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High Road School of Belvidere

High Road School of Belvidere provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults between the ages of 5 and 21. We specialize in a normative culture approach to school therapeutic programming that emphasizes individual growth.

We believe students reach their highest potential in safe and structured environments that afford them a strong sense of security, a positive attitude toward learning, and incentives for appropriate behavior. Within the school setting, students are expected to grow to accept responsibility for their actions and influence others to do the same.

At High Road School of Belvidere, we strive to provide a rigorous, standards-based curriculum focused on students and their individual needs, based on the requirements set by the Illinois State Board of Education. We believe in educating the whole child focusing on academic, social, and emotional growth. By focusing on key areas — academics, behavior modifications, support services, and transition/life-planning services — we meet the individual needs of all students. Through collaboration with a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, we can choose the most appropriate learning model based on a student’s present levels of performance, social capabilities, motor coordination, and ability to learn in a group setting.

Some of the emotional and behavioral issues, as well as other disabilities, we embrace in our schools include:

  • Emotional Disability
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Other Health Impairments
  • 7133 Garden Prairie Road
    Garden Prairie, IL 61038
  • (P) 815.597.8760
  • School Hours: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Transit Routes I-90 and Route 20
Home > Our Locations > High Road School of Belvidere

High Road School of Belvidere provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults between the ages of 5 and 21. We specialize in a normative culture approach to school therapeutic programming that emphasizes individual growth. Our norms represent the expectations for behavior for all the students and staff, and reflect the values that translate to success, such as safety, respect, responsibility, and pride in our accomplishments.

The mission for students who attend High Road School at Belvidere is to make progress on their individual goals and objectives as stated in their Individual Education Program (IEP) so they may reintegrate to a less restrictive environment as soon as possible. That is why we provide a variety of therapies and activities, such as:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Individual/group counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Vocational services
  • Bobcat Club student government

Additionally, High Road School of Belvidere provides the opportunity for students to explore the many amenities within the school campus, including:

  • Full-sized gym
  • Dedicated STEAM Lab
  • The Bobcat Lounge, which features a pool table, ping pong table, foosball, and other games
  • Playground equipped with a basketball court, baseball diamond, soccer field, and swings

We also offer valuable team building and coaching through interscholastic sports offered by the Chicago Area Alternative Education League (CAAEL). Sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Academic bowls
  • Spelling bees

We understand the crucial role parents play in their child’s success, which is why we offer referrals to resources, parent trainings, and a dedicated Parent Resource Center located in the school building.

Our Students
Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and range in age from 5 to 21. They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Emotional Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disability, Intellectual Disability, and other health impairments.

Our Staff
We are proud to employ certified special education teachers and therapists, who are certified through the Illinois State Board of Education and have crisis intervention training. We have contracted services providers in counseling, speech, and occupational therapy.