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