential: Adrian’s Story

October 4th, 2021|Categories: Featured Success Stories, Standalone Success Stories, Success Story Landing Page|

Adrian’s mother, Tikeya, recounts the struggle prior to his enrollment at High Road Schools – being called at work to pick up her son, navigating medications, and experiencing challenging behaviors. After witnessing the dedication of High Road staff – and their ability to unlock her son’s potential – she says, “I can’t say enough good things about High Road!” "“I can't say enough good things about High Road!” – [...]

110, 2021

Student of the Month: Jamel

October 1st, 2021|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

Jamel comes to class every day with a positive attitude and contagious energy. He puts forth his best effort on every task he is assigned. Jamel always strives to reach his full potential as this can be seen through his academic success. Jamel is accountable, shows incitive and always participates. Jamel exemplifies what it means to be a PEAK Falcon and student of the month! Learn [...]

2709, 2021

Student of the Month – September

September 27th, 2021|Categories: California Landing Page, Sierra School: Solano County, Sierra Solano Spotlight|

This month we chose a few students to celebrate. Danesha room 6, Michael room 16, Lexington room 4, and Ricardo room 2 Each one of these students has had an amazing start to the new school year. Showing up every day and working hard. They are respectful and try hard every day to their best. Way to go! Learn more about our school today. [...]

2709, 2021

Socialize with Leah

September 27th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Sacramento Lower Spotlight, Sierra School at Eastern: Lower School|

Lowers Student of the Month is Leah. Leah has shown tremendous growth in her socialization skills and willingness to follow the rotation model. She loves socializing with her staff and friends inside and outside of her classroom. Her walk is fierce and her smile is contagious. We cant wait to see her continue to grow st Sierra. Learn more about our school today. [...]

2309, 2021

FullBloom Appoints Celeste Chatman as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Talent Management

September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release, Press Releases & Announcements|

Proven Leader Will Help Guide Company’s Mission to Create a More Equitable and Inclusive Work Environment PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FullBloom, a leading provider of special education, instructional intervention, behavioral health, and professional development solutions, today announced the hiring of Celeste Chatman as vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion & talent management. In this role, Chatman will lead the evolution of FullBloom’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [...]

1308, 2021

A Family Movie Event

August 13th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

Join High Road School staff at a private showing of The Reason I Jump - a documentary about five individuals with autism, based on a biography of the same name. Drinks and snacks will be provided.All family members are welcome but RSVPs are required due to limited space.You can view more information here. Learn more about our school today.

408, 2021

Ending Summer Program with Spirit Week

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Sierra School of East Valley, Sierra School of East Valley: Spotlight|

During our last week of  Extended School Year (ESY), our students and staff participated in "Spirit Week" with a variety of theme days. Some of these included crazy hair day, pajama day, sports day, and mix-and-match clothes day. Students showed a lot of school spirit and participated in a wide range of activities to match our theme for the day such as pajamas and a movie and sports day with [...]

406, 2021

SESI Behavior Expert Featured in K-12 Dive; Discusses Remote Learning

June 4th, 2021|Categories: About Us Text Posts, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements, Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

A major shift in learning occurred in 2020, when educators had to rethink the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) of students with special needs. K-12 Dive, a publication that gives insight into impactful news and trends shaping K-12 education, featured SESI's Diane Myers, SVP of Behavior in an article highlighting the struggles - and silver linings - of digital special education. "Early in the pandemic, many schools tried to move [...]

306, 2021

Loving Manipulatives And Flexible Seating

June 3rd, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. As the school year is winding down, we have loved using manipulatives and our flexible seating at Sandy Hill Elementary. The bugs are a must have for math time manipulatives and the new flexible seating chair is a big hit. Students love how versatile it is. You can sit on it or lay on the floor [...]

306, 2021

Hapeville PEAK Mural Shows Our Potential

June 3rd, 2021|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

Our Hapeville PEAK team created a new mural! It can best be described as the following: Not even concrete can stop a rose from growing and reaching its full potential. Therefore, we will not highlight its short comings or damaged pedals - we will, instead, celebrate its tenacity. We view each student as this rose. Our mural was inspired by Tupac when he said, "We wouldn't ask why [...]

306, 2021

Union PEAK’s New “Four Agreements” Mural

June 3rd, 2021|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

At the Union City campus, we chose the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz as our new mural. We decided on these statements due to the nature of the accountability they speak. Everything humans face in life starts within. The words, the action, the thoughts, and the emotions are all controlled by shifting focus in the moment for the greater good of humanity. We want our students and [...]

1705, 2021

Bringing My Friends To School With Me

May 17th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Talbot County|

We just started the 4th quarter of the school year here at High Road School of Easton Elementary, we are in the home stretch now! To help incentive our students to remain diligent to complete work and remain safe at school, the team came up with Bring Your Friend To School Day! Any student that has been meeting their goals and completing work was allowed to bring their [...]

705, 2021

Rolling Out the Red Carpet at Sierra Academy of Scottsdale

May 7th, 2021|Categories: About Us Text Posts, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements, Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

FOX 10's Arizona Morning show and NBC's 12 News covered a spectacular prom held at Sierra Academy of Scottsdale last week. Lenora King, the school's program director, said "We're in the midst of a pandemic, and we wanted to make sure our kids still have that prom experience. She added, "It gives us joy to do it every year, and to have the girls and the boys dress up and [...]

705, 2021

High Road Schools Featured on Better Connecticut

May 7th, 2021|Categories: About Us Text Posts, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Better Connecticut, a program on WFSB Channel 3, interviewed Gary Hunt, SESI’s Regional Vice President, New England about High Road Schools of Connecticut in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) operates 10 programs throughout Connecticut. Hunt says that High Road Schools, in helping students to thrive, “it’s about looking individually at every kid…our teachers have done such an amazing job of doing that.” He noted that [...]

3004, 2021

Shamiyaa’s Dedication

April 30th, 2021|Categories: Anthony Wayne Academy, Pennsylvania Landing Page|

During the 2020-2021 school year, Shamiyaa has blossomed into a successful member of the Anthony Wayne Academy student body. She has diligently and humbly earned superior grades, treated both staff and fellow students with respect and compassion and demonstrated leadership skills during a school beautification project. Although quiet, she has proven to be impactful. We are so proud of the progress she has made and cannot wait to [...]

3004, 2021

Maddy’s Communication Makes Everyone Smile

April 30th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

High Road School of Wright City is excited to recognize BEST’s Maddy as our April Student of the Month. Maddy’s teachers report, “Maddy has shown great improvements in her ability to use her communicator independently. She is navigating pages to communicate her wants, needs, and is greeting peers and staff with very few prompts. She has made so much progress on her goals. Maddy always has a smile [...]

2804, 2021

Ms. Schneider: You Are Appreciated

April 28th, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School|

We at Sierra School of Peoria are honored to celebrate Administrative Professions Day with Cheryl Schneider. She has been with our school family for 14 years and has served in variety of roles during her tenure. Her experience, dedication, and warm personality creates a welcoming environment for our students, families, staff, and district partners. Her organization, knowledge, and leadership skills are vital in keeping our [...]

2704, 2021

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Honors Graham Academy Students for World Autism Month

April 27th, 2021|Categories: In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown and his staff were enthusiastic about increasing public awareness of people with autism - and providing students at The Graham Academy with a special day to remember. Two students were named honorary firefighters Friday, April 23, as part of Autism Awareness Day in the city. Another student, remained at City Hall where he was honorary mayor. The mayor presented the students with proclamations and sashes [...]

2604, 2021

4th Annual Egg Drop STEM Challenge at Sierra School of Peoria

April 26th, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School|

Sierra School of Peoria celebrated the 4th Annual Egg Drop STEM Activity on Friday April 23, 2021! All classrooms K-12 participated in utilizing recycled materials to create an apparatus to keep the egg intact without any breakage. The students were extremely creative and displayed outstanding engineering skills. We had 26 entries, 21 of [...]

2104, 2021

Chloe Is Resilient

April 21st, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School, Aurora Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Chloe has been doing a fantastic job with transitioning back into an in-person learning environment. She has shown great maturity in dealing with staffing changes in her classroom and displays a positive attitude toward her staff and peers. Chloe is a resilient young lady who has been working diligently this school year and has achieved gold level status. We are so proud of Chloe and the growth she [...]

2104, 2021

Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Month

April 21st, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School, Aurora Spotlight|

The month of April is dedicated to autism awareness. Sierra School of Peoria has been participating in and coordinating many activities for our students and families. We started off the month with a BBQ and provided custom made "light it up blue" masks for all the staff. Our high school transitions team, staff, and students who run the [...]

2004, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April 20th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. The High Road School at Choptank Elementary team have decided to greet the warm weather by making daffodils! They used food coloring and 2 different sized cupcake holders. As April showers bring May flowers, students at High Road School at Choptank Elementary have begun their unit on Earth's biomes and the types of vegetation and animals [...]

2004, 2021

Drop Everything And Read

April 20th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. April 9, 2021 was Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) in honor of famed author Beverly Clearly. High Road School at Choptank Elementary students will read a book for 30 minutes and just enjoy following along with the characters of their book. Students were encouraged to dress up as their favorite book characters as an added layer to the fun. [...]

1904, 2021

Raymond Perseveres With A “Ready To Learn” Attitude

April 19th, 2021|Categories: Sierra at Liberty|

Learn more about our school today. Raymond, like many other students, experienced many challenges with adapting to virtual learning during the pandemic. Through it all, Raymond persevered through the adversity and came out on top! Raymond always logged into the virtual classroom sessions with a “ready to learn" attitude. He proved his ability to stay on task and reliably follow directions. Raymond’s consistency allowed him to [...]

1504, 2021

Raha’s Perseverance and Positivity

April 15th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Raha has shown tremendous growth and self-management since she started at Sierra Academy of Scottsdale just seven months ago. In the short time she has been at our school, she has learned to utilize coping strategies that enable her to remain in class and learn with her peers, even when she becomes frustrated. Raha is able to focus on more difficult tasks now and she demonstrates the desire [...]

1304, 2021

School Spirit with Tie Dye

April 13th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Tie dye is making a major comeback on the fashion scene. To keep with the trend, our social worker Ms. Ileana - head of the fashion department -  helped us create our very own tie-dyed High Road School shirts. Even our building administrators and the principal at Caroline Career Technology Center received her own custom-made shirt made by High Road School student [...]

1304, 2021

Anthony is Positive and Dedicated

April 13th, 2021|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Arizona Student Of The Month, Arizona Student Spotlight, Sierra Gilbert, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Anthony has been a wonderful addition to our CBI classroom at Sierra School of Gilbert. He is a very kind and dedicated young man who always tries to help the staff and his classmates. Anthony comes to school every day with a positive attitude, and we can always tell when he is smiling, even behind his mask! Learn more about our school today. [...]

704, 2021

Morgan Challenges Herself and Always Volunteers To Help

April 7th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. Miss Morgan is always up for a challenge, she volunteers to help whenever she can, and never lets a tough day get her down. She strives to lift up her fellow High Road School at North Dorchester Middle School staff members with encouragement and support. Morgan has brought her expertise in OT practices to our North Dorchester Middle [...]

704, 2021

Taylor Is Our Biggest Cheerleader

April 7th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. Taylor is an advocate for students and staff at all 5 of her programs. Taylor is the High Road School at Choptank Elementary's team’s biggest cheerleader and is always looking for ways to help support staff and students. Taylor’s passion and enthusiasm are outstanding and she is always striving to make sure the program model is followed with [...]

604, 2021

Mel Excels!

April 6th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Congratulations to the March Staff of the Month, Mel Tserkis! Mel Tserkis, Admin Assistant Mel goes above and beyond her role in the building. She takes on so many extra projects and activities with both the staff and students. Mel is currently an awesome mentor to two other staff members and doing a great job helping them grow! Learn more about our school today. [...]

604, 2021

Spreading Kindness Like Confetti!

April 6th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Staff and students at the High Road program in North Caroline High School and Caroline Innovative Pathways got some kindness thrown their way! High Road School social worker, Ms. Ileana, helped students understand the meaning of kindness and giving. Ms. Ileana and students took to the classroom to hand out some yummy donuts and some bright smiles (under the masks of course). Students were excited [...]

3103, 2021

Engaging Social Skills

March 31st, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Wow, what a month! Mrs. Akeley our school social worker has been learning and using two new curriculums for this school year! The first curriculum is Zones of Regulation and the second curriculum is WhyTry. Zones of Regulation, see attached picture for her new bulletin board, is a great way for our students to understand how they are feeling physically and to be able to identify the emotion [...]

3103, 2021

Zach Is Striving!

March 31st, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wright City, Missouri Student of the Month, Student Of The Month Home Page|

High Road School of Wright City is excited to recognize BEST’s Zach as our March Student of the Month. Since joining High Road’s family, Zach has made tremendous improvements within the classroom. Zach has shown fluency in his understanding of tasks, completes tasks, and has improved his willingness to transition to different environments while working with different staff. Zach is striving! We are SO PROUD of you Zach! [...]

3003, 2021

Read Across America Day

March 30th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. March has been a busy month for out TSP programs. We celebrated Read Across America Day and took to the outdoors to enjoy some Dr. Seuss stories. Staff at High Road School at Choptank Elmentary were showing their school pride and school spirit with their Read Across America Day swag! Students and staff at High [...]

3003, 2021

A Flower Bouquet For Ms. Ileana

March 30th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Students at the High Road Program at Denton Elementary School showed their appreciation for Ms. Ileana during Social Worker Appreciation Month. The students made spring tissue paper flowers with their thumb print in the middle and arranged them into a bouquet. Each student also wrote about what they enjoyed working on with Ms. Ileana and let her know that we are so "lucky" to [...]

3003, 2021

Sports Day!

March 30th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Spring has sprung and with warmer weather making its way in, both staff and students couldn’t wait to get out and start moving! An NCHS football coach came down to the High Road classroom to talk to our students about what it takes to join the team next year. This information keeps our students motivated to keep their grades up throughout [...]

2303, 2021

Anthony’s Incredible Efforts

March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School, Aurora Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Anthony has been selected for our March Student Spotlight for his incredible efforts. He is working on credit recovery with the goal to earn his high school diploma. Since joining Sierra School of Peoria, Anthony has earned credits in Algebra, Digital Arts, Physical Education and English. He has been focused on coming to school every day, having exemplary interactions with staff and his peers, and having fun playing [...]

1903, 2021

Read Naturally Helps Students Read Naturally

March 19th, 2021|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Read Naturally's research-based reading interventions have helped Matthew and his classmates become fluent readers and make solid gains in comprehension and vocabulary. Matthew loves being able to work independently and also track his progress by graphing his pass scores! Read Naturally Encore II has allowed Ms. Searles to differentiate instruction easily and accelerate students' reading achievement using both printed materials and audio CDs. [...]

1903, 2021

Hybrid Model Isn’t Slowing Us Down!

March 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

With more and more students in the North Caroline High School building it has been exciting to see all the different parts of the day. Mrs. Shontia and Mr. Mike working with in-person students and Ms. Z modifying assignments for our virtual students. Mr. Mike and Jefferey putting their strength to the test in PE class, who do you think lasted [...]

1903, 2021

Scoring Big In Math

March 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Need ideas for getting your middle school students excited for math class? Ask our High Road School at Lockerman Middle School lead teacher, Joey! Mr. Joey's math lessons have been a fun way for students to learn and practice solving equations. Check out this picture recently captured during one of Mr. Joey's "Solve That Equation!" math lesson! In the photo, you can see Mr. Joey leading "Solve That [...]

1903, 2021

Worry Buddies with Ms. Taylor

March 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. March is off to a great start at Sandy Hill Elementary! We have learned how to manage our emotions using our coping strategies and “worry buddies," which students had so much fun making (thank you Ms. Taylor). Students will continue to focus on developing their social and emotional regulation skills as the year progresses.

1103, 2021

Community-Based Learning: Grocery Shopping

March 11th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Southern York|

Because learning doesn't only happen within the four walls of the school, High Road School of Southern York is committed to providing community-based instruction opportunities to our students of transition age. Our students had the opportunity to put their hard work and learning into action as they shopped for ingredients needed to make their own lunches. Students planned the meal, made the grocery list, budgeted, shopped and prepared their [...]

1103, 2021

Meet Miles!

March 11th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Southern York|

High Road School of Southern York had a very special visitor, Miles, a Siberian Husky and his handler! Students had the opportunity to meet Miles one on one and spend time asking questions, petting, reading and enjoying his company! We are excited to be able to offer this experience to our students on a regular basis. We can't wait for Miles to visit again! [...]

1003, 2021

Finding the Right Place: Branden’s Story

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Featured Success Stories, Sierra Academy of Scottsdale, Standalone Success Stories, Success Story Landing Page, Uncategorized|

For a parent, it can feel helpless to see your child try hard to fit in, make friends, and succeed in school – only to struggle in class and be bullied by others. Knowing how fragile a child’s confidence is, Doris knew her son Branden needed a change of scenery. What made a difference was Branden's enrollment in Sierra Academy of Scottsdale. Struggles in a Traditional School School can [...]

1003, 2021

Science MATTERS

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Dunbar Hill Elementary School’s Intensive Support Classroom|

Throughout our unit on Matter, our 4th and 5th grade students have been provided with different opportunities to practice aspects of and demonstrate their understanding of performance expectations aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), for example: 5-PS1-4 Conduct an investigation to whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances. One of the lesson objectives was to identify different changes that can happen to [...]

903, 2021

Nathan’s Day 50 Blue Party!

March 9th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

On March 9, 2021, High Road at Denton Elementary School had the opportunity to celebrate one of our students' big accomplishments. Nathan is one of our 4th graders who earned 50 days on Blue Level and a Day 50 Blue party! Earning 50 days on Blue is a huge accomplishment and we are beyond proud of Nathan for reaching this milestone of success. Nathan was very excited to [...]

903, 2021

Special Education Teachers at Graham Academy Featured, Share Pandemic Experiences

March 9th, 2021|Categories: In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

Two special education teachers at Graham Academy were featured on FOX 56 WOLF. Both Olivia Caraballo and Amanda Beck graduated from Wilkes University last spring. Not only did they walk into a new classroom and profession, but they found themselves in an entirely new world when coronavirus hit. The Graham Academy is a special education school that focuses on elementary students with autism and behavioral challenges. "Special Ed is already [...]

803, 2021

A Tribute to Ms. Debbie

March 8th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale|

Debbie Spotleson, Executive Administrative Assistant at Sierra Academy for over 10 years, says goodbye to her family at Sierra to take on a new position supporting the organization in a role in the Human Resources Department. We are very excited for the opportunity she has worked so hard for and we will never have another Ms. Debbie. Debbie has been a cornerstone [...]

803, 2021

Santiago’s Example

March 8th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Santiago is a kind, respectful, and hardworking student, who's always positive in every way. He is always eager to learn and has excellent participation in class. He is very responsible and consistently puts forth his best effort to succeed academically. Santiago strives to do the right thing and sets a great example for others to follow. We are so proud of this hardworking young man and he is [...]

803, 2021

Celebrating Diversity

March 8th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

The students of Academic 3 recently had the pleasure of hosting children's author (and SESI employee) Nichole Rages for a reading of her book "The Girl with the Magic Tummy." This book is a part of a multicultural series celebrating differences and fostering cultural harmony. Alongside the reading, Nichole provided South Korean candy, chips, and pancakes for the students to enjoy. The students gave the [...]

503, 2021

Young Author’s Competition

March 5th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Several of our students at The High Road School of Cecil County participated in the Young Author's Competition, submitting writing pieces about what Black History Month means to them. Below are the pieces from our finalists! “What Black History Month Means to Me” By: Drew Black History month is a time for reflection No equality deserves an objection Being treated unfairly makes me sad Watching my [...]

503, 2021

Character Counts: Caring

March 5th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

In the month of February, all of our students were practicing, learning and displaying the character trait of Caring. Lessons were being taught in counseling groups and throughout Zoom lessons. Students who displayed this character trait all month long were chosen to be the student of the month in their classrooms, during PE, reading pull outs, counseling and DIS groups. Enjoy the virtual assembly, and congratulations to all of [...]

503, 2021

Mr. W’s Last Day

March 5th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts|

Mr. W’s Last Day: Friday, March 5, 2021 was Mr. Wilkie’s last day at High Road School of Massachusetts. As part of his goodbye party, our student Jamani matched outfits for the day! Jamani chose to match outfits with Mr. W. because “he’s been a positive influence” on Jamani since he began as a student at High Road School of Massachusetts in January [...]

403, 2021

Temperament Transformation: Darvon’s Story

March 4th, 2021|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch Spotlight, Standalone Success Stories, Uncategorized|

Darvon’s grandmother, Diane, was concerned. Not just for Darvon’s well-being, but for the safety of those around him. Darvon showed very little motivation to achieve academic success—and his temper caused major problems. His severe lack of self-esteem also had Diane worried. Diane would try to work with Darvon at home, and there were times that it seemed he might be making some progress. But as soon as he would [...]

203, 2021

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Sierra Gilbert|

The Sierra School of Gilbert & Sierra Day Program know that diverse, inclusive communities are the strongest. We recognize the barriers that people with disabilities still face in connecting to their communities. March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Learn more about our school today.

103, 2021

Ms. Costa’s Science Experiment

March 1st, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

Last week, students in Ms. Costa’s 11-12 grade class participated in a science experiment about tooth enamel. Students put an egg in various liquids (milk, Coke, vinegar, and Sunny Delight). After 7 days, the students removed the eggs to see what effect the liquids had on their shells, much like the effects they would have on human teeth. Most interesting was the vinegar [...]

2802, 2021

Adrianna: Dedicated and Compassionate

February 28th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

High Road School of Massachusetts staff chose Adrianna as our February staff of the month! Adrianna was nominated for coming back to High Road ready to take on her new role as TA with dedication and compassion. Staff noted Adrianna has demonstrated a willingness to learn and a passion for education and have spoken about her strong ability to build positive relationships with students while consistently [...]

2802, 2021

Student of the Month: Jamani

February 28th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, High Road School of Massachusetts: Spotlight, Success Story Landing Page|

Jamani was nominated for stopping his elopement behavior, making progress building positive peer relationships, and contributing to a positive school climate! Staff noted that Jamani has an engaging sense of humor, is always happy to share a conversation, and has positively adjusted to High Road School of Massachusetts. Jamani never misses a day of school and has made progress building relationships with non-preferred staff. Our school has much [...]

2802, 2021

Honoring Black History Month

February 28th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Gilbert|

Students at Sierra School of Gilbert learned about influential leaders and inventors for Black History Month. Lessons were adapted so students could practice a variety of skills while celebrating the contributions and legacy of African Americans. Students and staff collaborated to create door designs and compete in a school wide contest to determine which room created the most creative and unique door. Learn more about [...]

2602, 2021

I Have A Dream…

February 26th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

Winter is a time to celebrate a lot of different and exciting holidays! We celebrate holidays like Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January and Presidents' day in February, where we celebrate our founding leaders and how far we have come with our country's presidency! Here at High Roads School of Wallingford, we are celebrating diversity and teaching our students about the great Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa [...]

2502, 2021

Virtual Career Fair

February 25th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: New London (Middle/HS)|

The first High Roads School Virtual Career Fair with the Connecticut Schools was amazing! Presenters from all career fields were in attendance. The students got to engage and ask questions and also learn more about traditional and non-traditional occupations in the workforce. This was a very successful event and it was great to see how much our students learned.

2502, 2021

Bryan the Mathematician

February 25th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

In the month of February, we have been discussing our student's future career choice. Bryan said that he wants to be a scientist! His favorite subjects are math and science of course. In this photo Bryan and Mr. Tre are working on Algebra, which is in fact a middle school math skill! At first, he didn't think he would like it, but now this has become [...]

2402, 2021

Jeremiah’s Excellent Progress

February 24th, 2021|Categories: Arizona Landing Page, Arizona Student Of The Month, Arizona Student Spotlight, Sierra Gilbert, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Jeremiah has made wonderful progress over the past year since starting at Sierra School of Gilbert. His school attendance has dramatically improved along with his overall engagement in classroom lessons and activities. Jeremiah has become a natural ambassador for his classroom in the most positive and appropriate ways. He has become a good problem-solver and is using his learned coping skills to work through social issues with peers effectively [...]

1902, 2021

De’Andre Is Resilient

February 19th, 2021|Categories: Aurora Day School, Aurora Spotlight, Student Of The Month Home Page|

De’Andre has experienced some struggles during the pandemic with virtual learning and being away from school. These struggles have had a big impact on him and he has faced many challenges. However, De’Andre is resilient. He continues to focus on the positive things in his life like basketball, coming to school every day with a smile and also letting us know when he is feeling overwhelmed so we [...]

1902, 2021

Caretaker Support Group: Self-Care

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

We know that the uncertain and ever-changing times are impactful not only for our students but for their caretakers as well. Our March support group will provide an opportunity to network with other adults in similar situations and identify effective strategies to promote your physical, emotional, and mental health. The group will meet March 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. We hope to see you there! [...]

1902, 2021

Getting Groovy with Science

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

We have a new student at Sandy Hill - a fifth grader! He has been a great influence on everyone in the class. He is very interested in science which has made everyone in the class want to learn more about science as well. We have decided to add weekly science experiments to learn more about our lessons and see what we are learning [...]

1902, 2021

Mr. Wilkie Creates an Engaging Environment

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Massachusetts, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

Mr. Wilkie creates a fun educational environment for our students with his sense of humor and energy. When visiting our school, you can find Mr. Wilkie skipping up the stairs, laughing with students, and helping out everywhere he can. Recently, Mr. Wilkie went above and beyond for our students when he became both TA and teacher for his students while the classroom teacher was on leave. [...]

1902, 2021

Two Students of the Month!

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

AJ was chosen as student of the month because of his extraordinary contagious smile and contagious positive attitude. AJ always lightens the mood and knows exactly how to get someone to laugh and turn their day around. AJ loves spending time with staff and his peers while in school listening to music, playing tag, taking walks, and giving fist bumps. AJ is doing [...]

1902, 2021

Staff Of The Month: Ms. Bellemare

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

This month were happy to announce our staff of the month, our social worker Ms. Bellemare. Ms. B is always thinking of our kids and staff. In the month of January, she brought in little mail boxes with the kids names on them and it brought a little more excitement to our students days. They came into the building eager to find some hearts and in return received candies. [...]

1902, 2021

Student Of The Month: Zy’Aire

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

For the month of January, we are proud to announce our student of the month Zy’Aire from classroom 2. His teacher Ms. Colleen says, “Z is a fabulous student with great motivation to succeed. He brings a fun, yet hard working attitude to school every day and continues to be a role model for other students in his classroom.” Zy’Aire has been very engaged and helpful on his Zoom [...]

1902, 2021

New Year, New Technology

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

This year we're excited to introduce our new Think Pads. Our High Road School at Fairfield County high school students were the first to get use of them. Our students use the think pads for their science and social studies units. It is a great way to switch up their academic binders. It gives the students an opportunity to incorporate technology into their school life. [...]

1902, 2021

Circle Time

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

In classroom one, High Road School at Fairfield County students were given the opportunity to read to the class. Ms. Colleen made our social studies unit about families. This was a great opportunity to have one of our students, Adrianna read a story about families to the classroom. Adrianna was so happy to lead circle time, she took her book and began reading out loud to the class. Our [...]

1902, 2021

Hearts Of Kindness

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

In the month of January, our social worker Ms. B came up with a great activity for our students and staff. She got mini hearts that she hid around the school building. These hearts may be on student’s desks, in their pencil cases or may even be taped to a wall. It is an activity that will be going on till the end of February and for every heart [...]

1902, 2021

Expanding Our Knowledge And Our Classroom

February 19th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Mmmmm! Do you smell that? It smells like the hot chocolate is ready! Grab a cup and your fuzzy boots as we head into High Road School at Denton on a cold February morning. In class, our students have been creating robins during group project time hoping for spring to come early. In the meantime, our fifth graders are learning about the history of [...]

1602, 2021

From Aggression to Achievement: Jacob’s Story

February 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured Success Stories, High Road School: Windham County, Standalone Success Stories, Success Story Landing Page, Uncategorized|

When Jacob became a student at High Road School in Danielson, CT, his mother, Tiffany, hoped the school could help with Jacob’s behavior and academics. After witnessing a remarkable turnaround in Jacob, it’s safe to say that this school has exceeded Tiffany’s expectations. Early Struggles After kindergarten, Jacob began to exhibit troubling behaviors. According to Tiffany, Jacob simply wanted no part of schoolwork, and he figured out an effective [...]

1602, 2021

In Their Own Words

February 16th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

High Road School of Harford County staff member Coleen Peals had a vision for a regional Black History Month event for staff and students. Collaborating with Mr. Andrew from High Road School of Anne Arundel County and Mr. Uka from the High Road Schools in Delaware, Ms. Coleen presented "In Their Own Words", an event highlighting the background and success of these two High Road School staff members [...]

1202, 2021

The Corner Cafe

February 12th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Southern York, Pennsylvania Landing Page|

High Road School of Southern York is proud to announce the grand opening of The Corner Cafe! Transition students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to participate in the employment process from application to paycheck! Students learn job readiness skills in the classroom then apply them in this simulated real-world setting. Employees of the Cafe receive a "paycheck" and learn about money management, budgeting and real-life expenses! This steppingstone [...]

1102, 2021

Jeff’s a Rockstar

February 11th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Jeff, always been a rock star! However, within the past month, he has set up and has been the driving force behind LMS. He takes on responsibilities outside of the normal role and has an awesome impact on the students he works with. He is able to effectively handle co-teaching virtual students as well as in person students. Jeffs ability to use therapeutic approach and diffuse situations helps the [...]

502, 2021

Character Counts: Fairness

February 5th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

In the month of January, all of our students were practicing, learning and displaying the character trait of Fairness. Lessons were being taught in counseling groups and throughout Zoom lessons. Students who displayed this character trait all month long were chosen to be the student of the month in their classrooms, during PE, reading pull outs, counseling and DIS groups. Enjoy the virtual assembly, and congratulations to all of [...]

502, 2021

Miquell Connects with Students

February 5th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale, Staff Of The Month Home Page|

Miquell joined Sierra Academy as a 1:1 in 2018. Miquell has a very calm demeanor and was able to connect with all students. He demonstrated the ability to be able to de-escalate students who were in crisis. He works well with his peers and has definite emerging leadership skills. He routinely takes on projects and takes the initiative to assist staff members with anything that they need. His [...]

402, 2021

High Road School of Nashville Reopens, Featured on WKRN

February 4th, 2021|Categories: High Road School of Nashville, In the News, Press Releases & Announcements|

High Road School of Nashville was featured on WKRN about the phased reopening schools in The Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) system. On a virtual learning model since Thanksgiving break, the school reopened for in-person instruction on Thursday, February 4. Education Director Gentry Campbell shared her excitement about students’ return, saying “I love them being in school and I miss them being in school!” She added, “It has been [...]

102, 2021

Brian Shows Leadership

February 1st, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wright City, High Road School: Wright City: Spotlight, Missouri Student of the Month, Student Of The Month Home Page|

High Road School of Wright City is proud to recognize Brian as our January Student of the Month. Throughout January, Brian consistently attended Zoom instruction and has no missing assignments. Brian has shown initiative in his work and the level system. Brian is currently on level Green and is earning As and Bs for his grades! Brian has shown significant improvement in using appropriate language and having on [...]

102, 2021

Mastering Hybrid Learning

February 1st, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

The North Caroline High Team have the hybrid learning mastered! Staff and students are navigating the way through helping students who are learning at home and students who are able to safely be in the building. Mrs. Shontia and Dazzavaion are working hard together on some assignments to wrap up the end of the quarter. Isaiah and Ms. Z are working on a biology [...]

3001, 2021

Two Incredible Staff Members!

January 30th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

Mr. Ian is a new addition to the High Road team this year. However, it is nearly impossible to tell with his professional attitude, rapport with the students, and flexibility. Mr. Ian has risen to the challenge through several staff changes in the classroom and switching between virtual and in-person learning throughout the school year. Mr. Ian’s passion for teaching shines through his positive attitude and willingness to be [...]

2901, 2021

Cole’s Growth and Maturity

January 29th, 2021|Categories: Sierra Academy of Scottsdale, Student Of The Month Home Page|

Cole has been at Sierra Academy for two years. He has shown tremendous growth and maturity during his time with us. Cole has learned a variety of coping strategies that he applies to navigate the challenges of being a teenager and student during the global pandemic. Cole volunteers on campus, assisting his peers and he continues to be actively engaged in all academics, regardless of the obstacles. Great [...]

2801, 2021

Keep Up The Great Work!

January 28th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Dorchester County|

Learn more about our school today. The highlight of our month was getting to see the High Road School at Choptank Elementary students in person by making some deliveries. We made up goody bags and certificates for the students to congratulate them on the great work they’ve done this year and remind them that they are halfway through the school year. We [...]

2101, 2021

TJ Models Active Participation for Others

January 21st, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County: Spotlight|

TJ’s Spanish teacher reported that he has not missed a single Spanish class so far this year. Additionally, TJ is an active participant who completes assignments in a timely and accurate manner. TJ is Ms. Victoria’s only student to have maintained a 100% all year in Spanish! In addition, TJ is an active participant in every school event: Best CASE Friday, Raffles, Career Fairs, Holiday Events, [...]

2101, 2021

Iyonna is a Diligent Model Student

January 21st, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Iyonna ensures that she attends every Zoom class and takes great pride in completing and submitting her work in a timely fashion. Even if Iyonna needs to miss a class, she will ensure that the assignment(s) she missed are turned in that evening. Iyonna is always an active participant in class and is always bringing positivity to the peers and staff within the classroom. Iyonna is [...]

2101, 2021

Huge Strides for Thomas

January 21st, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Thomas has been attending his Zoom classes all day every day and has improved his grades from F’s to C’s in a matter of weeks with all of the extraordinary efforts he is dedicating to school! Additionally, Thomas has been earning all of his CASE points every day, and overall has made huge strides to improve his grades and behavior! Visit our [...]

2001, 2021

Supporting Classroom Behavior Webinar Series

January 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Social behaviors, like academics, require intentional teaching and feedback for students to build fluency and achieve mastery. It is important to have a comprehensive, proactive system to support students’ behavior in the classroom. Without clear expectations, people feel confused, anxious, or unsure how to proceed, all of which can lead to challenging behaviors. When educators – whether in special education, alternative education, or general education – are clear [...]

1401, 2021

New Year – New Goals

January 14th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

As we are wrapping up our memories of Christmas, students are delighted to be back whether in person or on zoom for this new year. Speaking of new things, every program started their very own data chats with their students towards the end of last year. So far, students here at High Road School at Denton Elementary have been responding well to reflecting [...]

1201, 2021

Andrew is a Strong Self-Advocate

January 12th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Wright City, Missouri Student of the Month, Student Of The Month Home Page|

High Road School of Wright City is proud to recognize Andrew as our December Student of the Month. Andrew is currently transitioning back to his home school district. Throughout his transition, Andrew has shown that he is able to maintain his composure and academics when faced with new challenges. Andrew is a strong self-advocate. Andrew not only appropriately communicates his concerns - he also works with staff to [...]

1201, 2021

College Tuesdays

January 12th, 2021|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, HRS: Cecil County|

New year, new opportunities! Starting Tuesday, January 12th, The High Road School of Cecil County students will have the chance to meet with college representatives from various local schools every Tuesday. View the information here. Thank you to all of the participating schools, we appreciate your dedication to our students! Learn more about our school today.