High Road School of the Quad Cities2024-01-24T16:28:08-05:00

High Road School of the Quad Cities

High Road School of the Quad Cities provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults, ages 3 through 21, with extraordinary needs.

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.

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
  • Behavioral Disability
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Other Health Impairments
  • 3601 69th Ave
    Moline, IL 61265
  • (P) 309.517.6330
  • School Hours: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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High Road School of the Quad Cities serves students with an array of exceptional needs. Our programs provide individualized attention and a differentiated curriculum that is based on each student’s cognitive ability, learning style, and interest while also satisfying Common Core state standards. We employ a variety of assessments to measure student growth and drive instruction.

The goal for students who attend High Road School of the Quad Cities 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, including:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Vocational training with a dedicated job coach and vocational room
  • Occupational therapy with an OTL/L certified therapist on staff and a fully equipped occupational therapy room
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysis consultant
  • Play therapy with trained therapists and a dedicated play therapy room
  • Art therapy with a board-certified art therapist
  • Music therapy with a board-certified music therapist
  • Social work and counseling services
  • Comfort dog services

Additionally, High Road School of the Quad Cities provides the opportunity for students to explore the many amenities within the climate-controlled, single-story school building and campus, including:

  • Self-contained classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Gymnasium and stage
  • Teaching kitchen
  • Mock apartment for daily living skills instruction
  • Cardinal Lounge for students who achieve Cardinal status
  • Art and music rooms
  • Sensory and comfort rooms
  • Large outdoor grassy and pavement areas for play and physical education

We understand the crucial role parents play in their child’s success, which is why we offer family counseling, referrals to resources, and parent trainings.

Our Students
Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and range in age from 3 to 21. They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Emotional Disability, Behavioral Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning 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, occupational, and physical therapies.

Faith’s Law
Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide 

Faith’s Law is named after prevention advocate and child sexual abuse survivor Faith Colson, who graduated from an Illinois high school in the early 2000s. Faith’s Law was passed by the Illinois General Assembly as two separate pieces of legislation. The first legislation established the definition of sexual misconduct within the Illinois School Code and outlined the requirements for schools to develop and post employee code of professional conduct policies.  The second legislation adds employment history reviews as part of the hiring and vetting process for schools and school contractors, requires notices to be provided to parents/guardians and the applicable student when there’s an alleged act of sexual misconduct, and makes other changes to the process schools must follow when handling allegations of sexual misconduct.  As a result, ISBE has developed a resource guide that is available on its website (www.isbe.net) and includes guidance for pupils, parents or guardians, and teachers about sexual abuse responses and prevention resources available in their community, including the contact information of entities that provide services for victims of child sexual abuse and their families.

The Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide can be found on the Illinois State Board of Education website (www.isbe.net) at: https://www.isbe.net/Documents/Faiths-Law-Resource-Guide.pdf#search=faith%27s%20law

In addition, a copy of the Sexual Abuse Response and Prevention Resource Guide will be provided to parents/guardians, upon request. Please contact the School Administrator to request a hard copy of the Resource Guide.


Kathy Hargrave
High Road School of
the Quad Cities
2022-2023 Campus Winner

Hannah Stratton
High Road School of
the Quad Cities
2022-2023 Campus Winner